When those who betray our Republican principles and platform say that our criticism of them is "counterproductive," what they are really saying is that telling the Truth is "counterproductive." Here are the Republican principles and platform: We Are Republicans. Do you honestly believe that voting for government-sponsored health care afforded to one fourth of the Arizona population is in alignment with those principles?
Gilbert Watch fully supports this Message from MCRC Chairman A J LaFaro regarding the July 15, 2013 Capitol Times article “Conservative LD leaders reprimand GOP lawmakers for pro-Medicaid votes; competitive LD leaders say it’s counterproductive.”
"I want to express my appreciation to those courageous and principled County and LD Republican Committees who have already conducted votes of ‘censure’ and/or ‘no confidence’.
"Jan Brewer, the legislators and their crony capitalist friends that support ObamaCare and Medicaid expansion have betrayed Americans, Arizona Republicans and the Republican Party Platform. Their lack of ethics, integrity and egregious acts are motivated by only two things – greed and the lust for power – at the expense of hard working tax paying Americans.
"The law was expected to cost $898 billion over the first decade when the bill was first passed, but this year the Congressional Budget Office revised that estimate to $1.85 trillion. Money that will have to be borrowed from the Chinese or printed in the backroom of the Federal Reserve. Latest polls indicate a majority of Americans are opposed to ObamaCare and Medicaid expansion with an overwhelming majority of Republicans in opposition.
"During the past six months, we did everything we could to make a solid argument against ObamaCare and Medicaid expansion, we tried to reason with these people and even tried to make them see the light. Unfortunately, our lobbying efforts fell on deaf ears and without success.
"During one of Ronald Reagan’s difficult political battles he said: "When you can’t make them see the light, make them feel the heat."
"I’m asking all the County and LD Republican Committees to make these people feel the heat by passing public censures for their actions. They are elitists who think what they have done should be forgiven. They are mistaken. We are not going to be able to defeat all of them, but we can defeat a majority of them in the 2014 Primary Election."