To Remove ObamaCare We Must First Remove The UniParty “Big Club”…

Look at the upper right side of this page and you will note the self-described affiliation of our group “The Last Refuge”.  That name specifically chosen because we broke away from political identity framed around arguments of personality; frustrated because no one was focused on the real hands behind the networks.  We have been fighting “The Big Club” for years.

President Trump is the first political entity in our lifetime that not only comprehends the faces of the false arguments (the personalities of false choice), but more importantly sees the architects behind the Potemkin villages represented by those faces.  When it comes to domestic economic policies, the architects are the BIG CLUB.

So, what is “The Big Club“?


..What “Deep State” is to intelligence, military intervention and foreign policy – The “BIG CLUB” is to matters of domestic economics…

Politicians do not write laws.  Paul Ryan, Nancy Pelosi, Mitch McConnell and Chuck Schumer do not sit in their offices writing out scripts of laws and legislation; no politician does.  Politicians are the faces who sell legislation that unseen hands create.  The Big Club are the hands that create the legislation.

As such, it makes no sense to argue about the salesmanship of Ted Cruz or Elizabeth Warren when neither Cruz nor Warren are creating the legislative constructs they are selling.

Indeed, it makes much more sense to focus the attention on the unseen hands that are never discussed – These are the roots of the issues, the politicians are merely the expendable and interchangeable sales force.


The Big Club are massive and complex networks of lobbying groups who actually write legislation.  What follows, depending on their own evaluation of importance therein, are payments to the politicians to go and sell their construct.

The amount of payment varies depending on how valuable the construct is to the interests of the Club.  Big legislative constructs that provide the Club large income increases are worth more than smaller ones.

This is the accurate background framework to consider ObamaCare.

Within The BIG CLUB there are, essentially, two larger factions with interest: Big Labor and Wall Street (big crony-business).  There are other factions like Big Green (Al Gore) etc. However, for the sake of ObamaCare the two that matter are “Big Labor” (AFL-CIO, SEIU, AFSCME, UFCW etc), and Wall Street (U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Tom Donohue).

The Big Club has paid for ObamaCare’s construct, and they are not going to allow their sales force to walk away from it.  From their position, this is a massive ‘multi-multi-hundreds-of-millions’ expenditure that has already taken place.

Tom Donohue (U.S. CoC) already lost hundreds of millions when his construct (his team actually did the writing) of TPP was lost due to Donald Trump.   Donohue’s TPP loss followed the loss of Comprehensive Immigration Reform (2014 Dave Brat), and his loss of Common Core Education standards, again with Donald Trump.

Donohue spent hundreds of millions on Gang of Eight, Common Core, TPP and ObamaCare.

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Donohue paid off AFL-CIO’s Richard Trumka to get him to stop being public about his opposition of TPP.   The quid-pro-quo was transparently most evident when Trumka endorsed candidate Hillary Clinton who was supporting Donohue’s TPP.

Having lost TPP, Go8 and Common Core, there is no way Tom Donohue is going to accept losing his biggest investment to date, ObamaCare.

♦ Big Labor support ObamaCare for a few reasons.  #1 it granted fiscal stability to their retirement programs which were failing with the increased costs of providing healthcare coverage.  #2 it creates additional profit margin space within union companies for more lucrative compensation contracts.  And #3 ideologically it was constructed to eventually end up with a single-payer system.  All three points are great for Big Labor.

♦ Wall Street supports ObamaCare because it:  #1 removes the cost of providing healthcare from the cost of producing products in the U.S. [However, you’ll note the consumer price of manufactured goods never actually decreases, instead the savings go to the profit margin.] #2 allows the manufacturing cost equity to streamline globalization efforts.

Both primary factions within the BIG CLUB stood to gain substantially if they could shift the cost of healthcare from their individual ledgers into the personal checkbooks of the U.S. consumer.  Hence, they looked at the lobbying cost of ObamaCare as a long-term legislative investment with a massive upside.

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After the GOPe wing of the UniParty was voted into the majority in both houses (2014), the Big Club sales people (politicians) needed to give the illusion of “repeal” or “removal”, but not actually do anything which would remove it.  So long as Obama was in office the optical games were easy; with Clinton later in office the games would be no longer needed.

Big Club spends to make sure Clinton wins the Presidency.

#NeverTrump making sense now?

Rut Roh.

Now, fast forward to 2017 and President Trump is in office on a promise to repeal and replace ObamaCare.

Oh snap, NOW what is the Big Club going to do?

Stall for time…. Quick construct plan to deal with the unexpected.  Stall, block cabinet and down-stream confirmations… Activate astroturf to provide Sales Force cover…  Paul Ryan lies to Sean Hannity… etc.

