Prior to the fiasco of the failure of the GOP (which is not looking so grand these days), the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) was furiously attempting to impede the efforts of Republicans in dismantling Obamacare. Their website was rallying the faithful to “Tell the GOP: do not vote to repeal Obamacare and kick 24 million Americans off their health insurance.” Now after the votes have been cast, the Democrats can claim victory in their plan to stifle the will of most Americans who actually were paying for health insurance before Obamacare.The reality is that “Affordable” Health Care was sold by the Obama Administration to the insurance companies as a way to insure millions of more Americans, and President Obama lied to the American citizens when he promised that they could keep their doctors and their insurance plans. Making money was at the core of this controversial legislation, and it still seems so. Although the bill was debated fiercely, in the end, Nancy Pelosi claimed that those elected officials in Congress had to pass the bill before they could understand what was in the thousands of pages. Democrats controlled the vote then as they were the majority party.
It is noteworthy that the DSCC was actually worried about the most recent vote, but the establishment GOP came through again to align themselves with the Democrats. Amazingly, the so-called “maverick,” Senator John McCain got up out of his sickbed, despite his brain cancer, and essentially helped to destroy the hope of millions of American citizens to end the health care mandate that actually caused millions of Americans to lose their doctors and have their health care insurance distorted by career politicians in Washington, D.C. The DSCC should not worry; when all is said and done, they have the leadership of the GOP in their finely-tailored, silk-lined pockets.
The DSCC on their website claims that “We’re fighting to protect our Democratic champions, and we’re recruiting outstanding candidates across the nation to challenge obstructionist Republicans.” The question remains: What obstructionist Republicans?
How much of a fight is it when Republicans elected in 2016, under the promise of repealing Obamacare, stabbed the people in the back who elected them. This is shameful and demonstrates a serious lack of integrity within the good old boy style GOP. It is a serious call to action for those in the Republican Party to wake up and initiate a “changing of the guard.” Are McCain and McConnell still relevant? Or, are they just archaic swamp monsters?
The drainage of the swamp that has been referred to time and time again is not just an issue that the Trump Administration has as a major task. And, it is not just about all the Democrats that live in the swamp.
The effort of draining the swamp that has begun in Washington, needs to be brought to each of the states. The fight for Republicans is to become a party of relevance to the people once again. An article in the Washington Post recently noted:
… no matter who emerges from this intensifying intra-party brawl, every Republican candidate has one thing in common: they all back the GOP’s toxic health care agenda that would spike premiums, impose an age tax on older Americans, and strip away coverage for pre-existing conditions.
Note that the Washington Post uses the political tactic of flipping the argument over mandated healthcare back upon the Republicans. Hopefully, a majority of Americans will not be confused by clever twisting of truth from a major propaganda outlet. It was the Obamacare mandate that forced hard-working Americans off their own insurance coverage as they had to seek more affordable health care as the “Affordable Health Care” monstrosity did not provide affordable health care except under the new nationalized plan. It was the Obamacare mandate that spiked premiums!
The fact that the Obamacare abomination was not destroyed exposes more about who is running America today, and who are willing to be bought and sold in the political arena. When candidates are elected and become representatives it has been presumed that the newly elected representative would naturally follow through on the common intent of the citizens who got the candidate elected. This may have once been true in America, but the political parties have more control of the “public servants” in office, and it is the parties that decide whether the common will of the people matters. Americans with common sense are currently witnessing U.S. politics in the 21st century.The Democrat victory on Obamacare has emboldened the party leadership in targeting red states for future victories in 2018. A DSCC August 2nd post quotes a Washington Post article that red state Indiana may be weakened by the internal skirmishes within the ranks of the GOP. According to the Post article:
Republicans have struggled to recruit top candidates … [and] a lack of a clear leader is leading to a bunch of lower-tier candidates jumping into the race, which means Republicans could spend the next year in potentially expensive (and, in some cases, divisive) primaries.
A lack of a clear leader is the problem within the Republican Party as a whole. The elitist, Establishment GOP still does not accept President Trump as their leader. This internal division has Democrats salivating over even red states like Indiana, but if Americans with common sense trust their common sense, they will reject the tyrannical elements from either party. The political reality in the nation at present is that both parties seem to be fragmenting because the people are awakening, and are witnessing truth being revealed about the manipulation and collusion evidenced within each organization and between them.
It seems that each political party is failing to properly accept the voice of the people. One party ignores the voice of the people, and attempts to re-interpret that voice according to their own dogmatic illusions, and the other party has a hard time listening to the people because they prefer to cater to the donor class and listen to the self-proclaimed enlightened ones of the party.
There exists the appearance of caring about what the people care about, but it shows up on the surface primarily as a sort of charade in which elected officials operate under their respective parties “guidance.” Yet below the surface, there exists two left-leaning liberal or “progressive” parties, one being more leftist than the other. The net effect is that America is moving by small steps in some years, and bigger steps in others, toward an entrenched socialist government.
Sadly, when someone like a Donald Trump comes along, it upsets the applecart, and that is why both Democrats and Establishment Republicans despise an “outsider” like Trump. But while Trump cares for America, the parties care for themselves and their consolidation of power. This must change if America is to survive into the rest of the century. Americans in any state need to use their common sense to elect genuine citizen-statesmen and women who see their roles as public servants rather than career politicians.