This is just the first salvo in the latest, and probably most critical attempt to date to stop this immoral and unworkable destruction of the best healthcare system in the world. And while it is unlikely that the Senate, which has a majority of liberal Democrats will vote for it, it does put significant pressure on those and even some RINO Republican Senators to be careful. After all, many of them are up for reelection in 2014 and despite their public pronouncements they know just how unpopular Obamacare is. Americans hate this law, they have told pollsters and their representatives repeatedly how much they disfavor it, so the struggle is far from over.
The upcoming vote, if successful, also sends a powerful message preparatory to the upcoming debt ceiling debate. After all, the debt ceiling will be reached sometime between mid-October and early November, and an extension will be necessary to keep the government operational.
In this, like so many other issues, President Obama has declared that there will be no compromise on his part and that the American people will not approve of the Republicans shutting down the government. Even yesterday his media hack, Jay Carney, was somewhat apoplectic, when arguing with the press corps about who was at fault.
Let's make sure we understand the truth here. The President and the Democrats, with absolutely no bipartisan support from Republicans, rammed through Obamacare despite the loud protestations of millions of Americans. Since that time, now after seeing it, it is even less popular with Americans since it does just the opposite of what Obama promised. Remember when he said that the cost of health coverage for families would go down? Or if you want to keep your doctor you can? Well, we've seen what happened and now he has even given exceptions to many special groups, including Congress, while once again jamming it down the throats of the rest of us.
And remember this. The Republicans will be approving the CR to keep the government operating until the debt ceiling battle with funding available for all portions of it except Obamacare, the horrible program that practically no one wants. So Mr. President, the Republicans won't be the ones shutting down government, it will be you. Get off your high horse, apply some common sense instead of your left wing dogma, and represent all of the people instead of your favored few. You are the problem here, not the Republicans, and the American people are catching on. Your responsibility is to the entire country; you need to remember that. Stop the dividing and smirking and do what is right for a change.
I hope and pray that Speaker Boehner sticks to his newly acquired courage and follows through as the majority of his party wants. A few days of withstanding pressure is what we need, not capitulation, for this bold step offers some light to what has been a dark few years. And we all need to speak up often and loudly in support of this effort, for the strength of our system of government resides in us not Washington.
And in the meantime, sign the petition, dontfundobamacare.com, which will stay on line through September 30. Let's all send a message that we've had enough. We want patient-centered healthcare, not politics, to be the guiding force here. And continue to pray for God's blessing for the United States of America.