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Patton: Obamacare - At Least Dems Are Willing to Fight for It

By Doug Patton

“If you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan.
If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor.” - Two of the biggest lies so far
in Barack Obama’s mendacity-filled presidency

On Halloween Day, 2008 — appropriately enough, since his tenure as president has been a nightmare that makes Freddy Kruger look like Santa Claus — candidate Barack Obama told the American people, “We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.” Well, guess what. He meant it.

As I write this column, we are now five days away from fundamentally transforming the greatest health care system the world has ever seen into the kind of banana republic bureaucracy for which American leftists have longed at least since the days of FDR and Harry Truman. As was the case in the old Soviet Union, today’s Democrats seem enamored with the idea that the best way to make everything “fair” and everyone “equal” is to make us all equally miserable.

John F. Kennedy — a Democrat who, as an advocate for tax cuts to stimulate economic growth, would qualify as a right-of-center Republican today — was fond of saying that “a rising tide lifts all boats.” The philosophy of today’s Dems is more like this: “If you can afford a boat, you must have robbed from some poor person to get it, so let’s just sink all boats to make things fair.”

In a few days, the century-long dream of every utopian-minded socialist from Woodrow Wilson to Hillary Clinton will become a reality. And when it does, those who mocked Sarah Palin for daring to tell us the truth that Obamacare will lead to health care rationing, which will lead to defacto death panels, will have reached another milestone in their march toward “equality.”

Of course, the elites at the top of the bureaucratic food chain will not experience this “equality.” As usual, they have carved out exceptions for themselves. And why not? As George Orwell observed through one of the characters in his biting anti-Stalinist satire, Animal Farm, “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.”

Make no mistake. Barack Obama had one ultimate goal for the health care system of the United States of America when he came to power: a single-payer, government-controlled bureaucracy. Consequently, with that goal in mind, everything he has done was aimed at destroying any other entities that offer coverage for health care.

If you doubt this, ask yourself why he opposes Small Business Health Plans, which would allow independently owned businesses to pool together to get the same rates as large corporations. Ask yourself why Obama opposes allowing individuals to purchase health insurance across state lines, just as we are able to do with life, auto, homeowner’s and virtually every other form of insurance. And finally, ask yourself why he wants to drive the cost of health insurance up, not down, which, as surely as gravity makes objects fall to the earth, he knows is inevitable under his plan.

The answer to all these questions, quite simply, is to destroy private sector health insurance as we know it, leaving the federal government as the only game in town. You think it’s unfair that your insurance company won’t cover your heart surgery? Wait until the feds tell you to go home and die because you can’t have the surgery.

Unfortunately, the current crop of congressional Republicans — especially the cowardly GOP “leadership” in the United States Senate — have concluded that opposing Obama’s scheme is politically risky and therefore detrimental to their careers. As the embattled Ted Cruz stood nearly alone for 21 hours on the floor the U.S. Senate, exhibiting the very courage that caused his constituents to send him to Washington last year, a mere handful of his colleagues came to his aid.

Meanwhile, the usual suspects — McCain, Graham, McConnell, Cornyn, etc. — stood on the sidelines attacking Cruz with a viciousness with which they would never go after Obama. Each of them seeking another 15 minutes of fame, they cling to their stature as impotent minority members of a legislative body so useless it cannot even pass a budget.

And they wonder why their poll numbers are in the single digits. At least Obama fights for what he believes in. Come to think of it, sadly, maybe they do, too.

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Doug Patton describes himself as a recovering political speechwriter who agrees with himself more often than not. His weekly columns are syndicated by Cagle Cartoons newspaper syndicate. Readers are encouraged to email him at dpatton@cagle.com and/or to follow him on Twitter at @Doug_Patton.

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  1. kpc1939Comment by kpc1939
    September 28, 2013 @ 10:29 am

    Have you noticed, Of course you have. Democrats stay together while Republicans destroy each other.

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    • oldsargeComment by oldsarge
      September 28, 2013 @ 10:55 am

      This last election was proof of that.