More things reconciling now?

Meanwhile, President Trump understands exactly what they are doing.

trump-and-trumka-2President-Elect Trump met with Richard Trumka and outlined larger administration pro-jobs objective assurances.

Once in office, President Trump works around Donohue and goes to the manufacturing and business community directly.

Now Trump is highlighting how deregulation, tax policy and other pro-growth America-First objectives will more than compensate them for any ObamaCare recall.

The battle/negotiation you see in the media is the visible stuff going on amid the Big Club’s sales people, the politicians.  However, the REAL ObamaCare removal negotiation is going on behind the scenes where the Trump Administration is taking on The Big Club directly…

Once you see the strings, it’s almost impossible to watch the marionettes and not see them.

However, that doesn’t mean the puppet show has to be less enjoyable….

….Specifically because we have President Trump, it is entirely possible to simultaneously watch the show, and yet still look up toward the scaffolding and see the shadows of the hands controlling them.

trump-mcconnell-1lobbying-1-researchtrump-executive-order-lobby-ban-etcLobbying Ban – Executive Order


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1,016 Responses to To Remove ObamaCare We Must First Remove The UniParty “Big Club”…

  1. Joan says:

    It is an awfully big club. How on earth are we supposed to get rid of it?

    Liked by 1 person

    • wolfmoon1776 says:

      We don’t. We check their mistaken and selfish influence. We get the holdouts to look away from their hypnotic money-gaze.

      There are many ways to do this. We should use them all. Disconnect the wires. Stretch and weaken the strings. Make their money appear like monopoly money, or worse – as if tainted with anthrax.

      I really think this is possible, and fully consistent with our mission statement. We have to make the Big Club look WRONG.


  2. Timmy-the-Ute says:

    I biggest problem is that Obamacare has Obama’s name on it and it was created by the Democrats to get to a Canadian single player system. You have to take Obamacare off the table. That is why in the end it didn’t matter what was on Ryancare as long as it it replaced Obamacare. The fact that it was bad only meant that both sides wouldn’t defend it and it could be changed. Ryancare only exists to be modified. Obamacare only exists to fail and achieve the Democrats goal.

    Liked by 2 people

  3. RJ says:

    How much do these politicians get paid when they appear on network news shows? Do they receive a union- scale payment each time they appear? Do they accrue pension funds as a result of their appearances? I ask this question all seriousness. Sleaze McCain, Lydia Graham, Rand Paul, and many more, are always on the shows running their mouths.


  4. Ejk says:

    So I’d love to hear your plan to get rid of Obamacare that can pass congress.


  5. Trump will KEEP the Big Club on DEFENSE and force the House to KEEP IT SIMPLE

    Congress has NEVER solved a problem and never will.
    • Congress cannot act decisively: They don’t know how.
    • Congress won’t address single issues: No Big Club benefit
    • Comprehensive Solutions always fail: It’s their MO.
    ○ The Big Club demands Comprehensive Solutions that provide enough cover to loot America BIGLY.
    ○ Congress defaults to Comprehensive Solutions that spread enough pork to buy everyone’s vote.
    ○ The resulting cost, complexity and corruption for Comprehensive Solutions always produces failure.
    ○ The time-to-failure always gives Congress cover to blame predecessors and create new crises.

    • You don’t “FIGHT” the Big Club: They can buy opponents.
    • You don’t “WAIT to REPLACE” it: It takes too long.
    • You “MAKE the Big Club IRRELEVANT”
    • You “KEEP the Big Club ON DEFENSE”

    TRUMP TACTICS within the Administration:
    • Take Fast & Furious Action to implement the Trump Agenda:
    ○ Consume the Big Club with trying to keep up, team up and adjust to the changes.
    ○ Congress can’t scheme fast enough across Uniparty wings, Big Club sponsors, Lobbyist scribes and Media mouthpieces to obstruct.
    • Bypass Congress to Team with the Governors:
    ○ Cut the Big Club out of the action: Red States dominate; State Politicians can’t overspend and won’t screw their voters; 50 States are too costly to buy off during and after every election cycle.
    ○ The best solutions are State solutions: Voters rule.
    ○ Cut Congress out: Fund State solutions with their savings from cutting regulation and ending costly Illegal Immigration.
    • Assault the Big Club with the Entire Executive Branch:
    ○ Regulate, Investigate and Prosecute.
    ○ Consume their time and resources with defending themselves.

