One might note that the President and his administration employ this tactic just about every time they want to convince the public that America is for what they are doing. They line up a bunch of pawns on the stage offering up that visual effect that the effort has a lot of push behind it. In case you are thinking this is a new and unique method, it is not. This is right out of Saul Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals” which advises those following Alinsky’s methods to always put up a front which appears larger than you really are in truth. For all that Obama worships about Alinsky, this method must be one of his favorites as he employs it so often.
As the skin of the onion peels back on Obamacare, the nation is finding that much of what this President promised them is totally untrue with regard to this legislation. One can easily conclude that either the President had no idea what was in the legislation or he just outright lied to gain public acceptance. Now, millions are finding out that their current health insurance coverage is being cancelled by the provider and replacing that coverage is 50% to 100% more expensive. Consumers are finding out what the reality of covering the cost of giving away healthcare coverage and covering pre-existing conditions at normal rates really will be. This outcome is the equivalent of opening your wallet and paying for insurance for a man down the street that you do not even know. Predictably, the program is really one of government control and wealth redistribution.
As can be surmised from past experiences, this President is not going to stand and fight the good fight on Obamacare because he knows as well as anyone that he will lose in that battle…the facts are not on his side. Instead, he will employ the age-old tool of distraction as he has time and again on various scandals and disasters of his administration. In this case, it will be the issue of immigration reform and the demand that something be done…here and now to move this issue to a solution. The friction and smoke coming off of that issue will more than cover the faltering of Obamacare and allow the program to limp into 2014 and cut into the financial well-being of many millions of Americans who were perfectly happy with what they had in terms of healthcare.
Don’t get me wrong here, immigration reform is not just a smoke-screen but it will be used as one in this instance. Obama would love nothing more than to have the same outcome with immigration reform which he just had with the continuing resolution and the debt-ceiling battle. Let me make a suggestion, Mr. President. Why don’t you go ahead and threaten to voluntarily default on the debt service of this nation if Congress does not give you what you want in terms immigration amnesty? Oh no…not this time, too many people would notice that he was hi-jacking the Constitution with such a move…it is time for something new out of the Alinsky Playbook.
It is extremely important to Obama to make a huge issue of immigration reform. You see, at the moment, Obama’s number one mission is to so deface the Republican Party as to make America a one-party system. He wants a big confrontation on immigration prior to the 2014 mid-term election with the hopes that it will cost the Republicans the control of the House and potentially broaden the liberal base in the Senate. Then, by 2016, if he has immigration reform on his terms just as he did the recent budget issue, his hope is to have “diluted” the voter base to the point that “conservatism” is a forgotten word in the public domain.
You can bet that as this issue hits the bricks, Obama will be up on the podium with a bunch of Hispanic people mixed in with some other no-names pushing hard to send that message that these folks are “all-in” and you should be too! He will face off with the Republicans on the issue once again demanding everything he wants to be laid on the table and making it clear that resistance can only bring one end…”the playing of the race-card”. Ultimately, Obama wants resistance…and lots of it. He must build that drama in order to show how determined he is to not give one inch in terms of handing amnesty to those who are here in the USA illegally and by all rights…should be deported. Once he is able to put on that exhibition, he will win the hearts and souls of these “potential future voters” over to the Democratic Party further souring the soup for the Republicans.
Now, some in the Media refer to Obama’s efforts as nothing more than “political hardball”. Using whatever means is at hand including defying the Constitution, he will attempt to get whatever absurd demand that he makes in terms of “amnesty” for the illegals. The Republicans will fight him on the issues of citizenship and voting. He will concede on the voting and settle for citizenship in order to appear that some compromise is at hand. Then, when the ink is dried on the deal, he will turn his dogs like Chuck Schumer out on the media to cry and cry about how pathetic it is for these people to be “citizens” but not be able to vote. He will go for the public leverage jugular vein and even consider executive order to gain voting rights for these declared citizens. Once successful, the voting pool will be diluted and compromised giving the Democrats a voter base which will carry them into the next century and beyond possibly. The Media, wrongly focused on the methods rather than the outcome, cannot seem to see the similarities of these efforts well down the road of the socialist path.
From a conservative viewpoint, this is certainly not the time to give up and throw in the towel. This face-off is not just about the disagreement between two party platforms as it might have been many decades ago. It is far more serious and the future of the nation is on the line. Long ago, the socialist/progressive element shanghaied the Democrat Party holding on to the name and its symbolism but taking the party politics far beyond the fringe of liberal thinking. Obama is the culmination of that effort and will be for a while. The key is to keep the party in control for as long as possible and change as many things as possible to being contrary to the history and heritage of the nation as it was founded. In doing so, there are no areas which are “off-limits” nor is there a document which is considered holy and untouchable. To the contrary, the key here is trample on anything which has been held precious to the conservatives of America testing whether the public as a whole will rebel in that effort. Each time that little or no resistance is encountered, the effort can be turned up a notch moving to the next level.
We are about to see the same effort which went to creating Obamacare go into immigration reform. We are about to see a President who will knowingly use lies and deception to gain what he wants in that process. We are about to see the issues surrounding Obamacare get swept under the table as this administration goes to work employing the same mistruth analogies to gain public support for an outcome which can only do one thing…diminish or erase your vote at the polls. If you love your country; if you love what it stands for and the heritage on which it was built, you have no choice but to stand up at this point and be counted. Remember those first layers of Obamacare which you are now seeing and know that the same people who made promises to you there are the same ones making promises on immigration reform. Luckily you still have a choice in America…you can believe those lies or you can choose to stand against them. One day, that freedom of choice may be gone if you continue to buy the Obama stage-play.
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