health care

Mitt Romney Care – The Environmental Candidate.

The Lame Stream wasted no time excoriating Sarah Palin for saying what a lot of us out here have been thinking… that Mitt Romney, in spite of all the money he has raised (just following where his big-time contributions are coming from shows Mitt to be the darling of the establishment ‘Republicrats’, remember them?), has a fatal flaw as a candidate. The DeMarxists will hang Romney care around his neck.

Our wipe-out in 2008 was the culmination of a political perfect storm, most of which was due to a horribly out-of-control Republican majority, coupled with a big government Republican President in George Bush… a lethal combination, as it turned out.

It didn’t help that the best candidate we were able to come up with was John McCain, also fostered by the establishment, a sure loser. So… from Gerald Ford to Bob Dole and John McCain, the establishment’s track record just isn’t that good. So Mitt’s their (at least) current guy.

Mitt never has dealt with the Romney care issue. Not to anyone’s satisfaction, anyhow. He continues to defend the ideas behind it, and justify why it was beneficial at the state level and only becomes onerous with the feds running a national single payer system. The nation, in general, is in no mood to vote for someone advocating something that sounds a lot like Obama care light. All we want is to see Obama care get a decent burial… soon.

So Mitt has a problem on a couple of fronts. He’s stuck with Romney care… he owns it. Then, just this last week, he panders to the corn growers and embraces ethanol subsidies. The significance of this will not be lost on voters, at least not conservative ones anyway. Not satisfied with that, our Mr Mitt declares himself to be a proponent of ‘climate change’. What is it about the EPA and all the job and economy-crushing regulatory agencies that you don’t understand Mr Mitt?.

I’ve never been over fond of Mitt Romney, I make no bones about that, but even if I was these last couple of positions would do it for me. The last thing this country needs is a president that is ready and willing to crawl into bed with the environmental fascists.

There is another factor. The Christian vote comprises about 36% of the Republican vote. Like it or not, and fair or not, many of these folks will not vote for a Mormon. The plot thickens…

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2011

It’s Been A Very Long Week.

Our last article was published on Saturday, March 19. The hiatus has been due to a family emergency in which my middle son, aged 20, contracted pneumonia. Apparently, this is a particularly aggressive and somewhat antibiotic-resistant strain. It had been diagnosed the week before and he was sent home with medication. As opposed to healing he got progressively worse… culminating in a high fever and coughing up blood. We rushed him back to the hospital.

He is a healthy and athletic six foot one inch kid, and this stuff nearly killed him in less than a week in spite of him being treated with antibiotics. Here’s the scary part… that pneumonia spread throughout both of his lungs in a matter of days.

To be fair to the medical professionals involved, I saw those first X-rays. They clearly showed a limited infection. The subsequent ones were enough to scare a few years growth out of any parent… both lungs were completely infected. This was confirmed by CAT and MRI scans. The machines were both located in the main hospital building, only a hallway away from my son’s room. I can only describe the care he has received as superb.

I can’t help but contrast this to the planned destruction of our medical health system by Barack Obama and his Marxist minions. I’ve done several articles illustrating the scarcity of medical services and diagnostic equipment in both the UK and Canada. You remember them, right? Those are the MRI and CAT diagnostic machines, of which there are only six in all of Canada? If someone as critically ill as my son had to be transported hundreds of miles to a magnetic resonance imaging machine he might not have survived, and we’d be planning his funeral instead of preparing for his his return home from the hospital next week.

The more likely scenario would have been, should we have found ourselves unfortunate enough to be trapped in one of the Charnel House socialist single-payer systems, that my son would have been shunted off to some waiting room and left on a gurney or left to die waiting in an ambulance, as has been repeatedly reported out of England. Thank God for the skilled and dedicated people in our health care system.

Under ‘normal’ circumstances my editor, Dee, would have stepped in to cover for me. Her work schedule has been brutal recently and she became ill herself. The easy part of this operation is the writing part. Dee does all the heavy lifting from the editing to distribution and research to screening new sites to add to our affiliates. She keeps track of all the mail and responds when she can. If it sounds like a lot of work, it is.

Events all over the world are challenging this country. We, and the world, have had a chance to see how quickly events can spiral out of control without the United States of America in a clear leadership position. Every single policy, every single law, tax and regulation that Barack Obama has been involved with has been clearly detrimental to the national security and the economic stability and future economic, military and social fabric of this nation.

I’m starting to put more credence to some of the conspiracy theories. Obama may indeed be someone’s Manchurian Candidate. In such an unhappy happenstance would you say treason?… and then there’s sedition. Heavy stuff.

We have an even greater battle in front of us, friends and fellow Patriots, than we had putting the Republicans in the majority. Though I’m having some real reservations about the leadership, we cannot allow this to distract us from the upcoming 2012 elections. We have to really turn up the heat and keep it turned up.

