Next Tuesday and the Fate of ObamaCare
No election -- state or national -- will be as important in sending a message about ObamaCare or massive lawbreaking by government than the one on Tuesday in the Virginia governor's race.
Republicans running in 2014 and 2016 are watching whether Ken Cuccinelli wins to determine if they should be bold, hard-charging Ted Cruzes, or whether they should roll over by making weak, token passes at ObamaCare that will do nothing but ensure its permanence.
The Washington establishment wants to paint this election as a referendum on principled conservatism -- tea partyism. Ken Cuccinelli is more than just a conservative. He is a constitutional conservative, and like Ted Cruz, Mike Lee and Rand Paul, makes establishment Republicans nervous.
The collaboration of establishment Republicans with big government and their lack of effectiveness in controlling it are exposed when constitutional conservatives hold office.
Already the forces for bloated, lawbreaking government are giddy with the prospect that Virginia's Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli will go down in defeat. The Washington Post headline reads, "Cuccinelli's hard-line conservatism seems headed for decisive rejection in Va."
Democrat Terry McAuliffe, an ObamaCare supporter who has stated his desire for a public option that would lead to a government-run healthcare system, has the lead and a huge money advantage in these final days. The lead is shrinking, and may be overcome.
ObamaCare is not merely a massive expansion of the federal government. It stands for the imposition of federal government lawbreaking in the most basic, private elements of our lives.
It will be run in the same fashion shown by the lawbreaking IRS, NSA and EPA, and as the incompetent rollout shows, even worse. The more the imposition of government in our daily lives, the worse it acts.
Bureaucrats will bully ordinary Americans over basic medical decisions, some of life or death, some of religious importance, and many about our loved children and our elderly. Those who fight the system will be targeted for heavier handedness. The Bill of Rights will become even less relevant than they are now.
The left and the political establishment understand the stakes next Tuesday more than conservatives do. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has poured over $1 million into this race to squelch gun rights. Bill and Hillary have been helping their friend McAuliffe, who rented the Lincoln Bedroom when he was their top fundraiser.
Crony capitalists far and wide will see if one of their own will be rewarded in the face of his own highly questionable GreenTech business that is under investigation by the SEC, and has raised questions of whether it is a visa-for-cash scam.
Ken Cuccinelli was the first state attorney general to file suit against ObamaCare, appropriately saying that the case was about freedom instead of healthcare. The election on November 5 is a signal to Republicans. Will they get the right message? More appropriately stated, will we send them the right message?
President Obama will campaign with Terry McAuliffe this Sunday. With his presidency collapsing around him as his signature accomplishment shows itself to be a massive failure, he is eager to pass the torch for his agenda. A win for McAuliffe would be resuscitation for ObamaCare and government lawbreaking. A win for Cuccinelli would be the real beginning of the end of Obamacare.