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The Senate Progressives will never cave on the ACA. It is part of their social democracy agenda. Giving up the ACA would be contrary to their core beliefs and principles. Ted Cruz was not trying to convince the Progressive to give up Obamacare, rather he was trying to wake the GOP up and rally them to fight against social democracy. The problem is that our leaders want only one thing: power. The Ted Cruz filibuster proved only one thing to me. That the GOP no longer has ideals. Like the empty pews in American churches evidence a loss of faith in God generally, the lack of voices of our Senators in support of Cruz's fight against social democracy evidence a loss of faith in the American conservative political model. We are simply being lead at the highest ranks by non-believers. This to me is what Cruz was filibustering. He was shouting down the progressive agenda and shouting down the faithless leaders of his own party.
Modern Progressives are a throwback to the first Social Democrats in american politics. They call themselves "Progressives" because they are trying to progressively and gradually move the country closure to a socialist welfare state. That is their reason to exist. Yet, we as conservatives and libertarians act as though they have some other purpose and we are shocked, Shocked! that they act the way they do. Progressives aren't crazy. They are dedicated, committed, and motivated to achieve their cause. Thinking that they are merely crazy only lessens the reality we face and lulls us into inaction. Of course they want a less educated electorate, it favors their agenda. The less educated society generally the more society will want and need a welfare state. Why do we act like this is some sort of revelation. We don't need figures, conspiracy theories, and shocked, breathless radio hosts. We need an honest debate on how various levels of welfare stateism will affect our country and why the American model is superior to the European welfare model. All of the name calling and distractions do not help us educate people on the core fundamentals. We need to get clear and focused in our message that the welfare state that Progressives are actively trying to create is destructive and damning. If we don't believe that it is destructive and damning, then we really just need to get out of the way because we have no reason to exist.
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