House GOP to battle socialist realignment strategy revealed in Stanley Kurtz book.
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It falls to John Boehner to understand that as he takes the gavel from Nancy Pelosi he and his new majority are not dealing with a collection of separate, seemingly disconnected issues. Whether the subject is repealing Obamacare or raising the debt ceiling, cutting spending or investigating the Department of Justice decisions on the New Black Panthers or trying al Qaeda terrorists in New York, the overarching issue is the attempt to impose what Kurtz calls “stealth socialism” — deliberately dividing Americans by class and hence transforming America forever into some sort of European-style socialist state. A nation where, as the WSJ editorial also points out, the goal is to totally reshape America so that “the government will control 40% to 50% of all economic resources.”
Let’s put just one face on how the results of all this would work if Obama were to succeed — and Boehner to fail.
Since Obama Medicare chief Dr. Donald Berwick has re-launched the “death panel” debate by inserting the government into end-of-life decisions by way of a secretly hatched fiat, let’s discuss Linda O’Boyle to illustrate just why John Boehner’s job has surprisingly cast him into the role of a general even more than a Speaker.
Linda O’Boyle was a 64-year old British mother of three sons and grandmother to four. She had bowel cancer, a disease that can bring excruciating pain. Her doctor prescribed Cetuximab, a medication she was told would improve her chances of fighting the disease.
Mrs. O’Boyle was told by Britain’s National Health Service — the kindly government institution that provides so-called “free” medical care — that they decided she couldn’t have the drug. They simply refused to pay for it on grounds of rationing resources. O’Boyle promptly withdrew her savings and bought the drug herself. Finding this out, the NHS angrily informed her she had broken their bureaucratic rules — and henceforth would be denied all treatment. Mrs. O’Boyle — beloved by family and friends — was left to die a painful death, which she did, within months. Uproar ensued.
Result, the bureaucracy decided to edge away from this and that policy that resulted in the death of Linda O’Boyle. To issue another government edict from another set of bureaucrats.
But the chilling point remains for Americans. This is what happens when bureaucrats — not doctors and patients — wind up making medical decisions.
Plainly put, socialism killed Linda O’Boyle. While bowel cancer may have eventually brought about her death, make no mistake. Socialism took this woman’s life.
What does the lesson of Linda O’Boyle mean for John Boehner? What does this have to do with the thorough details of Barack Obama’s life and political vision as unearthed by Stanley Kurtz?
It means that Americans can now understand all too vividly just what Barack Obama’s vision for America really is. They can understand why Obama and his allies think and act the way they do. They can understand the point the WSJ makes when it writes:
For today’s left, the main goal of politics is not to respond to public opinion. The goal is to impose the dream of an egalitarian entitlement state whether the public likes it or not…
The imposition of this “dream of an egalitarian state” explains exactly why millions of Americans don’t have a job or why oil drilling in the Gulf is banned or why the Federal Communications Commission is attempting to control the Internet, among other things. And it explains why we are headed for a health care system that will produce the inevitable tragedy of American Linda O’Boyles if Boehner doesn’t work to stop this socialist agenda in its tracks.
Earlier in the WSJ, R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr., the founder and editor-in-chief of The American Spectator, noted that:
In the tumultuous history of postwar American liberalism, there has been a slow but steady decline of which liberals have been steadfastly oblivious. The heirs of the New Deal are down to around 20% of the electorate…..As a political movement liberalism is dead. They do not have the numbers. They do not have the policies.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
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