Welcome To The Thunderdome

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) speaks to reporters prior to a Senate vote on the House bill that would continue funding the government while defunding Obamacare, on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on September 24, 2013. UPI/Kevin Dietsch

Last weekend, the Democratic Party pointed a loaded gun at the heads of the American people rather than discussing alternatives to shackling America with Obamacare. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Jack Abramoff’s back pocket) took a break from the daily drudgery of making millions of dollars off corrupt land deals, shady gambling lobbyists and bid-rigging to turn both barrels on his Congressional adversaries. It seems the creepy curmudgeon from the Silver State has gotten his weave askew over the House’s continued refusal to simply accept the fraud-riddled and enormously unpopular Obamacare. According to the doddering corruptocrat Reid, those who rise against imposing Obamacare on an unwilling America — especially members of the Tea Party — are “anarchists.”

Now, I have no doubt that there are some people out there who honestly believe the world would be a better place without any government at all. And I’m not talking about the “black bloc” and other so-called “Occupy” wannabes who think it’s cool to wrap their faces in the table linens, avoid personal hygiene and throw bricks through the Dunkin’ Donuts window while their equally malodorous girlfriends video the whole thing with their iPhones. An actual anarchist believes in the complete termination — generally by violent means — of all government. That sounds like either a sequel to one of the “Mad Max” movies or maybe the doctrine of the sociology department at Berkeley.

That does not sound like the 17 Democrats who joined House Republicans in voting to add the so-called individual mandate to the list of delays and exemptions that Reid and the Democrats have already granted most of their cronies and all of themselves. As an example, consider Representative John Barrow (D-Ga.). I’ve met Barrow more than once. He is a squirrely little twerp who may well be the most perfect example of a white-bread, pencil-necked ambulance chaser living in the wild. For a guy like Barrow, ordering unsweetened tea at the country club is about as rebellious as he’s likely to be. If Barrow is an anarchist, then Reid is Tina Turner.

And I have yet to hear of anyone in the medical device field — especially the potential recipients of such devices — call for the violent abolishment of all government, simply because Reid doesn’t want to eliminate the outrageous medical device tax that President Barack Obama and his accomplices quietly tacked on to the already corpulent bill. For that matter, I have a hard time believing that the majority of Americans are plotting to violently overthrow the government and usher in a new era of America as organized and functional as Detroit (aka “Bartertown”). Nearly 60 percent of Americans oppose Obamacare. That’s 175 million anarchists. Sure, Harry.

And the idea that the Republicans hope for anarchy is just plain silly. Imagine Speaker of the House John Boehner. Now, imagine Boehner squaring up with the “Master-Blaster” in the Thunderdome. The image is as fantastic as Nancy Pelosi competing in the Miss America pageant.

Obama, Reid and their cohort of accomplices have raised the Democratic art of replacing debate and even partisan discord with rancor and rage. Indeed, I can’t recall the last time a liberal defended Obamacare with anything else. However, they’re now proudly threatening the safety and security of seniors, soldiers and sick people just to preserve a bureaucratic abomination about which their employers — that’s you — are nearly as excited as fans of the Jacksonville Jaguars are about the team’s Super Bowl chances.

More to the point: Reid, speaking on behalf of the entire Democratic Party, says that you are an “anarchist” for wanting nothing to do with a governmental intrusion into your life from which he has gladly exempted himself. All right, Mad Max; you don’t support Obamacare? You can take Boehner’s turn in the Thunderdome. Just remember: Under Obamacare, two men enter; no one leaves.

–Ben Crystal

Personal Liberty

Ben Crystal

is a 1993 graduate of Davidson College and has burned the better part of the last two decades getting over the damage done by modern-day higher education. He now lives in Savannah, Ga., where he has hosted an award-winning radio talk show and been featured as a political analyst for television. Currently a principal at Saltymoss Productions—a media company specializing in concept television and campaign production, speechwriting and media strategy—Ben has written numerous articles on the subjects of municipal authoritarianism, the economic fallacy of sin taxes and analyses of congressional abuses of power.

