Irreconcilable Differences


Last week, Pat Caddell and Douglas Schoen wrote a dead-on accurate article in the Washington Post about the cost of the mid-term elections if Democrats continue to push for the House to pass this health care bill over the well-voiced and well-documented objections of the American people:

[T]he battle for public opinion has been lost. Comprehensive health care has been lost. If it fails, as appears possible, Democrats will face the brunt of the electorate’s reaction. If it passes, however, Democrats will face a far greater calamitous reaction at the polls. Wishing, praying or pretending will not change these outcomes.

Nothing has been more disconcerting than to watch Democratic politicians and their media supporters deceive themselves into believing that the public favors the Democrats’ current health-care plan. Yes, most Americans believe, as we do, that real health-care reform is needed. And yes, certain proposals in the plan are supported by the public.

However, a solid majority of Americans opposes the massive health-reform plan. Four-fifths of those who oppose the plan strongly oppose it, according to Rasmussen polling this week, while only half of those who support the plan do so strongly. Many more Americans believe the legislation will worsen their health care, cost them more personally and add significantly to the national deficit. Never in our experience as pollsters can we recall such self-deluding misconstruction of survey data. [Emphasis mine]

Given that so many Americans oppose this bill, so many have been so vocal about opposing it, and that it has been made clear to Congress and the President just what will happen if this monstrosity is forced upon us, one thing becomes very very clear. They can hear us. They just don’t care. And that bodes ill for us all.

If the Democrats are going to force into law a bill that is so unpopular with the public, what will they enact next?

And so it becomes all the more imperative to vote these preening popinjays out of office in November. Not just to send a message that they would have done better to listen to their constituents from the start, but also to prevent them from attempting the same thing with future legislation.

If this bill manages to pass the House, there are going to be numerous legislators who should start thinking now about looking for new jobs just before Thanksgiving. Because at this point, there are irreconcilable differences between the DC ruling elite and the rest of us.

While we are well beyond the “a la lanterne!” passions of centuries past, one can certainly picture a bevy of modern-day Madame DeFarges tweeting the names of every doomed Senator and Congressman in voting precincts across the country.

You’ll be able to identify her easily. She’ll be the one drinking tea.


2 Responses to Irreconcilable Differences

  1. Doug says:

    The differences have been there for so long. In this new information age it becomes harder and harder for those folks on the hill to hide from us.

    How many times over the years has particularly odious legislation been served up cold in the middle of the night? So many things that people representing the government at one level or another that have outrageously been done to us, not for us.

    Either way, pass or no pass on this bill, what liberal elites call the “populist meme” of ‘toss the bums out’ really , really needs to morph from meme to reality. They have got to go, every last one of them.

    I am confident that some truly bad politicians will be voted out. Some more will be voted in so the work will never end, but there is a sense that we the people are ready to get to work.

  2. Tom says:

    I would caution you all that the vermin who would pass this monstrosity by hook or by crook will also be the ones to completely drop the constitution to try to protect their illegitimate legislative offspring. Doctor Zero wrote so eloquently in his “To Keep and Bear Arms” about the need for despots and totalitarians to have an Army willing to pull the trigger on the citizens. As he suggested, that may be harder than it sounds, but make no mistake, the likes of this president and his socialist minions will push it to that point. The November elections have to actually be held in order for the people to speak through their votes. This person in this White House will likely find an excuse to suspend the election. They will not go quietly into the night, because this is the “big one” for them. If they can do this, then hold power for just long enough, they can change us forever. For them, it is a carrot too tempting for mere constitutional restraint. They’re going to go too far. It’s in their diabolical DNA. With Holder as AG, no justice department action will be forthcoming, nothing will make it to the SCOTUS, and Congress is either complicit, cowardly or powerless. We’re going to have to take to the streets, and we’re going to need the military on our side. Period.

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