Remember when the “debate” over Global Warming was over when the Liberals said they’d reached a “consensus” so you best just shut up and move on to more important things because they are right and you’re wrong and that’s just the end of it?
Well…the pattern repeats. Shocked? I’m not.
the president recommended that his party robustly defend Obamacare, while simultaneously averring that it’s time to “move on” and deal with other issues. A telling contradiction. We love Obamacare and will defend it passionately, but it’s imperative that we change the subject! The American people, he said, are more interested in more jobs, a growing economy, and improving wages than re-fighting the Obamacare battle. Perhaps he’s unaware that the latter is empirically impeding the former litany of goals he laid out. Perhaps not. The important message is that Obamacare is working, resistance is futile, and we ought not waste our energy on it anymore. Tell that to these widows, or to this poor woman:
After receiving her new health coverage in January through the New York State of Health Marketplace, Arden Heights resident Margaret Figueroa, 49, who suffers from two chronic illnesses, went to her pharmacy to fill her prescriptions. Although her insurance company, EmblemHealth, assured her she was covered, her insurance card was denied. While she had signed up for new health coverage — because her insurance carrier dropped her old plan — the company’s internal paperwork apparently wasn’t filed. She also learned that all her long-time doctors didn’t accept the new insurance plan. For Ms. Figueroa, who suffers from a rare neurological disease called Arnold Chiari Malformation and Syringomyelia, this has led to three months of excruciating pain, withdrawal symptoms and immobility. “It’s hard,” said Ms. Figueroa, through her tears Wednesday at a press conference at Rep. Michael Grimm’s (R-Staten Island/Brooklyn) New Dorp office. “I have been in pain. I’ve been vomiting. I lost 22 pounds. The pain is unbearable. My medication helps me function during the day,” added Ms. Figueroa, who has undergone four brain surgeries for her conditions, which require her to take numerous amounts of medication.
Silence, subject! The debate is over. And horror stories like yours have been “debunked” by Harry Reid and the media (“All of them are untrue”)– a “fact” that the president helpfully mentioned today, in an effort to minimize the financial and medical hardships his signature law is inflicting on millions of people.
Because after all, they are the superior beings. They are morally superior, intellectually superior and they have decided they are 100% correct and nothing can stop them. Certainly, not you neanderthal “deniers” who just want to cause suffering and pain. :)
President Obama’s (second) “Mission Accomplished” pep rally on behalf of his unpopular signature accomplishment was as shrill, demagogic and dishonest as one might expect. Especially insulting was his feigned confusion over why Republicans are so “angry” about people getting healthcare. Yeah, that’s it. People aren’t angry about millions of consumers losing the preferred coverage and doctors after being misled by Democrats’ “lie of the year.” People aren’t furious over steep premium increases and shocking out-of-pocket costs. They’re not upset that their hours are being reduced, or that the taxpayer-funded “cost curve” has been bent up, or that their new coverage options are severely limited. No, they’re mad that some individuals are gaining coverage, or whatever. This president routinely seems pathologically incapable of making an intellectually honest argument — let alone a generous one — even as he celebrates himself as a pragmatic non-ideologue. (Guy Benson)
And or course if you disagree, it’s obviously because he’s black and you’re a racist!
Move along, Move along, Nothing to see here.
The Great and Powerful OZ commands it!