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As the Elites Celebrate, the Resistance to Obamacare Begins
Townhall.com ^ | March 22, 2010 | Robert Knight

Posted on 03/22/2010 3:45:50 PM PDT by Kaslin

There were undoubtedly lots of hangovers in Washington, D.C. on Monday morning, remnants of the packed saloons the night before. Washington’s socialists (read: Democrats), giddy with victory over the House voting 219-212 to pass Obama’s government takeover of health care, could barely contain themselves.

Happy footage abounded on the government mouthpiece networks the next morning (CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN, MSNBC). By contrast, Tea Party protesters were shown in the worst light. The Washington Post ran a front page analysis by Dana Milbank calling the crowd “unruly” and “a hideous display, capping one of the ugliest and strangest periods of the American legislative process: the town hall meetings, the death panels ….” In other words, leave policymaking to your betters. Shut up and take it.

The bill, which passed without a single Republican vote, goes directly to the president, who will sign it this week, thus placing another 17 percent of the nation’s economy under government control and paving the way for a socialist remaking of what has been the finest health care system in the world. Then, he’ll take a victory tour around America for a few days to explain why this is good for us. He’s just not had enough airtime, you see. Of course, it doesn’t matter whether we like it or not. The polls consistently pointed in one direction over the past weeks, with a healthy majority of Americans saying “kill the bill.”

The House and Senate are jockeying over the “fix-it” legislation, which is supposed to remove some of the more onerous provisions. But don’t count on it. Abortion funding, for example, won’t be touched. That’s because Obama promised Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) that he would issue an executive order prohibiting the use of federal funds for abortion. Stupak caved and led enough other representatives to put the bill over the top. His office also suddenly announced Friday a $726,409 federal infusion for three airports in his district. Wow. How did that happen? An Internet campaign is underway to send Mr. Stupak sets of 30 pieces of fake silver. They should probably include a copy of the executive order that he can frame, but it won’t have much shelf life.

As the Wall Street Journal’s Kimberley Strassel reports, “The order won’t change the Senate legal language – as pro-choice Democrats publicly crowed within minutes of the Stupak deal. Executive orders can be changed or eliminated on a whim.”

House leaders did abandon the ill-conceived idea to “deem” the Senate bill passed without a vote, a parliamentary trick so odious that the public outcry reached even Nancy Pelosi’s tin ear. After days of bribes and threats behind closed doors, however, she and other House Democratic leaders marched triumphantly to the Capitol, grinning all the way. Carrying a giant gavel, she was making history, and loving it! Those people over there, waving signs and calling them “commies” and “socialists?” Oh, just some extremists. Poor babies. Poor babies.  (That’s how she described former Rep. Eric Massa (D-NY), a previous “no” vote who had resigned over exquisitely timed allegations of unseemly conduct with male aides.)

On Sunday evening, somber Americans gathered in small groups and boarded buses as they prepared to return to their home states. They were among thousands who took part in Saturday’s and Sunday’s rallies to protest the $2.4 trillion health care bill. The Washington Post’s Website predictably reported only “hundreds” took part, and featured mostly footage of shrill voices, plus posters of Obama as Hitler.

On Sunday evening, my wife and I were in the Cracker Barrel in Manassas, Virginia, sitting across from four men of varying ages, who were wearing shirts with the slogan “Born Free, Taxed to Death.”

They were Tea Party members from Georgia, and they were dead serious about what needs to be done. They took a moment to pray over their food. Then they were back discussing the coming political battles. One of them, Jack Smith of the Tea Party of Gilmer County, lamented that “only 10,000 showed up today. We needed a million. We’re going to need 60 million to take the country back.”

Did I note that these guys are very serious? Their determined expressions must not be unlike those worn by the patriots at Concord Bridge on April 19, 1775, who notched the first victory of the American Revolution.  The Georgia men said that the America they know and love is slipping away, and they aren’t about to sit around and watch it happen. They said that both major political parties had better turn it around and repeal this mess or else be turned out in November.  I told them that nine states have language allowing a broad recall of elected officials, and that petition efforts are already underway against U.S. Senators in New Jersey and Louisiana. More information can be found at RecallCongressNow.org. The Georgia men liked the idea of sending a message far before November.

Likewise, state officials are also not waiting for the federal hammer to fall. Virginia became the first state to pass a bill declaring it illegal for the government to require individuals to purchase health insurance. Idaho quickly followed.  Similar legislation is pending in 37 states. Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has said he will file a lawsuit challenging ObamaCare as soon as Obama signs it. Attorneys general in several other states are moving to do so, as well.

