We live an age of American destruction from within, as Barack Hussein Obama hammers the pieta that is the United States. It is intensely painful to watch and to experience, as we civilized American citizens are mostly helpless during each of his repeated hammer blows and as shards of precious marble spray all about the American shrine room.
How wonderful, then, when his partners in crime — people of the same ilk — wake up to the insanity of the policies they pursue and then turn like mad dogs against their left-wing champion.
Labor unions are among the key institutions responsible for the passage of Obamacare. They spent tons of money electing Democrats to Congress in 2006 and 2008, and fought hard to push the health law through the legislature in 2009 and 2010. But now, unions are waking up to the fact that Obamacare is heavily disruptive to the health benefits of their members.
Last Thursday, representatives of three of the nation’s largest unions fired off a letter to Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi, warning that Obamacare would “shatter not only our hard-earned health benefits, but destroy the foundation of the 40 hour work week that is the backbone of the American middle class.” <source>
Did you get that? I had to read it twice before I realized just how much of a turnaround the Union position is on Obamacare.
Let’s see it in bold type, and remember that these words were penned by Obama supporters of the highest caliber and not by Republicans, or Conservatives, or the Tea Party.
“shatter not only our hard-earned health benefits, but destroy the foundation of the 40 hour work week that is the backbone of the American middle class.”
Yes indeed, Barack Hussein Obama’s plan from who knows how far back: destroy the backbone of the American middle class.
But the letter doesn’t end there, oh no.
“When you and the President sought our support for the Affordable Care Act,” they begin, “you pledged that if we liked the health plans we have now, we could keep them. Sadly, that promise is under threat…We have been strong supporters of the notion that all Americans should have access to quality, affordable health care. We have also been strong supporters of you. In campaign after campaign we have put boots on the ground, gone door-to-door to get out the vote, run phone banks and raised money to secure this vision. Now this vision has come back to haunt us.”
Some Liberals never become aware that their visions of utopia eventually, inexorably, metastasize into haunting real-world outcomes, but on the rare occasion such as this it is almost tear-inducing to see the American Liberal see as if for the first time.
It reminds me of the conversation between Morpheus and Neo in the Matrix, after Neo has been pulled out of the computer-simulated false world and into the real world, in which his body is actually awake for the first time and he can see for the first time (The Matrix is a computer simulation of consciousness being fed to human beings while they are suspended in an inanimate state in pods, resulting in muscle atrophy and disuse of the five senses). Morpheus acquires Neo’s body (removes it from the pod), and then wakes him up and begins to rebuild his body, now in the real world.
Morpheus first explains to Neo that his “muscles have atrophied” and that “we are rebuilding them”. Neo asks Morpheus, “Why do my eyes hurt?”, and Morpheus responds with “Because you’ve never used them before“.
This is a near perfect analogy to the American Liberal, who lives in a dream state of Utopian fantasies and whose intellectual muscles atrophy, including those controlling their eyelids as the American Liberal functions in a metaphorical sleep-walking (eyes-closed) state.
Behold the ongoing awakening of the Unions, in which they also WAKE UP to the quintessential consequence of all Liberal policies and positions:
“The unintended consequences of the ACA are severe,” they continue. “Perverse incentives are causing nightmare scenarios.
Yes, unintended consequences, and perverse incentives, and nightmare scenarios.
Tea party rhetoric? NO — Labor unions who supported and voted for Pelosi / Reid / Obama.
They are SHOCKED and ANGRY about this, and they are letting Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, and Barack Hussein Obama know about it.
And so this is all so very entertaining and heartwarming to witness, except that it leaves one question unanswered: why couldn’t they see the obvious destructive power of Obamacare when it was being pursued in 2009 and 2010? Every single dreadful thing about Obamacare was in plain sight and the obviously horrible consequences were discussed openly.
There was no excuse for supporting Obamacare then, and at this point anyone who still supports it really needs to ask themselves how it can be so.
The Union bosses have made up their minds, and I get no end of pleasure from their powerful conclusion:
The leaders conclude by stating that, “on behalf of the millions of working men and women we represent and the families they support, we can no longer stand silent in the face of elements of the Affordable Care Act that will destroy the very health and wellbeing of our members along with millions of other hardworking Americans.”
President Obama, of course, pledged that “if you like your plan, you can keep your plan.” But the labor leaders say that, “unless changes are made…that promise is hollow. We continue to stand behind real health care reform, but the law as it stands will hurt millions of Americans including the members of our respective unions.”
To these Union bosses we say:
Welcome to the real world.