He did the same thing with Solyndra, promising that boatloads of federal money would create thousands of green jobs. When that chemistry experiment went down in flames of corruption, waste and bankruptcy, he wrote it off to growing pains and brazenly threw more money at similar boondoggles.
His Environmental Protection Agency is conducting its own experiments with a spate of new Corporate Average Fuel Economy and coal standards -- just throwing concoctions together like a mad scientist or a kid with no parental supervision -- with little science behind his figures and no concern for negative economic consequences.
But Obama's most dangerous experiment is Obamacare. Everything about it has been a lie. The driving premise for Obamacare was that it was unconscionable that "47 million people were uninsured." In fact, some 18 million of these people could afford but chose not to purchase health insurance. Millions more were eligible for government benefits but didn't sign up. Millions were only uninsured for part of the year. Health care expert Sally Pipes estimated that there were closer to 8 million people who earned too much to qualify for government benefits but not enough to comfortably afford health care. Obama knew this -- and that there were far better and more efficient ways to help these people -- but had to grossly inflate the figures because his main goal was not insurance or health care but to expand government control over our lives.
Further proving that Obama's "coverage" goals were a shameless ruse, a new report reveals that some 25 million of the almost 50 million uninsured would remain uninsured even with Obamacare. And Obamacare is going to raise prices, lower quality, cause delays and shortages, cost twice as much as he promised, destroy full-time jobs, and rob people of their doctors and their plans. Lies upon lies.
That Obamacare was a reckless experiment is further borne out by the uniform ignorance, even among congressional Democrats, as to the contents and effects of the law. When some unintended consequences materialized, Obama just got out his chemistry set again and unilaterally and lawlessly exempted whomever he wanted from its clutches.
Now, as the formal rollout is unfolding, every American is seeing what a sick experiment has been conducted on their lives and on America's health care system. Yet Obama urges us, with no credibility left, to be patient. We're all going to end up loving the system.
Besides, say Obama and his Democrats, it's the law of the land. "Quit messing with it, Republicans." Well, the Constitution is the law of the land, as well. So is the separation of powers it establishes. So is Congress' watchdog role over a mischievous president. So is the cynical Democratic Senate's duty to provide a budget, a responsibility it's repeatedly ignored.
More power to Sens. Ted Cruz and Mike Lee and the so-far-courageous House Republicans for trying to stop Obama's destructive health care chemistry experiment before he lights the entire house on fire.