Tired of tyranny? Need a shot of freedom? Well, you're in luck.
The great free market group Americans for Prosperity (www.AmericansForProsperity.org) is hard at work in that bluest of blue states, Illinois! And I'm going to join them in Springfield and in Metro East this Wednesday, October 22, to celebrate individual freedom and economic liberty---and to call out the high taxes driving folks out of the Land of Lincoln. Join us to help save America.
As I watched hundreds of thousands of residents of Hong Kong pour into the streets to resist Chinese communist oppression over the past few weeks, I got thinking: President Obama and then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made Beijing's crackdown on democracy there not only possible but inevitable. Their disgraceful abandonment of human rights signaled to the Chinese communists that they would have a free hand in such matters---and they do. President Obama has still not commented on the crisis, or offered those brave folks a word of moral support.
As I write in my column for "The Washington Times", this is nothing new:
A new poll shows that a whopping 60% of the American people want to see Obamacare repealed. That is one of the highest percentages favoring repeal to date. And that's because most Americans have now had some direct, personal experience with the horrors of this form of socialized medicine: canceled plans, loss of their doctor and/or hospital, skyrocketing premiums and deductibles, limited choice in their own care. Higher taxes.
The American people have ALWAYS hated Obamacare. More of them hate it even more now. Republicans used to be smart enough to run against it, attracting many, many votes along the way (2010, anyone?). Now, not so much. Why? Well, some of them have given up. Some of them don't actually want to see it repealed. Some don't want to do the heavy lifting of replacing it with a patient and consumer-based alternative. Some are making money off of it.
In any case, the majority of Republicans not raising Obamacare now---with only 5 weeks left before the midterm elections---are beyond stupid. They are de facto working with the Democrats to make Obamacare a permanent, horrible fixture in our lives.
Shame. Shame on all of them.
It's awfully tough to fight for these Republicans when they refuse to fight against Obamacare---and for us.