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March 16, 2010

On the Right Side: Losses loom for left-wing lemmings


Just a little while ago the left's beloved leader, Barack Obama, said, "Everything there is to say about health care has been said, and just about everybody has said it."

Oh, do I wish you would take your own advice and simply shut up, then. Maybe, in addition to this tactic, you should also listen.

The public is against the present health bill proposal by a three-to-one margin, but you still don't listen. The Republicans have come up with plenty of common-sense alternative proposals, and you don't listen.

Only your subservient mainstream media and your delusional left-wing followers hang on your every word. The best term to describe these mindless followers would be lemmings.

The Encarta Dictionary would define the term as a subarctic rodent, but a more apt description is the definition of a lemming as a doomed conformist. "A member of a large group of people who blindly follow one another on a course of action that will lead to destruction for all of them."

Can't get a more perfect description than that.

Nevertheless, all their leader needs is a microphone, a teleprompter, the mainstream media and a selected group of followers, and he is so caught up in his own self-grandeur that he is oblivious to everything else.

On second thought, maybe we should just let him rant away. The 2010 elections will prevent this radical and the leftist, secular leaders in both the Senate and the House from causing any more damage.

There are many House Democrat seats that are vulnerable, some estimate as many as 60. If the Republicans can gain 40, we can finally say goodbye to Nancy "I can't blink" Pelosi permanently.

The same holds true with the Senate. Poor, old Harry Reid might be gone not only as Senate leader but also as a senator. Who says Christmas doesn't come early sometimes? And in two more years, 2012, people will begin to forget who this Obama character was, anyway.

And this is where the Tea Party participants have a say. Only candidates with conservative credentials should and will be promoted.

The left can rant and rave and call us every name in the book, but all we have to do is continue to gain strength and not falter from now to Election Day. And believe me, as they get more and more scared, the worse the rantings will become.

When independent-minded people come and experience one or more of the planned events, they will see how wrong the lefty radicals are.

And speaking of rantings, one has only to look at the feedback under the electronic version of my column on The Daily Star website. All it took was a few brave-souled individuals to provide feedback and support, and the crazies came bounding out from everywhere.

I want to thank those individuals who have written on my behalf, and if you could only see the number of positive e-mails I get, you would certainly be relieved, knowing that you are the true majority.

One final question. First, let me say that I know many attorneys, and, with the exception of one or two, I have found them all to be ethical and honest individuals. I respect every one of them.

But I still have to ask, who the heck writes these bills coming out of Congress? I thought the law was supposed to be written so that it was understandable to the reasonable man. Just go online and see if a reasonable man can even begin to read, much less comprehend, these laws.

We have the latest Senate version of the health care bill that is 2,074 pages. This comes after a House version of 1,990 pages and an earlier Senate version that was 1,502 pages. No one in either house has even bothered to read what they contained but still voted for them. Is this responsible behavior?

We are talking about the government takeover of one-sixth of the nation's economy! Maxine Waters was made to look like an idiot when she was asked about certain portions of the bill, and she tried to bluff her way through with an answer before finally admitting she hadn't read any of it. The same experience was repeated with other Democrats.

I don't know, but there are two much more important documents that provide guidelines as to how to live that are much clearer and much shorter.

The most important, my NIV version of the Bible, has only 1,635 pages. Also, I usually carry around a pocket-sized version of the Constitution with all the amendments, including a copy of the Declaration of Independence. That booklet is only 58 pages with each page smaller than a 3x5-inch card. After these two works, we don't need many more laws.

Tom Sears is a professor of accounting at Hartwick College in Oneonta. He can be reached at SearsT@hartwick.edu. His column appears every other week. His columns can be found at www.thedailystar.com/tomsears.