The ObamaCare takeover was accomplished by some of the most open bribery ever seen. Three examples:  In the Senate, after it was reported that $100 million in federal funds brought around Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.), she took to the Senate floor to boast that it was, darn it, $300 million. Now get it right! Rep. Jim Costa (D-Calif.) openly boasted that his yes vote was bought in an Oval Office meeting at which he demanded that the Obama Administration increase water to his district in Central California. Sure enough, on Tuesday, the Interior Department announced a gusher, enough to provide 25 percent of the farmers’ needs instead of the expected pre-Costa/Obama confab of only five percent.  Rep. Bart Gordon (D-Tenn.) flipped to a “yes” vote after another $100 million was promised in Medicaid money for the Volunteer State, the Wall Street Journal’s Strassel reported.

The Chicago Way has gone national, big time. If you can’t buy them, threaten them. If you can’t threaten them, well….not to worry. You can always buy or fool enough of them, right Mr. Stupak?


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: 111th; bhohealthcare

1 posted on 03/22/2010 3:45:50 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Video of the walk showed “KILL THE BILL” was being shouted. Yet the MSM spins the story the way they want to report it despite the facts.

Americans aren’t buying it though. Elections coming up in November and the war for America’s soul will continue.


2 posted on 03/22/2010 3:47:01 PM PDT by TigerBait
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To: TigerBait

I have watched the video numerous time and not once did I hear the N word or any other racial remark. Neither did I see anyone spitting on the members of the Black Caucus


3 posted on 03/22/2010 3:51:37 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin
The Washington Post ran a front page analysis by Dana Milbank calling the crowd “unruly” and “a hideous display, capping one of the ugliest and strangest periods of the American legislative process: the town hall meetings, the death panels ….”

Pretty clear now how the Democratic Party media are going to handle this - from now on, question Dear Leader and you're a racist. Object and you're a troublemaker. Dissent and you're an ugly, hideous kook. I honestly expected better at one point but for the life of me I don't remember why.

4 posted on 03/22/2010 3:51:54 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Kaslin

We’ll see. Unfortunately,I tend to think that this will just be one more in a long list of bitter pills, swallowed with little complaint.


5 posted on 03/22/2010 3:54:50 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner!)
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To: Kaslin

6 posted on 03/22/2010 3:57:45 PM PDT by GloriaJane (Pro-Choice = Pro-Death........ Pro-Life = Pro-LIFE!)
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To: Kaslin

Red commie bastards think they can continue to just vote themselves more of our money and freedom indefinitely without consequence.

They would be dead wrong.


7 posted on 03/22/2010 3:59:33 PM PDT by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: Kaslin

While the lefties were boozing it up, conservatives were on their knees praying for God’s mercy on this country that turned its back on Him.


8 posted on 03/22/2010 4:02:44 PM PDT by crosshairs
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To: Billthedrill

“question Dear Leader and you’re a racist. Object and you’re a troublemaker. Dissent and you’re an ugly, hideous kook”

It seems I’m all of the above. Gee, I feel better already. :)


9 posted on 03/22/2010 4:08:27 PM PDT by deputytess (Men of the West .....stand and FIGHT!)
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To: deputytess

The liberals are now doubling up their effort to call us teabagers and a fruit bowl. We must be doing something right.


10 posted on 03/22/2010 4:11:13 PM PDT by Boardwalk
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To: Kaslin

Congress is not royalty, and the President isn’t King. Do not allow them to scare you into complacency thinking you have no power to prevent their railroad - it is a psyche job.

We have ALL the power. It’s called voting out incumbents, yes ALL of them, and starting over from scratch.

FDR lost his precious NRA for unconstitutional reasons, and this will die, as well.


11 posted on 03/22/2010 4:11:33 PM PDT by mabelkitty
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To: Kaslin
If you can’t buy them, threaten them. If you can’t threaten them, well….not to worry. You can always buy or fool enough of them, right Mr. Stupak?

And you can do it with borrowed money!

12 posted on 03/22/2010 4:28:03 PM PDT by glorgau
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To: glorgau

If he has any honor left, Stupak should commit suicide for his betrayal of the unborn.


13 posted on 03/22/2010 4:43:02 PM PDT by mick (Central Banker Capitalism is NOT Free Enterprise)
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To: Kaslin

Resist all you want. You lost.
Now you are the protesters and who will listen to you?
You have to spend money you earn. The Government prints the money they need making yours less valuable.


14 posted on 03/22/2010 4:48:50 PM PDT by jongaltsr (It)
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To: jongaltsr

Great attitude, you negative thinking individual, you.


15 posted on 03/22/2010 4:59:00 PM PDT by hal ogen ($10 (I think) ajmo0unts through the internet from all over the world.)
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To: jongaltsr

An so your advice is to just surrender and do nothing? If not, then what constructive advice for action do you have?


16 posted on 03/22/2010 5:02:02 PM PDT by HerrBlucher ("When the national government and Congress start going wild, it's up the states to rein them in.")
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To: HerrBlucher
An so your advice is to just surrender and do nothing?
Wo is you. Afraid to ask or think of the ultimate solution because it is to scary.

