Last night, under enormous political pressure, President Obama finally apologized
for lying to the American people about their ability to keep their health care plan – except that’s a lie, he didn’t…Obama actually
gave a pseudo, squirmy, joke of an apology that instead referred to his inability to keep the “sincere” promise that he’d made to the American people over, and over, and over again. Most importantly, however, Obama failed to mention that forcibly booting millions of Americans off their current health insurance plans was all part of the scheme from the beginning – a necessary evil to save us from ourselves.
President Obama and the elites in Washington truly believe one thing about the American people – they are too ignorant to make their own decisions. Jonah Goldberg described it eloquently today in National Review
– “the government thinks you’re stupid.” Currently, the argument for our ineptitude applies to our naïve inability to choose our own health care, but elite omniscience knows no bounds. Goldberg writes, “The Federal Register, the federal government’s fun-filled journal of new rules, regulations, and the like, was about 2,600 pages in 1936 (a year after it was created). Today it’s over 80,000 pages. The justifications for all of these laws… have one thing in common: the assumption that the rest of us couldn’t get by without them, whether we like it or not.”
He’s absolutely spot on, but usually people miss the signs of government incursion because elites are cleverer at disguising their initiatives. Unfortunately for Obama, Obamacare is such an enormous meltdown that he’s had to lie repeatedly just to induce the public to continually suspend their disbelief (and to keep the frog from jumping out of the, suddenly, boiling water). Lucky for him, the media is sympathetic to liberals who “tend to see government as a necessary good, and see ordering people to do things ‘for their own good’ as a source of pride.”