    TRUMP TACTICS With Congress:
    • Make Congress do its Job:
    ○ They don’t know how, so they’ll ask for help.
    • Hold Congress Accountable:
    ○ It consumes their time.
    • Limit Legislation to Single-Issue Bills:
    ○ They’re easy to control and hard to rig.
    • Start with bills that benefit Workers FIRST.
    ○ Prove that Donor Corporations always get LESS

    Liked by 5 people

    • Minnie says:

      From your lips to God’s ear Black Knight – praying unceasingly and remaining faithfully trustful of OUR President


    • JAS says:

      Some excellent points here. I would add:

      – The first thought in congress critters’ minds is – What’s in it for me and my donors.
      – Second thought is I WANT SOME PORK to keep their electorate happy.

      Trump will get this done. Failure is not in his vocabulary.


  6. mamadogsite says:

    Seeing as the Republicans have all of these rich fellows and PACS supporting them, WHY do Republican voters give money to their campaigns.

    #Boycott RNC

    Don’t give them another dime. Let their rich “friends” support them.

    Also, if your Rep. Is running for re-election and does not support Trump, (you can tell by their voting record), notify him or her to take you off of their mailing list and they will not be getting another dime from you.

    Do this immediately, before they go on recess, via phone call and post cards.Let them stew over this rebellion during their ONE MONTH RECESS. (Never figured out why they call it recess…even kids in many schools no longer have recess).

    Liked by 3 people

  7. truthandjustice says:

    And of course the “old” previous Big Club members of Obama Admin. are also busy undermining Pres. Trump:

    Obama holdovers, former officials have been undermining/leaking Trump Admin.:

    “..senior government officials who previously worked under President Obama and remain loyal to his agenda… leak negative information about the Trump White House and its senior staff to a network of former Obama administration officials who then plant this information in key media outlets including the Washington Post and New York Times.

    ..holdovers.. are working to undermine….agenda through efforts to alter official communications,…
    … “They have pursued, organized, and managed a comprehensive subversion of the new administration.”
    Putting the current White House in a permanent state of defense is a key objective of this strategy, ..

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Dennis Leonard says:

    A comment to this article by Don Surber,

    teapartydocMarch 25, 2017 at 10:32 AM

    I’ve seen the basic idea elsewhere, but not as well enunciated. This reminds me of Chesterton, when he described liberals as people whose ideas inevitably produced destruction and conservatives as people who come by and admire the ruins.
    Naturally, in this case the destructive project is Obamacare, and the conservatives, not being radical by nature, seek to lessen the impact on society while the monstrosity collapses on itself.
    Looked at from a business standpoint, what would be a good parallel? A struggling company in need of reorganization? One on its way to inevitable collapse, but with components that have some value and can be pealed off? One that is completely irreparable? Other considerations: are the board of directors realists? Are they wedded to a company mission that is out of date? Are they the kind of people one can work with? Are they split up into factions that cannot be reconciled into concert?
    This may end up looking like watching Sears run itself into the ground.

    Liked by 1 person

    • trapper says:

      Sears has been a zombie company for a long time, dead but didn’t know it and just hadn’t fallen over yet. It long ago abandoned its core business, and its demise was set then, but it was so big it took a long time for it to fall.

      Give you a hint: we should all be buying our stuff from, not Amazon, which is nothing more than a high tech Sears catalog. Same business model, just current technology. Sears blew it big time a long time ago.

      And China is just a big overleveraged supplier of rubber dog poop and other useless trinkets to American consumers. All it will take is a little shove …

      Liked by 2 people

  9. erinsmemole says:

    I think every person on this horrible health care when they go to their doctor should put the name and address of their congress reps as the “Bill to” address. Home or work, either one, and let them get all the death threats. If they find you and contact you, tell them to keep paying until they get to your deductible and you’ll be glad to pay from that point forward, then it will actually be affordable. Just make sure you pay your premium. Should make their lives as miserable as it makes ours..


  10. erinsmemole says:

    I think every person on this horrible health care when they go to their doctor should put the name and address of their congress reps as the “Bill to” address. Home or work, either one, and let them get all the death threats. If they find you and contact you, tell them to keep paying until they get to your deductible and you’ll be glad to pay from that point forward, then it will actually be affordable. Just make sure you pay your premium. Should make their lives as miserable as it makes ours..


  11. trapper says:

    Ever wonder how some low-life gangbanger with four kids by four different baby mommas, selling drugs out of the projects, gets his medical treatment when he’s shot 6 times by another gang? Don’t got no job. Don’t pay no taxes. Don’t file no returns. Don’t got no insurance. Don’t pay no penalties. Don’t sign up for nuthin.

    But after he’s shot the ambulance takes him to the hospital, the surgeons save his life, and the rehab people work with him and help him use the new wheelchair he will be in for the rest of his life. Oh, and those four babies got delivered too. And all of it gets paid for.

