Thursday, November 03, 2016

Obamacare Death Spiral--And I'm Going To Say It: I TOLD YOU SO

This is about as clear as it gets:
Lies passed ObamaCare legislation, lies supported its implementation. As its death spiral begins, angry and panicked lies by Democratic apologists attempt to deflect accountability for its economic devastation.

ObamaCare’s economic wreckage will insure President Barack Obama’s now classic promises regarding ObamaCare will eventually scar his legacy. History is written usually by the victors. In the case of ObamaCare, the economic losers are so numerous their bitter complaints will write the titles, fill the chapters and pack the footnotes...

Obama has managed to escape accountability for a deception that has damaged many middle class families. When he skated through the 2012 presidential campaign America had yet to feel the full extent of ObamaCare’s policy disaster. Presidential debate moderators didn’t press him on the point. Obama could sell himself as hope.

It’s November 2016. The empirical evidence is in. His “Keep you doctor” and “keep your policy” statements were blatant falsehoods.

Nancy Pelosi has evaded accountability for her infamous ObamaCare comment: “We have to pass the bill so you can find out what’s in it, away from the fog of controversy.”

Pass it to find out. How blithe and casual, but then she is a liberal Democrat who expects Ultimate Media Privilege.

I say it is reprehensible to gamble with legislation that would affect medical care, medical research and medical manufacturing in the U.S. Amalgamated, medicine amounts to roughly 16 percent of the U.S. economy.

The “fog of controversy” Pelosi disdained included political posturing—her posturing, for example. But in a healthy democracy controversy also includes rational discussion and reasoned analysis. In 2009 the Democrats had the White House. They also had the votes in Pelosi’s House and 60 votes in the Senate. They had what amounted to a “lock” on federal political power in the U.S. A lock is one thing, but in Barack Obama America also had a president who despised his Republican opposition. His personal contempt and disdain for Republicans was palpable. He brooked no discussion and refused to engage in any semblance of give and take politics. Reasoned analysis was something MIT’s Jonathan Gruber provided—not Paul Ryan.

Barack Obama’s words and deeds indicated he believed reasoned analysis in American governance was the province of Democrats. Republicans? Fill in the usual community organizer rhetoric: evil, stupid, heartless, starve the poor, feed’em ketchup, etc.

So Democrats rammed ObamaCare’s health insurance monstrosity down America’s collective throat. Not one single Republican legislator voted for the monstrosity.

Democrats, anticipating raging public ire over the huge ObamaCare premium increases scheduled for 2017, are already trying to blame Republicans for the hapless program. Yes, lies attempt to shift blame as ObamaCare expires.

But here’s the truth. Obama lied. ObamaCare’s about to die.
I don't usually cut/paste so much of someone else's work here at Right On The Left Coast, but I agree with every single word above.  How could I not?  It's all objectively true.  It's also why, when I hear lefties talk about how Republicans need to fix Obamacare, I disagree.  Vehemently.  To the point of mockery.

Republicans didn't create this mess.  Republicans warned against this mess.  Not a single Republican contributed to this mess.  While there have been individuals helped by this law (you'd hope that someone benefited!), the nation as a whole is worse off with this law on the books.  To this day I can't imagine why anyone would think it's a good idea, much less American, to require people to buy something they don't want to buy.  I just don't get it.

If states want to create single-payer systems, that would be OK legally.  It would be stupid to do so, but that's OK in the laboratory of democracy.  But to lie, to wrangle, to bribe this law into existence--with barely enough votes on the Democratic side--and then say it's Republicans' responsibility to fix this federal nightmare?  That takes a lot of chutzpah.

Update, 11/5/16:  It's gotten so bad that even the mainstream press is taking notice:

Is Obamacare really affordable? Not for the middle class Note that that's CNN, lefties.

These Patients Are Covered by Obamacare But Can’t Afford Treatment


Mike Thiac said...

Question, will you agree with me that this was done on purpose?

Darren said...

I believe they intended Obamacare to be a stepping stone to single-payer. I don't believe they were smart enough to screw it up this bad, this fast. I believe they wanted it to succeed so they could trumpet good governmental stewardship, and advocate more.

Mike Thiac said...

We're close enough for "government work." BTY, will you be Facebooking/blogger on Tuesday night? I took the day off from work, I have an extra job directing traffic 0600-0800, then I will take my Harley on a ride thought the Hill Country for a few hours. I need to get away for a few hours, don't know about you! :<)

Anonymous said...


You're still maintaining this sad little blog after all these years?

You don't know anything about healthcare.

You're just a junior high math teacher.

If you hate liberals so much, why don't you move to a different part of the country?

That's my suggestion.

Stop whining on the internet and take control of your life.

Darren said...

Truth sure brings out the pettiness in liberals.

And I'm a high school math teacher. Have been since I started this blog almost 11 years ago.

Mike Thiac said...

Anon, what's more sad, this "sad little blog" or the fact you sad ass spends time on a blog toy think is "sad" and "little?"