Talk to every single person you know and keep talking. Get to know your neighbors (what a concept). Don’t be discouraged unless the individual is a hope-to-die Marxist. Some of the liberally-challenged are starting to see the light. Stick to facts and the simple truth. Now go out there and do it.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2011

Outside The Law, Outside The Constitution – Obamites Defy Federal Judge.

In a graphic reminder to the nation of just why we threw the Democrat Congress out of there to start with, the delightful memories of Nancy-of-the-Smiling-Eyes refusing Republicans to be seated at key committee meetings… and who could forget the slimy machinations of Dirty Harry Reid. Oh, and then there’s UpChucky Schumer, who is a consistent stranger to anything resembling truth.


Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli seeks a hastened Supreme Court review of health reform.

We watched in growing anger as Obama and the Marxists crapped on our traditions, our laws, our constitution and our freedoms. They have dragged our, and therefore our country’s, honor through the dirt. They have engineered, and then presided over, the greatest crash and recession since the great depression. I guess they thought no one noticed.

They continued to demagogue, as item after item of their Mad-Max Marxist agenda was stopped or otherwise deflected by the really fine guerrilla legislative tactics employed by the Republicans, though heavily outnumbered. At every stage of the way, the Patriot groups were behind our Republican lawmakers and let them know it.

The Patriot Movement is different than any other citizens’ uprising I’ve ever heard of. It’s different in lots of ways, but one of its principal assets is just this… it’s principles. Maybe that’s why the left detests us so much. We can’t be bought.

Obama and the glee club are continuing to implement Obamacare in the face of a decree which makes the law not just unconstitutional, but unconstitutional in all its parts, having no severability clause. The justice commented that he did not have to file for an injunction against implementation, since his ruling had rendered the entire health care bill null and void… just like it never existed.

Yet again, Obama and the left laugh in the face of the law, the Constitution and most of all you, the American citizen. The American public are truly tired of the left’s constant and unremitting attempts to bring this country down. If there’s a single shred of anything good to be had from the experience of the last two years, it’s that America, all of America, has finally seen the left unmasked as never before, and we are not liking what we are seeing.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2011

Obama’s Signature Legislation Is His Achilles Heel.

Barry has several such heels… but health care needs to be first on the list for a number of reasons. Aside from the deficit itself, which the health care debacle will make infinitely so much worse, the crushing, stifling effects of the regulations, strictures, and penalties of Obamacare’s monster 2,700 page tome, Republican legislative analysts are still finding hidden provisions and legislative booby-traps designed to make them difficult to remove.

This week, Republicans take up the task of removing this plague on the American economy. Short story is that they cannot stop repeal in the House. Not so in the Senate. Democrat insiders confidently, if a bit blindly, decry that any such legislation would go down in flames, citing the continuing Democrat advantage in the Senate.

I’m not so sure. There are 21 DeMarxist Senators running scared… that is, running for election in 2012. Many, if not all, of these people will be challenged by candidates from the oh-so-despised Tea Party on one level or another. Some come from virtually unassailable Democrat districts, such as Nancy Pelosi and the San Francisco Bay Area’s really nutty liberal base. But others… they aren’t nearly as fortunate and are already on the radar as having voted for the bill. A virtual political death sentence in some districts, so soured have the public become with the DeMarxists and their march to totalitarianism.

Some might find that siding with Conservatives is safer than voting to uphold the legislation, the support of which is threatening to end their political lives. They know that despite the frantic covering fire of the now totally discredited LSM (lame stream media) and all the agitation propaganda the White House has thrown into it, Obama’s health care takeover is in America’s bullseye.

No one is forgetting that Obamacare was forced upon us in the most nefarious circumstances possible. Close to 70% of America want that bill gone and it’s Congress’s job to take the lead.

Make Obama veto that bill every week between here and 2012. Starve every provision before it can get started. Force votes whenever possible, to make darn sure Democrat voting records are illuminated in the conservative press and blogosphere. Let Obama’s own signature legislation be his swansong.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2011

What’s Next?

First and foremost has got to be the repeal of ‘Obamacare’. All over the nation there are stories of people’s insurance rates going through the roof, as insurance companies are forced to raise their premiums in the face of huge new regulatory demands in the health care legislation.

Worse still, one of the largest groups to which Obama sold his bill of goods was our seniors. After he insisted that seniors would get to keep their Medicare and their own doctors, Barry Hussein then immediately strips five billion dollars away from Medicare to offset the cost of forcing forty million people into a one-size-fits-all mandatory government health care system whether they like it or not… and most unequivocally don’t.

Then the other shoe fell and, just as predicted by conservatives all over the country, doctors began withdrawing from Medicare, telling their elderly patients that they could no longer treat them. This was never popular legislation to start with, other than with a few Marxist clones with a self-hatred complex and a need for someone to direct their lives for them.

