Posts Tagged ‘Obamacare’

Ryan… The Real Deal.

August 21, 2012

Paul Ryan scares the living daylights out of the DeMarxists. With good reason. He was the perfect choice for Mitt Romney, whom many conservatives considered to be too vanilla, too privileged, too rich and out of touch with ‘the common man’. More importantly, he was viewed as another inside-the-beltway Republican selection.

Conservatives, deeply mistrustful of what we have come to recognize as the Republicrat establishment who brought us magnificent beltway failures such as Bob Dole and my favorite, John ‘You can’t do it my friend’ McCain, were understandably leery of what they saw as another insider pick. Many still are.

Conservative patriots saw Romney as soft on illegal immigration and, worse, pro government-run healthcare vis à vis his Massachusetts health care plan. Coming at a time when the country had been virtually taken over by a Marxist cabal bent on turning this country into a third-world swamp, to forever bind its citizens to the slavish penury of communism. He was seen as too compromised and too weak to take on the DeMarxists.

Further, his savaging of each of his Republican challengers in turn gained him no friends among the one core block of Americans he had to have to win… the oft misidentified Tea Party Patriots. We saw his campaign as soft and very reluctant to take on Barack Hussein Obama, fearing the constant mantra of racism, which is the DeMarxist stock-in-trade. A brief look at Tea Party victories all over the country since 2010 shows the absolute necessity of having our unqualified support. More to the point, we are not a bit reluctant to take on MaoBama and his thugs.

It wasn’t looking good from our perspective. In point of fact, I could see another Republican insider failure looming high on the horizon. Very scary stuff. At the speed which MaoBama’s Marxist regime was, and is, moving to destroy our constitutional republic, I couldn’t see how we, as a free people, could survive to get another shot at this thing in 2016.

Enter Paul Ryan. I was somewhat shocked, but none-the-less delighted, when Romney announced his selection for a running mate. I had really feared that he would go with one more beltway pick, as the Republicrats kept trolling out one insider after another. Some of the more or less acceptable picks out there on the ‘short list’ had fatal flaws, such as Marco Rubio, who for all his patriotism is soft on illegal immigration. They even pulled Jeb Bush’s name out of their magician’s hat. Puh-lease… no more Bushies… not for at least a lifetime or so.

Paul Ryan has been called the intellectual leader of the Congress. It’s about damned time someone in Congress showed some intellect. That’s the subject for another whole article. Suffice to say, our entire Republican leadership has failed us time after time with their insider timidity and pandering to whichever political wind was blowing (read: ‘swamp gas’).

Ryan scares the hell out of the establishment, and the DeMarxists as well. Conservatives will remember that in a brief five minutes he destroyed Barack Hussein’s entire healthcare scheme, in their only face-to-face encounter thus far. Romney is no fool. He is a consummate businessman who understands how money works and how to generate it. He is a self-made man. He was not born with a silver spoon in his mouth, as the left is trying to portray him. He has certainly faced his share of life’s vagaries.

Paul Ryan is going to be the rapier which Mitt Romney will plunge into the heart of the Marxist monster that threatens to destroy our lives and our freedom. There will be a price to be paid for Barack Hussein’s lawlessness, come November.
Let’s see that Obama pays that price.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2012

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“Absurd”… “Internally Contradictory”.

July 1, 2012

It’s a tax… it’s a penalty… no, wait…it’s a tax.
Chief Justice John Roberts turned the Constitution and the Supreme Court on its head with a not-quite-coherent opinion in which he managed a tortured interpretation of the Obamacare Act, which was clearly intended to save the most detested piece of legislation since prohibition.

The temptation to jump on my keyboard as soon as I heard the announcement was severe. As with most news events, I prefer to wait until the immediate coverage has sorted itself from the garbage which so often accompanies events such as this. I’m glad I did. It gave me the opportunity to listen to the opinions of one of the true experts on the Constitution and Constitutional law in this country, Mark Levin.

For those of you seeking information you could not find a better, more coherent source than Mr Levin. His book, ‘Men in Black’, is a compelling look at the Supremes and their relationship to jurisprudence and the Constitution. His book,’Liberty and Tyranny’, is a tour de force which offers a compelling insight into the minds and actions of those who would destroy America as we know it.

Mark was as close to ballistic in his treatment and analysis of the Roberts decision as anything I’ve ever heard him say or write. Words such as “Mickey Mouse”… and… “There’s nothing redeeming about Obamacare, nothing”. To say that he filetted the opinion of the Chief Justice is a wild understatement.

Roberts found a political reason to render the judgement as he did. Had he not convoluted his reasoning along the tortuous path he chose, Obamacare would have gone down in the flames it so richly deserves. As it is, Roberts’ legacy to the court and the nation is going to be one of eternal vigilance on our part. The usual beltway pundits are falling all over themselves to posit this mess as some sort of conservative victory.