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    • pwpmmpComment by pwpmmp
      September 28, 2013 @ 11:29 am

      Oh my goodness, kpc1939, you are singing my song! One thing that resounds with me every time I talk to my church-going, morally conservative Democrat friends is that they are loyal to the party no matter what. I absolutely cannot confuse them with the facts, consequently, the Democrats keep winning. Democrats hold their noses and vote – always have, always will. At some point, if it isn’t too late already, conservatives will have to realize NOBODY gets everything they want. If you are one of the spoilers who sat at home because your first choice wasn’t the candidate the party chose, then you really have no gripe. We have to elect the one who most closely represents us because we will never get the one who perfectly represents each one of us – we are too diverse as a party for that to ever happen. Staying at home and pouting only got Obama elected, and we can see how well that turned out. Would Romney have been worse? Hardly.

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    • DidoComment by Dido
      September 29, 2013 @ 5:36 am

      Worth repeating and remembering:

      “Unfortunately, the current crop of congressional Republicans — especially the cowardly GOP “leadership” in the United States Senate — have concluded that opposing Obama’s scheme is politically risky and therefore detrimental to their careers. As the embattled Ted Cruz stood nearly alone for 21 hours on the floor the U.S. Senate, exhibiting the very courage that caused his constituents to send him to Washington last year, a mere handful of his colleagues came to his aid.

      “Meanwhile, the usual suspects — McCain, Graham, McConnell, Cornyn, etc. — stood on the sidelines attacking Cruz with a viciousness with which they would never go after Obama. Each of them seeking another 15 minutes of fame, they cling to their stature as impotent minority members of a legislative body so useless it cannot even pass a budget.

      “And they wonder why their poll numbers are in the single digits. At least Obama fights for what he believes in. Come to think of it, sadly, maybe they do, too.”

      The collectivists have that advantage; they hold together. Conservatives, sometimes too individualistic, abandon and attack each other! Meanwhile socialism advances in America.

      Thank you, Patton for writing this. It needed to be said!

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    • shafawnComment by shafawn
      September 29, 2013 @ 5:40 pm

      I think there are some few Republicans who carry the torch to represent the conservative voters who put them in office but by the time the lame stream media gets finished with them they all end up looking the same.. a bunch of RINO’s pandering to Obama.
      Five years and we have yet to see a budget from this administration. He just does whatever he wants to do and probably paying people to go along with it on both sides of the aisle. Later on when history looks back they will see Obama as the instigator of WW3 but they will look at this congress as the instruments that allowed him to set America up for a collapsed economy and possibly far worse on our own soil… in the way of attack.
      He’s dangerous and he’s a criminal and he has powerful people with a truck load of money supporting him who want to see America fall.
      I am beginning to think the magnitude and scope of the damage he’s inflicted on the internal workings of our government and economy have been so eroded with corruption that without impeachment it would be impossible to save our country from complete economic collapse with only a few congress men and women with the backbone to risk the threat of political ruin to stave off Obama-care. In short it’s all over but the crying.. liberally ignorant and progressively stupid don’t have enough sense to figure that out until our nation is completely impoverished.

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  2. popstComment by popst
    September 28, 2013 @ 10:37 am

    “Meanwhile, the usual suspects — McCain, Graham, McConnell, Cornyn, etc. — stood on the sidelines attacking Cruz with a viciousness with which they would never go after Obama. Each of them seeking another 15 minutes of fame, they cling to their stature as impotent minority members of a legislative body so useless it cannot even pass a budget.”

    CAN WE GET A BIG “AMEN” TO THE ABOVE STATEMENT?

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    • rightlane1111Comment by rightlane1111
      September 28, 2013 @ 10:41 am

      AMEN…AND let’s not forget Corker.

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  3. oldsargeComment by oldsarge
    September 28, 2013 @ 11:09 am

    Harry Read should have let it go for a vote without the funding of Obamacare. The Democrat and RINO Senators up for re-election in 2014 blew off a golden opportunity. If they would have passed it without funding Obamacare, the President would deffinitely have vetoed it. I would bet the farm that you would not have seen two thirds majority of the House and Senate over ride that veto. It would have been a golden opportunity for some Democrat and RINO Senators, up for re-election in 2014, to make some well needed brownie points with voters. In the meantime the people, as always, take it in the shorts,

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  4. gary1206Comment by gary1206
    September 28, 2013 @ 11:30 am

    Doug & this group,
    I’m gonna speak candidly and I’m no troll. He can tell those lies b/c who’ll ever call him on it? Who of any substance? Just a column writer and folks like us. The MSM will cover for him; say he was misunderstood/misquoted, “his critics are racists and not to be listened to”; for every Limbaugh there’s 5-6 liberal pundits; for every O’Reilly (viewership, not ideology)there’s 7-8 talking heads with a counter POV.
    Here’s a question for the group: why could he fundamentally transform the US? What did folks think it meant? What if the vast majority of people want this? What if the county’s all lost anyway and we’ve passed the tipping point?
    How can he fundamentally transform the US yet we can’t? What does that tell you? Keep believing in the likes and party of McCain, Graham, McConnell, Cornyn and see where that gets you. They keep getting elected.

