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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Obama’s Pyrrhic victory

- The Washington Times - Tuesday, October 8, 2013

No thoughtful American could possibly be a fan of the railroaded Obamacare bill, crafted like Frankenstein's monster by then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in her quivering moment of glory. Launched against her countrymen in the dead of night and wrapped in the haughty regalia of self-proclaimed ignorance (and with the compassion of a nest of cobras), Mrs. Pelosi and her accomplices stuffed a societal death sentence down the collective American throat.

History will indeed record this act as the signature of a president who succeeded in transforming America from the "evil" empire he imagined it to be into something else. But President Obama is taking us from the exemplar of freedom throughout the world to a sniveling nanny state in which there are no superlatives on true morality and no urge for individual achievement. How profoundly sad that we have allowed this to happen on our watch. Mr. Obama and his confederates have succeeded in plowing us toward the most Pyrrhic of victories. It will be his crowning achievement.

The Democrats, riding to the baying hounds of perpetual dependency, are rejoicing once again. "How simple it is to roll the weak-kneed Republican establishment!" they think. Indeed, the old guard is inept and has lost both its understanding of the central themes of our republic and its will to join the battle for American survival.

There are a few Patrick Henrys out there. Other would-be patriots are in hiding, rationalizing. They never would have stood firm at Bunker Hill. What are "we, the people" to do? The answer is simple: Ignore the mainstream press, which is nothing more today than a facto agent of the administration, and we must live within our means.

Those brave and vocal folks on the Hill today know that even with all the Obama deferrals and exemptions and chicanery designed to produce seeming benefits in order to inveigle high-ups, Obamacare will crash and burn.

KEITH W. REISS

Wilmington, N.C.

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