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The Beltway Lies of the Obamacare War
« on: October 01, 2013, 06:04:42 AM »
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  • http://buchanan.org/blog/beltway-lies-obamacare-war-5919


    “In wartime, truth is so precious that she should always be attended by a bodyguard of lies,” said Winston Churchill.

    What is the truth behind the Beltway lies about these crazy Republicans crashing our government?

    Twice in the last week House Republicans have voted unanimously to fund the U.S. government.

    If national polls are to be believed, those House Republicans are doing exactly what America wants. A majority of Americans oppose a government shutdown. And a majority oppose Obamacare.

    Who, then, is preventing the government from being funded?

    Harry Reid and Barack Obama. Neither will accept any continuing resolution that does not contain Obamacare. Both will shut down this city rather than accept any such CR.

    It is Harry and Barry who are saying: If we don’t get full funding of Obamacare now, we shutdown Washington until the House delivers.

    The battle, then, is over this question: Will the next great liberal entitlement program, Obamacare, with its manifest failings and flaws, be imposed upon the nation — against its will?

    The House says no. The Beltway says yes.

    Few disagree that, in any national plebiscite, Obamacare would be buried in a landslide. Few disagree that if Obamacare were put to a vote of the Congress today, it would fail in both houses.

    Why, then, is it radical for the House to use its power of the purse to defund a program America does not want?

    Why is it statesmanship for Obama to say he will shut down the entire government if any resolution to keep it running contains even the slightest tweak to his cherished program?

    What these questions suggest is that this is at root a political and ideological war, and the Beltway has assembled its usual bodyguard of lies and liars to conceal that truth.

    Consider this keening from the Washington Post yesterday about the terrible consequences of a government shutdown:

    “[W]e would hope that Mr. Boehner would have compassion for thousands of moderately paid breadwinners who would find themselves in very difficult circumstances. We would hope he would be troubled by how a shutdown would disrupt research at the National Institute of Health and safety inspections at the Food and Drug Administration.”

    About this lugubrious passage, several questions:

    Since Reid and Obama have both said they will block any CR that does not contain Obamacare in its pristine form, why are they not charged with some responsibility for a shutdown?

    Answer: The Post is not interested in conveying the truth about this conflict, because in this battle it is as much a political ally of Obama as Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

    But it is a more effective ally, since some still presume it is being truthful and objective.

    Assume that today John Boehner came out and said at a press conference: “I have taken note of the Post’s concerns about an interruption of service at NIH and the FDA. I share those concerns. Therefore, at my direction, the House will vote this afternoon to fully fund both agencies.”

    Anyone think the Washington Post would celebrate Boehner’s compassion and statesmanship the next morning?

    Of course not. All this weeping and gnashing of teeth about the terrible consequences of a government shutdown is designed to whip up political animosity, direct it at House Republicans, and break John Boehner. Failing that, it is to foist upon the House Republicans full responsibility for a shutdown that the House has voted twice to avoid.

    What this battle confirms is that, on major national issues that pit social and populist conservatives against Big Government liberals, the Beltway press corps invariably acts like a wholly owned subsidiary of the Democratic National Committee.

    More problematic, there is a slice of the Beltway right — the contributions bundlers and kennel-fed conservatives, the summer soldiers and sunshine patriots, the George McClellans — that prefers prancing, parading and posturing to the actual fighting.

    With them the excuses are always the same. We can’t win. We have been beaten on this terrain before. The press will kill us. The White House has a microphone we can’t match. We will only hurt ourselves in the polls and throw away our great opportunity in the coming election. Besides, our corporate contributors don’t want this fight.

    Some “conservatives” even cynically suggest that the GOP let Obamacare take effect, as it will prove such a disaster there will be a backlash against it in 2014 — and from that we can benefit.

    With Reid’s refusal to accept the House CR with the one-year suspension of Obamacare, a shutdown seems certain.

    Every Republican should be out front, on TV, radio and in print this week with a simple message:

    “We have twice voted to fund every agency and program of the U.S. government (save Obamacare) in a single CR. We will proceed now to pass CRs for each department and agency of the U.S. government, separately and individually.

    “And if Harry Reid’s Senate refuses to pass a single one of those CRs, who then is shutting down NIH and the FDA?”
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    The Beltway Lies of the Obamacare War
    « Reply #1 on: October 01, 2013, 09:24:06 AM »
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  • The fact that this so-called President has allowed his precious socialist health laws to become more important than the general good of the American people should be enough to have that bastard impeached.

    Here is an interesting article showing a major deficiency in the ObamaCare machinery:

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303918804579105092032930278.html
    Please ignore all that I have written regarding sedevacantism.


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    « Reply #2 on: October 01, 2013, 09:57:54 PM »
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  •  :sign-surrender:
    One employer's solution to ObamaCare?  Pay the fine, er, tax, for the few employees no longer covered because employer no longer offers insurance because it cannot afford to do so. Cut the hours of as many as possible.    If those few get sick and can't get care, too bad.  Let them go on unemployment and get it for "free."  Better yet, let them die, thus reducing their "carbon footprint!"  
     St. Francis Xavier threw a Crucifix into the sea, at once calming the waves.  Upon reaching the shore, the Crucifix was returned to him by a crab with a curious cross pattern on its shell.  

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    The Beltway Lies of the Obamacare War
    « Reply #3 on: October 01, 2013, 10:33:58 PM »
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  • I like the question in his header graphic too. It sums the whole thing up pretty well.



    The funding of three separate programs didn't pass even the House today. What I read suggests they'll try the same again tomorrow with something only requiring a simple majority vote.
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    « Reply #4 on: October 02, 2013, 06:18:45 AM »
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  • The government has been "shutdown" when it borrowed money from Communist country and is trillions in debt.
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    « Reply #5 on: October 02, 2013, 10:07:12 AM »
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  • Please ignore all that I have written regarding sedevacantism.

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    « Reply #6 on: October 02, 2013, 12:55:35 PM »
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  • The government shutdown actually affects only 8% of the daily
    operations of the government.  
    The remaining 92% is functioning alive and well.

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    "If I could only make the faithful sing the Kyrie, the Gloria, the Credo, the Sanctus and the Agnus Dei ... that would be to me the finest triumph sacred music could have, for it is in really taking part in the liturgy that the faithful will preserve their devotion. I would take the Tantum ...


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    « Reply #8 on: October 05, 2013, 02:54:06 AM »
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  • Ted Cruz on the shutdown.

    http://video.foxnews.com/v/2720358264001/cruz-obama-cruz-continuing-shutdown-for-political-gain/?playlist_id=928378949001

    And, while you're here ... please say a quick prayer for a Catholic family with 7 children whose breadwinner is without pay due to the shutdown.
    "If I could only make the faithful sing the Kyrie, the Gloria, the Credo, the Sanctus and the Agnus Dei ... that would be to me the finest triumph sacred music could have, for it is in really taking part in the liturgy that the faithful will preserve their devotion. I would take the Tantum ...

     

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