    I expect your opinions but please don’t start hurling invective; just answer the questions.

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    • pwpmmpComment by pwpmmp
      September 28, 2013 @ 11:50 am

      In answer to your question: “Why could he fundamentally transform the US?” 1. The US was already half the way there. Our education system has been pumping liberal dogma into the brains of our children for over 40 years and that is coming home to roost, just like Rev. Wright’s chickens. 2. As a nasty side effect of that kind of education, the kids no longer are learning to think, deduce, reason and come to conclusions on their own. Too much indoctrination, not enough education going on. 3. We are now looking to celebrities who, for some reason (bread and circuses aided by social media, maybe,) have become the new “authorities” on what is wise and right, and the sheeple fawningly follow their lead. 4. (and this is the biggy) “Own the press and you own the country.” Liberals own the press. Lazy people, or people desperately afraid of being labeled unfeeling, un-hip, biased or, God forbid, conservative, choose to believe what they are told by the MSM and never investigate any farther. Obama didn’t do this on his own, not by any stretch, he is an obnoxious little pawn in the game.

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    • oldsargeComment by oldsarge
      September 28, 2013 @ 12:38 pm

      You got that right pwpmmp. He is just one of a long line of useful puppets. The puppet masters who control the real power are the ones behind the curtains. They are the wealthy and powerful elites like Soros, the Rockefeller’s, Vanderbilt’s, Rothschild’s, Kennedy’s, the Hollywood Left (Not to be mistaken for the useful idiots you see on the big screen), the elites of the Bilderberg Group and the Trilateral Commission. They are the ones who make up the real power. As soon as he has outlived his usefulness, he too will be thrown under the bus. Don’t just take my word for all of this. Do your own research. It could give you the added bonus of going into that voting booth and be able to make better informed decisions in 2014. Time is running out. WAKE UP AMERICA!

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    • rosechComment by rosech
      September 28, 2013 @ 2:35 pm

      Fortunately, McCain included, many of RINOS and DEMOS are retiring because they know they won’t be re-elected! Thank God! We need more like Cruz, Paul, Lee, Ben Carson, Allen West, Michelle Bachman, and always Palin to reinstate America which is why I am proud to be a Tea Party member and the RINOS hate us because we are making who and what they are transparent- long overdue retirement, enriching themselves on our dollars, think they are powerful and are NOT our employees, etc. Make 2014 count!

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    • thedoveComment by thedove
      September 28, 2013 @ 3:13 pm

      All your questions are covered by these facts: A large majority of Democrats don’t bother to check anything, simply voting straight party line, and a large minority of Republicans is too lazy to get involved or even vote, choosing instead to let someone else do it. Unfortunately, that latter minority has a head-in-the-sand attitude that, somehow, everything will work out for the best. When the dust clears, you’ll be able to easily identify them; they’ll be the ones asking, “What happened?”

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  5. azcowboyComment by azcowboy
    September 28, 2013 @ 11:39 am

    Our AZ Senator becomes more and more each day like a washed up Democrat…who only claims to be a “conservative” when he wants to be re-elected. John McCain NEVER misses an opportunity to jump all over a fellow Republican…but bends over backwards to NOT offend any Democrats. Mr. McCain…instead of being a closet Democrat…why don’t you just “cross the aisle”…and stay on the left side. And my fellow Arizonan’s…if you are a true conservative…why in the world do you keep voting for this fraud?

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    • donoesauComment by donoesau
      September 28, 2013 @ 7:07 pm

      There is a good article on mccain on the two minute conservitave blog by adrian vance today.

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  6. gary1206Comment by gary1206
    September 28, 2013 @ 12:52 pm

    Something else to chew on: if the Democrats are a speedboat towards statism, the Republicans are a barge. They’ll get there, just takes a little longer.

    Tell me how I’m wrong based on where we are now.

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    • oldsargeComment by oldsarge
      September 28, 2013 @ 5:03 pm

      No argument from me. The American Communist Party wanted a socialized America. The Democrats want an socialized America. The RINOs want a socialized America. The only difference is that the Communists were up front about it.

