Republican Governors Cave to Obamacare: It's 'Law' & Here to Stay


If you live in a “blue” state, chances are that your state government has engaged in the “end zone touchdown” dance over the passage of the unconstitutional Un-Affordable No-Care Act. However, those residing in “red” states may find their state government and governors have given up on supporting the people in maintaining their God-given rights which the atrocity that is Obamacare seeks to remove.

According to The Blaze:

Some Republican governors suggest that President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul is here to stay – despite their opposition to it and problems with Obamacare.

“We’re just trying to make the best of a bad situation,” Republican Gov. Terry Branstad, of Iowa, who calls the health care law “unaffordable and unsustainable,” yet something he has to implement by law. “We’re trying to make it work as best we can for the people of Iowa.”

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin, a Republican, said many governors still have concerns about the program, but that outright repeal would be “complicated.”

As governors from both parties gathered in Washington this weekend, some GOP governors echo Fallin, reporting that a full repeal of the law would be complicated at best, if not impossible, as states move forward with implementation and begin covering millions of people – both by expanding Medicaid rolls for lower-income residents or through state or federal exchanges that offer federal subsidies to those who qualify.

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin

Let’s take a moment to allow everyone the opportunity to shake your head, do a face to palm maneuver, and generally remove the urge to punch these politicians in the throat.

Just so we are all on the same page here, our elected state officials, governors and legislators alike, “think” a full repeal of the law would be “complicated” or “impossible” so they decide to comply with this law that is unsustainable, unaffordable, unconstitutional and in general, detrimental to the entire US population. Many would argue the statement that Obamacare is detrimental to the entire population; however, these are individuals who do not mind their medical records being on public display, their privacy being violated, being told what illnesses/diseases that will or will not be treated, paying additional funds to the government in the form of a tax or being subjugated by any form of government.

Gov. Rick Snyder, R-Michigan, expanded his state’s Medicaid law, along with several other Republican governors. According to Snyder, “the whole dialogue on the Affordable Care Act is about people fighting, causing gridlock and a mess, instead of working on something important like wellness.” Snyder added that he still has “a lot of issues” with the overhaul; “but, it is the law, so I’m trying to work in that context.”

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder

Snyder’s comment is interesting considering that the Constitution is the law; but, instead of trying to “work in that context,” all politicians want to tear it down, subvert it, ignore it or treat it like a Chinese buffet.

Gov. Snyder is under the impression that the “dialogue” about Obamacare is “about people fighting, causing gridlock and a mess, instead of working on something important like wellness.” Poor Gov. Snyder. Can someone please spare some common sense and listening skills to loan this man who appears to be destitute of both? Obamacare has never been about “wellness.” Obamacare has been about forcing the American public to purchase health care insurance or risk paying a tax disguised as a fine. I say this because a fine would not be collected by the Internal Revenue Service.

The signature law of Obama’s illegitimate time in office is not about affordable or accessible health care. Recently, America has seen numerous hospital closures as well as many physicians and other health care workers taking early retirement or changing professions because of this monstrosity. This law is about government takeover of one-sixth of America’s economy and control of the people. It’s also a way of bilking more money from our pockets to place it in the hands of the government for redistribution of wealth.

One has to question where Gov. Snyder got the idea there has been “dialogue” on Obamacare. As I recall, this abomination was forced down the throat of the American people – passed against the wishes of the majority of Americans who did not want the government involved in their health care, insurance or otherwise. When the people protested because of Obamacare’s gross violations of God-given rights, exposed the unsustainability of this federal over-reach and in general, pointed out its constitutional violation, these legitimate issues were swept under the rug by Democrats who resorted to name-calling, character malignment, instigation of social/class warfare and accusations of racism to silence the opposition. There has never been a “dialogue” regarding Obamacare.

Try again, Gov. Snyder. You have now exposed yourself as a sell-out, a Republican devoid of spine and testicles and ignorant of the Constitution.

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett, also a Republican, said the process of expanding his state’s Medicaid program has been cumbersome and difficult. From a fiscal standpoint, Corbett said it remained unclear if the health care law would be functioning in two years.

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett

Gov. Peter Shumlin, leader of the Democratic Governors Association, said, “There’s no doubt in my mind that the Republicans have accepted that as millions of people sign up for it and finally get the health care they have been dreaming of for their families, nobody’s going to take that away.”