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  • Alex

    Medi-Care, one of the most popular government safety measures ever enacted, was treated to the same manner by the earlier Teabaggers—the rotten John Birch Society.

    Medi-Care is here; the Birchers are not.

    Obamacare is here; the ‘baggers are dropping like flyweights against Ali…

    • Vigilant

      What part of “Nearly 60 percent of Americans oppose Obamacare” do you have trouble comprehending?

      • independent thinker

        A local poll where I live showed 69% opposing and 20% unsure/undecided.

        • Vigilant

          As the horror of Obamacare unfolds, expect the disapproval numbers to rise even more.

    • dan

      card carryin’ member of the John Birch Goldwater Brigade…
      we’re here and we’re your worst nightmare , troll

      • Mole Johnson

        I love John Birch Society!

    • hippybiker

      Alex, you do know what “Tea Bagging” means? You prove yourself to be just as disgusting as that Rat Faced scum James Carville. Also, you are what Communist Butcher Lenin call “An Useful Idiot.” You and yours will be the first to find out what real Socialism/Communism is, not what your idea of it is.

      • independent thinker

        Of course he knows what it means that is why he uses it.

      • Sarah Conner

        I don’t know what it means and I’m fine with that…I remember when someone told me what MILF stood for…wrong in sooo many ways…so please don’t share…

      • Alex

        I prefer to use that term because that is what so many Tea Party boneheads called THEMSELVES in the early days—it was such a hoot then and it still fits perfectly.

        • hippybiker

          No, they called themselves “Tea Party Patriots.” The term “Tea Bagger’s” was coined by that Rat Faced dirt bag James Carville.

        • speedle24

          Are you still here Alex? I thought I shamed you off this blog already. You never actually add anything to the conversation, but you love to post your little insulting “handles” and laugh at yourself like a 2 year old who just discovered his privates. You are older than 2 though…..aren’t you?

    • Mole Johnson

      More kool-aid Alex?

    • arkham

      Imagine two football teams, The Wombats and the Dodos. The Wombats score a touchdown fair and square and then score an extra point. The Dodos don’t like the Wombats and their style of play and demand that if the game is to continue the Wombats must give up their touchdown and extra point. If not the Dodos will refuse to play and fire everyone who works in the stadium. The Wombats refuse, after all,they did score the points. The Dodos try again and say that they will play if the Wombats give up their touchdown but in the name of compromise can keep their extra point. The Wombats, knowing that they scored the touchdown fairly refuse again because there is no VALID reason why they should give up the touchdown the earned… and so on and so on.

      The Dodos really hate the Wombats and can’t accept the fact that anyone else may support them and delude themselves into believing that no one wants the Wombats to keep their score. They poll their loyal fans only and thus convince themselves that everyone agrres with them.

      This is how stubborn toddler bullies behave. “If we can’t get what we want fairly, we’ll get it by extortion.”

      • Hunter

        What if the touchdown was scored with an entire extra layer of offensive linemen and a partial referee?

        • arkham

          fair and square

          • Hunter

            If you believe that you are blind.

      • Dead_Right

        Imagine the minority lying cheating and stealing to get the score. then everyone finding out how they lied and cheated and stole. The referee starts demanding the wombats fess up.

        Imagine the wombats think they won a prize but the entire league cannot afford it. Soon they will be demanding they be given it even though the money for it never existed. The rest of the league abandons them.

    • rbrooks

      it is interesting that the vast majority of social security recipients choose medicare over any other plan.

      it is equally revealing that the vast majority of americans willingly accept medicaid, or similar govt plans, over any private insurance.

      the fanatic lunatics that claim so many hate govt., are the sames ones that fight to be first in line to receive for those same govt plan(s).

  • Warrior

    Dingy, nan and barry all know that without obunglarcare the democrapic party is doomed. No “freebie’s”; No “votes”. Simple as that! And it’s “unionized” healthcare, not “universal” healthcare! Get it right “comrades”.