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  7. shafawnComment by shafawn
    September 28, 2013 @ 1:06 pm

    I got this Donald Trump quote forwarded to me that I completely agree with. I think many of you will appreciate it if you haven’t seen it already.

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    Let me get this straight . . . . We’re going to be “gifted” with a health care plan we are forced to purchase and fined if we don’t,
    which purportedly covers at least ten million more people, without adding a single new doctor… but, provides for 16,000 new IRS agents, who have recently demonstrated their objective and professional integrity…. written by a committee whose chairman says he doesn’t understand it, passed by a Congress that didn’t read it but, exempted themselves from it and signed by a Dumbo President who smokes…
    with funding administered by a treasury chief who didn’t pay his taxes, for which we’ll be taxed for four years before any benefits take effect, by a government which has already bankrupted Social Security and Medicare, Fannie Mae and Freddy Mac, and the Post Office
    all to be overseen by a surgeon general who is obese, and financed by a country that’s broke!

    What the hell could possibly go wrong?’

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    • oldsargeComment by oldsarge
      September 28, 2013 @ 5:06 pm

      That originated as “Obamacare in one sentence.”

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    • shafawnComment by shafawn
      September 28, 2013 @ 10:50 pm

      Wonderful documentary
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zv5tr_KgDO0

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  9. freebirdComment by freebird
    September 28, 2013 @ 4:20 pm

    Take a broad look at the two sides. The Democrats are much better at word games. They compile speeches and sound bites full of hot-button, emotional phrases that at best have a tenuous relationship to the truth. However, they understood that perception is reality and ran with it.

    People are too lazy to dig up their own facts and they swallow the emotion without looking for the reality. Thus people are convinced the Republicans are licking their lips as they ready to “blow up the economy”, “default on our obligations”, “shut down the government” “take food out the mouths of babies”, “eliminate payments to seniors-i.e. SS benefits” and “starve the poor”. You only get away with that over-the-top hyperbole when speaking to a box of rocks –and guess what, it’s working!

    On the other side of the isle you’ve got Republicans, another word for troglodytes when it comes to operating in a political environment. Democrats will say: “When I look into your eyes, time stands still.” Republicans will say: “Your face could stop a clock.”; both meaning the same thing of course…
    The Republicans are in desperate need of a PR team with super powers, but first they need some management. What they have now is a bunch of so-called leaders running around in circles mumbling to themselves and crashing into walls.

    There is no doubt Obamacare is a seriously flawed law, passed in the middle of the night, containing things that the people who voted for it didn’t know about and didn’t understand, supported by organizations that now are demanding exemptions from it, and the Congress that passed it had to come up with an extra legal way of changing it so they didn’t have pay the same price as the average Joe for the law they inflicted on the rest of us. Is this a great country or what? With this band of sour clowns in Congress the American people are in deep doo-doo.

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    • pwpmmpComment by pwpmmp
      September 28, 2013 @ 6:47 pm

      I agree, in part, with what you say, freebird. We certainly have our share of foot-in-the-mouth types and they hurt us in past elections. But the Democrats have their own idiots, it’s just that they are never called on it. Biden is a prime example of this. The man runs his mouth like an elephant stomping through a flower garden and then – here is the difference – it is laughed off by the Teflon-coated liberals and dismissed by the press as, “That’s just old Joe being Joe.” The man is the Vice President, for Pete’s sake. Obama isn’t much better. Anyone remember the first debate? That was cringe-worthy, but mostly ignored or glossed over by the press.

      On the other hand some little obscure candidate from Missouri makes a stupid, inaccurate statement about abortion and it becomes national news, single-handedly ruining what had all appearances of being a slam-dunk Republican victory. In addition, I have never seen the press plays as fast and loose with their splice and dice “reporting” as they did in the last election cycle. After the fact, of course, it was always, “Oh, our bad,” but by then the damage was done. The MSM cleaned up, removed, or failed to report inconvenient comments from the left and took comments out of context or cherry-picked statements from the right, something they admitted after the election. I agree that we need more articulate, informed and winsome spokesmen and women for our party. We need people with humor and wit, people who know the issues and who can think on their feet. We need people who can foresee the pitfalls and avoid them. But, we also need a press that does it’s job correctly. That we can’t control, because the press has no shame.

