Sunday, July 26, 2009

Liberalism on the run . . . conservatives must keep up the chase.

Present trends seem good for conservatives . . . the Democrats' plans to socialize medicine have been delayed until fall, giving us time to show Americans the truth about so-called healthcare "reform."  Some of that truth is coming straight from the Congressional Budget Office, which, for example pointed out this weekend that a change in the proposal touted as bringing down the monstrous cost really doesn't.  (Link to story here.)

And, thanks to President Obama's "stupid" comments at his recent press conference (along with his actual performance - or lack thereof - since taking office), Obama's poll numbers are lower than ever.  (Link to story here.)  According to Rasmussen, 40% of the country's likely voters "strongly disapprove" of Obama's job performance.  Just 29% strongly approve.

When Obama was elected with Democrat majorities in both houses of Congress, conservatives (and the country at large) had two things to hang onto until the 2010 elections . . . the possibility of a filibuster in the U.S. Senate stopping the Democrats' most egregious proposals and hope that Obama and the Democrats would overreach.  

Arlen Specter and Minnesota have all but neutralized the filibuster but, thankfully, the Democrats have not been patient.  They have already overreached and Americans have taken note.  

But, contrary to what some might believe, Obama and the Democrats aren't stupid.  And they are persistent.  (Didn't you all think that socialized medicine was dead when Hillary-care was defeated?)  Look for them, with their willing accomplices in Big Media, to pull back and spin this Healthcare bill however they have to spin it (a.k.a. tell as many lies as they need to tell) in order to provide enough political cover to get something passed.

And "something" is all they need to get their foot in the door.  "Something" will start the ball rolling and nobody will be able to stop it later.  Government entitlement programs grow, it is in their nature.  So conservatives can't compromise here.  The mantra must be . . . no government-run healthcare.  Not now.  Not ever.

Liberalism has taken some body blows over the past few days.  But conservatism hasn't delivered the knockout punch.  Until that happens, we must keep up the fight.

1 comment:

Middle Class Joe said...

I worry less about Obama and Pelosi and more about the MSM. What we really need is a republican Jon Stewart. That man is doing more to help the Democratic cause then any other entertainer out there.