Democratic Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio), an avid socialist who nearly destroyed Cleveland as that city’s mayor, has caved in to pressure from President Obama, Glenn Beck noted on his TV show. Given Kucinich’s track record of anti-Americanism, it shouldn’t be all that surprising that the lawmaker who had been a firm “no” vote on ObamaCare succumbed to arm-twisting.
And if those who place bets at the predictions exchange Intrade are to be believed, as I write this blog post ObamaCare has a 65.5% chance of being imposed on Americans before June 30.
Think about that for a moment.
The American republic, which has survived the Whiskey Rebellion, the Alien and Sedition Acts crisis, the War of 1812, the Civil War, Woodrow Wilson, the First World War, the Great Depression, the Second World War, Franklin Roosevelt and his New Deal, the Korean War, Lyndon Johnson and his pricey, useless Great Society, the Watergate Scandal, the Vietnam War and the anti-American terrorism of the so-called peace movement, the Cold War, and the 9/11 terrorist attacks, will in a sense cease to exist after almost 234 years. (Forgive me if I left out any key events.)
Note that I do not use the word dictatorship lightly but what else is one to call a government that in the face of overwhelming intense public opposition is hellbent on forcing the Mother of All Programs, an Enabling Act that will give President Obama and his apparatchiks control over virtually every aspect of our lives, through Congress without even bothering to take an actual vote on the legislation, which I might add, the public has yet to actually see. (Perhaps “soft tyranny,” a term used frequently by radio show host Mark Levin is a better description of what America is on the verge of becoming.)
ObamaCare enacted in itself would be bad enough but ObamaCare enacted by means of the Slaughter Solution would be intolerable. The healthcare takeover would be viewed by the public as illegitimate.
Who knows what might follow.