It seems as though the unilateral and unconstitutional changes to ObamaCare aren’t going to stop. In efforts to save their “train wreck” of a law, more changes to ObamaCare are coming our way. That is at least according to former White House adviser David Axelrod. He told MSNBC this morning, “Any time you implement something like this, it’s new and there’s no doubt that it’s complicated, there will be changes along — there should be changes along the way.” Oh really? Will those changes come from Congress, the branch responsible for writing legislation? Of course not! The separation of checks and balances is not a concern for the Anointed One.
Axelrod also made a laughable comment during his interview: “If you look at the polling, … the majority of the people say let’s move forward and fix it along the way, and that’s exactly what the president will do.” I’m not entirely sure which polling David Axelrod is looking at, but ObamaCare has remained wildly unpopular and 57% of Americans want ObamaCare defunded. Americans don’t want to “move forward” with it. They want it to go away; They are afraid for their health, their jobs, their businesses, their taxes, their privacy. The only people who want to move forward with ObamaCare are those few liberals who have everything to gain in terms of legacy and power.
The closer we get to the implementation of ObamaCare, notice that Obama’s poll numbers continue to drop. This is likely for a whole host of reasons including the myriad of scandals and his crumbling foreign policy. But unfortunately for Obama, ObamaCare is now tied to the economy because of its notable effect on jobs and our pocketbooks. The administration will try to feign ignorance but the American people know what’s really happening: They are being laid off, their hours are being reduced, they are being forced to switch insurance, their premium costs are increasing.
ObamaCare needs to be stopped. The last real option to stop it, in my opinion, is to defund it. It is only going to get more difficult with time. Based on our poll on Hannity.com yesterday, a vast majority of you want it defunded as well. But some Republicans don’t believe that is the smartest strategy. Rep. Adam Kinzinger is one of those Republicans who does not support defunding ObamaCare. He told a recent townhall meeting, "Eventually, there will be a collapse of will to keep the government shut down because soldiers are not getting paid and all this other stuff is happening. And we turn around and we lose 10 to 20 seats in 2014. And whether we win the battle or not, we've lost the war because Nancy Pelosi's Speaker of the House." I can understand Kinzinger’s argument and he’s not alone. While I do not want to see the GOP lose the House in 2014, I would like to see the GOP gain the House and Senate and eventually the presidency again, and the only way to do that is to stand boldly on conservative principles. Acting as nothing more than a watered-down version of the Democrat Party is not going to gain the Republicans any new voters. Conservative principles will resonate and they will inspire and we need to be confident in that, rather than shying away from it. Rather than playing politics, we need to take a step back and look at where the Republican Party is heading. Keeping ObamaCare in place puts Republicans on a path toward mediocrity and that doesn’t win votes. I refuse to believe that fighting to defund ObamaCare – while funding the rest of the government – will lead to a GOP loss of the House and Nancy Pelosi as Speaker once again.
Now with that being said, here’s some of the latest news stories related to this train wreck. Not a day goes by where we don’t learn more about the failures related to this law.