In 1993, Democrats passed background checks for firearms purchasers, and in 1994, they were romped in the congressional elections.
Which, of course, misses the point entirely. Sure, the GOP took control of Congress, but that didn’t last. What did last was firearms background checks, waiting periods, and a host of other infringements on the rights guaranteed by the Second Amendment.
And herein lies a lesson for stupid Republicans. The Democrats aren’t afraid to take the occasional shellacking to get a law they want on the books. They know that political victories are transient, but legal victories become eternal. Keep that in mind as you think about Obamacare.
Anybody who thinks the Democrats give a rat’s ass about taking a whupping in 2014 is smoking wacky tobaccy. They’ll fight to keep the law intact, even if some of them go down. The only way we get rid of it is for the GOP to get enough political power to simply repeal it. That means majorities in the House and Senate (no, we don’t need any more than a simple majority in the Senate – we can use the nuclear option, too – and a Republican in the White House who will sign the repeal legislation when it hits his desk.
So here are the questions you want to ask any GOP candidates in 2014 and 2016:
1. Will you vote in House and the Senate to repeal Obamacare outright?
2. If necessary in the Senate, will you invoke the nuclear option in order to assure repeal?
3. If you are the President, will you sign the repeal?
Make them say it out loud. Make them promise. And destroy them and their whole damned party if it turns out they lied.
I need to hear nothing but yes to all of these questions, if you want my vote.