    Man, are we suckers.

    Liked by 3 people

    • Totally Domestic says:

      So true!


    • not2worryluv says:

      Obamacare only applies to those of us who actually work. We pay the premiums and never reached deductible.

      Meanwhile the only “work” that the ably employable do is “work the system” for every last government benefit available and use the ER for their healthcare services.

      The Political Elites have their taxpayer funded Cadillac Plans with their concierge physians and private hospitals.


  12. Trumped says:

    There is only one way to remove them: Trump Agenda candidates replacing them in D.C. !
    Primaries and applying for jobs in D.C.
    If we cant manage that all the talk is futile…


  13. Bull Durham says:

    Nothing will change if The President can’t get a persuasive group to work with him. Congress is content to hunker down and do nothing. Change is never an option.

    If he can force Ryan to drop his own plans and do what Trump wants, that would be crucial.
    If not, we will have failure at tax reform.

    I delineated yesterday that he has no one on the other side of his deals. They aren’t at the table, don’t want to be and don’t have to be. They are not Americans. They never say so naturally as he does “I love America.” They love their place in the system. That’s all.

    The America First party is the Movement, us, out here.

    The power of America First has to be used to coerce the Congress.
    And there is the other side of the Presidency he is not using. Kill some careers.
    Chinese call it “kill the chicken to scare the monkeys”.

    He needs to fire some people. Lots of ways–demotions, exile, news leaks, for those in the WH.
    And whispers, messengers sent, as well as outright castigations. Ryan should know he is staring at political oblivion.

    Hard ball. It’s long past time for hard ball.

    The word in NYT and Bloomberg is he is upset with Jared, Preibus and Ryan. Big deal do something about it. They won’t perform better on taxes. It is beyond them.

    And Pence skates again.

    12 years of Congressional experience, everyone loves him, great guy, conservative, blah, blah, blah.

    And we have a train wreck.

    Send him out in public with a sign around his neck: “I am responsible for Trump’s Tax Plan Passing the way it has to be passed.” Then see what happens.

    See if he’s “honored” to have his head on the block. Maybe announce that he’ll resign if he doesn’t get it passed in 30 days. They are already talking 54 days.

    To change some numbers and cut some deductions.

    I’m sure a small group of us could do it in three days.

    Liked by 1 person

    • dianeax says:

      You believe NYT and Bloomberg?


    • JEM says:

      Wow, Bull Durham. Your comments are interesting.
      To what I want to say…I thought about why doesn’t PDJT hire from a pool of his undying supporters to get his agenda moving? Not politicians. Do you think that an unelected outsider could manage to persuade/lead the congress people to get things done? Is this within the rules or even allowed? I don’t know. I’m just a regular lady.


  14. Trumped says:

    Just electing Trump and pressuring and exposing the D.C. elites is not enough. We need to replace them!


  15. jcbinjcmo says:

    For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.

    1 Timothy 6:10

    Wiser words have never been written.

    Liked by 3 people

  16. entagor says:

    In a few years Obamacare will implode. We could print more money to pay the bills but, Obama already printed 9 trillion

    At some point, the world loses faith and start cashing their Treasuries Not all at once or the US would have to print a gazillion fake dollars to pay them and the dollar becomes worthless

    The world is already losing faith. Half the treasuries our government sells to borrow money, are actually bought by the US government itself. A big chunk was bought using the Social Security trust fund, Medicare Trust Fund etc.

    Some debt is Quantitative easing.
    To carry out QE central banks create money by buying securities, such as government bonds, from banks, with electronic cash that did not exist before.

    Before Obamacare, failure to pay was an individual problem. Obamacare mortgaged everyone’s farm and spent like a drunken sailor\

    The Obamacare subsidies to states for all the new Medicaid patients are scheduled to go away. When that happens, the states cant print money. That is when Healthcare implodes

    Liked by 1 person

    • bertdilbert says:

      Yeah but look at the bright side. When the currency crashes, imports will be expensive and we will be more competitive on the world market. No incoming border tax will need to be applied to protect US industry. Growth will be fantastic!


  17. wheatietoo says:

    I read in a comment here, a while back…that people on the ObamaCare exchanges will owe taxes on those ‘subsidies’ that the govt pays on their behalf.

    Is this true?
    Are people receiving 1099’s on those subsidies?

    Sorry if this is a dumb question.
    I just haven’t seen this mentioned much at all.

    If true…then, what an outrage!
    The govt requires you to buy insurance that you can’t afford, then pays for part of it…but makes you pay taxes on that part!

    Liked by 1 person

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