What a difference a day makes!
Thursday, February 4, 2010
Before the January 19th election of Republican Scott Brown as United States Senator from Massachusetts, we were being told that ObamaCare would be crammed down our throats whether we liked it or not and that any effort to defeat this monstrosity was hopeless. After Brown's election in socialistic Massachusetts sent shock waves through the liberal Democratic establishment, too many pro-gunners had assumed that we had won -- and that we could just stop fighting and go home. But a football team doesn't leave the field and go home at half time, even if it has a healthy lead. And Nancy Pelosi hasn't given up her efforts to socialize America's health care system and bring your private medical matters under strict government control. Fox News is reporting today that congressional leaders are working on a compromise. Pelosi herself has said that, if the "gate" to ObamaCare is locked, she will climb over the fence -- or pole-vault over the wall -- or parachute to a liberal socialist victory. Pelosi's only viable strategy is to get a reluctant House to pass the Senate's bribe-laden, Medicare-cutting, gun-banning bill -- but do so in conjunction with a "fix-it" bill which would pass the House at the same time under quickie "reconciliation" procedures.We still have plenty of parliamentary tricks up our sleeves to try to block this. But the easiest way to bury ObamaCare once and for all is to get just one House member to switch his vote -- from supporting ObamaCare last fall to opposing it now. The President's spokesman, Robert Gibbs, is boasting that they are one vote away from passing it in the House. So if we can switch one vote, we can take the "undead" ObamaCare bill and drive a stake through its heart, cut its head off at a midnight crossroads, shoot it with a silver bullet, put garlic around its neck, and bury it in a lead casket with a crucifix on the top. And, given the damage which ObamaCare would do to America, this is hardly too much overkill.ACTION: So, we are asking you to write your congressman again. Tell him you want a commitment to oppose the corrupt bribe-laden Senate ObamaCare bill -- and to oppose any effort to fix it up. You can use the Gun Owners Legislative Action Center to send a pre-written message to your Representative.
----- Pre-written letter -----Dear Representative:Nancy Pelosi hasn't given up her efforts to socialize America's health care system and bring me and private medical matters under strict government control. She has said that, if the gate to ObamaCare is locked, she will climb over the fence -- or pole-vault over the wall -- or parachute to a liberal socialist victory. Pelosi's only viable strategy is to get the House to pass the Senate's bribe-laden, Medicare-cutting, gun-banning bill -- but do so in conjunction with a "'“fix-it" bill which would pass the House at the same time. The Senate would then kill the "fix-it" bill under the arcane "Byrd rule" -- but gullible House members would claim that wasn't their fault. It is time to bury ObamaCare once and for all. This legislation will allow the ATF to troll a health/gun database in order to take away firearms from tens of millions of Americans. Not only that, the federal bill is jam-packed with billions of dollars of bribes paid to buy the votes of unscrupulous senators and will impose a host of new taxes on me and my family.So please make the following commitments:* To vote against the bribe-laden, gun banning Senate ObamaCare bill under any circumstances; and,* To publicly declare that the corrupt monstrosity is too sleazy to be cleaned up by any fix-it bill. If you believe the American people are angry now, wait until Nancy Pelosi shoves this down our throats. Please take this abomination off the table now -- once and for all. And, please let me hear from you that you will not vote for ObamaCare.Sincerely,