Capitol Hill Update: Will this Christmas Day be Republican Senators' December 25, 1776?

The next few weeks will determine whether the Republican Party has learned its lesson from its crushing defeats in 2006 and 2008, thus losing both the Congress and the White House.  The question now is, will the Republican Senators, led by Republican Minority Leader Mitch McConnell from Kentucky, call the bluff of the former boxer and now Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's fellow Democrat Senators, in which they bragged yesterday that they were prepared to keep the Senate working through Christmas Day and beyond if necessary to pass the socialized medicine bill called ObamaCare in the Senate.   

America will see whether or not the Republicans have the courage, unselfishness, and the stamina to work right through Christmas Day in order to ensure that America's health care system doesn't become a wretched socialized medicine scheme, similar to the grotesque and cruel health care systems imposed by socialists in Great Britain and Canada.   

The left-wing Democrat Senators are cynically and callously using our courageous American troops by comparing the resolve of Democrat Senators to pass ObamaCare to the resolve of American soldiers in outposts in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Senator Bill Nelson, a left-winger from Florida said:  "We go through as long as it takes, including Christmas Day, all the way to New Year's if that's what it takes to pass (ObamaCare.)  You put your head down and you press ahead and you use the rules of the Senate and procedures to get it done."   

His fellow ultra-liberal, Tom Harkin from Iowa added:  "If those young men and women, most of whom are under the age of 25, are sitting in some outpost in Afghanistan or Iraq on Christmas Eve, we can be here on Christmas Eve to deal with health care."  

No, Senators Nelson and Harkin, the American troops are not fighting tyranny abroad, only to have a tryannical socialized health care scheme imposed by you left-wing Democrats upon American citizens at home!  Thankfully, the West Point cadets basically rebuked their commander-in-chief last Tuesday at West Point by giving him a very tepid response to his "get in and get out fast" scheme in Afghanistan.   

Americans will be watching to see if this current crop of Republican leaders and Republican members of Congress have the same courage, strength of character and resolve that the members of the Continental Army had as they conducted a surprise attack on the British troops and their allies, the Hessians, stationed in Trenton, New Jersey, on the night of Christmas Day, 1776.  The painting of General George Washington crossing the bitter cold and icy Delaware River is the symbol of that tremendous first victory for the American troops during the Revolutionary War.   

Scoffers and cynics will mockingly say that there is no way that our current congressional Republicans even approach the courage, the fortitude and strength of character of the Continental Army and thus, they will be unable to defeat the extreme left-wing Democrats now controlling the 111th Congress.  These cynics say that ObamaCare is destined to pass Congress thus beginning America's descent down the road to full-blown socialism.   

Republicans in Congress should pay heed to the famous opening words of Thomas Paine in his pamphlet "The Crisis" which were read two days before that Christmas Day 1776.   Paine wrote these inspiring words to improve the morale and resistance of all patriots including the American soldiers and their leaders who were embanked on the Pennsylvania side of the Delaware River that cold Christmas night.  

The famous words by Thomas Paine were:  "These are the times that try men's souls: The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of his country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman."  

Also read aloud to the Continental Army on December 23, 1776 and on that Christmas night was this sentence:  "Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph."   

Even though the Democrats control large majorities in both the House of Representatives and in the Senate (58 Democrats and 2 liberal Independents,) the Republicans have a very large majority of the American people with them who want to defeat this tyrannical ObamaCare legislation.   

Will Republican Leader McConnell and his 39 Republican troops in the United States Senate be forever defined as summer soldiers and sunshine patriots or will they willingly give up their Christmas parties and time at home with their loved ones and not shrink from the service of their country?  

If these 40 Republican Senators stand  --  alongside just one courageous Democrat Senator  --  and fight and defeat their socialist opponents and their ObamaCare scheme in Congress, they will indeed deserve the love and thanks of every American and will bask in a glorious triumph. 

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