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Fictions as Truth

June 8th, 2014 - 10:37 pm

For the Obamacare scandal, we are asked to believe:

1. The Obama administration consistently published up-to-date and accurate information about the number of ongoing enrollees and those who have paid their premiums.

2. The president’s promises that Americans could keep their health plans and doctors were misinterpreted; in fact, he referred only to those who had existing legitimate health plans, not substandard ones that of course were in need of government intervention and substitution.

3. Kathleen Sebelius and the president met frequently over the Affordable Care Act rollout and foresaw many of the problems beforehand.

4. The collapse of the website and general chaos upon implementation are the normal sorts of problems that accompany ambitious new government programs.

5. Because of Republican rejectionism, it became necessary for the president to delay a few of the provisions of the ACA in order to protect the interests of the formerly uninsured.

6. Most of the problems with the ACA have resulted from Republican obstructionism and nihilism that sought to deny the poor and needy access to health care.

7. The few million who lost their health care plans eventually will come to appreciate the president’s leadership, once they discover that they now have more comprehensive ACA coverage at cheaper costs.

8. Stories of patient, doctor and insurance chaos are largely partisan narratives promulgated by those who always opposed the ACA.

9. There is still a good chance, as Republican stonewalling wanes, that the ACA will lower insurance premiums and increase small-business competitiveness as originally promised. Likewise the ACA will help lower the deficit as promised.

10. That a large number of the new ACA enrollees simply switched over from Medicaid programs is either untrue or irrelevant.

11. The ACA will not fundamentally affect levels of Medicare coverage.

For the VA mess, the Obama administration would have us believe:

1. The mess, to the extent that it was a mess, was largely a result of prior policies of the Bush administration as Barack Obama pointed out as early as 2008.

2. The Bush wars in Afghanistan and Iraq were largely responsible for the delays in service, as hundreds of thousands of new vets were dumped into the system.

3. The problem at the VA was not necessarily the fault of Gen. Shinseki, an iconic figure who bravely opposed the Iraq war and a public servant who has largely been demonized by those seeking partisan advantage.

4. The VA scandal, such as it is, highlights why President Obama overhauled the health care system and gave us the ACA.

5. The VA scandal is mostly, like the IRS brouhaha, a regional matter with no national implications.

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I used to wonder how Germany became a totalitarian state prior to WWII. William L. Shirer pointed out how the take over of the media enabled the Nazi's to overwhelm their opposition. The difference today is there is no need for strong armed takeover.
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Perhaps the most sickening aspect of it all is the efforts and collaborative willingness of the media to bury, then re-invent the "truth" so as to keep this administration looking good.

Avoiding embarrassment for the second black president appears to be paramount in order to fulfill the prophecy that "blacks are every bit as smart as those evil, imperialist white dudes" (especially when implementing the required socialism to save the world).

Yet, it's become so routine as to prove a Soviet-style platform and methodology; the kind we used to make fun of in the 1970's and 80's about how the Russians used to tell their own citizens about how great everything was and how perfect their leaders were.

For us though, it's a repeat of the fall of Rome, although Rome was certainly a heavily corrupt autocracy by the time the serious and heavy unraveling occurred and the dark ages descended upon Europe.

But stop and think about what's happening where in our society, information and even basic education have been usurped to espouse the poltically-correct, squeaky-clean "versions" of the truth.

So bad that they wish to turn Bergdahl into a CMH candidate and may very likely do it. All in the name of covering their behinds to make the results fit their fabricated tales.

I work in a company that has a leadership base that is very similar to this administration which causes me, again, to think it's both generational and institutionalized in its implementation and usage. Keep the lower-downs ignorant, blind to the facts so that they are only concerned with their functionary task(s), be it their day-to-day jobs or belief in the government system, so that they will think they are happy because their "leaders" told them they were.

This ridiculous methodology never works. It's the old Russian joke from the reporter who came across several factory workers just sitting around in Gdansk in the 70's. When he asked what they were doing when it was a normal workday, they responded, "The government, it pretends to pay us and we.....well....we pretend to work."

This current fetid swamp of lying liars who lie has to go. If not by one means then by another.
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We are getting the full measure of Brothel Government. We get lied to, everything is under the covers, we pay too much for the experience and what we get...may have consequences we never bargained for.

There's nobody telling anybody any truth in a brothel. When a Republican holds office the media act as the Vice Squad. In this administration they are just down the hall with their legs in the air.

There is no truth in a brothel. But in Obama's second term we are going to learn the meaning of flexibility.
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And it's not just Obama. How in the world did the Democrats get everyone to think that Bill Clinton is a hero, and to make the matter completely unbelievable, in the same year that they (successfully?) accused their opponents of a War on Women? And everyone in the world thinks it's about the intern?

And in the year when everyone is talking about the NSA, Hillary is considered viable, and no-one even mentions Filegate?
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I think he already does think that.
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Real life is far more sensational and far more censored than political speech. For examples, see Melville's PIERRE (1852). Or my blog http://clarespark.com/2011/06/12/call-me-isabel-a-reflection-on-lying/.
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Re: #5 -

How much you wanna bet that any request to see the Army intelligence file on Bergdahl will be met with the same stone wall we've encountered during Benghazi, the IRS debacle, Fast and Furious, etc?
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To paraphrase a line from the classic Western "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance", "When the fiction becomes fact, print the fiction."
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Top rated comments - cedars rebellion and Flagra Solaris:

Fully agree with your thoughts on MSM. It is useful to view MSM as more than just highly effective enablers of the Statist agenda. In fact, MSM is Statism's CENTER OF GRAVITY. Lefty politicians come and go (Obama today, Hillary tomorrow), but MSM marches relentlessly forward with the Statist narrative. Our side cannot advance until we understand where to focus our efforts.
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"When religion and politics travel in the same cart, the riders believe nothing can stand in their way. Their movement becomes headlong - faster and faster and faster. They put aside all thoughts of obstacles and forget that a precipice does not show itself to the man in a blind rush until it's too late."
- Bene Gesserit proverb, Dune (Frank Herbert)

The Progressive secular religion is nearing the edge of an economic precipice;
All their lies will not help them after the US and the world fall over the edge,
and all the money they spend on redistributionist bribes and balm goes away.
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This is because liberals have infected the entire culture with the nonsense that there's no such thing as objective truth (except for that statement, of course!), that "everyone has their own truth" and that whatever you choose to believe is "true for you".
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it is really nice to see these events put into an easy to read chart of the problems and what has to be beleived in order to accept B.O. versions.
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Hillary would say you just need 'suspend your disbelief' to see past those 'scandals' - then you'd see how unimportant they are. At this moment in time 'what difference does it make'?

There isn't a 'smidgen of corruption' in any of those scandals - so sayeth the Prez.

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