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A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet
November 14, 2013
I’m tired of writing about Obama and Obamacare. I’m tired of writing about the idiots in Washington who have driven our country into the ground and “reformed” us into a third world banana republic akin to so many of the socialist dung heaps staining the southern hemisphere of the globe.
Just days ago, I was reclining betwixt the white sheets of a hospital bed with tubes attached to my veins dumping — Lord only knows — what into my fairly used-up body.
Suffice to say that, as of this writing, I remain on the sunny side of the grass and am able, to some extent, to continue my campaign of aggravating the living daylights out of my political opponents on the left.
Yes, it IS cathartic, and does SEEM to aid in the healing process. But with the nation’s attention totally drawn to the most recent assault on the middle class, by way of a socialized medicine scam perpetrated by the Democratic Party, I have become BORED writing about all the things we warned America would happen if the democrats passed Obamacare into law.
See, NONE of the shortcomings of Obamacare are surprising to this old scribe. I saw it coming, and said so — publicly — and became something of a Jeremiah-like prophetic voice sans a sackcloth garment and ashes dripping from my unkempt hair and beard.
It seems I had become quite used to being “out there,” along with a handful of other like minded conservative “boat-rockers” and “cage-rattlers.” Now, however, Americans who have suddenly had their lives touched by — and thrown into confusion by — Obamacare victims are flooding into our once lonely space.
You’d think I’d be happy that so many Americans have come over to my side, right?
OK, I suppose I am. But I must, in all honesty, admit to a bit of annoyance(?) that, suddenly, the truth that I (and my conservative brethren and sisteren) have been imparting for years now seems to have come as such a surprise to so many.
Everything we warned of, has either already happened, or is about to happen, and NONE of it HAD TO HAPPEN.
We live, dear reader, in an atmosphere of lies and deceit.
Look. The whole MESS in Washington, DC is the result of apathy and ignorance on the part of everyday working Americans, the middle class, if you will, who just could not find the time to pay a few minutes attention each day to what the so-called leadership in our national legislature was doing.
As I observe the heads of agitated and frightened Americans popping up and screaming bloody murder when accosted by Obamacare it reminds me of the old expression “submarine Christians.” Yeah, submarine Christians are the so-called Christians you never hear from until they are in trouble. Like a submarine they surface when in trouble. Submarine Americans are popping to the surface all over the place today.
Problem is — it may already be too late.
WE have a REAL national crisis on our hands — one which must be handled decidedly and decisively — if we wish to have a constitutional republic left for our children and grand children.
Now that we have your attention, at least for a short while, please understand that even if we are able to repeal this godawful law and save what’s left of our country, we can never disengage from the job , no — the DUTY — of keeping a tight rein on the people who we have selected to govern us.
The current crop, for the most part, are drunk on power. They have become addicted to the power and perks of public office in America. Forcing them to go “cold turkey” is going to inflict much pain on them and they are bound to lash out, even at those who placed them in office by their sacred vote.
It is my opinion that we need to purge the Congress a year from now to the extent allowable under law and then finish the job in 2016.
There is a certain group of US Senators and Congresspersons who should, every single one, be targets of campaigns to replace them in Congress. See, It was DEMOCRATS WHO BROUGHT AMERICA OBAMACARE. Remember, not a single Republican cast a vote in favor of Obamacare in either house of the Congress. No Republican voted in favor of Obamacare — not one.
The Democratic Party is running sacred today, in a deep panic, as they understand the chickens are about to come home to roost. They brought this upon themselves, they deserve what they are about to receive at the polls.
Over the next year we will experience every kind of witch’s brew the alchemy of the Democrats can formulate to save their collective behinds. And, unfortunately, some of it will work.
If we want America to survive, if we want America to come back in all her greatness, we will work tirelessly to thwart the machinations of Obama and his minions to fulfill his promise to “fundamentally change” America.
Obamacare is but a taste, a bad taste, of the socialist America Obama and his cohort of socialists, Marxists, progressives, and 21st century liberals will create here in what was once this “goodly land.”
J. D. Longstreet
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