Democrats are Worried
Commentary from Twila Brase, President CCHF
Democrats are worried -- about President Obama's agenda. About his whole agenda. I trust that includes Obamacare. Two pollsters, who call themselves "lifelong Democrats," sound the alarm in POLITICO, saying the president is "determined to pursue a partisan agenda — the country be damned." Former Clinton pollster, Douglas Schoen and former Carter pollster, Patrick Caddell warn:
"Obama is not trying to unite the country. He's waging a class-based battle for political gain. His goal is to win back the House for Democrats in 2014, giving him a united Congress for his last two years in office and allowing him to pursue the most expansive government in American history."
Obama's "overconfidence", say Schoen and Carter, can be blamed on a "visionless, disorganized Republican Party and a docile, shamelessly partisan media." They also blame Congressional Democrats for not criticizing the president and for failing to put country first and party second. They further charge that, by turning Obama's national campaign organization (OFA) into an full-time advocacy organization, "Obama has taken the Saul Alinsky organizing vision to a national level."
What if Obama is successful? Who would resist? I thought about this as I watched the movie "Les Miserablés." (More on this in a moment...) What if all those youthful Karl Marx supporters praising their "Obama phones" at the White House on election night keep Democrats in power in the Senate and put them back in power in the House? Obamacare, TARP, the "stimulus" (which has been called "the largest domestic spending bill ever"), Cash for Clunkers, and the taxpayer-funded bailout of General Motors are just the beginning of Obama's nationalization plans.
Obamacare's subsidies and Medicaid expansion are intended to bring more voters to Obama's side as he plans to strip their freedoms away. Is it possible for Republicans regain their footing to advance and protect individual freedom? They must. Speaker Boehner's refusal to negotiate with Obama on Obama's sequester has been refreshing, but there is a long ways to go and much to be undone.
Would Americans resist a tyrant? In "Les Mis" rebellious students led a mighty procession of the French people, singing a great song against continued slavery:
Do you hear the people sing?
Singing a song of angry men?
It is the music of a people
Who will not be slaves again! ...
Will you join in our crusade?
Who will be strong and stand with me?
Beyond the barricade
Is there a world you long to see?
They asked the energized crowd to act, and they set up barricades to fight for freedom. But as Thomas Jefferson once said, "Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty." When push came to shove, most of the energized fled into their homes and locked their doors...leaving the students on their own to be massacred.
We must never get to the point of armed rebellion. Bloodless bravery and personal courage are needed now to stop today's multitude of Obama takeovers. Governors, state legislators, and individuals must refuse to acquiesce or cooperate with Obama's mandates. As Winston Churchill once said,
"If you will not fight for the right when you can easily win without bloodshed, if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not so costly, you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance for survival. There may be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no chance of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves."
Working with you for freedom's cause,
Twila Brase RN, PHN