As Democrats grow increasingly worried that ObamaCare will explode on the launch pad just as midterm elections get going, the Obama administration seeks to pin blame on Republicans. Good luck with that.
Well, let’s think about that for a moment.
The Ministry of Truth is there to lie repeatedly with great gusto to ignorant masses 24/7/365.
Tell a Lie often enough and it can become truth, especially with low and no info voters.
After all, they bought the “Vote For Me the other guys an asshole” Campaign Strategy that Obama had last campaign season.
And he’s still in Campaign mode and still raising money.
It won’t be easy since it was and is his singularly most proud moment. But that just makes the lies more challenging.
Earlier this week, Health and Human Services head Kathleen Sebelius admitted that she didn’t realize how complicated getting ObamaCare off the ground would be.
So you just blame the Republicans for “obstructing” the process as usual. That at least has worked on the moron peasant crowd before.
Sebelius complained that “no one fully anticipated” the difficulties involved in implementing ObamaCare, or how confusing it would be with the public.
Hey, the 2,700 pages of crap that no one in the Congress or The Administration actually read wasn’t a clue!
She wasn’t talking about the massive and impossible task of imposing central planning on one-sixth of the nation’s economy.
Because that was the goal all along and they wanted that. They want to control everyone and everything eventually.
Instead, she was trying to find a way to blame Republicans for ObamaCare’s failures when the inevitable problems start emerging.
And since the Republicans want to get rid of it, lets blame them for the problems and say they created them by trying to “piece meal” UNDO it or there obstruction is “causing” the problems.
Just like doing it to begin with “piece meal” was bad, according to the Left. Which is what the Republicans wanted, if anything.
Then you blame the Republicans “friends”, the industry, rich people, etc… and you have your class warfare element and your next “throw grandma/poor off the cliff” ad.
Rather than say “let’s get on board, let’s make this work,” recalcitrant Republicans have forced her to engage in “state-by-state political battles,” Sebelius said at a Harvard School of Public Health forum. “The politics has been relentless.”
So the war is the Republican’s fault. If they had just let them do it all without a fight there wouldn’t be these problems!
Of course, there would be, probably even worse than these, but that’s not how this game is played.
So let’s see if we get this. Democrats shoved an unpopular, expensive, ill-conceived and poorly written law down the country’s throat with no Republican support, and without bothering to see whether states would want to take on the thankless and costly task of helping the feds implement it.
Yes. So it MUST Be their fault! 🙂
It sure as hell can’t be the Democrats fault. There intentions and ambitions were pure as the driven snow. They are the Angels of Mercy and Compassion…Besides, they can lie about the votes and the support. Hell, that was 4 years ago, the low or no information moron won’t remember it and if we lie about the History well enough…
And now that many of these states are rebelling, it’s the Republicans’ fault?
Of Course it is. Any time you rebel against the yoke of your Morally and Politically Superior Masters on The Left it’s your Fault! 🙂
Sebelius’ fellow Democrat, West Virginia Sen. Jay Rockefeller, had a more accurate take on the problem the administration faces: the law is “probably the most complicated piece of legislation ever passed by the United States Congress” and “if it isn’t done right the first time, it will just simply get worse.”
Or it could just be worse to begin with… 🙂
Rockefeller, like a growing number of Democrats, realizes that ObamaCare is shaping up to be a political disaster for the party next November.
So we have to start the Campaign Now to blame someone else for it!
The influential Cook Political Report noted earlier this month that almost all of the Democratic insiders they talked to “voiced concern about the potential for the issue to hurt Democrats in 2014.”
And just what could explain these concerns?
Maybe it’s because even Sebelius now admits that ObamaCare will force insurance claims up 32%.
Gee, that’s a bit of a ways from lowering your premiums by thousands of dollars.
Or possibly it’s because, despite endless assurances that the insurance exchanges would be ready on time, the administration had to delay for a year a key feature meant to give small business a choice of health plans.
Or because neither Sebelius nor the states have provided evidence they can get the rest of the exchanges ready by Oct. 1, when ObamaCare’s open enrollment begins.
Or that a key provision, The High Risk Pool (pre-existing conditions) portion is already bankrupt NOW and will need a “bailout” by the time this all kicks off. 🙂
Or perhaps Democrats’ fears stem from state insurance commissioners warning of a rate shock once ObamaCare’s “community rating” rules and benefit mandates start. Or from rising evidence the law is hurting job growth as small businesses try to avoid its costs.
Townhall: The $1.3 trillion U.S. health-care system overhaul is getting more expensive and will initially accomplish less than intended. Costs for a network of health-insurance exchanges, a core part of the Affordable Care Act, have swelled to $4.4 billion for fiscal 2012 and 2013 combined, and will reach $5.7 billion in 2014, according to the budget President Barack Obama yesterday sent to Congress. That spending would be more than double initial projections, even though less than half the 50 U.S. states are participating. The unanticipated spending is a consequence of an ambitious timetable dictated by Congress and a complex new way of offering people medical coverage, say analysts, lobbyists and administration officials. Combine that with a majority of Republican governors declining to cooperate with a Democratic president and U.S. regulators are left grasping to get the 2010 health law up and running by a Jan. 1, 2014, deadline. For the areas that money can’t solve, the Obama administration is opting for delay. It temporarily backed off some provisions of the law, including restrictions on coverage for executives and a promise to offer small businesses greater choices of health plans.
And there are still the 1,700 Waivers they gave their friends.
Costing more, and doing less. What a deal. (sounds like a typical liberal idea) Remember, the federal government simply assumed that every state would set up its own exchange — despite strong public opposition to the law, and high associated costs coupled with heavy-handed federal mandates with scant flexibility.
Oh course they did. They are the Morally Superior Left. Everyone loves them because they are so vastly superior to you morons that you’ll just roll over and do whatever they want you to do.
Why would anyone question that?
And if you fight them, then they have to be the Parent who blames the other one for wanting to be so mean because they are so perfect it can’t possibly be their fault.
None of this, mind you, has anything to do with Republicans. And if the GOP were smart, it’d be focused on making sure that, come next November, the public knows that, too. (IBD)
Yeah, but I’m not convinced they are that smart. They don’t have a great track record of it lately. Especially with “Jar Jar” Boehner at the helm.
Conservatives must resist the temptation to bury their heads in the sand for possible short term political advantage. That’s what liberals are for!
Which means come 2014 we won’t smell success against Obamacare, just more Skunk spray.