Sunday, March 21, 2010
Obama: "Let them eat crap sandwiches"
However long the odds, we need to work for repeal. Otherwise, as Ace points out, there are only two options: "Raise taxes ruinously, or allow the country to repudiate its debt and go bankrupt."
And for those of you who voted for Obama and the Democrats in order to chastise the Republicans, I hope you're happy. There are surely better ways to bring the party back into line than by handing the country over to a pack of socialists. As somebody on one of the blogs said today (unfortunately, I can't remember where I saw it), if you're a conservative/libertarian, you may not always be able to trust every Republican, but you can never trust any Democrat.
How did we get to this pass? Ideological subversion over a period of decades (facilitated, of course, by irresponsible voter unawareness). Below, an old KGB hand explains how it works (H/T to friend and commenter John).
In the meantime, Silver Linings. And let's not waste time wringing our hands over the "impossibility" of repealing this monstrosity. Repeal is impossible only if one is willing to view this legislation as an act of God. Now, Obama and Pelosi may consider themselves to be, respectively, Zeus and Hera - or, more likely, they both see themselves as Zeus - but we don't have to. The one thing that is certain is that repeal of the health care bill will be impossible if we don't try to repeal it.