ELDER PATRIOT – In our political system politicians who misrepresent themselves are considered especially heinous. We have only their promises to rely on when we hand the reins of power to them.
That is why we feel comfortable identifying Republican Senators Shelley Moore Capito (WV), Lisa Murkowski (AK), and Rob Portman (OH) who flat out lied to us as enemies of the people.
This is made all the more acceptable now that the MSM, and their social media counterparts that are working to limit the reach of websites like the ones I write for, are employing the most extreme forms of conflation and hyperbole in their attempt to destroy President Trump for attempting to deliver on the agenda he promised us during his campaign.
On the other hand we have Capito, Murkowski and Portman who flat out lied to their constituents in order to gain their support. And, the object of their lies was the federal takeover of our medical system.
The words of Ronald Reagan warning about socialized medicine are so prescient at this time:
“Strangely we let democracy assume the aspect of majority rules as though that is all that is needed. Well majority rule is a fine aspect of democracy provided that there are guarantees written in to our government concerning the rights of the individual and of minorities. What can we do about this? Well you and I can do a great deal. We can write to our Congressmen and to our Senators. We can say right now that we want no further encroachments on these individual liberties and freedoms. And, at the moment, the key issue is we do not want socialized medicine.”
Capito, Murkowski and Portman voted for a full repeal of Obamacare in 2015 even making public declarations to garner public support for themselves.
Here’s Shelley Moore Capito making her comments on the floor of the senate:
Capito made a 7 minute speech justifying her “NO” vote that ended with this statement: “Americans deserve a healthcare system that works for them. Obamacare isn’t it. We know there is a better way.”
Murkowski’s record is somewhat murkier. She staked out so many positions on government run healthcare that it’s hard to know what she really believes:
The voters have only themselves to blame for ignoring Murkowski’s hypocrisy but they likely relied on her statement prior to her 2015 vote to repeal Obamacare – when repeal wasn’t a realistic option. Murkowski told voters:
“The law is not affordable… We can’t stand by and watch these premiums shoot through the roof… I support a bill that repeals the ACA.”
Then there’s Rob Portman whose Ohio constituents have, in many cases, been left without any insurance providers at all. Here he is promising those constituents he would vote to repeal Obamacare if given the chance:
“I personally think it’s a failed model. I think we need to get rid of it.”
These three turncoats are now ignoring their 2015 promises to the voters despite the fact that medical care and insurance costs have continued to grow exponentially more unaffordable, and the peoples’ choice of insurers and doctors have been whittled to almost nothing since they made their remarks and cast their votes in 2015 to repeal Obamacare.
Their change in heart might be explainable if there had been even a slight uptick in affordability and choice.
It’s time for their constituents to turn the heat up on them prior to Tuesday’s vote as Ronald Reagan advised us to. It’s the final step before patriots are forced to reclaim their lost freedoms using the strategies of the MSM – encouraging violent overthrow of elected officials.