Detail from Michael Ramirez cartoon
I first started thinking about the bamboozlers in that story when I thought of the disastrous launch of the Healthcare.gov website. How many sycophantic fools must there be in the Obama administration to let the boss go to the microphone and compare the unmitigated disaster of Obamacare to an iPhone? But, before "The Emperor's New Website" could see the light of day, we had the revelation that the administration knew as early as 2010 that millions of Americans would not be able to keep the policies they liked, at prices they could afford. And yet, the President, at every opportunity, repeated over and over the now infamous thirteen words: Unless you've been living under a rock, or on the planet Tatooine, (or under a rock on Tatooine), you have heard the audio, or seen video of Obama endlessly repeating the mantra (read: lie) that "if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. If you like your healthcare plan, you can keep your plan", knowing all the while, that the requirements of The (Un)Affordable Care Act would force all insurance companies to terminate any policy that didn't meet the new arbitrary government standards, the very policies he was telling you you could keep. Period.
Could this be the moment, not when the oceans start to recede, but the moment that a majority of people see Obama and his fellow travelers for the frauds they are, when they come to grips with losing the insurance policies that they could afford, and are forced to pay more for the same or inferior coverage in an inaccessible government exchange? When they lose their doctor, because he isn't in the same plan as the "new and improved" government healthcare plan, or reduced payments from the government are not enough to keep the doors of his practice open?
Let's face it, folks. Obama thinks you're stupid. Sequestration, for example, was his idea, but because it's a big word, he assumes you don't know what it means, and liberals blame the "Republicans' sequestration" for anything even mildly unpopular. Republicans offered to fund everything in the government with the exception of Obamacare, and passed legislation to that effect, and liberals tell us that Republicans want cancer patients to die and veterans to starve, even though the Republican House specifically passed bills to fund these things. Liberals blame Republicans for the shutdown, even though Obama and Reid had the power to open any portion of it at the drop of a hat, with just the stroke of a pen. And then, this administration had the gall to make the closure more onerous than any government shutdown in history, closing monuments and memorials that had never been closed by any president before. But, they think you're stupid and will blame Republicans for it.
Obamacare supporters think you are so stupid as to believe that the insurance policies you have now and are losing aren't "real" insurance, because they don't cover exactly the same things you will now pay more for under Obamacare. They think you're too stupid to know what your insurance covers. They think you should thank Obama because he and his minions are forcing you to buy "real" insurance, that not only costs more, with a higher deductible, but might not allow you to see your own doctor, either. Obama even traveled to Taxachusetts, hoping that if he dropped the name "Mitt Romney" often enough, that maybe you'll...blame the Republicans. Or at least, not blame him.
The emperor has no credibility. The fools that surround him tell us how wonderful he is, and even though more people have lost the insurance they had than have gained the insurance he promised, that Obama has "kept his promises". But, then, liberals think you're stupid. And if you can see Obama's tighty whiteys underneath his magnificent cloak of credibility, then you're just not as sophisticated as progressives, who don't see things as they are and ask "why?", but see things that never were and ask, "How much more government bureaucracy can we create if we raise everyone's taxes?" Period.
*Have to eliminate "bigotry", don'tcha know?
Cross posted at Proof Positive