The real estate industry marketed owning a home as the American dream. Now, we hear a Democratic governor using that same marketing technique adding health care as another dream Americans have. As one article stated here on Freedom Outpost, the American dream has always been freedom. It certainly has not been home ownership or health care. These marketing techniques attach home ownership and health care to freedom in order to brainwash the uneducated masses into thinking they should dream about obtaining those things instead of maintaining freedom. Once the brainwashing is complete, if the government wants to take over health care or subsidize home acquisitions, the uneducated masses flock to support it since they have in essence partaken of the Kool-Aid.

Maybe Gov. Shumlin would like to take a crack at explaining how Obamacare is going to provide all these families with health care when all the law does is require every American to purchase health care insurance. I know I would love to hear that explanation since having health care insurance does not guarantee health care nor payment for health care services. While he’s explaining, maybe he can offer up a substitute for that “dream” of health care to the millions of Americans who have lost their health care coverage, which they were happy with, since the roll out of Obamacare – Americans who have been forced by this law to realize they cannot afford this affordable health care insurance.

So far, enrollment for Obamacare stands at nearly 3.3 million with the expectation of millions of more enrollees. It is not known whether the unofficial goal of 7 million, set by this administration for March, will be met.

As part of the dialogue on Obamacare, I would like to know why this administration along with Congress decided to force everyone into government controlled policies and what this law costs per person. Personally, I think it would have been cheaper if the federal government just purchased health care insurance for those in America who were uninsured instead of creating this Frankenstein monster. I guess their rationale was more along the lines that when a violation of the Constitution occurs, it might as well be a big one.

Many elected State officials have recognized the unsustainability and unaffordability of this travesty of a health care law, recognized the difficulty with implementation and have voiced concern about the law’s continued functionality in the future; however, instead of following the appropriate remedy, these so-called “leaders” at the state level have rolled over and played dead submitting to the usurpation of the out of control federal government. The Republican camp has resigned themselves to submission despite their knowledge that it is detrimental to the American public. These people, who took an oath to protect and defend the Constitution, are aware of the fact that this law could destroy America in every way possible and still, these tax-payer funded public servants “submit” to subjugation instead of fighting to preserve God-given rights by exercising state by state nullification of Obamacare.

Repeal, in their opinion, would be “too complicated” or “almost impossible.” Instead of exercising the States’ rights upheld by the Tenth Amendment of the United States Constitution, they capitulated. Unfortunately, the States sold their right to sovereignty long before this betrayal.

What these officials at the state level are basically saying is: We believe fighting this law is too much trouble so we are just going to go with it. Yes, we know it’s detrimental, unconstitutional, unaffordable and a whole plethora of ills. Yes, we know that most of you do not want this. But, we have decided to go along with this because it’s easier and let’s be honest here, what you want is irrelevant.

American citizens should be waking up to the reality that their voice in government has been lost; Americans no longer have a voice and even if we still do, there is no one listening.

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad

If memory serves me correctly, an amendment to the Constitution was ratified that prohibited intoxicating liquors. That same amendment was later repealed. Repeal of a law is not impossible though it may be complicated. It is impossible for those who are unwilling to fight in the first place or for those who already sold out their constituency. Nullification becomes impossible for the very same reasons.

Obamacare is not about providing health care or health care insurance; nor is it about wellness, affordability or being good for society. The health care law is about the control of the people – plain and simple. To put it succinctly, Obamacare is subjugation and anti-freedom. Any supporter of Obamacare or those who cave to it are basically opposing freedom and endorsing subjugation. But, this is not the worst of it. Obamacare was set up to be exactly what it is – unaffordable, unsustainable and detrimental. It is the precursor to the single-payer system the government tyrants have been wanting for years. What better way to get it than with a failed mandatory health care insurance scheme? For lack of a better term, this is all a set up. Without opposition to Obamacare through application of the nullification remedy from the States, at this stage, it looks as though they may get what they want.

To all the State governors who are Republican, I suggest you educate yourselves on the Constitution of the United States and quit relying on supposed “constitutional” lawyers for guidance. Only by arming yourself with knowledge and understanding of the Constitution, using the appropriate definition of the words during that time, will you be able to stand up against federal government usurpations instead of bowing to them – unless, this is a case worthy of the phrase “me thinks he doth protest too much.”

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