A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet
Obama and his fellow socialists in the White House and Congress probably did not realize that all the self congratulatory fist pumping , high fives, and atta-boys at the decision on Obamacare by the Supreme Court was a bit premature. Yes. They won the battle, but the war has only begun.
It was an inspirational victory -- for the conservative right through out America. The outrage was palpable.
Conservatives who were not on board for Mr. Romney, the GOP candidate running against Obama for President, began a rush to Romney's side moments after the Court's decision was announced, and money began to pour into Romney's campaign coffers. In less than four hours 1 million and a half dollars had found its way into the hands of the Romney campaign. And the spigot was barely turned on.
A tsunami of outrage rolled across America picking up steam as it went. Even the US House of Representatives announced another vote to repeal Obamacare was scheduled for early July when the representatives return from their July 4th recess.
The lackadaisical republican base was ignited with a new vigor, vitality, and resolve to toss out Obama and as much of his cohort now in the US Senate and the US House of Representatives as is possible in the Fall election.
Staunch conservatives who have complained that Romney is too moderate, not conservative enough, swallowed their distaste for the nominee-to-be with the realization that Romney is, indeed, the only candidate we have to replace Obama. They moved resolutely into the Romney camp.
Those talking heads of the chattering class of the news shows and talk shows on the cable news TV channels who STILL proclaimed the election is STILL about the economy will look back on their moment of very bad judgment after November with shame and embarrassment -- and with the knowledge that on Thursday June 28th, 2012, the terms of the election changed from the economy to repealing Obamacare and defeating all those supporters of Obamacare who remain in the Congress. THAT is now the motivation for sweeping the White House and the Congress in the November election.
We are about to see a revolution in America.
As my friend Alan Caruba rightly pointed out in a fiery commentary immediately following the announcement of the Court's decision, America is now a police state.
Mr. Caruba is, sadly, correct. As of Thursday, June 28th, 2012, the constitution is null and void -- as is the Bill of Rights. Now the government can command any American citizen to do anything it chooses and if that hapless citizen does not comply, the government can fine him with a heavy tax to compel him to comply with that government command. By any definition -- America is now a police state.
State's rights no longer exists -- at all. There is no longer such a thing as a sovereign state. Arizona was only the beginning. State legislatures were rendered impotent in the face of the all powerful FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.
It is crystal clear that Obama has delivered on his promise to "fundamentally CHANGE America." He most certainly did. He changed us from a free constitutional republic to a tin-pot dictatorship and a third-world country "wanna-be" almost overnight. The SCOTUS made the transformation complete by not striking down Obamacare.
Now here's a hard truth for you. Even though republicans say they want to repeal Obamacare, please note: It will necessitate a complete take-over of the US House of Representatives, the US Senate, and the Office of the President of the United States. Without gaining all three, repealing Obamacare has no chance.
It is a fairly safe bet that the GOP will maintain ownership of the US House, but the US Senate is another matter. It will be much harder to win that House -- but we must TRY!
June 28th, 2012 is truly a day of infamy for America. It is the day America had socialism rammed down its throat by a socialist President. Make no mistake about it. America IS NOW a socialist police state.
If it is true that people get the government they deserve, then, apparently, it is time for America to pay for her sins.
The next few years will be a time of tribulation for America. The entire nation is going to be in an uproar with Americans at each other's throats. The terrible divide that has split our country for a number of decades has just grown exponentially wider and is, I believe uncrossable. The split is now permanent. We are officially: "A House Divided."
The scriptures teach us that a house divided cannot stand. The plain truth is -- America is no exception to that rule.
J. D. Longstreet