It’s been nearly 24 hours since the Supreme Court issued its judgement that Obamacare is Constitutional. Strangely enough, I have seen plenty of evidence of the Republican party celebrating this judgement. As I have said in the past, there is power in Obamacare for the Republican party, and many believe Justice John Roberts handed Mitt Romney the White House yesterday. Pundits like Dick Morris didn’t hide this belief. he came out and said it.
Heck, Congressman Billy Long in an interview yesterday came out and said it. Not seeming very concerned about the state of our Constitution, Congressman Long said Obamacare is about the best thing that could happen for the Republican party. Forget about the fact the federal government is going to force you into commerce while claiming you are a free people.
“You can’t believe how many calls we’re getting at our office. Everyone is furious about this, so it’s going to be a big boon to us, as far as getting more members of the Republican party in the House, picking up the Senate in the Republican column and picking up the White House.”
That’s right. Republicans are happy about the Supreme Court decision because they see it as the springboard to the White House and gain more seats in Congress. Game Over Obama! Mitt Romney is now the new federal master.
The talking points on the GOP are consistent. Elect federal Republicans and they will repeal and replace. Oh that word replace…
Replace refers to more central planning with the Republican brand on it, which means the Republicans will come up with a plan where there will be more federal control of your healthcare, just not as much as the Democrats want. We have to remember 1994, where Republicans were centrally planning an alternative to Hillarycare with the Heritage Foundation that created the basis of Obamacare with its government mandate that forces you to engage in commerce.
I hate to burst everyone’s bubble here. Electing federal Republicans isn’t going to kill Obamacare. I laugh listening to Mitt Romney on his pulpit preaching the religion of free market healthcare system when the system he ran in Massachusetts inspired Obamacare. That’s already been said.
Federal Republicans have a long history of promising voters every two years they are going to end big, intrusive government whether it be the Environmental Protection Agency or the Department of Education. They make promises they are going to slay these beasts. You know what, Republicans continue to fund these bureaucracies year after year as they are in control of Congress.
Federal Republicans promise pro-life voters they are going to protect right to life. This one is not hard. Using their checks and balances all federal Republicans have to do is refute Roe V. Wade citing the Supreme Court has no Constitutional authority to rule on this matter and this is a states rights issue based on Federalist 45. Forty years of promises from federal republicans who take money from right to life groups year after year, and abortion is still the law of the land despite the Constitution giving the federal government no power to regulate life.
So I ask, as federal Republicans promote their talking points, all sounding the same with the words repeal and replace, based on federal Republicans promises of the past, why is this one different? Why do you trust federal Republicans won’t be lured by the easy money of campaign donations by the powerful insurance lobbies who have a vested interest to see that Obamacare lives? Federal Republicans sell their souls everyday to lobbyists and special interests as they shelf their promises.
I know there is an increased enthusiasm to elect the liberal Republican Mitt Romney after yesterday. Romney is saying all the right words, which is predictable. I am amazed so many people are giving him a pass in these matters as he talks about all the bad things Obamacare is going to do while defending his healthcare plan in Massachusetts, which is virtually the same.
I say beware of federal Republicans. There are other ways to defeat Obamacare that are more sound that buying into meaningless promises they make every two years.
Remember, on the state and local level, we can work to nullify the law like Scott Walker is planning in Wisconsin. Putting your faith in the federal system is dangerous.
Originally posted at Bungalow Bill’s Conservative Wisdom © Clay Bowler