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    • gary1206Comment by gary1206
      September 28, 2013 @ 8:26 pm

      pwpmmp,
      Nicely done. You just swerved into and reaffirmed my argument. It must be great to be a dem…nothing will ever be vetted only trumpeted.

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    • gary1206Comment by gary1206
      September 28, 2013 @ 8:35 pm

      Freebird,
      Yours is one of the best, most relatable explanations I’ve read as to why we’re in this sorry state of affairs, well, sorry for us folks.
      Conservatism/libertarianism is hard work…it takes thought…cerebral effort. When the alternative is gutless choices, what course do you think most folks will take?
      E.g. of a liberal argument;the “just how long have you been beating your wife scenario: Me: “I’m against government waste and handouts.” Lib: ‘So just how long have you favored murdering children?” The avg. voter hears: “Wow, the conservative’s a really evil guy. He needs to be sent to a re-education camp.”

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  10. papatriotComment by papatriot
    September 28, 2013 @ 4:28 pm

    Amen pwpmmp!, Alinsky said to burrow from within so all the 60s radicals are now Ivy League professors, journalists, TV/movie writers, teachers who have been propagandizing for the past 40 years. They are taught America is the cause of all the problems of the world. Remember Obama’s World Apology Tour in 2008? He said in his autobiography that he rejected the race of his mother and found himself with his father’s family who taught him rich white people became rich by exploiting black people. He said he sought out Marxist professors and students. It seems that all means of communication are controlled by leftists…education, entertainment, media etc.

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    • EarlComment by Earl
      September 29, 2013 @ 8:10 am

      One slight error here. The true father of Obama was NOT the African Wahhabi socialist, but rather was Frank Marshall Davis, who,thru the socialist Dunham family was told to “mentor” the young “Barry” 4 days a week, while mommy went on to work on her PhD. while his fake daddy went back to Kenya and killed himself while drunk by ramming his car into a tree stump…….

      Frank Marshall Davis was a card-carrying Communist (CPUSA #57444) and amateur photographer who shot pictures or the under-aged Ann Dunham for a girlie mag of the era, AND had sex with her making her pregnant with the eventual president. The girl was even mentioned in his book (pen name Green) as one he had been lusting after. Marshall, originally from (!) Chicago, moved to Hawaii and was a friend of the Dunham family.

      I conjecture Obama was raised and groomed to be President from the outset by communists. There is more evidence, but space and time don’t allow………………

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    • gary1206Comment by gary1206
      September 29, 2013 @ 11:29 am

      Earl,
      While it sounds good, how can any of this be proven? More importantly, how could we ever convince people of this w/o looking like we had two heads?
      NO ONE wants to believe it…probably b/c they won’t let themselves think that way.

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  11. sbondsrnComment by sbondsrn
    September 28, 2013 @ 4:51 pm

    The Republicans in the House of Representatives should pass a bill that funds the government along with Obamacare, but with the provision of NO EXEMPTIONS for ANYBODY, EVER. Then send it back to the Senate. The Democrats can then decide on their own whether or not there is a shutdown.

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  12. truthjusticeandtheamericanwayComment by truthjusticeandtheamericanway
    September 28, 2013 @ 7:22 pm

    @ pwpmmp; You have some great questions to which I see no real answers in these posts. One reason the Obama admin has succeeded so far is the lack of desire to find truths. This admin has gained strength by giving away the store. The 2012 election was tainted and rampant with voter fraud yet those in the know have either been bribed or threatened to stay quiet. Example Florida; boxes upon boxes of ballots uncounted in a warehouse and then vanished. Registration and votes far exceeding eligible population all across America. Intimidation and/or fraud at voting places including allowing people to cast multiple votes and rigging electronics. I could go on and to be honest I have no proof but that’s the trouble, the proof vanishes because it is not immediately exposed. Don’t you all have those questions in the back of your head nagging at you? If anyone in this great country believes the past presidential election was fair and honest just look to the debate when Candy Crawley illegally stepped in to offer her own confirmation that Obama spoke truth when stating he called Benghazi a terrorist act. Romney looked like a shmuck to millions of viewers and when she retracted and admitted the error the net day MAYBE a few thousand believed her. Romney most likely did not pursue at the time for fear of being cast as a rich elitist who would do anything to win.

    Transformation can only happen when “We The People” fail to do our part in the construct of our governing system which our founding fathers drafted as a control system. The people are the ultimate control factor yet we have allowed politicians to make a career out of ensuring the people have no truth, no history to follow, no rally call. We do not take time to discover truths or demand that elected officials actually represent those constituents who elected them.

