There are lots of things being written out there about the ill-begotten passage of Obamacare. A statement that I came across was made by David Frum, with the assertion that "Republicans will face a political reversal" in November, not the Dems. His idea was that since the Republicans stood together and refused to compromise on their values and views on what made this country great - Capitalism - was a negative to the Republican party.
Wow. The media can spin it any way they want to, but the fact that the GOP stood together as one and didn't compromise their positions and values is a good thing. I am a life-long Republican, but I do not appreciate the spending that took place during the Democratic-controlled congress years of Bush's administration. The Tea party movement is a good thing as well for the Republican party, despite the few individuals who allegedly didn't behave themselves during Sundays' protests. A party standing together against a move towards a New Socialized American will be seen as a good thing, both to Republicans like me, and the many, many, Independent voters out there. Yes, those individuals whose votes are crucial to the Dems.
I also read a few statements made by well-respected friends of mine, via FB.
"Well now, lets see here. . . We don't have to worry about the country going bankrupt . . It already has. No worries about the Commies taking over, they already have. Don't have to worry about the Constitution becoming irrelevant, it already is. We don't have to worry about someday losing our freedoms, it's already happened to some extent and continues on . . . Hey, no worries. Be happy!"
"Hopefully, the tide will turn before the wrath of God is turned lose on us. It all depends on the faithfulness, goodness, prayers, determination, and actions of the silent conservative majority".
"This health care bill is not about health care, it's about taking control out of our hands!! We already provide for those who are in need... I AM GOING TO LIST THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AS A DEPENDANT THIS YEAR! In God We Trust - Obama and the Federal Government, not at all right now!!"
I read somewhere that there are way more Conservatives out there than we could ever imagine. We just are not as vocal as Liberals are, nor does the "main stream media" give us a fair voice in the media. I have felt that for years.
We as conservatives have been focused on family, our Faith, and working hard to take care of ourselves and each other. Doesn't give us a lot of time to write our Congressman (though now it is very simple to email or fax them) or to go and march on the lawn in DC, or take part in other local organized ways to get our voices heard.
BUT if nothing else, these past 14 months have shown us that this country needs to SEE US IN ACTION to make it known what the REAL majority out there feels on the issues. Our "Representatives" may have not listened to us on the Obamacare vote, but they surely will sit up and take notice when the Dems are booted out on their rears in November!
An inspiring speech given by Rep. John Boehner (R):