Is the Republican leadership in the House engaged in some kind of cynical, diseased attempt at humor? Eric Cantor and John Boehner think the American people are stupid and, frankly, they don't care much about our lives either.
We are not expendable in whatever sort of game they are playing in Washington DC.
According to CNS News, John Boehner introduced another grand scheme yesterday, focusing not on defunding Obamacare, but focusing instead on not shutting down his beloved Leviathan:
"Listen, our goal here is not to shut down the government," Boehner told reporters on Tuesday. "Our goal is to cut spending and to stop Obamacare. And I believe that the strategy that was outlined to members this morning accomplishes that."
Tea Party Patriots provides a succinct overview of what Cantor and Boehner have come up with, all an attempt to have their cake, eat it, send us the bill, and keep us as children to their great parental superiority.
Nancy Pelosi is going to vote for a Continuing Resolution that funds Obamacare; so will the rest of the Democrats in the House, and so will Cantor, and he will push the Republicans to believe they have political cover while voting once again to fund.
By taking the teeth out of the CR vote, they have decided that they and their cronies will remain exempt from Obamacare, and to hell with the little guy. It magnifies the distinction they continue to place on their importance over the American people.
They have decided that we are ignorant enough to believe that we are being represented in Washington when, in fact, they are solely concerned with their own standing in the nation, above all.
Boehner's comment above shows this distinction. He, in effect, said, "We can't shut down the government over your concerns about the government takeover of healthcare. Get over it, we are doing this for your own good, you aren't special, we are, and that's that."
We can understand the Democrats' wish to convey this message. They are, after all, interested in controlling our lives using the government we pay for. But, the Republican Party is being led by people so out of touch with regular Americans, our dinner table issues, and our knowledge of the right and ethical ways to comport ourselves, that the American people have no real choice in elections anymore, and that is unconscionable.
The 13 Republicans in the Senate, who have said they will not vote for a CR that funds Obamacare, are standing for, and are respecting, the will of the people. We must hold our House members accountable by thronging their offices with the clear message: Do not vote for a CR that funds Obamacare. Republican or Democrat members of Congress have the duty to represent the will of the people, and they have set up their stance solely on the idea that they will not face retribution in 2014.
Boehner, Cantor and the rest have funded Obamacare at every turn, silencing and politically disemboweling House members who have objected and shown them the error of their ways. Their "plans" have impaled Middle America and have all but taken down their own party, forcing many to leave and resurrect third party traction.
At the same time, they have set up a master plan for dealing with the primary process, strengthening crony establishment control, falsifying conservative groups to confuse the electorate, and threatening to remove conservatives from the party.
They choose to mock us, rather than respect us and heed our concerns. No Republican or Democrat can vote for a CR that funds Obamacare and still suggest they are in any way, fiscally conservative, socially conservative, or libertarian, and will be called out in next year's elections as the toadies for Obamacare, deferring to the ruling class as their true masters.
It is telling that when people look back on the events leading up to the Syrian crisis, it is often said that Obama should have done something a long time ago, and now the crisis is out of control. The same could be said of Boehner, Cantor, and their leadership in dealing with Obamacare.
The crisis has gotten this far because of them and their grand schemes to keep it alive for the people to fall beneath while they sit perched atop a hill looking down on us, mocking and laughing at our misfortune which they themselves have created.