Cry your tears if you must, then sharpen your knives – the battle over healthcare is not close to over

This post will be short, but we wanted to get something up tonight.  It’s been a disappointing day, but while some are despairing we are not.  The odds of overcoming a super-majority in the senate, a massive majority in the house, and a president elected by a large margin were always very steep.  But the battle was very nearly won, and because of the intense fighting the bill we ended up with was not as bad as what we may have had (yes, it’s plenty bad . . .  but it could have been much worse).

There were many lessons learned (not least of which that there’s no such thing as a “pro-life” Democrat, Harry Reid and Bart Stupak taught us this), but this is what we learned most:

In the battle for the hearts and minds of Americans, we won.  When this vote was finally taken, only 35% of American’s wanted it.  One in five Democrats voted against it.

And we defeated the “public option” and that was the most vital part of the battle.  In the end, what these so-called progressives got was a massive handout to insurance companies and a crazy plan based on the already-failing Romney-care in Massachusetts whose entire substance is pointing a gun at people and demanding that they buy insurance.  (By the way, don’t forget in 2012 that Romney was no friend on this health-debate, even penning an op-ed in USA today advocating for a plan very similar to the one just passed.)

The way forward will be multi-faceted, but never forget, in the battle for the hearts and minds of America, we defeated them.  Unfortunately, their power and corruption were too much to overcome, this round.

Make no mistake, overcoming this will be very difficult – but keep in mind that NJ and VA kicked out their Democrat Governers, Ted Kennedy’s seat was lost to a person (Scott Brown) whose primary platform was anti-Obamacare, and the Democrats who voted for this are headed for a slaughter in 2010.

What we have going for us right now is that the full program does not take effect for four years.  In that time, this legislation will be bombarded and attacked non-stop.

The place that this legislation will be best challenged is not in the federal executive and legislative branches (at least not initially).  It will be challenged in court on constitutional grounds (where our case is very strong), and it will be challenged by the states themselves (particularly by pissed-off Attorneys General who may just have the numbers to push a constitutional convention if necessary – it’s more possible than you think since this Bill assuredly bankrupts states which are already on the verge of insovency).

Do not lose hope.  The fight was worth it.  The momentum is still with us, and these Democrats will rue this day which will live in infamy.

Cry your tears tonight if you must, but get some good sleep and let your heart be at peace – then wake up tomorrow and sharpen your knives.  We’re going right back at them.

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3 Responses to “Cry your tears if you must, then sharpen your knives – the battle over healthcare is not close to over”

  1. janet Says:

    God is in control, He is on the throne. Hold on my child, weeping may last for the night but joy comes int he morning.

  2. janet Says:

    This is no time for fear
    This is a time for faith and determination
    Don’t lose the vision here
    Carried away by emotion… See More
    Hold on to all that you hide in your heart
    There is one thing that has always been true
    It holds the world together

    God is in control
    We believe that His children will not be forsaken
    God is in control
    We will choose to remember and never be shaken
    There is no power above or beside Him, we know
    God is in control, oh God is in control

    History marches on
    There is a bottom line drawn across the ages
    Culture can make its plan
    Oh, but the line never changes
    No matter how the deception may fly
    There is one thing that has always been true
    It will be true forever

    He has never let you down
    Why start to worry now?
    He is still the Lord of all we see
    And He is still the loving Father
    Watching over you and me

    watching over you…watching over me..
    watching over every things..
    watching over you..watching over me..
    every little sparrow..every little things…

  3. Nick Jones Says:

    God? With the corruption of society and popular culture and government,what do we leave to God?? He may be “in control” but what happens here on out is our responsibility, we’re not to leave it to God and see what happens, everything that happens, happens because of believers of the faith who are concerned about the well being of non-believers, believers have God in them,God is in control, but we must take action, a call to arms, a never ending fight not only for our faith, but for our beliefs, and for our stance on government, and for our freedoms. We must not let the government take over our minds, our freedoms, or our beliefs. To all you parents out there, raise your kids right and train them for the fight. Never give up, we must not only withstand the government attempting to impose their will upon us, we must impose our will upon the government. We must truly run this government. (fyi i have no idea how i got from God in control, to telling parents to raise their kids right) Keep up the Faith, i admire the pride you have in your faith, and this in no way was meant to cause dispute or refute anything you said, keep up the witnessing and evangelism as best you can. ////116 clique rep////