Monday, 10 Feb 2014 By Allen West for Newsmax
The military teaches battlefield commanders to analyze and assess the enemy’s actions in order to gain understanding of the larger objectives. The more adaptive strategist can always beat the adversary to the decisive moment in an engagement. That’s why Sun Tzu’s “The Art of War” was mandatory reading when I was a young Second Lieutenant.
As I observe the battleground of political strategy, I see a very capable liberal-progressive-socialist campaign plan rooted in acute incrementalism, precision execution, and enabled by media propaganda. The left has indeed mastered the game of political chess.
On the other hand, Republicans find themselves playing a reactive, impulsive, tactical game of checkers which is devoid of strategic vision or an understanding of their opponents.
Which brings me to Obamacare, the Un-Affordable Care Act that hardly protects patients. First of all, if Republicans were smart they would replace the president’s name and use the name of every Democrat that voted for this misguided piece of legislation throughout this midterm election year.
In Louisiana it should be called Landrieucare; in North Carolina, Hagancare; in Arkansas, Pryorcare; in New Hampshire, Shaheencare; and so forth all across the nation. Votes truly have consequences and it’s imperative to make those consequences personal.
We must also accept that Obamacare is not some gross miscalculation. It is doing exactly what progressive socialists have forever sought in their steady march to fundamentally transform America.
This past week the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) stated that Obamacare will result in the loss of some 2.5 million full-time equivalent jobs. The explanation from Obama administration Economic Council Chairman Jason Furman and White House Spokesperson Jay Carney provides a clear window into the desired end — keeping more Americans dependent on the government.
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