Opinion written by George McClellan:
Can the GOP save themselves? The Party is apparently still in the hands of incompetent weaklings whose strings are being pulled by the forces of the establishment government. One might ask does Harry Reid still lead the Senate? Obamacare is the standing achievement of the Democrats plan for top down control of the population leading inevitably to George Orwell’s vision of a one world government. The Republicans promised to repeal it. Why aren’t they?
To quote a famous line from the movie Cool Hand Luke: “What we have here is a failure to communicate!” Obviously, no one is communicating. Americans communicated very clearly their demands to repeal Obamacare. We gave ‘em Trump who very clearly communicated his intent to repeal Obamacare so why isn’t the GOP Congress doing just that? They promised!
Did we not deliver both houses of Congress into Republican Hands? Was that a terrible mistake? I didn’t think so! Actually we sent enough new GOP conservatives up there to do exactly what they were sent up there to do, start the process of returning our country to its constitutional roots. They did that and Trump helped.
It’s the GOP Leadership, now in the hands of a #NeverTrump” House Speaker, that didn’t get the message, that problem should be rectified immediately. We Won! What word don’t they understand? The Democrats are toothless, or should be.
Harry Reid always won his battles while our side cringed in fear, complained he wasn’t following the rules but, in the end, always raised the white flag of capitulation. Regardless, Republicans were trained to give up. When Harry was in charge, he either ignored or changed the rules as he pleased to screw our side and advance his and, he always won.
The new bunch of conservatives up there, The House Freedom Caucus, should take immediate action, to remove Ryan and replace him with a leader not afraid to do combat. It’s time to put the Republicans party on the offense and show the same leadership as Trump displays daily.
Obamacare is the one issue, above all others, that brought the government totally into Republican hands. The promise to repeal and replace, as the first order of business, is suddenly dying. If it does, so will the Republican Party. The replacement for the GOP health care plan is in the wings. Its got to begin with an acknowledgement that Republicans embrace free markets exchanges and affordable, available health care. Return to the states their constitutional authority to do what is denied to the Federal Government, then, get ‘gubment’ out of the way.
Failure to kill Obamacare is the sword upon which the Republicans will impale themselves if they refuse to act. Right now, in Congress, the collective will of the American people is stymied on the issues of entitlements, pre-existing conditions and coverage for children up to age 26.
Obamacare is under assault because is indefensible. Retaining any portion of it is equally indefensible and deadly for the Republicans if they fail to show leadership. Why they have permitted the establishments acolytes to fustigate against them, is an exercise in failed leadership. Allowing themselves to become entangled in the web of political intrigue, indecision and personal acrimony is an exercise in self destruction. The democrats are destroyed. Finish ‘em off, we hold the cudgel, repeal Obamacare and let’s get on with making America Great Again. Remember, freedom is the goal, the Constitution is the way. Now, go get ‘em! (16Mar17)