“Charles Krauthammer made the bold proclamation on Wednesday that the comments White House press secretary Jay Carney made in response to the recently-released CBO report on Obamacare will be ’emblazoned on the tombstone of liberalism,'” Jason Howerton writes at The Blaze:
Here’s the statement made by Carney that he is referring to:
“Opportunity created by affordable, quality health insurance allows families in America to make a decision about how they will work, or if they will work.”
“He says opportunity. This is what he’s heralding in this achievement, that the government is giving opportunity for people to decide if they want to work. This is the liberals’ ideal of the opportunity society,” Krauthammer said. “Of course, in a free society, you can decide if you want to work, but what Obamacare does, and so the essence of liberalism, is you can choose not to work, and the people who do work end up subsidizing you.”
In other words, he explained, the people who work “have to send their money to the government” so they can redistribute it to the people who choose, “in this ideal new opportunity society,” not to work.
And the same Palace Guard media that destroyed Mitt Romney over his 47 percent remark in 2012 will defend Mr. Obama for wanting to increase that dependent class. The tipping point is well within sight; as Mark Steyn wrote a decade ago, “what’s the point of creating a secular utopia if it’s only for one generation?”
Related: Oh, and speaking of Obama’s Palace Guard stumbling into an “unexpectedly” rude surprise:
— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) February 6, 2014
As Rich Lowry writes, “The Democrats once styled themselves the party of workers. Now, they are the party of people who would have been workers, if it hadn’t been for Obamacare.” That doesn’t bode well for them in November; and it doesn’t bode well for the rest of the nation if the situation continues.
Until it can’t.