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You Stay on Your Side of the Fence, I’ll Stay on Mine

Yesterday Republican Judd Gregg, reached out to the White House with a plan to overhaul healthcare in a bipartisan way.  I normally would support such an effort if the Democratic party was well the Democratic Party of JFK, but it’s not.  The truth is this healthcare bill was written by radicals on the far left and special interest groups that are in bed with the President.  I find nothing in the bill that will improve health care, expand coverage at a lower cost, or bring down the overall costs of healthcare.

What I do see is a whole bunch of backroom deals that will push our overall national debt into another planetary system.  I see a great number of people that will still be uninsured and wasn’t that the main reason we wanted healthcare reform to begin with.

The problem is not just with the healthcare bill.  The problem is that Washington has become so corrupt that I’m not sure anything they try to push through will be good for America.  Maybe some of America, like the America that supported the Democrats and the President will benefit from the current garbage they’re pushing, but for most of us we hold our breath every time they come up with a new scheme.  So why would anybody support any bipartisan talk in this type of climate?  I say damn the torpedoes, full steam ahead.  Ronald Reagan once said we need to paint our differences with bold colors and that’s exactly what we need to be doing.  If they want to call the Republicans that party of “NO” then I say embrace it and use it against them.  No big government, no new taxes, no rights for terrorists, no liberty taking away bills, no destruction of our current healthcare system and so on. 

The Republicans need to learn quickly that this is not the same Democratic Party of JFK, it is something much different.  The Democrats of old need to understand that their party has been infiltrated by radical leftists that are using their beloved party to push their agenda on a national level.  These radicals realized a long time ago that they had no chance of winning or advancing their statist agenda looking from the outside in.  So what did they do?  They found a political party that they could somewhat align themselves with and was accept by the American people.  Slowly they worked their way into key positions within the party.  Today they no longer call themselves Marxists or Socialists; they like to be referred to as progressives.  That’s not as scary as those other labels.

The truth is these are the people the Republicans are dealing with.  They hate Republicans and most Libertarians for their ideas of limited government and an expansion of liberty for all.  I know, the Republicans have their own set of problems and like the saying goes those who live in glass houses should not throw stones.  But the big difference I see today as compared to 20 years ago is that the political climate has changed so much that the middle ground is much harder to find.  I have always been supportive of bringing the best ideas to the table, working out the differences, and presenting the American people with the best solution.  The Founding Fathers were able to do this, and so should we.  But you have to be willing to sit down and have the debate, and that task seems much harder with the leftist running the show in the Democratic Party.  As I said before I believe this is because they know they will lose the debate and with that public opinion will turn sharply on them.  So it’s easier to say, shut up and get out of the way and we’ll mop of this mess. What kind of America is that?

I for one am not a Republican; I’m a conservative with Libertarian stripes.  I believe in the United States of America and the opportunity she offers each and every one of us.  I also believe the Democratic Party has been hijacked and because of that there is no compromise on my part.  Until they drive out all the radicals and get back to the business of doing what best for the country and not for their party or own agenda, they can stay on their own side of the fence and I’ll stay on mine and in the end we shall see whose side the American people end up on.

That’s my two cents for what it’s worth.



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  • Ron Russell February 18, 2010 at 4:36 PM

    Although I was no fan of JKF, he would certainly be an improvement of BHO and Kennedy would not recognize the democrats of today. The party has gone off the cliff and is only now reaping their just dues. The price they will pay we be high and those radicals in the party will one day find themselves outsiders and unwelcome even in the democratic party.

  • John Carey February 18, 2010 at 7:44 PM

    Thanks for the comments Ron.

    I hope you are right about the radicals being outsiders and unwelcome in the democratic party.

  • Matt February 18, 2010 at 9:30 PM

    I'm not sure that the radicals will ever be driven from the Democratic Party. They may have started as a parasitic force in the party, but at this point, the infection has taken over. What stopped the Dems was not the "blue dogs." The radicals are so corrupt that they stopped themselves.

    John, this was a great article for me because of your perspective on the fact they there can be no real bipartisan agreement.

  • John Carey February 18, 2010 at 10:49 PM

    Thanks for the comments Matt.

    You might be right, maybe the radicals won't be driven from the party, but even if that doesn't happen, I feel the Democratic Party could be done in the eyes of the center-right voters. A friend told me yesterday that we are witnessing the end of a political party. I'm starting to wonder if he is right.

  • David Dyess February 20, 2010 at 11:42 PM

    I think both parties are in trouble with their bases, but the Democrats are pushing so far left they aren't leaving themselves with very much public backing. Most people seem to be close to the middle, just leaning left or right. I don't claim to be Republican anymore, from what I can tell I'm too conservative. Looks like the Repubs are just closing the door behind the Dems to me.

  • John Carey February 20, 2010 at 11:55 PM

    Thanks for the comments David.

    I agree that both parties have lost their way. But I believe there is still a chance to save the Republican party and that's coming from a non-republican. The Republican party for now is the best chance we have of stopping this radical agenda. They need some work and direction, so let's remind them that they are suppose to be the conservative party.