    As for too late….I refuse to believe that our country has passed the tipping point. The difference between the left and the right is a pathway.

    The left have made the pathway clear, vote for us and we’ll give you “fill in the blank”. Equality will be yours if you vote for us, we will squash those hard workers and give the spoils to everyone so all will be equal. Morals? Values?

    The right has become just as bad. Any politician who acts against the voice of the people has no business in public service. This is the largest issue, we have all forgotten that politics is PUBLIC SERVICE. It is not a career, not a step to high places and riches. Elected office is a privilege, serving the people is an honor. Politicians have forgotten this guiding principle.

    Informed voting by Americans who love freedom and the greatness that encompassed this republic must become a priority. Votes really do count, if for no other reason than to give the person casting the vote the right to complain or express opinions. The voice of America’s citizen’s CAN restore proper order to the tree of government. Freedom of speech is not just for the ones the corrupt can extort into taking part in the transformation.

    FREEDOM…..don’t we want to restore trust and feel that our freedom’s are being protected rather than stripped? Use your informed vote, not to transform but rather to install political representatives who actually respect the people, the Constitution and know the meaning of the Declaration of Independence. Make sure your friends and neighbors and coworkers cast their INFORMED vote as well. Make sure you and everyone around you understands what is at stake. I know I want my grandchildren to know true freedom and how it came to be in the United States of America.

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    • oldsargeComment by oldsarge
      September 28, 2013 @ 8:21 pm

      Voter fraud is nothing new. It has been around since George Washington. I don’t doubt that there was some voter fraud but no one has the brass ones to push it. To date, all we have is accusations and reports of machine tampering. No investigations have been made and nothing has been proven in court. Yes it seems strange that in several precincts in Ohio and Florida, Obama got more votes than there are registered voters. It also seems strange that, in many precincts around Philadelphia, Romney didn’t get a single vote. That is statistically impossible. Only in America are people required to show a drivers license or other valid picture ID to cash a check, operate a motor vehicle or purchase alcohol, firearms, ammunition and cigarettes but not to vote. Voter fraud alone did not secure the win for Obama. There were other factors. Those factors are government dependency, ignorance, spitefulness, misguided party loyalty and apathy. When you research all these factors, he didn’t even need voter fraud. Government dependency are the freeloaders that will vote for who they think will keep those welfare checks and food stamps coming. They don’t want to admit that those free-bees kept coming even during Republican administrations. Ignorance is those useful ignorant idiots that drink the liberal Kool-Aid and vote Democrat believing the rhetoric that the Republicans care only for big business and not the common people. Spitefulness is those millions of crybabies that stayed home because their candidate didn’t get the nomination. Others didn’t want to vote for Obama and they also didn’t want to vote for a Mormon. You have the misguided party loyalists and union members. They vote Democrat because that is who they have voted for all their lives, or because their parents did, or their unions encourage them to do so. In past elections, and 2012 was no different, less than 50% of those eligible even bothered to vote. That is the product of Apathy. A politician’s worse nightmare is if everyone eligible voted. Then they would have to work for their constituents and there is no money in that. Republicans as well as Democrats all get very generous contributions from special interests lobbies. We have the best politicians money can buy. That is all they care about and when you observe how they vote on various issues, you can get the impression that concern for the common people is way down on their priority list, if it is there at all. The American people who fall into those factors, deserve the government they got. “You have a Republic if you can keep it.” Benjamin Franklin.

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  14. freebirdComment by freebird
    September 29, 2013 @ 1:11 pm

    As a friend of mine told me many years ago when I was beating my head against a well (figuratively)trying to find a way to help a client with a problem: “you’re pi$$ing up a rope man!”. Meaning I’m swimming against the current in a useless fight.

    Unfortunately that’s what America is doing. Human nature, over several millennia, have demonstrated that they (humans) are incapable of sustaining prosperity because of their inherent nature toward greed, power, sex and sloth. This isn’t biblical, it’s history. Corruption is one of our baser instincts, laziness, greed, lust for power and sex all lead to a corruption of the mind and spirit and eventually lead to the barbarians (in whatever form they may take) overwhelming the prosperous community.

