The Chicago Way
I am not sure what got to me the most in watching all of the health care debate. Was it the arrogance of the legislators who thought they knew better than their constituents? Was it the way they tried to paint the opposition as racists or right wing nuts? Was it the way they kept coming back time and time again like the Energizer bunny until they forced this horrific piece of legislation on us? Was it the complicit media? Was it the way Princess Nancy cackled and grinned when the filthy deed was done? Whatever the case, I am disgusted.
I think that a majority of Americans awoke yesterday with a sense of despair and questioning. “What just happened to my country?” I wasn’t alone in my feelings. I spoke to many people who felt the same sense of defeat. Repeatedly I heard things like; “Why should I bother trying so hard to get ahead and support my family? They’re just going to take my money away? “ “They’re going to devastate the entire system in order to insure a few. Wouldn’t be easier to spend a fraction of the money and just buy them insurance?” “This will bankrupt our country”. It goes on and on. At the end of the day I think we all realize that what happened and what we experienced over the past year and 3 months amounts to nothing other than “The Chicago Way”.
The classic line Sean Connery had in the 1987 movie “The Untouchables”:
“They pull a knife, you pull a gun. He sends one of yours to the hospital; you send one of his to the morgue. *That’s* the *Chicago* way!”
The progressives have an agenda. They have been striving for this since the time of FDR. It doesn’t matter what the people want, it only matters what the statists want. Their elitist attitude tells them they know better. Their agenda is an agenda of jealousy, envy and hatred and a basic dislike for the structure of this country and its institutions. These are the people who feel there isn’t enough “fairness” in America simply because outcomes are never the same. These are the people who constantly need to parade out the victims and hide behind them in order to promote their ideas. These are the people who are sanctimonious and believe that calling themselves liberals makes them more compassionate. These are the people who apologize for America’s greatness instead of celebrating its greatness. These are the people who brought a gun to a knife fight.
I have to give them credit where credit is due. The Chicago Way worked. The progressives now have their socialist program as the law of the land. Nancy said she would pole vault or take a parachute or whatever to get it done. She did just that. However, as has been proven over and over throughout history, these socialistic programs never work. They may be laughing and full of glee now, but their perceived moment of glory will be short lived. Like all other government programs, this one will grow and need to be fed by more and more tax payer dollars. America is not a socialist country and will not allow this to stand. They may have won this battle, but it’s time to learn a lesson from all of this. Moving forward, it won’t be enough to repeal this. It won’t be enough to fight this in the courts. We must elect conservatives. We must let all those who voted in favor of this travesty know that America will not stand for it and vote them out of office. They must not be given the chance to misrepresent their constituents ever again. Perhaps it’s time for the rest of the country to learn the “Chicago Way.”