At the risk of bursting some champagne bubbles of the establishment elite who are giddy over witnessing the failure of Obamacare, I am compelled to write yet another article defending the Ted Cruz strategy (aka: the establishment strategy 28 days too late.) Yes, it’s a beautiful thing to watch the Democrats open the door into their noses once again. Yes, it’s sweet to watch Obama’s poll numbers continue to tank. It warms our heart to see our leftist counterparts grapple with what to do next and how to distance themselves from this disaster.

However, let it be noted: Polls will not repeal Obamacare. Thanks to the failure of Senate Republicans who refused to stand with Ted Cruz, Obamacare is still alive and well. As bad as this law is, as awful as things have gotten, we must remember that it’s still the law. It still affects millions of American families in very real ways.

Over 5 million have now lost their health insurance and this is a drop in the bucket of what is still to come. When the employer mandates kick in later in 2014, it is estimated over 100 million Americans may suffer the same fate. The private sector health insurance industry has been completely destroyed, it’s gone. The only possible way to bring it back now is a full repeal of Obamacare.

Now we’re all mature enough to know that Ted Cruz was never going to get Obamacare repealed by the Oct. 1st rollout date. Even Ted Cruz didn’t believe that to be possible. The strategy was to keep Obamacare in the forefront, in the news, being discussed by Americans as the thing came lumbering out of the gate. To delay or defund certain aspects so they didn’t cause catastrophe for millions of American families. To buy a little time for us to make the case against it and build a consensus. Had we stuck with this strategy, we would now be in a position of leverage and able to pressure red state democrats to side with us in getting rid of this monstrosity. But we didn’t take this path.

Conservatives like Cruz were hooted down by moderates in their party, scolded like little children and lectured by the “thoughtful people” who cried; “Let it implode on it’s own!” Back then, the conventional wisdom from the elites was, we can’t do anything about it until we win some elections, so why bother trying? Well you bother trying precisely because it’s the right thing to do. Now here we are a month later and this thing is a hot mess, and we are no closer to having it repealed, defunded or delayed. In fact, it is funded into 2014 and that will simply not change now.

What we are now witnessing is the program imploding and Democrats working feverishly to expand it and patch it up at the same time. What’s worse is, some Republicans are assisting them in doing so. As one Obamacare reform bill after another makes its way through congress, Democrats up for re-election in 2014 are given the political cover they need to return to their angry constituencies and claim they have been working hard to repair Obamacare. The reform bills don’t matter because the president has said he will veto them.

Even worse, Mitch McConnell has essentially eliminated any leverage we might have in future negotiations over Obamacare by taking the threat of government shutdown off the table. Perhaps the debt ceiling debate could be used as leverage? Nope, he has conceded that as well. In fact, McConnell has proposed establishing a rule to allow the president to increase the debt ceiling as he pleases, without permission from congress. So Republicans have essentially boxed themselves in to the strategy of doing absolutely nothing about Obamacare until after the midterm elections, at least.

Oh we can watch the poll numbers tank, and we can feel vindicated that Obamacare is every bit the disaster that we all said it would be. But the fact remains, it is still law of the land and isn’t going to be repealed by poll numbers. Best case scenario, Republicans win 51 seats in the Senate… hell, let’s be optimistic and say 53… what then? We can pass legislation to repeal it, but Obama is still the president and will still veto it. He’s not going to repeal his own signature law. Does the establishment really think we can win a super majority in the Senate and House? If the Ted Cruz strategy was a dream, this is Alice in Wonderland territory.

So what’s the establishment plan? Wait until 2017? Is it not clear that this thing is going to destroy the entire health care system in America if it is not repealed soon? We cannot wait until 2017 to have this fight. It’s just simply unacceptable. And even then, do you honestly think liberal progressive democrats who’ve pushed for socialized medicine for a century, are just going to roll over and accept this as a failure? Have they EVER accepted failure of any liberal idea? EVER?

The Ted Cruz strategy was the right strategy because it is the only strategy. It doesn’t matter if it’s now or in 2017, there will have to be a fight and it will be an ugly fight. Feelings are going to get hurt. People are going to disagree. Polls are going to be misleading. But we simply can’t get rid of Obamacare with polls or by sitting back watching it implode on it’s own. It will completely destroy our health care system and millions of lives in the process, and eventually, somewhere down the road, we will still have to fight the battle to have it repealed to get rid of it as law of the land. There simply is not another option.

It would have been much better to have had this fight right now, while the public is in our corner. Had Senate Republicans stuck together with Cruz, perhaps we may have had a chance? Maybe not at full repeal but at least a delay or defunding of certain aspects? But who knows, this thing might get so bad that enough Democrats would peel off and join us in overriding a presidential veto? We’ll never know that now because we abandoned the fight and adopted the liberal memes surrounding it. We have establishment republicans lining up to help democrats save face for their midterms. We see the moderates coming out of their shells again to voice their displeasure with Obamacare because of the polls. But when it counted, when we could have actually done something about it, they retreated to their moderate position and refused to fight.