THAT is why we no longer are a Free Country.

17 posted on 03/22/2010 5:05:17 PM PDT by jongaltsr (It)
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To: hal ogen

It is YOUR negative thinking that has got us where we are.

YOU CAN NOT NEGOTIATE WITH DESPOTS.


18 posted on 03/22/2010 5:06:59 PM PDT by jongaltsr (It)
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To: jongaltsr

Oh, we all think about that ultimate solution.. we just don’t put it in print.


19 posted on 03/22/2010 5:14:14 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: txhurl
Oh, we all think about that ultimate solution.. we just don’t put it in print.
If you remain afraid (as you said you are) they still win.
You lose.

20 posted on 03/22/2010 5:17:16 PM PDT by jongaltsr (It)
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To: jongaltsr

Have you been to any of these rallies, and seen the patriots I’ve seen? If you have been, then you know they will do *everything* that is necessary.

You think they’re all pussies because they haven’t yet resorted to what you’re instigating. And that’s because what you are instigating is still far too premature.


21 posted on 03/22/2010 5:17:32 PM PDT by kevao
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To: kevao
Have you been to any of these rallies, and seen the patriots I’ve seen? If you have been, then you know they will do *everything* that is necessary.
You think they’re all pussies because they haven’t yet resorted to what you’re instigating. And that’s because what you are instigating is still far too premature.
Have been to just about every Tea Party in Arizona. They are great people but are not ready to cross the line.

Even our forefathers realized that talk was ineffective and that there was only one way to be free.

22 posted on 03/22/2010 5:21:30 PM PDT by jongaltsr (It)
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To: jongaltsr
The bill is unconstitutional as per USC Article 1 Section 8, Amendment 9, and Amendment 10.

If we are even worthy of a free republic, we ignore the legislation, consequences be damned. If we are too cowardly, afraid of the consequences, maybe we do not deserve status as a free people.

Yours is a last resort which no one wants. It is on the table, though: accepting the unconstitutional legislation is not up for debate for true patriots.

23 posted on 03/22/2010 5:21:47 PM PDT by Lexinom
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To: Lexinom

The left is hiring 60,000 IRS agents to enforce their plan. As you probably know is that the IRS operates independent of the constitutional powers.

If they make enforcement a part of the bill and have the a private National Police Force as they have already mentioned what are you going to do to resist?


24 posted on 03/22/2010 5:27:32 PM PDT by jongaltsr (It)
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To: jongaltsr

No not at all, I just wanted to make sure you were not advocating giving up. I am not ready to cross the line yet. I do think that if the actions being taken now, repeal, lawsuits, nullification, etc do not accomplish anything, and the November elections fall short of what we need, 2011 will be an exciting year to say the least.


25 posted on 03/22/2010 5:37:27 PM PDT by HerrBlucher ("When the national government and Congress start going wild, it's up the states to rein them in.")
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To: jongaltsr

If they threaten my family, I have to do what a man must do even if it means my demise. It is more honorable to die a free man than to live as a coward subject to tyrants. Do you have a better plan?


26 posted on 03/22/2010 5:37:49 PM PDT by Lexinom
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To: jongaltsr

So what are *you* waiting for?


27 posted on 03/22/2010 5:44:05 PM PDT by kevao
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To: mick

“If he has any honor left, Stupak should commit suicide for his betrayal of the unborn.”

If he had any honor he wouldn’t be a Dim.


28 posted on 03/22/2010 5:45:43 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: Lexinom

If they threaten my family, I have to do what a man must do even if it means my demise. It is more honorable to die a free man than to live as a coward subject to tyrants.

Precisely!

And that is how it’s done.
I will defend my freedom and rights and those of family and friends. Getting a step ahead is also a possibility. (First Strike)


29 posted on 03/22/2010 7:12:11 PM PDT by jongaltsr (It)
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To: HerrBlucher

I’m looking for the line and some people who are willing to cross it.
Not fanatics but stout hearted men who aren’t going off half cocked.


30 posted on 03/22/2010 7:15:05 PM PDT by jongaltsr (It)
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To: HerrBlucher
- and the November elections fall short of what we need, 2011 will be an exciting year to say the least.
To say the least.
Preparation is also prudent should such a circumstance be necessary.

31 posted on 03/22/2010 7:18:41 PM PDT by jongaltsr (It)
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To: jongaltsr

I never said to “negotiate with them”. Quite the opposite. I was merely commenting on your expressed negativity. Anything anyone is willing to do to resist this tyranny is good. Some can do more than others, but there is an additive.


32 posted on 03/22/2010 7:19:22 PM PDT by hal ogen ($10 (I think) ajmo0unts through the internet from all over the world.)
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