The only victory here is that there’s probably nothing that could have galvanized an already aroused conservative patriot populace more. Everything I’m hearing out here and reading online indicates a real anger over upholding a clearly unconstitutional law, which was passed in the ‘dark of night’ without a single Republican vote and not a single committee hearing.

For myself, November just can’t get here fast enough.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2012

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Ricochet Romance.

September 30, 2011

In again, out again… the will-o’-the wisp of American politics is/is not harboring heretofore unthinkable aspirations for the presidency. Chris Christie is the elixir du jour of the northeast Rockefeller Republicans.

Why are these money rich establishment Republicans so anxious to lure Christie into running? Answer that question for yourselves and you’ll know everything you need to know about Governor Christie. Christie is not a Conservative, or anything even approaching a Conservative.

His anti-second amendment sympathies would and should do it for him with most freedom-loving Americans. By being as radical as he is against personal concealed carry of firearms, in one of the most crime-ridden states in the union, he is blatantly saying to the citizens of New Jersey “No! You can’t have the right to defend yourselves and your neighbors”.

Every state that has permitted personal concealed carry laws to be enacted has not only not seen a decrease in the use of firearms, but has in every case seen a marked decrease in violent crime. There’s an old saying that has a lot of truth in it… “An armed society is a polite society”.

Christie also has much to answer to Conservatives with respect to not joining with over one half of the States that are actively suing to repeal Obamacare. How does that trite colloquial saying go again? “If’n you’re not for us, you’re agin’ us”.

The northeast Repubics may be looking for a moderate to liberal Republican to run, but it’s going to be the Conservatives who control the bulk of the votes, along with the so-called Independents who have deserted the Democrat Party wholesale. There aren’t going to be a lot of undecided voters this cycle. The entire machine that swept Barack Obama to power is crumbling beneath their fingertips and the DeMarxists are desperate to find something, anything, that works.

In perhaps the greatest instance of political over-reach in history the DeMarxists, under Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi, dropped all pretense of bi-partisan anything and went as far as to exclude Republican lawmakers entirely. Their acts were of highly questionable legality and completely unconstitutional.

I said in articles that I wrote during that period in 2009 that they were exposing themselves to the American people for what they were, and I predicted that the American people would rise up in their righteous anger… and they have.

It should be apparent to even the densest Repubic that the ground rules have changed. We’re not going to let them foist off another John McCain or Bob Dole on us… Rick Perry, Mitt Romney, it doesn’t matter. Our choice will be based on a candidate’s principled conservative values, or lack thereof. Not on media blather, or push and focus polling.
Chris Christie will not get Conservative support.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2011

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Tempered In Adversity.

June 12, 2011

It’s something deeply embedded in the American psyche. There’s an innate stubbornness Americans have in the face of adversity. These last three years have forged a new breed of American… much tougher and much, much more skeptical.

America has watched as its own sworn leadership has turned upon us, leaving economic chaos and destruction in its wake. Policy after policy, specifically designed to kill jobs in the private sector and foster an ever more dependent population.

If you want to see what the Marxists here have in store for us, if you want to see Obamacare in action, look at Great Britain. I have friends who believe that there won’t even be a Britain in another twenty years. Look well, America… this is what happens when a country loses the will to live… this is the face of socialism. It’s not a happy face, and it’s not a very pleasant way to live, either.

We’ve gotten a really scary look into what it would be like, in that this last three years have been the darkest economic times we’ve had since the Great Depression. We keep hearing all of the Obamanoids telling us how the recession ended last summer. I don’t think so. All I’ve seen it do is get worse. More people losing jobs, more foreclosures, more businesses forced to close. Makes you wonder why they’re not calling it a depression… silly me.

What is going to be real trouble for Democrats in general, is that now the American people have had a good opportunity to educate themselves about just exactly what has gone on since 2008. Well, let’s just say it’s not Bush. That excuse worked for about two weeks.

No amount of leftist polling can hide the fact that the numbers are plummeting for Barack Hussein Obama and his DeMarxists in the Congress. Every single thing this bunch has done has been, and is, an unmitigated disaster. It’s one of the reasons the left is so strident about the Republican presidential candidates they see as the greatest potential threats.

Americans are smarter and tougher as a result of this unnamed depression. The DeMarxists are going to find out just how tough and just how smart.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2011

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Oh Say, Can You See?

January 4, 2011

Some of the emotion that must have consumed Francis Scott Key, the night that he penned what was to become the sacred anthem of our country, has rubbed off on me. I can imagine what it must have looked like. Anybody who has ever been in the infantry knows about night time illumination and pyrotechnics. I’ve always thought it would make quite a show if it weren’t so deadly.

Francis Scott Key beholds the American flag still flying over Fort McHenry at dawn, September 14, 1814. Inspired by the sight, Key pens the "Star Spangled Banner", later to become the national anthem of the United States. Image courtesy of Library of Congress.

