Last night's tragic setback for life and liberty has galvanized people and other public officials to stand up and thwart the policy that President Obama is expected to sign tomorrow.
Republicans in the House and Senate are already introducing bills to repeal the Democrats massive health care legislation. While the repeal measures won't pass this Congress, they will draw a sharp line of distinction for this November's Congressional elections. Even a decisive Republican victory will unlikely produce the veto proof margins required to enact repeal. That may have to await a new president in 2013. Bill Bennett comments on the people having the final say.
The Attorneys General of Virginia and numerous other states are preparing to challenge the constitutionality of the monstrous legislation, primarily over the issue of mandating citizens to purchase health insurance. While I don't have the constitutional law expertise to predict the course of these actions in the courts, we may be witnessing a historic push back by states against encroaching federal power.
One factor that changes this situation from other historical analogies is the emergence of a diverse and feisty array of alternate media sources that will enable the public to learn of the onerous new taxes, rationing of care, impact on medical research, etc. plus the cost of the deals required to ram this thing through. If you rely primarily on CNN, NBC, NYT and other conventional sources you may find yourself bewildered by what they're not telling you about the lively and tumultuous time ahead as the nation deals with this situation. People are turning to alternate sources of information. From Drudge:
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