reply to post by Pejeu
Care to explain exactly how they are traitors?
...and by the same token, the dems aren't?
Feel free to elucidate.
I would not call them traitors, and I do think this petition is silly theater, but their actions do flirt with the concept of soft coup d'état.
We had a law that was passed by congress, both in the HOR and Senate (the Peoples reps)...Legislative Branch
Signed into law by the President ...Executive Branch
Upheld by the Supreme Court...Judicial Branch
Affirmed through two Presidential elections..one where he ran on the promise, another after he passed it.
And a minority of the House of Reps (55% of GOP are TP...GOP in total being 55% of the House of Reps) demanded that all three branches of government
and the people defund or repeal a democratically passed law or they would crash the economy.
The minority TP, through threat of economic destruction, demanded that all three branches of government cede the democratic process solely to them and
defund or scuttle a law which they had failed to repeal through regular democratic means over 43 times.
This minority of the majority in the House also threatened the Speaker of the house with losing his Speakership if he permitted the house to even VOTE
in an open and democratic way on any bill that did not include their demands.
Thank goodness Speaker Boehner relented and put it to a democratic vote, the way the House was intended to work.
My first concern was never Obamacare's future, it was the future of the USA if this tactic was validated as it would have changed our democracy in
fundamental ways and we would have seen every extremist minority group, both left and right, hijack all three branches of government at threat of
economic calamity...for all time to come.
Again...the petition is nonsense and theater, but there are serious considerations to be had here about democracy as our founders intended
edit on 18-10-2013 by Indigo5 because: (no reason given)