Friday, September 3, 2010

"The American Poker Game" (updated version)

As shared at my Column with

** AUTHORS NOTE:  Democrats have continued to proclaim that voters will forget their political frustration come the November mid-term elections, even as it is now fast approaching.  I share this article again (originally published at "American Thinker," December 22, 2009), with a few minor updates, to emphasize the point: voters have not forgotten, feeling the same now as then, perhaps even more so.  With growing concern for the future of our Country, voters have been impatiently counting down the days until the November 2, 2010 vote, an election day already predicted to be historical.

When the Senate reached the 60 votes needed to pass cloture on the Obama Care Bill in late 2009, President Obama declared “this scored a big victory for the American people,” continuing to ignore that “we the people” didn’t consider this a victory by any stretch. At that time, a CNN Poll revealed that 61% of Americans didn’t want Obama Care in any form. A Rasmussen Poll showed that 57% of voters said passing nothing would be preferable to passing the legislation.  Since then, a recent Rasmussen poll explains that 58% of Americans favor repealing the now official Health Care Law.

The passage of Obama Care into Law alone has been enough to critically upset the voters.  Add to it the many "transformational," far-left policies of the Obama Administration being forced upon the American people against their will, as well as the constant demonization of them for their opposition, and it is no secret as to why 71% of Americans have been angry at the current Government.

There’s been discussion that the Democrat’s believe “we the people” will forget all of it in the fast approaching November 2010 mid-term elections. This belief underscores the huge disconnect between the people and them. The Democrats and the Obama Administration are blinded by political ambition, emboldened by the 2008 Elections, even now.

No poker face – the majority of Americans are brazenly clear: they have not forgotten and are not going to forget. Still, the Democrats cannot see that the voters haven’t folded their hand in this poker game they are playing with American lives; there is no intention of doing so. Every time they refuse to hear the protests, downplaying the significance of the grass roots TEA Party movement, the voters fight harder to be heard. They raise the stakes of the game, the voters see their call, toss in more chips, and raise them in kind.

The majority of Americans fervently do not want to “fundamentally transform” America. They want to live in the free America of their blessed inheritance, the Republic for which the Founding Fathers gave their lives, the shining light on a hill. John Quincy Adams said, “You will never know how much it has cost my generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you will make good use of it." Anything less is a shameful travesty, spitting on the blood which was shed to provide it.

We are America, not Cuba, not Europe. Our forefathers left Europe and fought the Revolutionary War to give us America. Why would we throw that away to become like Europe once again? As Proverb 26:11 says, it is “like a dog who returns to his own vomit.”

President Ronald Reagan said, “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.” If the Obama Administration believes Americans are going to lie down and accept the “remaking” of America, they completely under estimate that the people's votes hold the winning hand with plenty of constitutional chips to spare.

President George Washington said in 1787, "The power under the Constitution will always be in the People. It is entrusted for certain defined purposes, and for a certain limited period, to representatives of their own choosing; and whenever it is executed contrary to their interest, or not agreeable to their wishes, their servants can--and undoubtedly will--be recalled."

Patrick Henry said, "The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people; it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government."

The Obama Administration can keep upping the ante in this fight for America, even until November 2, 2010. Rest assured, voters will respond accordingly on this day with an unexpected passion. Forget? Voters can hardly wait to finally be heard! They are like a stampede of horses chomping at the bit to get out of this gate and get to the 2010 Elections. They anxiously anticipate the moment they can reveal their winning hand, triumphantly gathering the chips of their America. They'll not stand for the remaking of America. But they’ll fight without ceasing to retake Her. Though Democrats cannot see it, it’s no gamble at all for “we the people.” The odds are in their favor. They have grown increasingly grateful to the Founding Fathers who paid with their lives to make sure it would be so.


  1. Great blog.. I will visit often..

  2. Hope you will write on international issues as well!! and do not forget to pay attention to Canada, we are your good neihgbour!!:)

  3. Roz - I have friends in Canada and often share links from there. Thanks for being my friend and following me here. :)

  4. What a difference a year makes, eh? A year ago the idea that the GOP would retake control of both houses of Congress sounded insanely implausible and the Tea Party movement just a bunch of loud-mouth right-wing extremists. Now here we stand little more than eight weeks away from a conservative-led GOP takeover of Congress of historic dimensions.And we've been able to do it without resorting to a constant barrage of lies, fear and hate like the Democrats have because we had truth and faith on our side. I never lost faith in the American people to do the right thing whenever they actually saw the truth. But the last nine months have been so remarkable in the depth of commitment to this cause to turn this country away from the failed socialism of the Democratic Party. Historically the party out of power usually picks up seats in midterm elections. But this is shaping up to be a watershed election. A political realignment that can put the socialistic democrats out of power for a very long time. And believe it or not we're just getting started because in 2012 we can deliver the knockout blow to put them out of their misery for good. So November will be fun, but the real work begins the next morning. The struggle will be hard but I'm confident of
    victory. And we will win.

  5. Amen Phil - I 100% agree with you. Nov 2 is only part 1. The REAL fight starts November 3rd with 2 more years of it before removing Obama from Office. Thanks for sharing - I really appreciate when people comment and offer feedback, input, insight, etc. :)

  6. We have to keep pulling the Republicans up short when they get in, too. Keep them on course. The power can make them forget principles. We TEA Partiers are watching, for a change, and the bully pulpit is no longer kept from us. There's a lot of work to do.

  7. right on wendi fight the good fight

  8. Thank you all for following me and for your much appreciated comments!! :)