The First Cracks
President Obama and his henchmen in Congress have had political success (not to be confused with policy success) by enforcing, as leftist dictatorships always do, an iron-fisted party discipline and loyalty.
From passing Obamacare without a single Republican vote to the Democratic “victory” in the government shutdown-showdown, Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi have routinely been able to corral nearly every Democratic vote in Congress despite the peril it may have posed to individual members’ re-election hopes. That’s a remarkable achievement in a town where self-preservation is considered the highest pursuit.
No less with his employees than with members of Congress, Obama demands, expects, and rewards loyalty, and values it over competence, success, or even popularity.
Nobody has been fired for Fast and Furious, for allowing the murders in Benghazi, or for the IRS abuse of conservative groups. Loyalty to Don Obama is repaid with job security in the Cosa Nostra that is the Obama administration.
But regarding Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius’ career and Obamacare’s individual mandate, we are seeing the first cracks in the Democratic wall of solidarity.
Please read the entirety of my article for the American Spectator here:
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