One of the most interesting political dynamics for observers to follow is the struggle of Conservatives to make the GOP a conservative party.
It is a battle Progressives within the DNC fought and won just recently.
Evidence of their success can be found simply by revisiting the political rhetoric from their Big Three from only a few years back.
On many issues, Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton and even Barack Obama, sound like Ronald Reagan compared to what we’ve been hearing from their party lately.
In 1995 Bill Clinton said in a State of the Union address:
All Americans, not only in the states most heavily affected but in every place in this country, are rightly disturbed by the large numbers of illegal aliens entering our country.
The jobs they hold might otherwise be held by citizens or legal immigrants. The public service they use impose burdens on our taxpayers.
Can anyone picture a currently elected Democrat saying this?
Or, does anyone remember that less than a decade ago both Hillary and Barack opposed same-sex marriage?
Today it is hard to imagine any prominent Democrat saying – as Senator Obama did in 2008
I believe that marriage is the union between a man and a woman. Now, for me as a Christian — for me — for me as a Christian, it is also a sacred union. God’s in the mix.
Well, Conservatives are in a similar fight with their Republican colleagues and the current battleground is Obamacare repeal.
According to the Daily Wire, Rep. Mo Brooks, a member of the conservative Freedom Caucus, introduced a Obamacare repeal bill that was short and sweet:
Effective as of Dec. 31, 2017, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is repealed, and the provisions of law amended or repealed by such Act are restored or revived as if such Act had not been enacted.
As the Daily Wire reports:
Naturally, the bill didn’t come up for a vote. If it had, it would have gone down to failure, since Republicans don’t have the intestinal fortitude to keep the key promise that brought them to power over the past seven years. Even if it had passed the House, it surely wouldn’t have passed the Senate. And even if it had passed the Senate, it certainly would have been vetoed by President Trump, who would never sign onto a repeal of Obamacare without retaining that law’s key elements.
To many, the Obamacare Repeal debacle exposed just how liberal the Republican Party at its core really is. This bill by Mo Brooks just put the magnifying glass on it.