Thursday, December 19

What led Obozo to think he could get away with his "If you like your doctor..." lie?

A columnist was wondering how Obama could have made that "if you like your health insurance you can keep it" statement in the face of the clear language at the heart of his signature law:

Five million policies were cancelled because Obamacare makes it illegal (with exceedingly narrow “grandfathered” exceptions) for insurance companies to sell any policy that doesn't contain all the coverage Washington regulators--in their infinite stupidity--deem necessary.  Example:  If your policy doesn't cover maternity care for men, or for a woman over 70, Team Obama deems it "inadequate" and forces the company to cancel it.

Could it possibly be that Obama didn’t know about this requirement?  Maybe the bystander president was as surprised by this as he claims to have been by the IRS scandal, the Associated Press and James Rosen phone logs, the failure of the Obamacare website, the premeditation of the Benghazi attacks, the tapping of Angela Merkel’s phone — i.e., the workings of the federal government of which he is the nominal head.

I’m skeptical. It’s not as if the insurance cancellation forced by Obamacare was written in an unknown language or concealed in a section titled "Extra-special good deals."  Quite the contrary: this was at the heart of Obama’s idea of mandatory, federally regulated health insurance.

But if he knew, here's the scary part:  What kind of thinking led him to believe he could get away with a claim that was absolutely certain to be exposed as false? 

To put it another way:  How detached from reality would someone have to be to believe he could get away with that?

Answer:  The same way he maintained for two weeks that the fatal attack on Americans in Benghazi was due to a "spontaneous protest over an anti-Muslim video."  He simply assumed he’d get away with it.  Because he always has.

The method is pretty simple: Delay, stonewall, and wait for a supine and protective press to conveniently lose interest.

And sure enough, he has gotten away with it. He's still in office, and his party's congresswhores haven't revolted.  Oh sure, his poll numbers for approval and trust are down, but as the media assure us, "that happens to every president in his second term."  And Democrat party honcho Debbie Wasserman-Schultz is claiming congressional Democrats will run on Obamacare rather than from it.

There's only one ray of hope (and a slim one):  Turn every Democrat and RINO out of congress in 2014.

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