A majority of Americans in 2009 knew that Barack Obama’s “Affordable Care Act” was a sham and did not want it to become law.
Proof positive of this, in addition to polling at the time, was that the “Ted Kennedy Seat” in the Senate went to a Republican candidate from nowhere (Scott Brown). According to exit polls, this special election in Liberal Massachusetts turned out to be a referendum on Obamacare.
Famously, Barack Obama pushed forward on his vicious power grab and spun many more lies in support of getting it through a reluctant Congress, then controlled by Democrats in BOTH houses.
These lies were and still are very costly, but many Liberals to this day believe the lies (shocking as it it to acknowledge this).
But today we have a new entry in the bright sunshine of the truth courtesy of Massachusetts Institute of Technology Professor Jonathan Gruber, one of the original architects of Obamacare (The Hill.com, link).
Are you ready for your medicine, Liberals?
Behold what the rest of us have known all along about the people behind the Obamacare charade and have been screaming as loudly as we can:
Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage. And basically, call it the stupidity of the American voter or whatever, but basically that was really, really critical for the thing to pass.
If CBO scored the [individual] mandate as taxes, the bill dies.
If you had a law that made it explicit that healthy people are going to pay in and sick people are going to get subsidies, it would not have passed.
It is a kind of ecstasy when a fascist admits to his schemes to enslave a nation — so rare, and so sublime.
I say this because political debate is usually a dead-end. I have many friends and family members with whom I’ve tried to make my case, but no progress can ever be made, it seems. The strength of my arguments gives me the winning hand — after all, I’ve got several thousand years of failed collectivist policies to rely on — but they will not yield, so committed are they to their emotion instead of their reason.
So when a member of their own camp admits the truth about various diabolical actions, it is an elixir, because how can Liberals ignore one of their own, who was on the inside?
Let’s end this post with Barack Obama’s commitment to transparency, in his very own words (from WhiteHouse.gov):
My Administration is committed to creating an unprecedented level of openness in Government. We will work together to ensure the public trust and establish a system of transparency, public participation, and collaboration. Openness will strengthen our democracy and promote efficiency and effectiveness in Government.