  • Jim B

    But anarchy is really a form of self-government i.e. the ability of an individual or community, with like values, to pursue life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness without the extortion of a runaway governmental body who, through the use of forced taxation without representation, and imposing laws and regulation, imposed specifically to work against these individual pursuits. Everything this government has done within this last century has resulted in the decline of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. These are inalienable rights granted us by God, not government!

  • dan

    ROFLMAO…you had me at corruptoctat , Ben…
    this may be one of your finest pieces !!!
    …and now they’ve TREATENED to shut down
    their little house of ill-repute…GOOD !

  • S.C.Murf

    Love it Ben, please keep it going. Reid and his buddies are getting bolder, G. Sorris getting bolder, elite bankers getting bolder, Holder getting bolder. The bible says that in the latter days evil will get bolder and it is happening. Wait until we hear from the evilness of kg, nc, mark etc. getting bolder

    up the hill

  • TIME

    My Dear People,
    First off let me be quite clear, ” I don’t endorse nor believe” – in this “absurd alleged health care act.”
    That aside, the American people will have no choice in this matter, as it was decided on, as well it will be implemented no matter if 100% of the American people all stood up and said “NO.”
    Well the very same reason we no longer have any real jobs here in America, the same reason we don’t have a Government, ~ What we have is a “Holding Company,” ~ known to you as “Congress”, who are in truth nothing more and nothing less than {{ care takers for the IMF, & World bank }} who do own this nation, rather you care to allow yourself to believe it or not.
    That’s the facts people, everything else is bovine waste.
    I keep saying this over and over, – { ” We are a nation in Captivity” } We are about to go into { “Bondage.” }
    We as a nation all have allowed all this to unfold, now we will pay dearly for our collective laziness.
    Will you stop feeding ~ The Criminal Mafia that resides in the CITY STATE of the District of Columbia.
    Will you turn in your Cell Phones?
    Your TV cable?
    Will you stop paying TAX”S?
    Will you stop buying from CHAIN STORES?
    Will you stop going to the Movies?
    Will you stop buying cloths or other products made in China?
    Will you be willing to only buy from your local producers?
    Peace and Love, Get straight with GOD and do it soon.

    • Dead_Right

      Agree with you this TIME. But I have far less gentler prayers.
      While we need to repent and find out what God’s intentions are. it is clear he hates this sort of takeover by dictators. He is jealous for us and does not like relational interlopers such as statists and the like.
      I pray for God to search us out and to renew our contact with Him through the death and resurrection of Christ. I also cannot avoid His disdain for those that practice wickedness in authority. While I am not yet called to take any vengeance on God’s part. I still pray for our salvation and the destruction of those who practice lawlessness. For He is good even though every man be a liar.

  • Ron Lewis

    this hasnt been said yet, but couldnt all americans not sign up for obamacare? they cant arrest everybody can they. if they fine you dont pay.

    • Mole Johnson

      Im sorry to say … the sheep have already started lining up today for this colossal hoax.

      • dan


    • Robert Messmer

      Don’t pay and since it is being handled by the IRS they will garnish your wages, freeze any bank accounts, etc.

      • Vis Fac

        I hate to be the bearer of bad news but the wages you “might” earn isn’t real money it is merely worthless script and what you think is yours in the bank is actually the banks INCLUDING anything you might have it “their”safety deposit boxes It all belongs to the BANK not you. When the banks close you lose everything inside.

        I suggest you empty any safe deposit boxes then divest your script into “tangible” items as soon as you can. ODUMBO is bringing our economy down in a hurry. The crash of 19290 will pale in comparison to what will come, and the great depression is going to look like a picnic.

        Libertas inaestimabilis res est

        • Robert Messmer

          Thanks Force but I already have nothing to lose.

          And while you are correct in money being worthless script on the plus side of the equation, the IRS still accepts it as payment of taxes.

          • Vis Fac

            And yet why is there a need for taxes when the government prints money as fast as Muslims breed?.

            The real reason is for CONTROL without taxes to pay the IRS would have no power over the people. Government wouldn’t be able to FORCE its way on we Americans.

