A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet
Many Conservatives are worried that they won’t be able to maintain the high level of outrage at the Obama Regime and the democrats/socialists until the election in November. That concern is not without some merit.
Politicians tend to exploit the short memories of their constituents. The American electorate has the shortest collective memory of any people on the planet. The democrats are counting on it to save their behinds in November.
Meantime, they plan to hand out a few goodies by way of ObamaCare between now and November 2nd, as well. Yes, ObamaCare WAS deliberately “front-loaded” with a number of the more popular portions of the new law to, shall we say, pacify the masses. And yes, they ARE treating us as though we are children. Sadly, they are not very far off the mark. And that is what is so worrisome.
Already, the dems are shamelessly buying votes with their mortgage bailouts for homeowners unable to make their house payments. There will be many such acts of Obama largesse between now and November.
These should be reminders to Americans that the democrats have just reached into our pockets and stripped as much money from us as they could find -- for the moment.
Just a few days ago, a number of major corporations announced the millions, and even billions, of dollars ObamaCare will cost them possibly leading them to drop retiree’s insurance and causing major lay-offs of employees as the corporations attempt to off-set the losses caused them by ObamaCare.
With the predictability of a Stalinist regime, the democrats have summoned the heads of a number of the corporations to Washington to prove their claimed losses before committees made up, primarily, of Obama lap-dogs whose job it is to cover Obama’s behind. (I wonder if they have any idea just how ridiculous they appear to their fellow Americans out here in the hinterlands?)
Then—there is the shortage of doctors and other healthcare professionals. There are reports that as much as 40-some-odd percent of American doctors practicing today intend to quit, or retire, and walk away, as a result of ObamaCare. They simply do not want to become “government apparatchiks.” I mean – think about it. Why would anyone want to spend 8 to 12 years, or more, in school to earn a degree just to work for a salary from the government, rather than setting up their own business, hanging out a shingle, and practicing medicine as God intended? They don’t want to take orders from the government about whom they will treat, how they will treat them, and when they will treat them, and with what equipment they will treat them.
When nearly half of this nations doctors decide to just walk away, that has got to put a crimp in things -- especially when you consider that we already have a doctor shortage in America. A BIG one!
So, ask yourself – where will all the doctors come from to treat the current patient load -- plus the 32 million more who will be dumped into the system in 2014? Will the government import doctors from overseas? They’ll have too! Then you have to ask: How will the patients of those imported doctors know the doctors assigned to them have been trained to the high standards Americans have always demanded of their medical professionals? The answer, of course, is: we won’t!
Look, common sense dictates the use of healthcare rationing. How else will so few doctors provide healthcare for so many? It cannot be done without rationing of healthcare. And yet, the Obama Regime and his cohorts in the Congress have lied to the American people -- yet again!
As the evidence of the Obama Regime’s lies and the congressional lies become ever more obvious to the American electorate, the level of outrage at the progressives, socialists, Marxists, Maoists, Stalinists, and just plain communists in America’s government today will only grow hotter. Remembering in November will not be a problem.
J. D. Longstreet