Here it is folks. It’s day number two of the federal government’s shutdown, and the sky still hasn’t fallen. In fact, the stock market rose yesterday. While liberals in the media blame all of this on Republicans, I think that most Americans aren’t really affected by the government shutdown in any major way. Yes, they may have had to push back their trips to our national monuments or stay out of D.C., but it hasn’t really had a drastic impact on the lives of every day Americans. Instead, regardless of what the CNN or MSNBC polls say, I think that more Americans will be glad if the government shutdown prevents Obamacare from going into affect.
Just look at the recent clip from “Jimmy Kimmel Live” where he took to the streets of Los Angeles to ask people if they liked Obamacare or The Affordable Care Act better (they are the same thing), and, while the people answering the questions were made to look like idiots, the fact of the matter is that they did not want Obamacare to go into affect. The overwhelming reason that they did not want this occurring was because of the socialist mandate in Obamacare that states that everyone has to have health insurance. We live in America, not Russia, and we don’t want to be forced to purchase something by our government. We want to be able to have our rights, and Obamacare strips us of some of our rights.
That’s why, while the liberal media melts down over the government shutdown, I feel that most Americans could give two hoots about whether or not D.C. is open for business or not as long as Obamacare does not go into affect. In fact, I feel that, when all is said and done, Democrats are going to be the ones to blame. They aren’t even open to talking to Republicans to come to a compromise because they are afraid it will cause the insurance companies, who are backing them and Obamacare, to think less of them, and, when all is said and done, cause them to lose money. They can say Obamacare is going to protect Americans from special interest groups, but it does just the opposite. Look at how a lot of the major health care companies’ stocks (those that supported Obama’s health care law) have risen since Obamacare passed because the whole thing was passed by special interests.
Republicans are the ones coming to the table wanting to have a spirited and American debate, but Democrats are the ones saying “NO”. No matter how much Obama and his liberal henchmen want to twist this around in the media, the simple fact is that Obama and liberals are to blame for the government shutdown. Yes, they may have the media sticking up for them saying that they are not the ones to blame, but just because propaganda is put out into the world doesn’t make it true. Just ask anybody who has lived in a dictatorship.
In the meantime, the government remains shutdown, and I have a feeling it won’t be opening for business anytime soon. This does not worry me in the least. Instead, I am relieved that there are people in Washington who don’t want to see our government turned into the next socialist Russia or China. While they are being turned into villains by the media, they are nothing short of true American heroes who are risking the way they are viewed to protect this country for years to come. I applaud them today, and I am wishing you all a happy second day of the government shutdown.
May God Bless America,
The Generation X Conservative