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Mind-Boggling Attempts at Blame Shifting

Hardened leftists, including Journolister Ezra Klein, really believe that Obamacare has been "sabotaged."

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Tom Blumer

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October 28, 2013 - 11:38 pm
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During the Bush 43 administration, leading lights on the left arrogantly christened themselves “the reality based community.”

Many of the same people who claimed at the time to base their assertions and beliefs “more on observation than on faith, assumption, or ideology” have hysterically concocted reasons why HealthCare.gov, surely in size and scope the most disastrously incompetent website rollout ever, cannot possibly be more than partially the Obama administration’s fault. Other nefarious people and shadowy forces, particularly Republicans and conservatives, who in reality “didn’t cast a single vote in favor of the ACA and had no control over its 42-month rollout,” somehow deserve the lion’s share of the blame.

On Thursday, the Washington Post’s Ezra Klein promulgated perhaps the longest list of ways Republicans did “everything possible to sabotage” Obamacare. He considers them hypocrites for criticizing the HealthCare.gov debacle, and believes that “their plan to undermine the law worked too well.”

As he blathers on about this non-existent conspiracy, one thing about which Klein can claim legitimate expertise is in orchestrating one.

In 2008, he founded Journolist, a private and intensely secretive Google Groups forum of 400 left-leaning journalists he coordinated from his blog perches, first at the far-left American Prospect and then, beginning in May 2009, at the Post.

In April 2008, Journolist participants were infuriated with reasonable questions raised by Hillary Clinton herself, as well as ABC’s Charles Gibson and George Stephanopoulos, at a presidential debate between Barack Obama and Mrs. Clinton about the degree of Obama’s philosophical kinship with his longtime pastor, the Reverend Jeremiah “God Damn America” Wright. In reaction, making it appear as if they had each spontaneously developed a case of instant outrage, they drafted an open letter calling the debate “a revolting descent into tabloid journalism and a gross disservice to Americans concerned about the great issues facing the nation and the world.”

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I have heard this same type of argument before. The Democrats and their media enablers (but I repeat myself) are using the cool, considered reasoning of wife-beaters: "It was YOUR fault that I hit you! You made me act like this."

Perhaps they can now move on to the Marion Barry defense: "B***h set me up."
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- Republicans wiggled their noses at K-Sebs, causing her to hear M's as B's.
- Republicans xeroxed their butts and substituted the pages for the Obamacare Master Budget.
- Republicans misspelled potato and threw the exchanges into some sort of space-time loop.
- Republicans human-trafficked the programmers in Tijuana and claimed diplomatic immunity.
- Republicans faked their own deaths on the day they were supposed to approve more funds for K-Sebs.
- Republicans ate muffins while the Democrats were trying to explain something about the actuarial adverse selection death spiral.
- Republicans gave the Democrats the healthcare.gov Master Password (1-2-3-4-5), leaving Democrats catatonic in front of their monitors, having faced the gibbering Lovecraftian horror of the raw Obamacare code and lost their souls to the abyss (credit to "db" at the reason.com forum).

Christ, and I was about to call Ezra Klein a journalist when he (momentarily) delivered a few facts about Obamacare.
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There's no surprise in any of this. Left-liberals' whole world view is founded on a premise of moral and intellectual superiority to us "benighted ones." (http://bastionofliberty.blogspot.com/2012/06/back-by-political-necessity-stupid-or.html) They cannot admit to error; they cannot admit to covert motives; and they cannot admit to a hidden agenda -- even when the sin in question pertains to an isolatable individual or group thereof. To do any of those things would pull them down from their pedestals and compel them to defend their policies on the same moral and utilitarian grounds the rest of us occupy.

Nothing irritates a left-liberal more than having to rub elbows with us groundlings, even to the extent of a conversation about policy. If you've wondered at their inveterate hostility toward talk radio and Fox News, now you know.
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38 weeks ago
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Right, the GOP, who can't even agree on what to get for lunch, nonetheless was so organized and united that they sabotaged 0bamacare (rolls eyes).
38 weeks ago
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Sure. And all the failures of the Bush administration were Democrats' fault, because they opposed him so assiduously.
38 weeks ago
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38 weeks ago
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"It's the Republicans' fault!"

You mean those Republicans who were literally locked out of drafting Obamacare in both houses of Congress by Harry Reid and Nancy "We have to pass it to see what's in it" Pelosi?

Those Republicans ruined this abortion of a program?
38 weeks ago
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The Socialist doctrine IS incompatible with with the Principles GUARANTEED by the Constitution;

" ... We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, -- ..."

VERSUS...........

" ... From each according to their ability; To each according to their need. ..."

The Socialist doctrine IS incompatible with with the Principles GUARANTEED by the Constitution;The Socialist doctrine IS incompatible with with the Principles GUARANTEED by the Constitution;The Socialist doctrine IS incompatible with with the Principles GUARANTEED by the Constitution;The Socialist doctrine IS incompatible with with the Principles GUARANTEED by the Constitution;The Socialist doctrine IS incompatible with with the Principles GUARANTEED by the Constitution;
38 weeks ago
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I would like to believe the left is that screwed up. But notice how they never wait until O has f**ked up again—they think well ahead of Obama’s wave of destruction. They instinctively understand his commitment to America’s deconstruction—an old pipedream of the Bamster’s—and there will always be damage control to be done while he’s still in office.

People like Klein come from the same seed pod: he’s as motivated as any dem control freak in Congress to helping Obama because O helps dems get that much closer to Control Central. All in all, anticipating and cleaning up after the Bamster is a labor of fulfillment we should never take away from these people.
39 weeks ago
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It is all in the Democratic machine playbook. See http://clarespark.com/2011/12/10/before-saul-alinsky-rules-for-democratic-politicians/. Alinsky learned from Democratic politicians as much as he got from whatever Left faction he favored.
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This particular blog was retitled "Claude Bowers: racist Democratic pol." And is very eye-opening. You won't look at US political history the same way again.
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and it was so interesting to hear Jay Carney, the liar in chief's mouth piece try to explain away if you like your policy you can keep it.

He spoke of the pages of fine print in health care that people are, according to him, too stupid to read and understand, but we are supposed to blindly accept a 2700 page bill that we were told had to be passed so we can find out what is in it, and more than 70,000 pages of regulations based on this law.

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Isn't it amazing, how for the left, its always someone elses fault when their ideas crash and burn. And, whatever slimy, dishonest, deceitful, illegal incident happens, in our federal government, the President didn't know about it.
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I think we have to understand that the Left is a religion. As such they well understand that words and beliefs are far more important to their goals than anything in the real world.

It is just a confidence game: I show enough confidence and people will believe me.
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