Now, folks, this Rodgers woman isn't my congresswoman. Truth be told, she's far more conservative and courageous than my RINO congresswoman, Nan Hayworth (NY-19).
Indeed, Rodgers' relative "conservatism" is the point of this post.
Or, rather... Rodgers' lack of true conservative principles.
At some point in the past (I forget the specifics) Congresswoman Rodgers came to my attention as a Republican to watch. So... I've been watching. In fact, I receive her newsletters.
Rodgers latest newsletter is what sparks this post:
“As a mom with two young children, a wife who helps balance the family budget, and someone who helped run a family-owned small business, I am disappointed the Supreme Court has decided to uphold ObamaCare – especially the individual mandate, which is an unprecedented expansion of government power.
Wow... she's... er... umm... "disappointed." Why that'll show Obama! Way to go, Congresswoman! Way to lay it on the line in defense of our Constitution and our Freedoms!
The health care law that passed Congress over the will of the American people two years ago was a disastrous law that raised costs, made it harder for small businesses to hire employees, and cut Medicare, among other things.
And... and... AND... (*PAUSE*)... it was an UNCONSTITUTIONAL law!
Now, after months of deliberation, the Supreme Court has ruled that while the law might be unworkable, it’s not unconstitutional.
It is unconstitutional!
Five members of the nine member Supreme Court ruled that it wasn't. This was a corrupt, political ruling and as such illegal on its face. Their majority ruling is a VIOLATION of the Constitution - NOT a vindication of ObamaCare.
While I do not agree with the Court’s decision, I respect it and encourage others to do the same.
And thus... this post!
Rodgers and "conservatives" who think like her are as much of the problem as any Leftist democrat. There is simply NO DOUBT that Chief Justice Roberts ruled AGAINST the Constitution and the Rule of Law rather than fulfill his duty to stand firmly in the breech and proclaim "No!" when Congress and/or a president attempt to subvert the Constitution and the Rule of Law.
The fact that Rodgers "respects" this indefensible behavior on the part of Roberts and his fellow anti-Constitutionist justices tells you all you need to know about Rodgers as a person.
The fact that Rodgers "encourages other to do the same" tells you that in the final analysis it's not just justices on the Supreme Court who mistake their role and abuse the perception of their power. No. It's members of Congress - like Cathy McMorris Rodgers - who indeed enable the anti-Constitutionists to take our Constitutional Liberties from us one by one.
Cathy McMorris Rodgers is at best "misguided." I pray it's simply ignorance and "pragmatism" which leads her to the path she's taken. Perhaps the "explanation" for Rodgers' disgraceful behavior is lack of education... lack of understanding... lack of courage... (*PAUSE*)... I simply can't say for sure. Indeed, maybe she's just afraid... physically afraid... to stand up to a rogue Supreme Court majority led by a Chief Justice who frankly deserves to be impeached and removed from office.
The Court’s ruling will have no impact on Congress’ continuing efforts to repeal the law.
The Court's ruling creates new bad precedent that no doubt inspire more bad precedent down the road!
Folks... this is NOT just about ObamaCare. This is about a rogue Court whose attacks UPON our Constitutional Liberties are being "respected" by misguided legislators who refuse to stand up FOR the Constitution because they're afraid to stand AGAINST unconstitutional Supreme Court rulings!
In fact, we are more determined than ever to repeal it and replace it with something better.
Time will tell.
“Instead of celebrating, President Obama should recognize the inherent problems with his law and work with Republicans to find better solutions. Together, we should implement a series of common-sense, step-by-step reforms that will put patients in charge of their health care decisions and use the principles of choice and competition to expand access, lower costs, and improve quality.”
Rhetoric. Empty rhetoric. Mark my words, people, even should Romney be elected and Republicans achieve control of BOTH Houses of Congress via the coming elections, the RINOs - along with the democrats - will conspire to keep the "popular" parts of ObamaCare, never mind freedom... never mind the Constitution... never mind economic reality and the future of our children and grandchildren.
With "conservatives" like Cathy McMorris Rodgers in our corner... (*PAUSE*) (*SIGH*)... the truth is that we have no corner. At best, our national decline will continue - abet at a slower pace than under Obama, Pelosi, and Reid.