SOUTH FLORIDA, November 8, 2013 — Despite the fact that the Affordable Care Act is in a state of collapse, the law still has some staunch defenders.
The quality of their excuses is approaching outright silliness.
President Obama himself is claiming that while the Obamacare website has had “glitches,” the overall product of Obamacare is actually “quite good.”
Liberal media elites are blaming insurance companies for canceling policies of ordinary citizens, though the government essentially ordered the insurance companies to do so.
Liberal New Jersey Congressman Frank Pallone said that the cancellation of these policies is a good thing because the policies themselves were “lousy.” The people losing their health coverage disagreed.
MSNBC screamers Chris Matthews and Ed Schultz, Health and Human Services Secretary and website novice Kathleen Sebelius, and liberal congressional hatchetwomen Nancy Pelosi and Debbie Wasserman-Schultz are all Obamacare defenders. Like middle-management shills, they parrot the company line that the public will eventually love the product once it is fully implemented.
These and other Obamacare defenders have one common thread that unites them: They are not subject to Obamacare.
Obamacare’s staunchest defenders are “one-percenters” who will never have to suffer under the most crippling provisions of the law. MSNBC is owned by Comcast, a corporation wealthy enough to provide top notch employer healthcare coverage for its television stars.
Pelosi, Wasserman-Schultz and Pallone have the congressional cadillac plan. They exempted themselves from having to live under the very law that they passed.
President Obama will never spend one minute of his life worrying about a co-pay or deductible. He will not have to open up a phone book to find out if his doctor is still in the network. Ex-presidents do not deal with waiting rooms or paperwork.
The people being hurt by Obamacare are ordinary people. Their complaints stem from personal experiences, not partisan politics.
Those who claim the law will work are paid talking heads and legislators carrying water for the administration.
Those who claim the law is already working are engaging in make-believe. Supposed benefits do not kick in until 2014, making it impossible for theoretical promised benefits to already be realized without a time warp.
Obamacare’s defenders are spinning the straw of failure into the gold of success by refusing to acknowledge the structural problems hovering over American heads like the sword of Damocles. There are privacy and security issues. The CEO of McAfee, which produces Norton anti-virus products, has scoffed at how easy it will be for hackers to penetrate the Obamacare website and steal the private information of those who sign up.
There is a total lack of verification mechanisms to combat fraud, which means that fraud will take place on a large scale. People ineligible for subsidies will receive them since income verification requirements are paper thin.
Convicted felons can be be hired as navigators, because nothing says security like having people with criminal records legally accessing the confidential information of enrolees. What could possibly go wrong?
Obamacare is big-government liberalism. The issue was never whether it would fail, but when and how badly. All the King’s horses and all his congressional and media sycophants cannot put this mess of a program back together again. They can scarcely keep the blood mopped up.
The defenders would know this and admit it if it affected them in any way. The media pundits will still have their jobs, and they will never apologize for being wrong. Even congressional liberals who get fired will become lobbyists and make millions.
Meanwhile, the people losing their healthcare will remain the suckers in a circus led by Barack OBarnum.
Going forward, anyone who defends Obamacare should immediately be asked a question so simple that even Jay Carney could answer: Are you subject to it?
Anyone who is not a personal stakeholder should take a back seat to the real Americans wanting to put a stake through the heart of this dreadful law once and for all.
Brooklyn born, Long Island raised, and now living in Los Angeles, Eric Golub is a politically conservative columnist, author, public speaker, satirist and comedian. Eric is the author of the book trilogy “Ideological Bigotry, “Ideological Violence,” and “Ideological Idiocy.” Eric is 100% alcohol, tobacco, drug, and liberalism free. Follow Eric on Twitter @TYGRRRREXPRESS. Follow us: @wtcommunities on Twitter.
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