PHILLIPS: Amnesty and ObamaCare: Are they the end of America

There are two battles left.  If we lose them we lose freedom and liberty in America. Photo: AP Photos

WASHINGTON, July 25, 2013 — ObamaCare and amnesty are the last two battles left for conservatives to fight and should we lose, it is game over for America.

If we lose these fights, we have lost liberty and freedom in America. If we lose these fights, America will be transformed from a constitutional republic to a European style socialist nation.

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The first battleground is amnesty. Amnesty for illegal immigrants is on the back burner right now, but it will be a 2016 presidential election issue. Without a pending deadline, the longer we can keep amnesty sitting in the background, the greater our chances are of stopping it.

The other is Obamacare. This one is much more urgent because it comes with a deadline. That deadline is September 30, when the continuing resolution that has been funding the government runs out, which would effectively stop the government from working.

A number of Republicans in the Senate and House have said they will not vote for any continuing resolution that funds Obamacare. President Obama has not reacted well to this, saying he will veto any attempt to defund Obamacare.

If Obama vetoes the continuing resolution, he will, in effect, shut down the U.S. government and blame the Republicans. Some Republican leaders are afraid to shut the government down because they believe it will not play well with America. Fiscal policy at this point becomes a game of chicken.

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Obamacare isn’t playing well with America and this is our last chance to stop it. If we do not defund Obamacare, it will kick in on January 1, 2014; it will then be unstoppable. 

The administration, working with reform advocates and stakeholders, is looking to spend hundreds of millions of dollars on campaigns to reach 2.7 million 18 to 35 year old adults, encouraging them to participate Enroll America program. Obama is turning to liberal Hollywood, enlisting celebs like Alicia Keys who sings “Obama is on Fire,” a take on her popular “This Girl is on Fire”, as well as Jon Bon Jovi, Kal Penn, Jennifer Hudson and celebrity gold miner Oprah Winfrey, to promote the Affordable Care Act.

According to a CNN/ORC International Poll released in late May 2013, says that 35% oppose the health care law because it is too liberal, with 16% opposing because it is not liberal enough.  Further more three quarters of Democrats favor the Affordable Care Act, a number that drops to 16% among Republicans.

“Not surprisingly, the Obama coalition is most supportive of Obamacare,’ says CNN Polling Director Keating Holland.‘A majority of younger Americans favor the new health care law; support among other age groups falls as low as 31 percent among senior citizens.”

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‘”Only a third of whites support the law, compared to six in 10 non-whites. Obamacare also wins majority support in urban areas and in the Northeast, the bluest region of the country,’ Holland notes.  (source: CNN)

(The CNN poll was conducted May 17 and 18, right after the Republican-controlled House voted to symbolically repeal the entire law for the third time in three years, surveyed 923 adults. It has a three-point margin of error.)

Spokesperson Anne Fillipic stated that part of the Enroll America program is to reach a youth audience that, polls show, want health care.  

However, a young intern on CNN said it all, when she said that young people do not think about health care because the are still invincible “I can’t afford $143 a month for health care,” the young woman said.  She furthered that Alicia Keys would probably not influence her decision to buy health care or not.

All this leading to whether the Obamacare mandate will have our youth, as liberal media portrayed the elderly struggling on benefits under Paul Ryan, having to choose between making medical insurance payments or food.

Will young American’s struggling to find work, or work that pays, opt for the $143 a month, or the $93 a year penalty. And if they don’t, what does that mean for a country that may have been over committed to a program they do not want.

At this time, if Republicans are not willing to go to the mat on the issue of Obamacare, what are they ever willing to go to the mat for?

Many in the Republican leadership remember the government shutdowns in 1995 and the perception that the Republicans lost that battle badly.

The only reason that perception exists is because there was a media monopoly by the Left. There was no Fox News then. There was no Drudge.

The Internet as we know it today did not exist. There was no Tea Party.

There is something shocking that happens when Republicans fight. They win.

Look at what happened with sequester. Obama and the Left claimed the world would end and Obama has done his best to make the cuts as painful as possible.

What has the result been?

Sequester is still in effect.  The government has saved money and Republicans have taken no damage. In fact, if anything, the sequester has helped the GOP. 

For four years, the Tea Party has been fighting and begging the GOP to fight. This is the last fight.  If we do not defund Obamacare, it will go into effect in January.

As Congress goes into its August recess, we must tell every Republican Congressman and every Republican Senator they must refuse to support any Continuing Resolution that contains funding for Obamacare.


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Judson Phillips

Judson Phillips is the founder of Tea Party Nation, one of the largest Tea Party Groups in the country and the number one national tea party site on the Internet.

A lawyer by profession, Judson has been involved in politics since his teens. “Ronald Reagan inspired me,” he says.

Judson became involved in the Tea Party movement in February 2009 after hearing Rick Santelli’s rant on CNBC.   “I heard there was going to be a Tea Party in Chicago inspired by Santelli, but didn’t know if anyone was doing a rally in Nashville where I was based.  Finally I emailed Michelle Malkin and asked her if there was a Tea Party in Nashville.  Malkin sent an email back saying, ‘No, why don’t you organize one?’  I did.”

The first Tea Party in Nashville was held late February 2009 which drew a crowd of about 600. Judson then organized the Tax Day Tea Party in Nashville, which drew over 10,000 people into downtown.   It was at this time that Tea Party Nation was formed.  Later that year, Judson decided to bring activists from across the country together, so he organized the first National Tea Party Convention in February 2010, which featured Alaska’s former Governor and Republican Vice Presidential Nominee, Sarah Palin as it’s keynote speaker.

He currently manages the Tea Party Nation website, writes several daily columns and is working on more projects than any one person should.  He is a frequent guest on cable and broadcast news shows, including on Fox, MSNBC, CNN and others.

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