by: the Common Constitutionalist
Yesterday the AP reported that the Obama White House is asking insurance company CEOs to help explain mass cancellations; that the White House Chief of Staff, Denis McDonough urged companies to “ramp up communication and education efforts” to those who have lost their insurance.
Did we not predict this? Did we not predict that Obama would either out and out blame evil “big insurance” or at least co-opt them?
Now granted, the insurance companies are not completely blameless. They were stupid and gullible, but not blameless. They could have spoken out against Obamacare, but they, like so many others, bought Obama’s line of crap.
I’m sure they figured if they kept their collective mouths shut, Obama would reward them with millions of new customers, forced by government decree, to buy their product. Crony capitalism at its finest.
They didn’t “read the bill”. They couldn’t have, for it has been in the bill from the get go, that any change, however slight, would force the insurer to cancel the insured’s policy.
My company’s health insurance provider recently changed our co-pay from $15-$20. If this were private health insurance, I would’ve been dropped for a lousy five-dollar change.
These insurance companies also must have refused to see what we have seen and known for years – that Obama is a Statist and as such does not want a public/private cooperative. He wants only public, single-payer. We’ve all heard him say it.
And of course we have all discovered that Obama knew of this intentional clause before he proclaimed, 29 separate times, that you could indeed keep your doctor, your health plan, etc. Yet he went out on the stump and lied his butt off anyway.
He couldn’t possibly have told the truth. If he had, Obamacare would not have been passed and he might have not been reelected. There was too much at stake to be honest, still too much “transformation” yet to be achieved.
Now we hear the latest estimates of those who will be jettisoned from their current health plans – upwards of 130 million. Staggering! But that was the plan all along.
And now that Obamacare is the “Law of the Land”, we appear to be stuck with it.
So, at this point, why doesn’t Obama just come out and own it? Why doesn’t he exclaim that as president he takes ultimate responsibility for Obamacare?
He could say just that. As president, I take responsibility. Then what? Then nothing. Nothing will happen. As a matter of fact, I bet if he put it that way his poll numbers would actually rise and the press would herald him as being courageous and a true leader, selflessly taking the blame for his incompetent subordinates.
Obama wouldn’t actually do anything. He would just accept responsibility and move on to say… immigration. But rest assured, nothing would happen. Just like nothing happened to Eric Holder, Kathleen Sebelius or Hillary Clinton, who left not over Benghazi, but to begin planning for her presidential bid.
He won’t do this; own up and take responsibility, for he is a coward and I don’t think he cares much anyway. His job from the start was to transform this country by any means necessary. So he will continue to publicly lie and privately threaten those who may stand in the way of his agenda until he and his minions are comfortable that their plan is irreversible.