Oh no! America is threatened by, gasp, anarchy.
I can’t say that Harry Reid has lost his mind because that would imply that he was once mentally healthy. Also, one might argue in this case that it isn’t insanity but strategy which leads him to pant about “tea party anarchists.” Every control freak tyrant accuses the slaves that don’t obey him of anarchy. You can see the clip at Real Clear Politics. But there is nothing inspiring about Reid’s monotone delivery. You might as well just stay on this page and read an excerpt:
“We’re not going to bow to tea party anarchists who deny the mere fact that Obamacare is the law. We will not bow to tea party anarchists who refuse to accept that the Supreme Court ruled that Obamacare is constitutional. They ignore the fact that President Obama was overwhelmingly reelected a few months ago. These fanatics really point to disapproval for Obamacare as justification for taking the federal government and our economy hostage to their demands.”
Weird. Normally the guy who pulls the trigger is the person who gets accused of holding a hostage. The Republicans funded government and Reid led the Senate to refuse to fund the government. So Reid decided to kill the hostage, the funding, in order to make sure Obamacare was implemented.
No wait. To make sure that part of Obamacare was implemented. It wasn’t the Republicans who granted waivers to a bunch of businesses to exempt them from Obamacare. And it wasn’t Republicans who delayed the implementation of the employer mandate. In fact, Congress had nothing to do with making those alterations in the officially-designated “Affordable Care Act.” No, that was all done by the Executive Branch.
So where does Reid get the idea that Congressional Republicans “deny the mere fact that Obamacare is the law”? All they did is follow the President’s own precedent except that, being the legislature and all, they did not usurp authority, but actually voted on a bill.
If one wants to worry about “anarchy” wouldn’t this apply to the guy who, after a law is passed by Congress, changes it and delays its implementation? Who are the people who refuse to treat the Affordable Care Act as the law of the land? Not the Republicans. Obama and his henchmen (or henchpersons, I suppose) should be blamed.
Is there more to say about the alleged anarchism of the “Tea Party”? Reid makes it sound as if suddenly every Republican is coming to agree with LewRockwell.com. I doubt that is really the case.
What I suspect is much more widespread is the deepening conviction that, under the leadership of Obama/Reid/Pelosi and the rest of the Democrat horde, our government is going to implode itself in a financial suicide bombing. People who screech that anyone who opposes going further into debt in order to pay interest on debt is financially dangerous are obviously leading the government into self-destruction.
That is just reality. Our government is going to end itself. It has nothing to do with what a majority believes about how society should keep order. It is simply going to happen. People are trying to adapt to the situation as they understand it.
And Reid whines about “anarchists.” He is the one creating them.