Two days ago The Conservative Treehouse blog ran a fine analysis of the deliberate deep-sixing of healthcare reform by the combines vested interests of the UniParty Dems and RINOS, the insurance industry, big labor, and progressives. About six years ago, Gary North predicted this would happen. But few outside the ranks of the then-significant Tea Party paid any attention. Offered here are both stories. First, from the 6 November 2010 edition of North’s “Specific Answers” column:
John Boehner’s “GobGop” Plan to Sell Out the Tea Party in 2013. It Will Begin in January 2011.
First, you must understand that Boehner is a GobGop: a Good Old Boy of the Grand Old Party. The GobGops’ goal is to keep the present system funded by the Bigs: Big Business, Big Pharma, Big Oil, and Big Banking. If you do not understand this, then you are as naive as a Democrat who thinks Obama speaks for The Common Man.
Boehner shilled for Hank Paulson and Goldman Sachs by begging the Republicans to vote for the $750+ billion Big Bank Bailout in 2008. Watch his emotional performance here. “We just have to do it!” No, they didn’t. Ron Paul told it straight. He is no GobGop.
Boehner is going to do it again. He has already told us what he intends to do. The obvious target is Obamacare. The Tea Party voters hate it. They regard it as an affront.
You’ve probably seen this. It’s all over the Web. It’s supposedly from Maxine, the cartoon character who speaks for geezerdom.
Let me get this straight . . . . We’re going to be “gifted” with a health care plan
we are forced to purchase and fined if we don’t,
Which purportedly covers at least ten million more people, without adding a single new doctor,
but provides for 16,000 new IRS agents,
written by a committee whose chairman says he doesn’t understand it,
passed by a Congress that didn’t read it
but exempted themselves from it,
and signed by a President who smokes,
with funding administered by a treasury chief who didn’t pay his taxes,
for which we’ll be taxed for four years before any benefits take effect,
by a government which has already bankrupted Social Security and Medicare,
all to be overseen by a surgeon general who is obese,
and financed by a country that’s broke!!!!!’What the heck could possibly go wrong?’
This is all true. Tea Party people know it’s all true. They threw the rascals out . . . but left enough of them behind to sell us out.
Boehner told a Fox News interviewer what he plans to do: (1) repeal Obamacare; (2) pass another heath care law. You can see the video here. Here is a direct quote:
“This health care bill will ruin the best health care system in the world, and it will bankrupt our country. We are going to repeal ObamaCare and replace it with common sense reforms that will bring down the cost of health insurance.”
Big Pharma is not threatened by this. Big Pharma will clean up either way.
If Boehner is politically savvy, he will have the Republicans introduce a repeal bill as soon as he takes over as Speaker of the House. The following will then take place.
1. A straight party vote will pass it.
2. In the Senate, the Democrats will not pass it.
3. Boehner will then begin a two-year campaign:
“The Republican Party is committed to a repeal of Obamacare. In 2012, you will have another opportunity to vote the Democrats out of power in the Senate, and give the Republicans a President who will sign this bill.”
He will play to the Tea Party. He will gain their trust. He will throw down the gauntlet on health insurance from day one. He will hammer relentlessly on this for two years. The goal here is to get the Tea Party voters into his camp. He is a GobGop. But it’s obvious that he will score lots of points by doing this.
They will not cut spending. They will not raise taxes. They will preside over a gigantic deficit. The pork will continue to flow. The Tea Party people will sense betrayal. Then we will see how committed they are to getting the spending under control . . . in 2015. Too late, I think.
The sell-out is coming. It will be business as usual. The GobGops now control the House. They can posture all they want, knowing the Senate will block their token spending cuts. The GobGops will scream: “If we only controlled the Senate! If we only controlled the White House! Then we could get spending under control!” You know: the way they did under Bush. It will make great political theater. Punch and Judy will perform a real donnybrook. A good time will be had by all. The Bigs will get bigger. They always do.
And from The Conservative Treehouse, 24 March 2017:
CTH has fought this for years. The best thing we can do now is to try and assist people with information that will help them make forward decisions. It isn’t Paul Ryan’s fault and I’ll explain on that later. First the foundations:
All DC Republicans and all DC Democrats are the DC UniParty. The DC UniParty is fueled by special interest donor lobbying money. The DC UniParty created Obamacare and the DC UniParty wants ObamaCare to remain in place.
For six years we have attempted, and failed, to educate people on the UniParty. There is only one political party in Washington DC, the UniParty.
