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Thanks to Steve Henderson for relieving me of the obligation to “pontificate on the differences between liberals and conservatives”—by clarifying that divide himself.

As typical of fake “conservatives”, Henderson conveniently operates in a fact-free version of reality and therefore manufactures fictional “straw men” (i.e., “control lives”,  the ObamaCare “leviathan”) against which to rant.

However, Steve does a “great service” to responsible readers by – “in the midst of his” dementia – exposing a “kernel of truth” about his dubious “conservative values” while apparently defending the self-promoting antics of Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX).

As the Daily Sentinel’s editorial (“Cruz carnival”) aptly implied, Cruz spent 21 hours demagoguing the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) – repeating a litany of demonstrable falsehoods about “ObamaCare” – in order to raise money from gullible lemmings like Henderson for his 2016 presidential run.

While Henderson claims to be a “constitutional conservative”, he, Cruz, and his fellow “Tea Partiers” actually subvert orderly constitutional governance – by insisting that a minority caucus of a minority party can legitimately rely on outright extortion (not votes) to overturn the will of the majority.  What would the Founders have thought about that? 

Only by denying what “ObamaCare” is (a long-overdue market-driven reform of health insurance originally proposed by real “conservatives” and successfully implemented by Massachusetts’ Republican governor Mitt Romney), and demonizing it as something it is not, can “Tea Partiers” like Henderson, Cruz, Tipton, etc. justify closing down the federal government and/or threatening the “full faith and credit” of the U.S. – in order to deny millions of Americans access to affordable health care.

Henderson’s “cancerous” rendition of “conservative values” is not about “32 ounces of sodas and 50 grams of fat”, raising children, making a living, building a business, and/or “taking care of your medical needs” – it is about political hypocrisy and moral evil.

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