When the nation saw the abyss into which the Obama administration and the Congressional Marxists were pushing the nation, the nation pushed back… and pushed. The end result was the Republican landslide we just experienced. There’s an immense task ahead for us, if we are to salvage the country and put it back on course.

The hard core elitist Republicans, you know them. They’re the ones who were not in the least responsible for the astounding success of the American Patriot movement, but who are constantly waiting in the wings to step in and resume business as usual. They are going to obstruct Patriots at every turn. Just as we’ve told the RINOs… your days are limited. Republicans need to remember who it is they work for and why they are there to start with.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2010

Unconstitutional – Gee, Who’d Have Thought?

It’s refreshing to see the layers of the Democrat-Marxist debacle peel away, revealing layer after layer of rot, revealing more and more of who they really are. They’ve been exposed as never before.

Supremely arrogant in their insurmountable majorities, they forged ahead time after time ignoring the stated will of the American citizen. These DeMarxists suborned the Constitutional process repeatedly, in their breakneck rush to embroil the nation so deeply in their Marxi-Socialist pipe dreams. With the immaculation (thanks, Rush) of Barack Hussein Obama, the scene was set.

With the inevitable (and engineered) crash of the housing and mortgage loan industries, the DeMarxists made their move. People are much more amenable to being stampeded into doing something really stupid if they are frightened and uncertain. What we saw occur between 2008-2009 was nothing less than a trainwreck… millions of Americans losing their jobs, homes and savings due to the worst recession since the great depression.

The tidal wave that swept Barack Obama to the presidency receded, leaving the flotsam and jetsam of Marxist dogma infesting the halls of government and the Democrat Congress, whom I choose to identify with the descriptive ‘DeMarxist’.

Once the American people got over the initial shock of having our government tell us that unless we gave them the keys to the kingdom the sky would fall, Americans started asking questions and following the money. All over the nation, Americans came together and said “No! This isn’t right and it shall not stand”.


US District Judge Henry Hudson

Yesterday, we had a federal judge rule the prime tenant of Obamacare ‘unconstitutional’. What’s more, we’ve challenged Congress’s use of the Interstate Commerce Act, under which auspices they have repeatedly circumvented the Constitution using the commerce clause, garnering more power to themselves in the process.

I’m pretty sure that once the unconstitutionality of so much of what the Obama cabal has done is scrutinized it can be overturned, unregulated or unfunded. We need to play Constitutional hardball. Hear that, Boehner?

The Republican party has the greatest opportunity of our lifetimes to put this country back on a Constitutional path. Don’t blow it!

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2010

Dr Doom And The Cult Of Death.

Barack Hussein and the Marxist Clown College, including the functionally impaired minions lurking in the (former) White House, dreaming their dreams of Marxian Utopia. Spawned, nurtured and polished by radical socialist academics, who haven’t the first clue as to how the country they are presuming to dictate to really works.

To a man, or for you PC hangups, to a person, they know nothing past their feverish dreams of Utopian perfection, blithely ignoring the perspective history has taught us about every single attempt at collective socialism… or if it floats your boat, Keynesian economics.

Ancient Rome, a massive behemoth which, when the trappings of empire were stripped away, never could self-sustain. Its people addicted to government grain handouts, farmers taxed by the output of their production leaving little incentive to grow more food, extravagant spectaculars to keep the ordinary Roman’s mind off his poverty, a government rife with corruption and intrigue.

Does any of this sound familiar? It should. This scenario of ancient Rome could be Washington. It certainly has all the trappings of a decadent empire.

We’re watching the fruits of the almost universally despised Obamacare begin to ripen as it’s shaping up to be a disaster on every level… and there’s crap buried throughout this monstrous tome which could well break the bank by itself, let alone what we can see at this point.

One of the most glaring of the many outrageous lies perpetrated by Barack Hussein is that our seniors would be able to keep their Medicare and their own doctors. Guess what? Half a trillion dollars has been stripped away from Medicare and the Obama administration is trying to force 30 million people into a one-size-fits-all medical system, doomed to failure from its inception.

Those ‘death panels’ that the liberal media had such fun with Sarah Palin over? Guess what? They’re real… just ask Paul Krugman. He finally came out and said the death panels will be working overtime to rid us of those pesky seniors and oh, by the way, we need a VAT tax to help fund the government.

So we see that Obama is stripping medical coverage and benefits from seniors across this country. More frightening still are the hundreds of doctors whose practices can no longer afford to take Medicare patients because their payment schedules have been decimated by the DeMarxists’ depredations.