In 2009 The U.S. Chamber of Commerce (Donohue), the AFL-CIO (Trumka), SEIU (Stern), AFSCME together with Wall Street, Big Pharma and Big Healthcare entered into negotiations with a massive White House team to create ObamaCare. [see the collage above] Everything after that successfully executed ’09/’10 deal was each organization ensuring the construct remained in place. Period.
Republicans do not want ObamaCare repealed. Whenever you see people talking about a republican ‘this‘, or a republican ‘that‘ wanting to repeal ObamaCare – It’s false.
This reality underwrites the reason why Ryan refused to have an actual vote on the record today. The UniParty scheme can only exist so long as you remain blind to their affiliation and purposes. Period.
Those who say there are politicians within DC that want to repeal ObamaCare are absolute liars. It is a 100% false assertion. This is a narrative of fakery created by specific and intentional design, being utilized as countermeasures to throw you off the trail. The narrative is intended to keep you from identifying the reality of the DC UniParty and the trillion dollar legislative agenda.
Repeat. The Republican Party does not want to repeal ObamaCare. (Neither does the Democrat party.)
Both sides of the Uniparty have fought to retain ObamaCare’s existence. The House GOP fully funded it in every year since 2010. All efforts made to give the illusion of ‘other‘ are exactly that, an illusion. That illusion is called “controlled opposition“. An example of that “controlled opposition” is the House Freedom Caucus. The HFC voted for Paul Ryan as House Speaker. Period.
Everything appearing ‘other‘ is a distracting ruse; a scheme to hide the intent of retention.
The UniParty worked to defeat candidate Donald Trump. They lost. Stunningly. Donald Trump coming to DC meant the UniParty needed an even bigger and better set of countermeasures if they were going to remain indulged. Hence, the Ryan Healthcare plan.
Counter to popularly expressed BCS opinion, it wasn’t President Trump who wanted the Ryan Healthcare plan to fail, it was the UniParty – including Ryan himself. President Trump wanted the approach to succeed, the UniParty did not. Just like all of the connected candidates in the 2016 GOP Primary (Graham, Pataki, Gilmore, Fiorina, Huckabee, Paul, Rubio et al), the Ryan Healthcare plan was “controlled opposition”; only necessary because President Trump won the 2016 election.
The problem for the DC Uniparty wasn’t that the Ryan healthcare reform might fail, the problem was that it might succeed. Hence billionaire donors who were vested in the construct needed immediately to give support to those who would eliminate it; and ultimately Ryan needed to avoid a vote on the proposal.
President Trump being fully versed in the techniques of “controlled opposition“, actually stunned the UniParty by putting his support behind it. That was unexpected. Now, as they retreat to their safe spaces, the UniParty is trying to create the narrative that the plan failed because of Paul Ryan.
Again, this is a false premise. The Healthcare plan failed because the billionaire funders who underwrite the construct (and who demand retention) gave cover under the ruse of threatening the HFC.
Blaming Ryan now only allows the UniParty to hide again. And keeps everyone in the dark about the actual construct of the UniParty. The House Freedom Caucus are just as much a part of the UniParty as Paul Ryan. Each becoming “controlled opposition” on an ‘as-needed’ basis.
ObamaCare will fail. ObamaCare was designed to fail. What follows the failure of ObamaCare is a single-payer system, again supported by the Big Government UniParty.
There was one shot at avoiding the single-payer conclusion. That shot was to actually pass the repeal and replace O-Care proposal previously designed by Dr. Tom Price.
The only reason why the bill was put forth, was because Trump won the election. The UniParty had no option other than to put some form of Repeal/Replace forth or the electoral sunlight would have exposed the UniParty.
We cannot now avoid the path to single-payer government controlled healthcare. The UniParty republicans do not want ObamaCare repealed. No repeal bill can pass because of this essential fact.
For Six Years – We tried to warn…. We failed. Moving on now.
And before you light up the comments section telling CTH about all of these endlessly possible plans being put forth by (___ Fill In The Blank ___) please note the following reality: The Republicans Do Not Want to Repeal ObamaCare!
So if you have a plan for legislation to repeal ObamaCare that does not include Republicans or Democrats, your healthcare plan might succeed.
Otherwise it’s a unicorn fantasy. We are getting single-payer. Conduct yourselves accordingly.
Imagine John Boehner as a huge dinner of spicy Mexican food. Paul Ryan is the noxious reeking fart that comes along several hours later. Yes, it DID smell that bad when we ate it, and it still stinks now.
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