An op-ed from Sen. Jim DeMint in USA Today. Nice to know I’m not the only one using the term ‘monstrosity.’

Opposing view: ‘It must be repealed’
This monstrosity ignores people’s will and violates the Constitution.

There’s no fixing the government health care takeover Democrats forced through on Sunday. It must be repealed.

After telling Americans in 2008 that they would lower spending, taxes and insurance premiums, Democrats passed a bill that breaks every promise. Using secret deals, kickbacks and carve-outs, Democratic leaders jammed through legislation to control more than one-sixth of the nation’s economy…

Government bureaucrats will now dictate the terms of our health care system. Americans must purchase Washington-formulated insurance plans or pay stiff penalties, a requirement that defies the Constitution and is a boon to the insurance companies the Democrats pretend to despise.

This plan raids $52 billion from Social Security. It cuts nearly $500 billion from Medicare and doesn’t count the hundreds of billions needed to compensate doctors who treat elderly patients. A portion of this trillion dollar bill is paid for with a government takeover of the student loan industry. The government will shut down private lenders, sell expensive loans to 19 million college students and use the profits to finance “ObamaCare.” […]

It adds millions of people to Medicaid, a failing program that many doctors and pharmacists refuse to participate in. Medicaid won’t do its patients any good if a doctor won’t treat them or a pharmacist won’t fill their prescriptions. When a president and a Congress collude to violate the Constitution and ignore the American people, everything our nation stands for is at risk. It’s not too late to undo the damage.

I, and other Republicans, will work to repeal this monstrosity, and give Americans freedom to make their own health care choices.

And from Gingrich: This Will Not Stand

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  1. Chuck says:

    Thanks Tammy. The link to Newt’s article doesn’t work.

  2. Tinker says:

    The question of repealing this fascist tyranny must be put to ALL candidates. And not just will they passively support it, but any candidate that I support must pledge to actively fight for repeal.

    And the discussion needs to be steered away from the details somewhat, because it’s never ever been about doctors, medicine, cost, deficit. It’s always been about having power over us from cradle to grave. This is a cosmic struggle of good vs. evil, freedom vs. tyranny. The elite vs. the masses.

    But we can’t do it alone, II Chronicles 7:14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

  3. girlsgotrhythm says:

    I hate to take a crap on anyone’s parade but after yesterday and from what we’ve seen thus far as to the lengths the left will go to to force their will on us (also the too little too late actions and whimpiness of the Republicans) I am not optimistic. The fact that this is unconstitutional is totally a no-brainer. The lawyers and “constitutional experts” will come up with any definition they want, despite what the constitution says. And IMPOSE whatever they want. The time for talk is OVER! What is there to talk about? NEWSFLASH: No one in power is listening to us!!!

  4. jeaneeinabottle says:

    We will repeal but first they are going all over TV today calling us racist and haters so they can push amnesty. The Republicans and right blogs better grow a steel spine and not respond to this unless they have audio and video to prove it, if true we demand they press charges. We must not tolerate any of that. In the mean time take a camera with audio where ever you go because they will try and attack you at every turn, from the ground up. In our schools, government to the president. We need to drop this trusting nature my fellow Christians, we know are enemies now even in our churches that spew social justice.

  5. Artgal says:

    It’s true those in power will not listen to us – that’s why we have to work 2, 3, 4, etc. times as hard to have them defeated in November! We have to! We also have to put the stop on Amnesty and there may be the chance to do that.

    Ultimately, there is Someone in power who IS listening to us! We don’t always get our answer from God in the day and manner we wish, but I’ve said before: there was a Divine purpose in Sarah Palin being introduced to the national stage. We may have to suffer for a couplle more years, but let’s look at it as an opportunity to remidn America to never let this happen again!

    Clean house in 2010, then restore liberty in 2012!

  6. Foreverautumn says:

    As the song says, “It’s too late to apologize”!

  7. makeshifty says:

    Here’s the link to Newt’s article.

    I was not heartened by Charles Krauthammer’s comments last night. He is against the health care bill, but he said, “It will never be repealed.” My guess is he thinks this because of a few factors.

    One, in order to repeal it Republicans are going to have to have a grand vision of their own for health care reform, and it will have to be coordinated at the state and federal level. This means not only lowering the cost of insurance (competition across state lines) but also lowering the cost of health care. The states largely have control of that at the moment (the cost of care), since they limit competition with big hospitals through zoning rules and such.

    Two, they’re going to need a veto-proof majority, in other words, be able to override Obama’s veto.

    Three, if you were watching CNBC this morning it was revealed that this bill was the building of a cooperative agreement between big government, big insurance, big pharma, and big hospitals. That is quite a force to overcome, and is probably the reason this bill was passed in the fashion it was. It was fascist–corporations working hand in glove with the government, leaving the rest of us out of the process. We have to admit to ourselves if we’re going to look at this realistically that there is a pro-corporate strain in the Republican Party. So it’s unlikely that a veto-proof majority is not going to be tainted by influence from the forces I mentioned.

    What’s happened is the logical conclusion of a process that’s been going on for decades, mainly at the state level. The states created this problem, from what I can surmise. The only place where the federal government has been the problem up to now is in how Medicare and Medicaid are structured (they’re going bankrupt).

    I think what’s going to be needed is the building of a coalition that likes the idea of competition in medical care, and some support can even be drawn from the Democratic ranks. Think about the people who believe in alternative healing. There are even professionally trained MDs who believe in it. They may like the idea of universal health care, but they’re not going to like its effects. These people have often had to operate independently, because the medical establishment looks askance at them. That derision is going to turn into a movement led by government to shut them down, and they’re not going to like it. Obviously traditional private practitioners are not going to like this monstrosity either, since it favors the big hospitals.

    Not only will coalitions have to be built to tear this thing down, but there’s going to need to be activism at the state level to open up medical care to competition. Obviously some openings will have to be created at the federal level now to allow this. Perhaps this can be accomplished with a veto-proof majority, little cracks and openings that let forth a torrent.

    In a sense I think Krauthammer is right. We didn’t get here overnight, even though it looks like it. We’re probably not going to get out of it overnight, though one can be hope.

    • sandyl says:

      A “pro-corporate strain in the Republican party?” Most Republicans are pro-free-market-corporations. It was the Democrats who made this deal with these corporations. They are making the same mistake that others have made under fascists. They get into bed with fascist politicians in a vain attempt to save themselves.

      This won’t be easy, but we have to try.

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