The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

Of What Might The Current Political Situation Seem Reminiscent?

Posted on | March 31, 2010 | 11 Comments

by Smitty

Just a few links, ending in a question for general consumption:

  • Atrocious legislation like the healthcare takeover has now become a multi-stage affair.
  • The notion of amnesty for illegal aliens as a ballot-box stuffer remains a distinct threat.
  • The Judas Congress has taken to going after big business for honestly reporting the costs of ObamaCare in accordance with Sarbanes-Oxley.

Having said all that, does anyone remember Yukos Oil?

Sure, you can’t go making a direct comparison.  The devilish details differ dramatically.  Yet, there seems a correlation between decay of the political system and overt thuggery from the government.  In summary, the Russian government either (a) needed loot and/or (b) feared a potential rival, and smashed Khodorovsky in a vulgar display of power.

If you’re not gripped yet by a  determination to restore the country by supporting Tea Party candidates through every legal means available, you must be in a coma or something.

Comments

  • Joe

    GOP fears backlash over health care repeal?

    With Obama as president the only way we repeal Obamacare prior to 2012 is by SCOTUS overturning it or impeachment. Impeachment is very unlikely. I doubt the Supreme Court will over turn this (but boy how happy I would be if that happened). It is impossible by 2012 to gain enough seats in the House and Senate to overcome a veto (that is assuming every race up for grabs goes GOP). Getting rid of Obamacare is a very uphill battle, it is going to take a long time, but it is not as much of a battle as say WWII was. It is doable, but it is going to take commitment to get it down.

    I think the tea partiers recognize that all we can do is challenge every available seat with a fiscal conservative alternative. We have to be in this for the long haul.

  • Joe

    GOP fears backlash over health care repeal?

    With Obama as president the only way we repeal Obamacare prior to 2012 is by SCOTUS overturning it or impeachment. Impeachment is very unlikely. I doubt the Supreme Court will over turn this (but boy how happy I would be if that happened). It is impossible by 2012 to gain enough seats in the House and Senate to overcome a veto (that is assuming every race up for grabs goes GOP). Getting rid of Obamacare is a very uphill battle, it is going to take a long time, but it is not as much of a battle as say WWII was. It is doable, but it is going to take commitment to get it down.

    I think the tea partiers recognize that all we can do is challenge every available seat with a fiscal conservative alternative. We have to be in this for the long haul.

  • smitty

    Impeachment in the House is not out of the realm of possibility, given certain election results in November and ‘sufficient’ evidence.
    Conviction in a Senate trial is the part I would never expect to see.

  • smitty

    Impeachment in the House is not out of the realm of possibility, given certain election results in November and ‘sufficient’ evidence.
    Conviction in a Senate trial is the part I would never expect to see.

  • Jack

    Would it possible for you guys to set up a search function? Going back through 20 pages looking for a specific post is a pain in the ass.

  • Jack

    Would it possible for you guys to set up a search function? Going back through 20 pages looking for a specific post is a pain in the ass.

  • http://theothermccain.com smitty

    It is possible. I have just been a slacker about figuring out how to get it hacked into our theme.
    One would nearly prefer to read the healthcare bill to reading the WordPress code.
    Until then, if you use google and throw in site:http://theothermccain.com e.g.
    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&source=hp&q=thaddeus+mccotter+site:http://theothermccain.com
    we’re well-indexed.

  • http://theothermccain.com smitty

    It is possible. I have just been a slacker about figuring out how to get it hacked into our theme.
    One would nearly prefer to read the healthcare bill to reading the WordPress code.
    Until then, if you use google and throw in site:http://theothermccain.com e.g.
    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&source=hp&q=thaddeus+mccotter+site:http://theothermccain.com
    we’re well-indexed.

  • Pingback: Virginia Right! News Hound for 4/1/2010 | Virginia Right!()

  • Adobe Walls

    Just kinda throwing this out there but is there a way stop a newly promoted VP to POTUS from pardoning a just resigned pres.?

  • Adobe Walls

    Just kinda throwing this out there but is there a way stop a newly promoted VP to POTUS from pardoning a just resigned pres.?