Monday, March 14, 2016

The Wages Of Following In Obama's Wake

by JASmius

Case in point (and this applies to Bernie Sanders as well): Pushing and championing the same statist healthcare Agenda that has afflicted this country for the past six years after its disastrous consequences have turned Americans against it and its flagrant lies have been exposed:

“I voted for Obama, but then my health insurance skyrocketed from $490 a month to $1,081 a month for a family of four.


I know Obama told us that we’d be paying a little more.

No, he said ObamaCare would reduce annual household health insurance premiums by an average of $2,500.  It was going to "bend the cost curve downward".

In other words, his lies have become the conventional wisdom, and he was lying even about them.

But doubling – over doubling – my health insurance cost has not been a little more. It has been difficult to come up with that kind of payment every month. I would like to vote Democrat, but it’s costing me a lot of money. [emphasis added]

Ted Cruz ought to make that sentence into a bumper sticker, a campaign sign, billboards, tattoo it on the inside of the eyelids of every American voter, and this vid into an instant viral campaign attack ad, it's so emblematic.

And I’m just wondering if Democrats really realize how difficult it’s been on working class Americans to finance ObamaCare?”

Mrs. Clinton's reaction: "Humina-humina-humina-humina....."

No, really:

[Mrs.] Clinton remains polite but was clearly caught off guard. First she tries to counter with a question, asking if the woman had previously been getting her insurance through an employer before moving to ObamaCare. Both of those assumptions turn out to be wrong when the audience member answers. She and her husband had been buying their insurance privately because of bouts of unemployment. Their premiums have now tripled and they are not on ObamaCare because it cost even more than they are paying now. [emphases added]

[Mrs.] Clinton is clearly left without an answer. She tries to claim that the woman is some sort of “rare exception” but that’s complete horse hockey.

She then tells the woman she really wants to bring prices down, but suggests that she go back on the ObamaCare [cartel] and “keep shopping” to see if there’s something better.

i.e. "You're clearly an idiot, so I'm going to condescend to you by telling you to go out and do what you've already been desperately attempting to no avail because I'm clearly too Marie Antoinetteishly out of touch to think that you're anything other than too stupid to have figured this out for yourself."

The woman – who started her question by saying she would to vote Democrat, but it’s costing me a lot of money – is clearly not impressed. Her health insurance premiums are breaking the family budget and she’s obviously been shopping for every option already.

Which begs the question of why in God's name she still wants to vote Democrat.  Maybe she really is as stupid as the Empress thinks she is.  It's for that reason that I have very little sympathy for this lady.  She voted to have her family's health insurance premiums tripled, voted to confirm it four years later, and wants to vote to have them tripled again, which would constitute having them increased a thousand percent over where they were eight years ago.  The Montgomery Scott pearl of wisdom, "Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me" cannot help but come to mind.

That this truism appears to be dimly dawning on her anyway, and the old puffgut doesn't have any answer to it, is the kind of unmatchable comedy skits we have to look forward to for the rest of 2016 (and beyond).

Exit question: Why didn't Hillary just try to sell her on single-payer?  That's what Weekend Bernie would have done.

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