    It is well documented that those raised in poverty, having to fight for their food, shelter, women are faster, smarter, stronger and more motivated than the fat slob living in luxury off of the labors of others. As a nation, we are the fat slobs. I don’t know how you overcome the enemy because we are the enemy. Too many couch potatoes, too many totally ignorant people roaming the streets, thinking they have a clue, too many people opting for the “free lunch” at the government trough. Negative attitude? Maybe, but prove me wrong. I’d welcome a convincing argument otherwise.

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    • truthjusticeandtheamericanwayComment by truthjusticeandtheamericanway
      September 29, 2013 @ 5:00 pm

      In a word, “Faith”. America was not built by the thought that the battle was just not winnable. Throughout this country’s history the American spirit comes alive to rally people together in a common fight to protect our freedoms. I have faith that although many have fallen into the traps that are government handouts they retain that spirit in their hearts and souls. Leadership and inspiration are the tools needed to ignite the fires within and bring back the desire to be proud of accomplishment and become self sustaining. Progressive’s have been working diligently to quash the idea that rewards must be earned. Everyone truly does have an equal opportunity in America, some must work harder to overcome the obstacles but drive and determination are the only tools required.

      Overcoming the corruption and greed requires the elimination of the career politician, the lobbyist and political campaigns funded by private and/or corporate monies. The career politicians indoctrinate the fresh blood and “teach them the way its done”, no career politician no indoctrination. The lobbyist has no place in a Republic, they are the core of corruption. Campaign’s should be funded by public funds set aside and distributed equally to those citizen’s wishing to serve their country for a short time and then go back to their life. Networks and Cable should be required to donate time so each candidate has equal face time. Debates run by real people in orderly fashion would achieve real answers simply because of the need to ensure the voters know a candidate. Corruption in government only exists because the people, voters, have not spoken up.

      You may say reforms such as I mention are impossible, I say anything is possible so long as we believe and commit to the accomplishment of restoration of power to the people. When G. Washington crossed the Potomac with his worn out band of believers all they had was faith and determination. They had a leader who believed and motivated and instilled in them the idea that failure was not possible. It is also well documented through American history that “American Spirit” cannot be defeated when called to action.

      Elections at city, county, state and federal levels are the opportunity to send the message that “American Spirit” lives and will not be tread upon any longer. Vote. Many have died so we can retain the honor of casting our vote as citizen’s of this great nation, please take this right seriously, honor those who died protecting our freedom. Take interest in ensuring that we do not loose the Republic, take interest in giving your grandchildren and their children the opportunity to experience the same freedoms our grandparents and their parents were so very proud of.

      Perhaps I will be viewed as a nutcase with visions of grandeur. What do you suppose was thought of Jefferson, Adams, Washington, Wyth and all those who risked everything to develop The Declaration of Independence and ensure that it would be a lasting instruction manual for maintaining the Republic that became The United States of America. Where would be if they had decided they were as freebird said ” “you’re pi$$ing up a rope man!”. Meaning I’m swimming against the current in a useless fight”

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    • gary1206Comment by gary1206
      September 29, 2013 @ 7:16 pm

      TJAW,
      Compelling…in a Mr. Smith Goes To Washington way…very Capra-esque. But here in the real world, what if we’re not the same country we were 30 years ago? This ain’t Reagan vs. Carter…this behavior is now ingrained in us….gimmee, gimmee gimmee.
      This ain’t Jefferson, Adams or Washington’s time either.
      Still looking for someone to take Freebird up on his challenge; twould be a daunting task.

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    • freebirdComment by freebird
      September 29, 2013 @ 7:46 pm

      TJAW –

      I’d like to accept your hope and faith but I fear the deck is stacked against us. The election system, beginning with the primaries require many large bags of money and they don’t come from ma and pa kettle. They come from corporations, special interest organizations and are focused and coordinated by professional lobbyists – very smart and extremely well connected people. No candidate can get elected to national office without great gobs of money and by the time they cross the Potomac to enter the Swamp, they are already burdened with a ruck sack full of IOU’s, and they ain’t to you and me. If you really want to understand why Congress is so corrupted you should read a book…specifically Republic Lost: How Money Corrupts Congress and a Way to Fix It. By Lawrence Lessig. Invest 3-4 hours and you’ll learn how the election process corrupts you before you ever get a nomination, even if you don’t know it. And once in office your first job is raising more gobs of money to get reelected and of course that comes with more IOU’s, strings. Term limits merely change the faces, not the system. Public money financing is the only way to end this and short of the states calling a Constitutional Convention, it will not happen. Those in office and those who control them won’t allow it. It’s either that or a real revolution with a new Constitution with revisions based on the lessons we’ve learned about the weaknesses and loopholes in the current one. Course, that’s just my opinion, I could be wrong…naw…

