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The 2010 elections are too far away– we can’t stop Barack Obama

November 8, 2009

  In light of the House passing the healthcare reform bill one thing has become clear to me; there is no way that we can stop Barack Obama. We made our voices heard all Summer long, we called, we wrote, and we emailed our representatives and we voiced our displeasure with the healthcare reform bill. What did that get us? Nothing. 

  The House of Representatives is supposed to be the part of the government that is closest to the people, yet the House did not listen to the people they are supposed to represent. We are not being represented, instead of listening to us the House is voting on what they think is best for us.

  Now the healthcare reform bill will be debated in the Senate, while there is currently opposition to this bill we can rest assured that the arm twisting and pressure that will be applied will get legislation passed and before the end of the year Barack Obama will sign it.

  This will free up congress to move onto climate change and illegal immigration, and these issues will be taken up next year, before the election.

  While we keep looking to the 2010 elections to stop Barack Obama’s agenda I have come to realize that 2010 is just too far away. We cannot stop Barack Obama and his agenda.

  Once the healthcare bill is signed the administration will move on to either climate change or illegal immigration. It doesn’t matter which one is next when you consider the speed at which  this administration is moving. Barack Obama realizes there is a race towards 2010 and he realizes there could be a backlash with the voters towards his policies so he is trying to implement as much as he can before 2010 and we are powerless to stop him. Healthcare, climate change, and illegal immigration will all be passed before the midterm elections.

  While we were successful at stopping Bush’s attempt at providing illegal aliens amnesty the fact is that we were able to stop it because the House of Representatives heard our protests loud and clear and were afraid for their political lives. That no longer seems to be the case as the House passed healthcare reform in spite of what we wanted, not because of what we wanted.

  If we cannot trust the House to represent us, and taking into account the speed that this administration is moving, 2010 will come too late. The most insidious aspects of Obama’s agenda will be passed before we head to the polls and even if the backlash occurs we will not be able to reverse the damage that Barack Obama has done. The effects of Obama’s agenda will not be fully felt until it is too late to change his policies.

  All that we can hope to accomplish is to put enough pressure on congress to make the impending legislation less bad, as happened when liberals were forced to include language in the healthcare bill that prohibited federal funding of abortions, we cannot totally stop anything.

  The country that my boys will be adults in will be vastly different from the America that I grew up in. And the America that my grandchildren grow up in will be unrecognizable as the government continues to pass legislation designed to regulate, and manipulate the behaviors of the American people.

  This happened while I was on watch and for that I can never forgive myself, while I opposed this from the beginning I wasn’t able to do enough to stop it.

13 Comments leave one →
  1. November 9, 2009 1:45 am

    You know, I’m frustrated too, Mr P/E- but what has he actually passed so far?

    An $800B Porkulus… which due to complete failure and lack of political cover he probably already regrets. This bill was a complete waste, will stoke inflation next year right before the election… and will do quite a bit of damage in the midterms. Hey, it might even be cancelled after a GOP drubbing of the Dems next fall- most of it hasn’t been spent, and some predict 100 seats lost.

    ObamaCare will be filibustered by the brave and prinicipled Joe Lieberman- if Dingy Harry tries reconciliation, the bill will be stripped-down considerably. We’ve seen the bill can’t pass with abortion in it… and it will never pass the Senate with a public option, either. That doesn’t leave too much liberal Hope-n-Change in there- except the ludicrous spending. And now that a lot of it won’t be so secret anymore, just wait and see what comes out… plenty of time to raise hell before the Senate does anything on it- time is NOT on their side. And they won’t vote on it till next year, with an election campaign on their minds.

    And pass Cap-n-Tax as the preponderance of scientific evidence turns against the theory… and will 11% unemployment? While Obama’s own numbers are in the toilet? Never-

    I was surprised SanFranNan rammed the HC bill through… but it may be a short lived victory. And I don’t think they’ve got any momentum left… IMO, he is ALMOST stopped.

    Keep up the Good Fight, patriots- time is on our side


  2. LD Jackson permalink
    November 9, 2009 5:03 am

    I think there is still time, Mr. Pink Eyes. This thing isn’t on Obama’s desk yet and if the Democrats start getting the idea that it may cost them seats in Congress, it may not get there before the elections. We can always hope for the best and prepare for the worst.


    • November 9, 2009 5:40 am

      Wow, RR, you sure made me feel a whole lot better. I hope that you are right about the healthcare bill in the senate, even though we are down we must continue to fight. There is no other option.


    • November 9, 2009 5:42 am

      Until the bill is actually signed there is still a chance we can stop it Larry. If there is any way we can hold this bill off until after the election that would be great news, I just don’t know if we can hold out that long.
      We must keep fighting though, if there is any chance that we can stop it we owe it to ourselves to keep trying.


  3. November 9, 2009 2:27 pm

    I’m not sure if there will be an America left if we wait until the elections of 2010… And 2012 is an eternity away…


    • November 9, 2009 11:25 pm

      That is what I am afraid of, but what else can we do? We just have to hope to slow Obama down.


  4. November 9, 2009 5:36 pm

    I too, think the healthcare bill is not yet law and until that day there is always hope and we must continue the fight. The vote in the House was very close. Yes, some type of health care will pass early next year, but not the monster that recently came from the House. If such a thing should happen the backlash would be great and the law can be undone in time, and the courts could even have the final words on parts of any law.


    • November 9, 2009 11:27 pm

      True, there will be healthcare reform, we just have to hope that it is watered way down, I hope that if mandate remain that the Supreme Court will take the case. The judiciary may be the last chance that we have.


  5. November 9, 2009 9:21 pm

    I have no doubt insurance companies have their lawyers looking at this thing and are preparing legal challenges as we speak. In addition, no law is set in stone. If you can get a judge to say “unconstitutional”, that’s it, the thing is dead. There are still options, even if they end up passing something.


    • November 9, 2009 11:27 pm

      I hope so, I hope the Supreme Court will hear this. We do still have a 5-4 majority there, but who know what will happen if it goes to court.


  6. November 10, 2009 2:33 pm

    I recently read that “if” this passes, and I would be shocked if it passes the Senate, that it will not stand up under Constitutional scrutiny. I believe it was Judge Napalitano who talked about it.

    But, even if it does pass, don’t forget 2 things. One – we are Americans and as such we must never, ever give up.

    Two – The H/C bill doe not go into affect until 2013 which means that it can be undone or altered.

    Lastly, I’m not sure how they will institute the fines when there isn’t any insurance. What I mean is how can they force us to pay for something that doesn’t go into affect for another 4 years. There is no legal standing for that. I think a massive backlash by the American people in NOT paying for it would go a long way.


    • November 10, 2009 5:27 pm

      I will not give up, I just get frustrated sometimes. I want to feel hopeful that this bill will not pass the senate but I just don’t have enough faith in the senate.


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