Tomorrow the Republicans 'take over' the House with dreams of undermining all of President Obama's legislative successes and thus his presidency and legacy. Their agenda includes gutting or repealing the Health Care Reform bill (what I call the Health Insurance Reform bill) so if you've missed it, here's a link to the January 3, 2011 letter sent to Majority Leader John Boehner from Senate Democrats angling to protect their bill, their president, and by extension, the American people.
(By its wide release, one assumes the public is meant to be swayed by the letter's points - since it's doubtful the GOP will be. Political theater, dahlink.)
Yes, the Dems make good points in the letter (don't throw the baby out with the bath water, etc) yet it may be too measured and too logical for hotheaded win-at-any-cost Republicans to accept since they're super-focused on imagining the way ahead to the White House in 2012/13. Early on Limbaugh set the tone from January 2009 with his Obama Fail Campaign.
Their current repeal stance represents to me the GOP's stubborn blindness to the general welfare so again I must ask those who voted Republican in November 2010: what in the world were you thinking? The GOP have their hatchets sharpened and at the ready - and they're coming after the American people's already-tattered social fabric - the "entitlements" they so love to denigrate - when we know that it's war spending and politicians' salaries and benefits that should be cut first while simultaneously going after fraud, waste, and abuse in and of the system.
1993 vs 2011
The GOP hatchet is poised at Mr. Obama's back as it was at Clinton's in 1993 when neocon Bill Krystal's memo to the Republicans directed them to use an attack on health care reform as the 'gist' of their strategy - to regain the White House.
Funny thing about GOP strategy in 1993 and now in 2011: two of the same Solar Eclipses were in effect both years. Krystal's memo dated December 2, 1993 fell into the 14 North Series: 'a most peculiar series that heralds an acute time of confusion in relationships, unexpected happenings in financial matters, possible illness, despair, a draining of energy, and a peculiar turn of events; no important decisions should be made concerning incoming events because of too much confusion and possible delusion to make clear judgments.' (Brady's Predictive Astrology.)
Delusion in Washington? Unclear decisions? It's deja-vu all over again because 14N manifests on November 25, 2011 @ '2Sag' so get ready for similar issues, deceptions, and cloudy decisions as the GOP repeats its strategy to 'block health care reform' against a Democratic president. Now my remarks here don't count in the health insurance industry's involvement behind the scenes of Washington's political theater - those rats are busily playing in the woodpile and can hardly lose no matter how things turn out for the Democratic Party.
The other Solar Eclipse of 1993 and 2011 is the 13 South Series which repeats this summer and which may indicate 'constitutional crisis, striving for groups endeavors (either positively or negatively), and expansive energy which has a sinister flavor to it'. (Brady.)
So here's a little Astrology on the topic written in July 2009, a post which contains a link to Krystal's memo (which may have to be downloaded if you wish to read it. It's a little blurry on this end.)
And if you smell a rat, you'll soon find the grand-plans-and-schemes/spendthrift-wastrel-speculator pair of Jupiter/Neptune in the mix.
Special thanks go to Alex of Modern Astrology for sending along a link to the Dems' Jan 3, 2011 letter.