Dr Doom… and the cult of death. Only one of several for our good Doctor. Tell our Conservative Senators and Representatives that we don’t want Obama care fixed. We want it repealed, to remain forever on the manure pile of history.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2010

Why Lisa Murkowski Lost

[It's been 1 year and 4 months since I wrote my last blog post here. For readers of The Next Right, I left my position as the RNC's Deputy Research Director back in May and am currently a Senior Communications Strategist with New Media Strategies in Rosslyn, VA. It feels good to be back in the blogosphere.]

Lisa Murkowski has now conceded. I have a great amount of respect for Joe Miller, but I have been a loyal supporter of Lisa Murkowski since her 2004 campaign. As a conservative from Alaska, I have disagreed with her positions on a few issues, but I believe she has been a good Senator for Alaska. Murkowski has been a thoughtful policymaker among her peers as well as an articulate leader on several key national issues including energy security.

Yet despite the enormous amount of admiration I have for her, I believe Murkowski has no one to blame except her own campaign for what is a stunning primary defeat. Bottom line up front: Lisa Murkowski's primary campaign should serve as a lesson in what not to do when you are being attacked by your opponent.

There has been a lot of talk about how wrong the polls were, the ballot initiative concerning abortion, and why Lisa Murkowski decided not to "go negative" on Joe Miller. Yet it's just not as simple as that. Here are four very interconnected reasons why Lisa Murkowski lost:

Obama An Embarrassment.

I don’t think the weak and indecisive Jimmy Carter’s presidency was as far down the road to self destruction as is Obama’s. After all, by his second year, all Jimmy could lay claim to is giving the Panama Canal to the Chinese, among some of his other global ‘peace initiatives’.

Carter is, however, a classic example of the liberal mindset. One of the most obvious failings that Barack Hussein Obama has in common with Jimmy, is the absolute tone-deafness they have with regard to the American people.

It was over for Carter when he went in front of national television, to piously proclaim that Americans had to make do with less. That we should turn down our heaters and we should put on sweaters instead. Americans don’t like being lectured, most especially when the lecturer is seen as weak and indecisive… another strong similarity between Obama and Jimmy.

I’ve written about Jimmy Carter’s virulent anti-semitism before. Obama’s is none the less virulent, for all that he tries to cover it over with rhetoric and banal platitudes. Carter was anti-American in that he refused to acknowledge American exceptionalism and held the globalists’ opinion that no country should be more prosperous than another, and that economic stagnation was to be our lot.

Historians will look back at the Obama presidency and postulate about when his star’s light diminished. I could be flippant and say the minute his presidency started, but in fact I believe it was with the first stimulus. A lot of people didn’t like the way that whole thing was engineered. Then along came the health care issue and that’s when the other two wheels came off the Obama wagon. The American people figured out that what they thought was a new kind of politician was actually the embodiment of the worst of the old Chicago ward politics of last century, wrapped in the doctrine of extreme leftist ideology and a visible contempt for this country and its founding principles.

There are many out there who are openly questioning just who and what Barack Obama really is. No president in history has had his background so obscured, scrubbed and sanitized as this one has. His ‘affinity’ for all things Muslim, when the country is just coming to realize the depth of the danger we are in from this pernicious ‘cult of death’, only serves to heighten the public’s suspicion of his hidden agenda.

Obama has just about nailed his own lid shut with the endorsement of the now infamous Cordoba mosque. It was another startling display of contempt for the people of this country. The people of America are getting ready to speak in no uncertain terms. We don’t want Barack Obama’s agenda… not at all… not even a tiny bit.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2010

The Show Me State Shows Obamacare The Gate; Won’t Be The Last.

It’s not going to take very long either. With the mood in the country going from angry to ugly, other states are considering similar laws of their own, given the resentment that was pretty much universally present when Harry, Nancy and Obama pushed an illegitimate, vast and ill-considered morass of close to 3,000 pages of absolute political psycho-babble through, against the specific wishes of the vast majority of the American people. All the king’s horses and all the king’s spin couldn’t cram that genie back in the bottle.


Senator Jane Cunningham and supporters watch the results in Missouri.

The American people, constantly reminded by the National Patriot movement, haven’t gone back into their between-elections somnambulism. They are remembering… and remembering every cheap and unconstitutional stunt the Demarxist Clown College has perpetrated. Putting it mildly, they are peed. No amount of Bush-hating vituperation will buy the MaoBama Demarxists out of this one.

The lies and spin are falling flat, and the Missouri Law passed by the astounding rate of 70%. Arizona, Tennessee, Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana, Ohio and Oklahoma, to mention a few, but altogether there are twenty nine states contemplating similar laws. Perhaps, someday, when the history of the new American revolution is written, they will say that Arizona and Missouri fired the first shots across Obama’s bow.

Another Democrat incumbent went down in flames again today as Democrat Representative Carolyn Kilpatrick of Michigan was soundly defeated in the Democrat primary. Yes, the country is in a very anti-incumbent mood.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2010

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