What’s coming down the healthcare road reminds me of Nurse Ratched in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest: lie to the body politic, keep the majority of people drugged with political and economic promises, and control their behavior with rules and regulations.
First comes the lie. It’s OK to lie if you are a liberal. It’s for our own good. Bill Clinton is more popular (and richer) than ever, and he was a consummate liar. On national television he said:
“I want you to listen to me. I did not have sex with that woman, Monica Lewinsky. I never told a single person to lie, not a single time, never.”
He convoluted the lie when he told “the grand jury about why he wasn’t lying when he said to his top aides that with respect to Monica Lewinsky, ‘there’s nothing going on between us.’” Here’s the origin of the famous line “It depends on what the meaning of the word ‘is’ is.”
“It depends on what the meaning of the word ‘is’ is. If the — if he — if ‘is’ means is and never has been, that is not — that is one thing. If it means there is none, that was a completely true statement…. Now, if someone had asked me on that day, are you having any kind of sexual relations with Ms. Lewinsky, that is, asked me a question in the present tense, I would have said no. And it would have been completely true.”
Only a Liberal could get away with such a convoluted answer to a simple question. Liberals marveled at Clinton’s moral dexterity. They didn’t care that he lied. As long as he got their agenda implemented into law, they didn’t care what he did. The same is true of President Obama.
I’m not naïve to think that Republicans are above reproach in this area. They also lie. We should expect lying and deceit from all politicians. This why Franklin wanted to “bind politicians down” with a Constitution. Unfortunately, the people have been drugged with so many political promises that they don’t care about these constitutional freedoms since. They’d rather be drugged.
President Obama has done a similar thing with the promise that people could keep their insurance providers and doctors under the supposed Affordable Care Act. He said it so many times that it’s become a joke.
Even so, liberals are out there defending him. He “misspoke.” Try that the next time the IRS questions a deduction. “It wasn’t really a lie. I just misspoke, so to speak. I’m just following the example of the President.”
Obama has followed the Clinton strategy by using another two-letter word – “if.” After repeatedly telling the American people that “if you like your health-care plan, you will be able to keep your health-care plan. Period,” he has since denied he had made such an emphatic promise by now claiming, “What we said was you could keep it IF it hasn’t changed since the law was passed.” What?
It’s not Obama that getting blamed for the lie; it’s the insurance companies that are dropping customers or raising their rates. Obama is the nation’s Greatest Blame-Shifter President. Companies don’t want to lose customers. There must be a very good reason why they are dropping paying customers or raising their prices. It’s because the new healthcare law mandates certain protections that cost money. Under ObamaCare, menopausal women have to pay for insurance that covers pregnancies. Sounds insane until you understand how Socialism works. It’s a tax in order to subsidize women of child bearing age.
In the end, the entire debate over ObamaCare is wrong headed. The goal has always been to create a government-managed healthcare system. It’s not about the website, being able to keep your policy, or anything else. It’s about womb to tomb caretaking by the government with Nurse Ratched, also known as the “Big Nurse,” in charge.