The ramrodding of the health care bill in the House last night will embolden and invigorate the radicals, as I predicted months ago (Earthquake in Mass! Will Obama Listen, or Double Down?)
… the Dem leadership will not take this as a warning shot for the November mid-terms, but will double-down their bets — press healthcare harder, and push more of their leftist program. (After all, they are smarter than the rest of us. We just don’t understand as well as they do!)
All the revulsion from the Christmas eve Senate bill … that swept Scott Brown into office … All the outrage from the (“little”) people …. meant NOTHING to alter the radical agenda Obama and his commune have for the country.
So it is time to reflect and review our Rules for Radicals, the published user’s manual for the Obama cabal. What rules did they use to push this one through?
Ah! Rule 8: Keep the pressure on. Never let up. I’d had to award full marks to Pelosi and Obama for never believing they couldn’t use the power to persuade, bribe or otherwise entice members to vote against the will of the people.
“Keep trying new things to keep the opposition off balance. As the opposition masters one approach, hit them from the flank with something new. (Attack, attack, attack from all sides, never giving the reeling organization a chance to rest, regroup, recover and re-strategize.)”
What went wrong? Dan Perrin tells us this morning that Stupak lied. Until the final moment, Stupak gave no indication that he and the other pro-life members had a deal. Of course, some members got water, some get a hospital, and some get to keep their bank …
AS GOVERNMENT TAKES OVER THE ENTIRE STUDENT LOAN PROGRAM!
I need a day to think about all this … but I am convinced we will see the radical left GROW in intensity. Will we see an anesty program? We WILL see the health care bill being sold like it was something everyone wanted and will enjoy for decades to come.
We will see spending discipline (what’s that?) disappear as the “savings” are spent on the doctor fix and whatever other program floats into the empty skulls of shot in Washington.
A sad day for freedom as the socialists win a battle …. But not the war!