Is that an insignificant number -- "minimally invasive"? If so, then how do you explain Obama's obsession with overhauling our entire health care system even though only 10 million Americans were falling through the cracks with the existing system, not 48 million as he repeatedly claimed -- his first big Obamacare lie?
So, is Cohen telling us that 93 million is an insignificant number but 10 million is not? No, he's adopting another Obama lie that only 5 percent of the population -- not 93 million, which would be closer to 27 percent -- is being affected by his "you can keep it" lie.
OK, for the sake of argument, let's say it's only 5 percent. The Obama/Cohen logic is that it's just a rounding error when an oppressive government forces 5 percent of Americans out of their health care plans. But for the sake of 3 percent of Americans, who could have been subsidized for a fraction of the cost of Obamacare, Obama was hellbent on the government's absorbing the world's greatest health care system.
Don't fret over this inconsistency. As long as the statist football is being advanced, all is copacetic.
But as we can already see, even the more realistic 93 million figure doesn't paint the whole picture. Obamacare is introducing such chaos that the entire system is almost certain to break down, which will lead, they hope, to a single-payer plan.
But wait. Obama has repeatedly told us he is not angling for single-payer, even though he is on record advocating it and nothing exists in his resume to suggest he's changed his mind.
We can trust Obama, can't we? No? No big deal. Our ministers of truth have revealed to us that trust and credibility don't matter in our postmodern world. What matters is that Obama is looking out for our best interests and that he knows better than we ever could what those interests are. So let's hope he is lying to us about single-payer, too, because we'll end up better off for his lie.
In fact, I'm almost getting giddy contemplating all the other benefits that will accrue to us from Obama's other lies. For example, I'm on the edge of my seat waiting to find out what lies he told us that led to his whispered assurance to a Russian leader that he'd have more flexibility to dismantle our strategic missile defense system after his re-election. Just think how much better off we'll be when he gets around to that one.
I wish they'd told us before that we don't have to worry ourselves over Obama's policies because he is doing what is best for us. I could have spared myself great anxiety over the state of our disunion.
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