The British Navy, the most powerful military machine in the world, couldn’t defeat Ft. McHenry. Other accounts told of uncounted numbers of bombs, rockets and mortar shells lighting the night sky and falling on the fortress. At the height of the British bombardment, Key looked up to see our flag still flying.

We are watching the 112th Congress hit the ground running, with all, or most, of the conservative agenda plainly marked in the Republican arsenal. We have just come through our own two year Fort McHenry. The Conservative Republican banner is flying high above the Capitol once more. Don’t screw it up this time guys. An immediate vote to repeal Obamacare stands a darned good chance of passing the House, reflecting the Conservative promise to quickly illuminate lawmakers’ stances on the bill by calling for the quick vote.

Many Democrats may be reluctant to be seen supporting the health bill. With more than 60% of Americans opposing government health care it has quickly become the new third rail of American politics, right up there with the deficit. It would be a very rocky road for the repeal in the Senate but, as wacky as Senate politics can be, who knows?

Pass or not, it is but the first shot across the bow of the Marxist minority. The next move will be to choke the life out of Obamacare and some of these runaway rogue agencies and bureaucracies. Spending has got to be slashed at all levels of government.

‘Inquiries’ into the money trails from TARP and the various stimulus disasters should be undertaken, to see how much of that money can be tracked, retrieved and returned to the American people.

The Marxists will use all the usual tired assaults, but the 112th Congress need only remember one thing… be the party of No! Let them bleat and whine. Do not give an inch. We do not compromise with treason.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2011

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Watching Us, Watching Them.

December 13, 2010

It’s a shame that we have to spend at least as much time watching ‘our side’ as we do the DeMarxists and the White House cabal. Yes, it is a shame, but if we think that a little thing like a historic power shift changes anything for some of these folks, we’d better guess again.

Unfortunately, as we’ve shown, vacuuming up pork is not a domain reserved for the Democrats. There are some of the elite ‘establishment’ Republicans who are not going to be willing to give up what they see as their prerogatives. These are the ones who should have listened to what the country was saying. If they paid attention it was only long enough to hitch a ride on the tail of the meteoric rise of the American Patriot movement. They were mouthing the right words, but there were some of us that were on the sarcastic side of suspicious.

We’ve since been proven unhappily correct, watching the antics of a few like Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe. All I guess that goes to prove is that they performed exactly as expected. I don’t know why we should act surprised. It does point out the the necessity of watching our ‘own’ as much as we watch the multiplicity of enemies who threaten our nation… from within or without.

There will be no compromise on liberty. There will be no accommodation on the conservative principles that swept us to office. The American people spoke in no uncertain terms. We want fiscal restraint and low tax rates to encourage business and new hiring. We want Obamacare repealed… repealed is not spelled ‘repaired’, either.

We want our borders controlled and the bad guys inside our country tracked down and rooted out. We want a military free of social engineering and politically correct policy detrimental to combat readiness and efficiency.
But through it all, our eyes will be on you!

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2010

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Delusion.

November 18, 2010

It must go down in history as one of the most delusional celebrations in history, ranking up there with the White Star Line directors hailing the maiden voyage of RMS Titanic as a success, or Napoleon claiming that Waterloo was his finest hour.

How Nancy Pelosi could celebrate the achievements of the 111th Congress, while keeping a straight face, is a total mystery to me. Going one incredulous step further, she announced her intention to remain as Minority Leader.

Historically, incumbent leaders have usually done the honorable thing after such a shellacking. Given that her Congress was possibly the most unpopular ever, perhaps she thinks that the disapproval of the public aimed at everyone else except her. After all, she does retain a lot of support in her own district. Uh… Nancy, it’s San Francisco. As my mother used to say, “You could put a donkey up there and they’d vote for it”.

Soon to be gavel-less, it will be interesting to see how things unravel from January. Her election as Leader draws me to one of two conclusions. Either the majority of the remaining Democrats intend to carry on attempting to push their agenda as if nothing had happened, with no hope of getting enough votes to proceed to the Senate, or they have given up the ghost entirely and don’t care who is leading them.

Pelosi’s overwhelming desire to hold on to authority is a classic example of the dictatorial Marxist philosophy that once you have power never relinquish it, regardless of the consequences to anyone else.

Her ideology, and that of her cohorts, is demonstrated by her reverse logic approach to Congressional proceedings. “You can see what’s in the bill after we pass it”. Similarly, Obama’s statement that we’ll see the benefits of Obamacare further down the road. Well, we have seen the evils contained in Pandora Pelosi’s box, and we don’t intend getting that far down the road to discover the hidden delights (not) of Obamacare.

I shouldn’t be griping about her, or Obama for that matter. We have now re-taken the House and they don’t have the ability to drive through their socialist plans any longer. Besides, the more they cling to their blindfolded ideologies, the easier it will be for us in 2012.

(Editor Dee is in for Skip today)

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