History has taught us that sometimes it’s inflection points are difficult to discern at the moment. Often it takes events around these points to provide context. Examining the past is through the objective lens of hindsight makes it easy to determine these points, but not so for those in the midst of them.
However, one can use past events and the immutable laws of human nature to look ahead and see if present events meet the standard of an historic turning point. In the case of present events one can make an educated guess as to the consequences of the two choices before you.
At present the GOP has a choice to make with regard to the fiscal abomination of Obamacare. It can either chose the path laid out for it by the Socialists on the nation’s Left and set a course towards historic oblivion. Or it can return to it’s principled roots of preserving liberty.
And not to delve too far into a rhetorical tangent, but you can dispense with binary choice canard and the lie that this will repeal Obamacare. Do you really think that crying wolf once again will have us settle for that which we roundly despise simply because you assert that we have no other choice? Please don’t insult our intelligence on this point. While we don’t dwell in the vaunted halls of power and breath in the rarefied air of Washington with it’s endemic wisdom, we know that you hold all the cards. We know that you vanquished the Democrats several times over (partially over this issue) because we were there helping you every step of the way.
Were you to continue the pretense of “repealing” Obamacare while setting it’s Socialist precepts in stone the odds are very likely that it will fail, and to put a colloquial spin on it “Fail Bigly”. But in this instance it will have your fingerprints all over it. In the meantime it’s high taxes, high deductibles and draconian control of everyone’s health care will be on your esteemed shoulders.
Continue on the course of action and you will be shown to be abject liars with regard to repealing Obamacare. Please refer to the above paragraph with regard to the continual parroting of the “Repeal” falsehood. Most people trust politicians to a certain extent, you folks of the GOP establishment are far beyond that point.
While you may think that continuing Obamacare will somehow yield you more power, in the long run the opposite will be the case. Your futile ‘reboot’ of Obamacare will only serve to destroy the party and you along with it. Allowing the vile and immoral precepts of Socialism to metastasize even further will make it that much harder to defeat in the end and history will blame you for this.
Your only other choice is to scrap Obamacare 2.0 and start over, this time basing it on free-market principles and liberty. You should reject the Socialist’s contention that the government should control healthcare and the people along with it. Of course, this will be politically tough for you to endure, but you have to know that this will be the case no matter what you do.
But if you take the politically expedient course of action that pushes the party left away from the principles of liberty it will only be a short term advantage and in the end only serve to destroy the party.