Rush Limbaugh and conservative talk show hosts all seemed surprised that the Obama Administration expedited Obama Care direct to the Supreme Court. They offered various explanations but none that resonated with me as the overriding basis for making such a decision. Here is my take on it.
With a Chicago organizer as POTUS, everything is a shell game. The administration entices us to watch the right hand while the left hand does the real magic. What could possibly be so important that Obama would want all of us to be focused on his health care take over and the Supreme Court? After all this is his signature legislation. The answer is net neutrality.
Obama Care, unless he can replace one constitutional conservative Justice with a liberal socialist, will be thrown out by the Supreme Court. Why not wait and hope for the worst with the health of a conservative Justice? His internal polling indicates another conservative tsunami in 2012. There is a strong possibility he will lose the Senate. Independent voters and even some Democrats are voicing opposition to his having a second term as President. Obama Care would become a footnote in history and his legacy tarnished. So, he must do all possible to reverse the nation’s awareness of his policies and actions (Fast & Furious, LightSquared, Solyndra, ad nauseam).
How can he stop the deluge of negative information that seems capable of consuming his administration? He already has the media in lock-step support. It is talk radio and above all the internet that shines the destructive light of truth on his socialist agenda. Occasionally, the stories they break so enrages his subjects that even the lame-stream media must reluctantly report on them. The ACORN sting videos are perhaps the best example but the list is voluminous. Now, there is even GBTV on the internet 10 hours a week. Drudge, Limbaugh, Hannity, this free flow of information must be curtailed and in time to impact the 2012 elections. What to do? Go back to the tried and true shell game.
Get everyone’s attention on Obama Care and the Supreme Court while his minions publish the net neutrality order under the disguised and purposely misleading name of “Open Internet.” Yes, they did it. They published it in the Federal Resister. The effective date of the new rule is November 20, 2011. Unless “We the People” rise up and DEMAND that Congress overturns this order, November 20 will be remembered by our future rulers with the same reverence most of us feel toward July 4th.
The vast majority of Americans, regardless of party affiliation, strongly oppose the government controlling the internet. Congress rejected the idea decisively. The courts rejected a power play by the FCC against Comcast several months ago. The D. C. Circuit Court of Appeals declared that the Commission overstepped the limits of its”ancillary authority.” All of that has just been irritating obstacles that Obama has had to work around.
I am calling on everyone, especially every Tea Party movement member and every member of the Patriot Action Network to give maximum effort at stopping this attempt to silence us. With respect to free speech, if we don’t stop “Open Internet,” it will not be the end of the beginning; it will be the beginning of the end.