To the editor:
I went to D.C. on March 24 for the gloomy, rainy Road to Repeal rally near the Capitol Building.
The highlight of the trip was finding an Occupy Wall Street encampment on, I believe, G Street. There were betwee 10 and 20 tents altogether. One or two, ironically, were sitting on sheets of Astroturf.
It was almost completely deserted, except for three people staffing the information booth. They wouldn't talk to me. A passerby informed us that multiple infrared scans of the tents have shown them to be, well, unoccupied, and that the three occupiers come in the morning, stay for a while, then leave. That's dedication.
You know where else they could do that? At a paying job.
However, maybe it is a paying job; after all, the OWS-ers who demonstrated at the CPAC convention were each paid $60. Some grassroots movement. The only grassroots they know is the stuff they're smoking.
Nobody pays me to go to D.C. - I pay. Also, I've organized three tea parties. Members of my group pay out-of-pocket to provide supplies. If the liberals are right, Rupert Murdoch and the Koch brothers owe us some serious cash.
That OWS encampment is a perfect metaphor for liberal activism, in general - Astroturf, propped-up, and empty.
This last week, the Supreme Court heard arguments supporting the Obamacare bill.
It seems that happily, Solicitor General Donald Verrilli, who spoke for the administration, was not very convincing. Perhaps Obama should have left his old crony, Justice Elena Kagan, in the position?
Given her close association and involvement with this issue, she should have recused herself, anyway, as she has numerous times in the past. But then, this was the only reason she was put on the court, to assist in enforcing Obamacare.
We were told Obamacare would cost $900 billion for the first 10 years. Now, shockingly, it's revealed that they stewed the books -it's going to cost nearly $2 trillion for that period, and that's a lowball figure. Why does anyone continue listening to, let alone trusting, these endlessly disingenuous people?
One problem making health care so high is the outrageous premiums doctors, pharmaceutical and medical supply companies pay for malpractice insurance, driving up fees. Tort reform would be a great place to start reducing health care costs.
However, since 40 percent of those serving in the House and the Senate are lawyers (mostly Democrats; most of the Republicans are businessmen) and the American Bar Association is a major contributor to the Democratic Party, that won't happen. Other scapegoats must therefore be found to divert attention from the real perpetrators; scapegoats like evil, greedy health insurance companies.
How come so many liberals could see Bush's mishandlings of the Constitution - and there weren't a few - but are totally blind to Obama's egregious abuses?
Don't they realize that anything taking our rights and freedoms takes theirs as well? But don't worry, liberals. You may hate us, but we conservatives will still be there, defending your rights, even as you willingly surrender them.