Rush shared bits of it today - it makes interesting reading.
"Dear Fellow American,
The Obama Administration's behavior during the
government shutdown has been the best argument against Obamacare anyone
has ever made.
The American people do not want Obamacare, and they are demanding
that Washington act to protect them from the harmful effects of this
unaffordable and unfair law. The president's response has been to ignore
them, allow the government to shut down, and then use his power to
inflict as much pain as possible on the people by closing national parks
and monuments, stopping payments to veterans, and cutting off cancer
all of that's true. The sequester did not create the result the
Democrats and Obama wanted. There wasn't enough pain. They want people
suffering when the precious government is somehow shut down or when
it's deprived of money. And they were hell-bent this time. There's a
shutdown, okay, then people are gonna suffer. We're gonna make sure.
This is the active strategy of the president of the United States. The
active strategy is to make sure that there is pain, personal pain, such
as 26 military families not being funded, getting benefits. Such as the
debacle involving illegal aliens and amnesty on the National Mall,
which is closed. Such as National Parks being shut down. Such as
cancer-stricken children not having access to the National Institutes of
These were things that need not happen. These were items chosen to
be defunded after the shutdown by the president of the United States and
his party, because together their purpose is to try to create a
mind-set in as many people as possible that life is not worth living if
there is no government in it. If the government is shut down, if the
government has to do with a penny less next year than it got this year,
then they want people to actually feel pain, because their objective is
this government getting as big as possible, taking as much capital from
the private sector as possible and transferring it to government for
power and control.
They want people as dependent on government as they can make them,
and that includes inflicting pain on them during a supposed shutdown.
And Lee, in his letter to Americans, is pointing out that that very
behavior ought to be sending up red flags to everybody. If we have a
president and a party willing to inflict this kind of pain because they
petulantly don't get their way in a shutdown, with this kind of power,
we're gonna give 'em total control of the health care system?
The president's response has been to ignore people who oppose
Obamacare. His response has been "to allow the government to shut down,
and then use his power to inflict as much pain as possible on the
people by closing national parks and monuments, stopping payments to
veterans, and cutting off cancer research."
And then Lee writes, "The President's actions show exactly why we
should not expand the government's power over our health care choices.
What power the government has, it will use - and misuse - to advance its
own interests, even if that means punishing the American people along
And there can be no doubt that the regime has attempted to punish
people it considers its political enemies. It has sought to inflict
pain in the shutdown so as to create the impression that you and anyone
else cannot possibly get by without government. Without more
government, without bigger government, without more powerful government
your life would be absolutely disastrous. That's the impression they
want to convey. And of course their rabid supporters are right in there
furthering that notion. Their rabid supporters who are gonna be among
those really harmed by all this.
I'm talking about their voters, you know, the people that go to these
websites and post comments at the blogs, just your average, ordinary
derelict Democrat voter. They're all-in for this. They're all-in for
you suffering. They're all-in for you having pain inflicted on you.
Lee continues. "The message behind the Administration's shutdown
bullying is the same message sent by the IRS's abuses of power against
the president's political opponents. This is the abusive, unaccountable
bureaucracy that, under Obamacare, will soon be running America's health
care system. President Obama is not just using the vast powers of his
office as leverage against Republicans - he is abusing his powers as
leverage against the American people."
And he is. There isn't any question. There's a reason his approval
numbers are at 37%. There is a reason his approval numbers are
falling. It's a reality that is not reported upon. It's a reality not
commented upon practically anywhere inside the Beltway.
Now we have news, guess what? The claims for unemployment insurance
last week or this week, I forget which story, somewhere in the Stack,
are so high, this just shocked everybody. It's a California story.
"Well, you know, it's because of the shutdown and because of the
computer glitches and the California employment reporting system, and
that's why the unreal and very unusual high number of people applying
No, it can't be that we're losing jobs left and right. How in the
world can private sector unemployment go up or not based on a government
shutdown? What are the things that are related? They aren't. Just
because you've got a government shutdown doesn't automatically mean
unemployment's going to skyrocket. Not in the private sector, but yet
that's the impression that is being conveyed in this story on
joblessness that is out there.