Have you heard the news? Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell says repealing Obamacare is on his “to-do list,” (like remodeling his downstairs bathroom that he may or may not get to), but that “the odds are against” it.

“If you thought it was a good idea for the federal government to go in this direction, I’d say the odds are still on your side,” McConnell said. “Because it’s a lot harder to undo something than it is to stop it in the first place.”

These are not the words of a leader. These are the words of a Washington establishment deal-maker. These are the words of a man who expects to lose, who “manages expectations,” and who only seeks to keep his seat at the table — even if it’s with the kids.

There is nothing inspiring about Mitch McConnell. Nothing. The Republican establishment “compromised” its way to out-of-control spending and a bigger government when they were in the driver’s seat, and they will do it again if we sit by the sidelines.

A man with righteous indignation, who is furious at an out-of-control federal government, would never talk like that. A man with a burning desire to return the nation to a path of fiscal sanity would never flippantly say legislation as disastrous as Obamacare was on his “to do list,” as if it was something he’d attempt if the political calculus worked to his favor. A man who is driven to do right by the American people doesn’t lament how “hard” it is to do something — he does it. He finds a way to rally the American people behind him, he ignores the slings and arrows of a dishonest media and he charges forward.

A man who can not get rid of his fine-food jowls is a man who will not have the energy to destroy health care mandates from hell. Soft Senators who look as if they like getting fat and happy at the best restaurants, more than they like a lean government, need to be called to task.

Mitt Romney’s campaign blows Obamacare messaging within the first 48 hours of the Supreme Court’s ruling. John Boehner talks a great game, but never delivers. Mitch McConnell has called it quits before the fight even started. And so, it’s up to us — the American people — to get the job done.

Washington, D.C. is filled with elitist windbags on both sides of the fence, and we don’t have time to play nice with “leaders” like McConnell. The fate of the greatest nation the world has ever known is at stake, and it’s obvious that they are not up to the task.

This isn’t an election about President Obama. This is an election about who we are as a people. I say, ignore Mitch McConnell and the rest of the Republican “leadership.” The Tea Party needs to tune the pretenders out, because they do not have the country’s best interest at heart.

Do not let Mitch McConnell determine what is or is not on the “to do list.” We the people will determine that. We will let him know what is possible. And if he is around when the dust clears, it will be up to us to hold him accountable.

Tomorrow is Independence Day. Say a prayer of thanks that you live in such an exceptional nation, and then make a mental note to do one thing — every day — to keep it that way.

See you on election day.

Doug

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About the Author Douglas Ernst

I'm a former Army guy who believes success comes through hard work, honesty, optimism, and perseverance. I believe seeing yourself as a victim creates a self-fulfilling prophecy. I believe in God. I'm a USC Trojan with an MA in Political Science from American University.

4 comments

  1. If anyone thinks it will be hard to dump ObamaCare after the elections just imagine how difficult it will be when it takes effect completely and there are 2 to 3 hundred thousand workers to try to get rid of! Not likely!

    1. Thanks for the comment, cfgotter. I agree with you that the sooner this is rooted out the better. What I don’t like is weak-kneed “leaders” who are supposed to get their supporters hardened for battle … who are themselves wet noodles.

    2. Great one Doug! If a supposed leader in the GOP such as Mitch McConnell cannot articulate conservative alternatives to replace Obamacare, and exhibit a drive to replace it, HE needs to be replaced. Sometimes the greatest threat to liberty is not just those who seek to destroy it, but the complacency of those in a position to protect it and did nothing.

    3. Thanks! I usually like to hold my fire on certain people. It’s not always good to let everyone else see the dirty laundry … but there comes a point where these guys need to be called to task. What’s going on now is bigger than ‘Democrat’ and ‘Republican.’ The country is at stake.

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