Did We “Fight the Good Fight,” or Were We Just Pwned?


Looks like the fix is in and Obamacare will be signed into law, if not tomorrow (Sunday, March 20) then soon thereafter.  I haven’t done as much in opposition as many others, but I’ve done some - Lots of emails, phone calls, endless FB postings, innumerable tweets, website posts, a few local Republican candidate livestreams, a few protests.  I’ve made my opposition to Obamacare known, put it that way.  I haven’t been silent on the issue.

And it didn’t amount to a hill of beans.

I’m left wondering if it wasn’t all for nothing, if we were all gamed or “pwned” by the political and media elites.  Ratings, you know.

We are no longer a representative Republic.  The deeply cynical side of me thinks that Obamacare was a done deal from the moment The One was inaugurated.  All the wailing and gnashing of teeth over its passage by so-called “moderate” and “blue dog” democrats was manufactured for a viewing audience addicted to drama.  It would have been anticlimactic without some sort of valiant struggle that ended with a clear victor.

I’m glad that a few Republicans have emerged to be stalwart and articulate defenders of the Constitution, free markets, and individual responsibility, but I wonder WHERE IN THE HELL WERE YOU GUYS OVER THE PAST 50 YEARS?  Why did it take the passing of this great Republic for you to man up?

Too little, too late, I’m afraid.  Too little, too late.

So, what now?  What do we do now?

Millions of us have voiced our opposition to the transformation of this nation from representative Republic into some form of statism or socialism.  We called, emailed, FB’d, tweeted, marched, voted.  Didn’t seem to matter much.  I guess we can continue to do these things and hope for the best.  We’ll elect some like-minded peope to office, probably, but so what?  Can any of this be walked back?  Obama opened Pandora’s Box of socialist entitlements and slavering Democrat incumbents have taken a long, adoring look inside.  They like what they see.

There are millions and millions of Obama voters just south of the Rio Grande, tense as sprinters at the starting line.  Reminds me of Wayne Hoobler, a simple-minded ex-con in the Kurt Vonnegut novel “Breakfast of Champions,” and his dreams of one day reaching Fairyland.  There was no Fairyland for Wayne, and there will be no Fairyland for the millions of illegals that will stream across the border once democrats set to work on an amnesty bill.  And why not?  A bunch of them won’t be re-elected in November, anyway.  They know that.  So why not grant amnesty to all those Obama voters?  What do they have to lose?

Chris Rowan lives and works in a district in deep South Texas that has never elected a Republican to Congress.