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  15. meltexasComment by meltexas
    September 29, 2013 @ 2:35 pm

    By repeating the same untruth, we do not arrive at the truth..
    Our great nation has the greatest medical institutions and scientific research but this does not equate with best health care. All health metrics point out to us being in the middle tier of the developed nations, below U.K., Canada and most of Western Europe. The reason for this is our large population of uninsured and working poor. Obviously Mr. Patton or the commentators here have not experienced a relative who had to sell their lifetime of work and resources because his or her loved one needed care for cancer but had no insurance. Have you seen a child who did not get the attention needed due to lack of insurance? If not, there’s a lot of such kids in our many states. Look, I am for conservative values, but what conservative values support 1.2 million uninsured kids in our state of Texas? Texas has the largest number of uninsured in U.S., is this something to brag about? Wouldn’t Sen Cruz be better served helping the poor in his own state? Of course Obamacare bill is lousy, but we have to accept where we are…it was voted by congress, ratified by the Supreme Court and then again its creator Obama won very conclusively after. Our job now is to make it work such that everyone is insured and quality and cost (true conservative values) get optimized. All these years and we could not improve health care delivery or its raging costs. Its time to reset the clock!

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    • EarlComment by Earl
      September 30, 2013 @ 1:58 pm

      1.)Voted by a congress/senate who didn’t/couldn’t read it.(“we’ve got to pass it to see what’s in it”-Nancy Pelosi.)
      2)the SCOTUS doesn’t “ratify” anything. They judged it, (influenced by chief justice)it a tax, because as it was written, based on the COMMERCE CLAUSE, it was illegal. Justice Roberts called it a TAX, which was legal, he says. That is what put it back into the congress where it is now. Only congress can change monetary policy.
      3) Obama did NOT win by any decisive margin. He won the popular vote by perhaps 1 to 3 percent. Hardly a landslide.The second election was won obviously by A.voter fraud,B. republicans who stayed home rather than vote for Romney. C)Voting machine tampering,(especially in Harry Ried’s district!). The machines were maintained and run by SEIU, of all people!

      Just a few corrections of fact.

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  16. gary1206Comment by gary1206
    September 29, 2013 @ 3:03 pm

    Meltexas,
    How is winning by 4 percentage points winning “very conclusively”?

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  17. meltexasComment by meltexas
    September 29, 2013 @ 5:37 pm

    @Gary1206

    332 vs 206 electoral votes?

    We need better candidate next time

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  18. whodunitComment by whodunit
    September 29, 2013 @ 9:34 pm

    I don’t understand why the Republican establishment is not fighting Obamacare with all they’ve got. What motivates them? Are they more interested in “appeasing the Dems and the Liberal Press?” Or are they lackadaisical? Just letting the chips fall where they may and then maybe people will change it later when it doesn’t work? Or are they motivated by fear? Fear that they won’t be elected next time. In any case, now is not the time to worry about appeasing the other side, and now is not the time to back away from the fight. As for fear, fear is never a good motivator.

    Maybe this is why I like Cruz’s approach so much. He understands that once this goes into law, it not likely to be repealed. History has proven that. Cruz isn’t worried about appeasing the other side; heck, he doesn’t even worry about appeasing his own side. As for fear, well, he’s risking his own political career by being so vocal about his battle against Obamacare. I think it’s time the establishment people to check their egos at the door and take a lesson from the new guy. Time for them to stand up and fight and be warriors for the American people.

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    • shafawnComment by shafawn
      September 30, 2013 @ 12:56 am

      My opinion – they’re being paid off. Obama made them an offer they can’t refuse

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  19. DudleyComment by Dudley
    September 30, 2013 @ 9:41 am

    The republican talking point on this should be the democrats are willing to shut down the government in order to force Americans onto a health plan they have exempted themselves from. That frames the entire discussion in one sentence back onto the shoulders of the democrat party.

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    • oldsargeComment by oldsarge
      September 30, 2013 @ 10:37 am

      The RINOs don’t have the smarts to think about that or they don’t have the desire to do so. If they did they would have done it already.

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  20. gary1206Comment by gary1206
    September 30, 2013 @ 9:49 am

    Dudley,
    Brutally simplified. Well done!

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