A Silver Lining?
Like most freedom loving Americans, I was disappointed in the Supreme Court ruling on Obamacare. But watching the Twitter timeline and listening to so many upset citizens today did show the glimpse of a silver lining.
Justice Roberts may have introduced the Tea Party to presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney. Romney has had to battle the idea he is not conservative enough. His television and internet commercial ‘Day 1’ (see below) now is taking on new meaning. In it he tells Americans on his first day in office he will begin the repeal of Obamacare. Until today, many fiscal conservatives hoped this plan would not be needed. However, after seeing the health care plan upheld by listing it as an additional tax Moderates, Conservatives and Libertarians are united that a repeal is needed. This president promised no new taxes to the middle class yet it appears all those taxes will be heading our way. Average citizens who aren’t always inclined to be involved are now speaking out. They see the need for change. The sleeping giant has awoken.
As right leaning voters join together in an effort to repeal the Obamacare law we are looking at Romney’s words for assurance. Apparently, many are seeing Romney as the alternative choice to Obama for the first time. In the first hour and a half after the court decision Team Romney raised $300,000. At the time of this writing, just ten hours from the ruling Romney has received over $2.5 Million dollars–almost as much as the entire month of May.
So save your tears. Now is the time to act. As Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) wrote, “I am disappointed in today’s ruling. But not discouraged.” In the ruling that no conservative wanted to hear there may be a silver lining. The party may now be united in a way that was unexpected just a short time ago. We have a lot of work to do and only 130 days left.