            We are slowly being robbed because more and more money is in circulation diluting the value of of the already worthless existing script!
            The is going to be a show down because ODUMBO wants one it will not be pretty because the government goons are armed like the Army and civilians have what amounts to pea shooters which ODUMBO and his crones want to take away.
            It is time EVERYONE wises up to what is really going on before it’s too LATE!!!

            Libertas inaestimabilis res est

  • Sarah Conner

    Before this moronic piece of feral gov’ment control of the American people ever became ‘law’ and I use that term with No respect intended…I am opting out,I refuse to comply with traitorous communist dictators,period…I will not obey any of the keystone kops that think if they intimidate me,I will bow down…not in your [expletive deleted] dreams,brown shirt…Fine me,you can’t get blood out of a turnip…I have nothing to take…throw me in jail,been there,done that…I am not a sheeple and you do not frighten me[hello to the nsa and all other trolls on line ]…I am an American,I will not be silent,I will not comply,I will not obey,I will not bow down,I will not consent…I am an American…I will die on my feet,not on my knees…you can kiss my lily white [comment has been edited]

    • Mole Johnson

      Harry thinks you are an anarchist.
      But hell … Im an anarchist too!
      You go Sarah!

    • Dead_Right

      Yes, we are all anarchists now. All mavericks now and those that hold to the best within us will be the victors. Not these snot-nosed little wastes of human tissue under the dome. They have no idea how to live or that they are sowing the seeds of their own “termination”. Love the handle by the way.

  • danny broussard

    Bring it on! I’m ready for Thunderdome. Two men enter one man leaves!!!!!!!!!! I will start with Dingy Harry and work my way up from there.

  • rbrooks

    an ironic, tho entirely typical, rant from the personal liberty site. considering that most of the authors and their fanatic supporters continue to claim they support and advocate for anarchy.

    • Dead_Right

      Liberals are the actual anarchists and the actual statists. The two need each other in a symbiotic dysfunctional relationship. History is merely alternating from one to the other. The brilliance of the constitution and conservative/libertarian thought is that it places a brake on the extremes of anarchy and statism. It is a true “center”. That is what explains the freedom enjoyed for 200 plus years and why TPTB want it destroyed. Liberals no longer argue the merits, they just state perverted beliefs like “health care is a right” and demand that the competing ideas just shut up. Ask the early settlers if they thought healthcare was a right.
      What they formed produced mass amounts of wealth and now the merely envious and lazy like Marx and his ilk just want it to flow to them for existing. Reality is already against these false ideas. They are all red hearings to lead away from what is tried and true to a dark place of death and destruction.

  • $13614178

    rbrooks is am azzhole , NOBODY in the conservative movement is calling for anarchy , we are only calling for constitutionally legal government .

  • Sarah417

    Obamacare is dependent on the YOUNG AND HEALTHY PAYING. Just don’t sign up and the ACA will collapse all by itself. Eventually you’ll have to pay the fine which will be cheaper than monthly premiums. The fines will catch up on you but by then maybe, just maybe we’ll have a Conservative government who will have changed the whole law.

    • speedle24

      Sarah, the problem is that what you describe is exactly what Obama and the rest of his gangsters want – the ACA to collapse. In their plan the country would be so weary of this “free market approach” (as they describe the ACA) the people would just be ready to default to some kind of Medicare for all single payer plan similar to the UK’s NHS.

      This is not hyperbole. This is precisely the plan. No economist or healthcare expert (on either side of the argument) actually expects this Obamacare monstrosity to work. In fact, it was designed to fail. People need to understand what is going on here.

  • Marcos Betances

    Well don’t you think that the poor people of this land have had enough. If any body thinks that anyone wants to live under public assistance count me out. And those that do want to live like that i pray for you. give a man a fish and he will come back for another one teach a man to fish and he will catch his own thank you very much.

  • pnwdave

    Well written, Mr. Crystal. Now if we could only get the message out to more people. Pretty tough though when the MSM won’t report the news anymore, only the latest bit of propaganda coming from democratic national headquarters.
    I long for the days when journalists actually reported the news, without their political bias involved