Thursday, April 15, 2010

This is what is wrong with too many Republican politicians

This video of Tom Colburn seems to be an example of exactly what is wrong with most Republican politicians.

It appears that Mr. Coburn want to be seen as a nice guy. The problem with that is that in political battles, nice guys finish last.

He acts as though he is just trying to be "honest" about what the opposition is saying and doing. Thus, like a lawyer trying to get his client off on a technicality, he defends what the bill "says", without following up with a description of the clear and undeniable consequence of the bill "says". The problem is that by doing so, he present only a half truth, and a half truth is a whole lie. The whole truth is that any American who absolutely refuses to abide by every dotted “i” and every crossed “t” within the obamacare bill, especially the mandate to buy health insurance, will end up going to jail unless they back down.

Mr. Colburn states that that it is not the intent of the mandate to put Americans in jail. Well it is not the intent of laws against murder to put people in jail either. The intent of those laws is to discourage people from murdering other people. But these laws also give the judicial system the authority and power to punish those who commit murder; by at least separating them from the rest of society by putting them in jail.

So in that sense, it can “honestly” be said that it is not the intent of the mandate to put Americans in jail for freely choosing to not buy health insurance. However the bill does give the government the authority and power to punish those who do not buy insurance with fines, and to use the IRS to enforce those fines. And can anyone honestly say or believe that the IRS will not toss otherwise law abiding Americans into jail if they do not cooperate with the efforts of the IRS to enforce these fines?

Colburn also says, and this part really peeves me off, that Nancy ("Are you serious?") Pelosi is a nice person, and asks “how many of ya’ll have met her?” Well in response to that is that I never met Hitler either, but I know that he was not a good person. And despite the fact that I have read that in his private life, Adolf Hitler was an amiable person who loved children, that did not make him any less of an evil person. And just because Nancy P may or may not have an amiable personality does not make her a nice person.

He went on to say that “Just because someone disagrees with you doesn't mean they’re not a good person.” Well in that he is correct. But it is not the fact that Nancy P disagrees with the majority of the American people that makes her evil.

It is the fact that she belittles, maligns and defames “We the People” who dare to have the unmitigated gall to stand in opposition to her agenda that makes her evil.

It is the fact that she eschews everything that our founding fathers believed in and established that makes her evil.

It is the fact that she has not only ignored the constitution, she has torn it to shreds, pissed on its tattered pieces and buried it in the pig excrement of socialism that makes her evil.

It is the fact that her clear intent is to reform and remake this nation into a clone of Europe that makes her evil.

It is her threats, arm twisting, bribery and other vile acts undertaken to insure that she and her cohorts can shove obamacare, cap and trade, and similar detrimental legislation down our throats that makes her evil.

It is her hatred of the producers and job creators and her love of those who feed at the national teat, consuming the fruits of other peoples risk taking and hard work, while giving nothing in return, that make her evil.

It is her efforts to take the "Blessings of Liberty" and Freedom away from “We the People” that makes her evil.

It is her objective to endow the government with absolute authority and power over the lives and livelihood of “We the People of the United States” of America that makes her evil.

Mr. Coburn’s closing statement was: “Having been on that side of the receiving end… I think members who agree with us philosophically ought to do everything to not demonize our opponents, but to win on the issues. In the long run we gain credibility and we gain respect when we do that. And we win, we win (unintelligible).”

I agree that we need to win on the issues. And I do not think we need to demonize our opponents. However, I do not see the likes of Nancy Pelosi as our opponents. She and her ilk are our in fact, by their own rhetoric have made it clear that they are enemies to Freedom, to Liberty, to Justice, and to the hard working people of the United States of America. And as such, they are fair game for demonization because their goal is to foist a demonic repression upon us.

Mr. Colburn either needs to grow a pair and stop worrying about not looking like a nice guy, and stop trying to reach across the isle when it is so clear that doing so means to compromise our founding principles, and to surrender our Freedom and Liberty… Or he needs to get the hell out of the way, and allow someone who is actually ready, willing and able to fight the domestic enemies of America, of her Constitution and of her citizens, do the job.

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