Governor Bobby Jindal (R-LA) is among my personal favorites when considering who I might support for President come 2016. He’s a no-nonsense conservative with an elite resume and has a history of bridging party lines without selling out conservative ideals or principles. He is ardently pro-life, fiscally conservative, for school choice and against the Common Core, he is anti-amnesty and pro-border security, he is a Rhodes Scholar, and he’s good friends with the Robertson family of Duck Dynasty fame.
All of that leads to his great op-ed that he recently published in the Washington Examiner calling on the GOP to remember that the voters elected them based on their campaign promises… and the GOP needs to follow through. Now.
“Elections have consequences,” President Obama said, setting his new policy agenda just three days after taking office in 2009. Three elections later, the president’s party has lost 70 House seats and 14 Senate seats. The job of Republicans now is to govern with the confidence that elections do have consequences, promptly passing the conservative reform the voters have demanded.
Commentators and pundits are already suggesting that Republicans need to be careful about what they do now that they control Congress. So do I — I believe we need to be very careful to stand up for what we believe in, and for what the American people voted for.
In the days since the voters handed the President a resounding defeat, he has been defiantly in denial. He issues executive orders to bypass the Congress chosen by the voters. He broods. He pouts. He shows no sign of course correction even though he admitted famously before the vote that his policies were, in fact, on the ballot.
Finally, let’s remember this — beginning with Hillarycare in 1993, it took the Left 16 long years to realize their dream of creating a new entitlement program and giving control of the American healthcare system to the federal government. If the president refuses to come to his senses, it may take us until we have a Republican president in 2017 to make things right. Freedom is worth the fight; we must start now.
It has become fashionable in Washington to argue that Obamacare cannot be reversed. That is nonsense. It’s a fight worth waging, and a fight which can be won.
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