WASHINGTON, September 23, 2017 — Repealing Obamacare will have to wait until Sen. John McCain shuffles off his mortal coil. The Arizona Republican announced on Friday that he will vote against the GOP’s latest Senate Obamacare repeal bill, likely dooming it.
That is par for the course for those Republicans called “RINOs” (Republicans in Name Only).
The Republican Party is the RINO party and has been since the election of Dwight D. Eisenhower as president in 1952. The elections of Ronald Reagan and Donald Trump are the rare deviations from the decades-long movement of the GOP into the arms of big-government.
Have Republicans repealed any of FDR’s New Deal monstrosities? Have they repealed any of Lyndon B. Johnson’s Great Society programs?
They haven’t even tried.
With history as their guide, why would Republican voters believe the RINO GOP would ever consider repealing Obamacare?
Little daylight separates America’s two political parties. The GOP serves primarily as a straw-man villain for the left-wing media and entertainment industry while simultaneously serving as an auxiliary wing of the Democratic Party. It creates the illusion of political opposition and competition when there is none.
America today is a one-party state. McCain has proven that point beyond all doubt.
If Americans ever got their act together and elected state legislators pledged to convene an Article V convention of States to pass constitutional amendments to reign in Washington’s authoritarian overreach, we would finally see the beast in Washington for what it truly is.
There is little doubt that our post-constitutional Congress and courts would never recognize, as Thomas Jefferson wrote in the Declaration of Independence, “the right of the people to alter or to abolish it [tyrannical government], and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to affect their safety and happiness.”
But that authoritarian denial might provide the final slap-in-the-face that remaining fence-sitting Americans need to awaken from their collective coma.