Dear Sen Coats,
Senator Dan Coats (R.) of Indiana replied to requests that he vote against cloture on the bill which allows Obamacare to be defunded. He, as expected, supported cloture.
The Republican response is to delay the individual mandate of Obamacare, so that people cannot feel so much damage until after 2014, thereby ensuring that the leftists keep control of the Senate after the 2014 election. (DUH!)
The Pharmer wrote back to him as follows:
Re: Obamacare vs government shut down.
Those of us who have memory, recall that the government has “shut down” numerous times in the past, and the U.S. has survived.
We know that a “shut down” has never caused the total stoppage of all services.
We are not made afraid by the term “government shut down”.
Delaying the Individual Mandate will do only one thing…… prevent people from blaming the Dems for Obamacare damages, and keep that party in power after 2014. Delaying the individual mandate will ensure that Dems keep the Senate. (Repubs should fire their political consultants.)
We wonder why the Republicans have become so fearful. Have their cushie jobs become more important than the U.S.A. itself? Are their lives being threatened by the Chicago mob in Washington? What has caused the loss of testosterone in the Republican party?
Is it time for the Republicans to be replaced by a party which puts the people (who oppose Obamacare by a large margin) first?
My first presidential vote was for Ronald Reagan, but the party has thrown me, and other conservatives aside as it tries to recast itself as leftist-lite.
What the Republicans do next determines whether I continue on as an independent conservative, or assist a third party to supplant the GOP.