WASHINGTON, August 5, 2017 — Retired Virginia Beach attorney Bob Heghmann has had it up to his eyebrows with all the lies and is seeking legal redress. His civil suit, filed in U.S. District Court, accuses leaders of the Virginia and national Republican parties for engaging in criminal activity by failing to fulfill their pledge to repeal Obamacare.
According to the complaint, Heghmann says the GOP has “engaged in a pattern of racketeering which involves massive fraud perpetrated on Republican voters and contributors as well as some Independents and Democrats.”
But it’s not likely his lawsuit will succeed. Back in 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down an Ohio law prohibiting political campaigns from making false claims in advertising.
The Ohio law, said the high court, violated the First Amendment for attempting “to restrict or punish lying by politicians… an unconstitutional infringement on a religion they have practiced for decades,” wrote Chief Justice John Roberts for the majority. “For politicians, lying is a religious observance.”
Heghmann told the Virginia Pilot that while progressives have a dominant hold on the Democratic Party, “a Republican majority will mean a conservative majority if and when a sufficient number of conservatives figure out why the success of their principles depends on their personal involvement in local, state and national Republican Party committees and in party nomination contests.”
And President Donald Trump is helping in regard to the latter.
South Carolina Republican Mark Sanford got an ear full during a meeting with White House emissary and budget chief, Mick Mulvaney:
“The president asked me to look you square in the eyes and to say that he hoped that you voted ‘no’ on this [Obamacare repeal] bill so he could run [a primary challenger] against you in 2018,” The Post and Courier reported.
“I’ve never had anyone, over my time in politics, put it to me as directly as that,” Sanford told the Courier.
The Tea Party Patriots offered some advice to the president:
“To unite congressional Republicans, President Donald Trump should take action to end the congressional exemption from Obamacare. It is apparent that since Members of Congress, their families and staff do not have to live under the law they passed for every other American, they lack the incentive to take action they were elected to take.”
That waiver created a loophole allowing 12,000 Congress members and staff to receive subsidized health insurance through the District of Columbia’s small business exchange.
This occurred in 2014, the same year trusting voters gave Republicans control of both houses of Congress. The same year President Obama bought the undying loyalty of Republicans toward his health care abomination with the tax dollars of these trusting voters.
As author of the macabre and creator of memorable monsters, Stephen King, once observed, “The trust of the innocent is the liar’s most useful tool.
It will take more than lawsuits and wooden stakes to bring down these political vampires. It rests with Republican voters to repeal the careers of GOP liars in the coming Republican primaries.