Monday, January 25, 2010

Thet STILL Don't Get It!

They Still Don’t Get It!
A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet


The dunces in the Congress, both houses, apparently still do not get the message the American people have been sending them loudly and clearly over the past few months. Even AFTER the election of the 41st vote against ObamaCare, they insist the American people want healthcare reform.

They are absolutely wrong!

As an American “people,” myself, I can attest to the fact that we want nothing to do with government-run, government controlled, government sponsored, so-called universal healthcare, otherwise known as ObamaCare.

Some leftists organizations who pretend and, in some cases, presume to speak for their membership, and for the American people as a whole, insist to the Congress that we DO want government sponsored and/or government-run healthcare reform. THEY, TOO, ARE WRONG!

What we want is for the government to get the hell out of it and allow the free market to work in the healthcare industry as it does in any and every kind of business in America. At least it USED to before the socialist in the White House, and those in Congress, began to meddle in the business affairs of the country.

The Democrats are busy looking for a way, anyway, to save face for their president, Obama. They KNOW his presidency, so far, has been a failure and will be recorded by history as such. But if they can get a bill, any bill, he can sign that will provide the appearance of having accomplished something, anything, in his first year in office, it will, they think, counter balance, or mitigate, history’s record of Obama’s failure as a President.

They are partly correct in thinking that. I mean, how often do you read, see, or hear, when references are made to former President Bill Clinton, that he was impeached? EVER? That’s what I thought.

Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) has said a decision on exactly how to proceed should not be long in coming. Schumer said: “That doesn't mean we're going to sit here and twiddle our thumbs for weeks and weeks and weeks, but it'll take a few days to figure out what the best solution is,” he said.

A word of wisdom to the good Senator from New York: “Senator, LEAVE IT ALONE! DROP IT and LET IT GO!”

It IS conceivable the Dems will use their old trick of Incrementalism to get ObamaCare passed, anyway, right in front of our eyes, without us seeing it. They will take the bill apart, literally, and pass bits of it, one bit at a time, until they have ObamaCare passed into law. In fact, Pelosi has said: “One way or another, those areas of agreement that we have, will have to be advanced, whether it’s by passing the Senate bill with any changes that can be made or just taking pieces of it. “

We must be even more vigilant, now, than ever. The Democratic Party is wounded and a wounded animal is at its most dangerous when it is hurt and afraid.

The Obama Regime has not given up on securing major healthcare reform. They have yet to grasp the truth that the American people are far more concerned over the country’s economic mess than in government-run healthcare – ObamaCare.

Many democrats are fearful the President will take a stand for a renewed effort at passing ObamaCare this year in his State of the Union Address. Many in the President’s own party want ObamaCare scuttled and off the board, completely. They are taking heat from their constituents back home to do something about the economy and the abysmal unemployment figures. They have begun to understand the American people already have their priorities straight. Fix the economy FIRST! Do it NOW!

The “Far Left” is pouring on the coal and stoking the fires under the dems to stay with ObamaCare until they get it passed -- anyway they can. The Far Left has expended a huge amount of money, energy, and effort in their campaign to reshape public opinion toward government-run healthcare. They are giving democrats in the House and the Senate “fits.” The pressure is intense. But, hey, the politicians asked for the job!

The old expression: “It ain’t over ‘til the fat lady sings!” certainly applies here. Actually, try as I might, I can’t even see the fat lady in the wings!

No, I don’t think it is over. Maybe it is my natural paranoia, but I cannot get past the feeling that the dems will continue to press ObamaCare in hopes of wearing down the resolve of the American people and finally, finally, get it passed into law.

Now, I have a question to ask: When did the relationship between the American people and their government become adversarial?? I can’t put my finger on a date, but I think the cause is the absence of term limits. When a politician stays 18, 20, or 24 years in Washington, DC, instead of at home with his friends and relatives and the people he purportedly represents, he/she loses touch. Caught up in the grandiosity of the nation’s capitol he/she begins to think in elitist terms. Consciously, or not, he/she BECOMES a member of the ruling elite. When that happens the ties between him/her and his/her constituents is severed. He/she no longer represents the constituent. He/she represents the government. He/she, and his former constituents, are then adversaries. That is where we find ourselves in modern day America -- us against them.

The American people are angry, angrier than I have ever seen them. If you think the anger of the Massachusetts voters, in a BLUE state, no less, was hot, test the white-hot heat of rage in the RED states!

There are nine months, and a few days, until the Mid-Term Election in November. If the election were held today there would be a massacre of incumbents at the polls. As if stands today, even if the rage cools somewhat in the intervening months, incumbents can still expect a political blood bath at the polls this fall. Americans do not suffer fools lightly.

Back on January 12, 1848, Abraham Lincoln said the following: "Any people, anywhere, being inclined and having the power, have the right to rise up and shake off the existing government, and form a new one that suits them better. This is a most valuable and most sacred right - a right, which we hope and believe, is to liberate the world. Nor is this right confined to cases in which the whole people of an existing government may choose to exercise it. Any portion of such people that can, may revolutionize, and make their own, of so many of the territory as they inhabit." These words should be engraved in stone over the doors to the US Senate, the US House of Representatives, and most certainly, over the door to the Oval Office.

J. D. Longstreet

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