Friday, November 15, 2013

Was That Supposed To Be An Apology Mr. President? Or It's Not Like Nobody Warned Us.

This latest leftist debacle, that ongoing, predicted and predictable disaster known as Obamacare has revealed itself as the biggest clusterfuck in the last half century.  (Short of G.H.W. Bush's failure to hold communism accountable for its crimes in the aftermath of the collapse of the Soviet Union.  Because if we had we wouldn't be faced with this disaster today.)

Let's give this mess a little perspective shall we.  March 21st 2010 to October 1st 2013 was 3 years, 6 months, 10 days. December 7th 1941 to May 8th 1945 was 3 years, 5 months, 1 day. In that time frame of three and a half years, from the attack at Pearl Harbor to the day Germany surrendered we mobilized millions of American men and women, built hundreds of thousands of tanks, planes, trucks and jeeps, hundreds of merchant ships, troop carriers, landing craft, submarines, cruisers, destroyers, and aircraft carriers, millions upon millions of guns, bombs, torpedoes, artillery shells and billions of rounds of small arms ammunition etc.  We turned the tide in North Africa,  invaded Sicily and Italy, landed in Normandy, won the Battle of the Bulge, and raced to Berlin – all while we were also fighting  and defeating the Japanese in the Pacific!  And in that same amount of time, three and a half years, this administration can’t code, debug, test and launch a working website. 

In fact, in spite of numerous warnings from internal staff, who allegedly knew about these things, the site was not only functionally seriously flawed, but also was a security threat to the sensitive and private information of those who attempted to use it.  "A hackers dream" was one of the terms used to describe it in public testimony.

In the process of peddling this dystopian fantasy to the public two things happened.  The left repeatedly lied about how the public would benefit from this central planning nightmare, and what remains of the capitalist, economic realists warned us that it would and could never work on anything approaching the scale it was being sold under.

So then just who was it who had a more accurate grasp of economic and bureaucratic realities?  Don't expect any leftist to acknowledge this question never mind daring to answer it.  Unless of course they are worried about loosing an election and their place at the feeding trough.

The big lie;  "If you like your present coverage, you can keep it," started with the President himself and was repeated over and over and over by every leftwing political and bureaucratic hack in the Federal government.  The bureaucratic regulation writers did everything they could to make sure that that promise got turned into a lie.  Not satisfied to saddle the public and the Healthcare Industry with a 2000 plus page piece of legislation they made sure to add 10's of thousands of pages of regulations and "interpretations" of the law to the top of the pile.  Given that most Congress critters can't be bothered with reading and understanding the Constitution they swore an oath to defend, (Many I'm convinced would have the same trouble with "See Dick and Jane") are sure as hell not going to be bothered to wade into the reams of regulations or attempt to understand their implications in the real world that the rest of us have to live in.

That big lie of course began to unravel even before the alleged portal to health care was launched.  Hundreds of thousands of hard working Americans lost their jobs as their employers cut down on total numbers of employees so as to fall under the requirements of the law that mandated their workers be covered.  Hundreds of thousands if not millions more saw there status as full time workers cut back to 29 hours or less so they could be classified as "part time workers" under the legislation so they were no longer eligible for coverage offered by their employers.

In spite of every conceivable attempt at linguistic gymnastics to try and claim that the lie was not a lie, economic and especially political reality soon  came crashing down on the heads of the leftists who forced through this legislation. Their Nietzschean "force of will" was exposed as not being able to withstand the pressures of the real world. 

So then this week the Liar in Chief stepped before the microphones and issued a half hearted none-apology, apology.  Nowhere in his long and convoluted statement were the words "I'm sorry" or "we're sorry" for all the anguish and pain they have put millions of American's through.  No where was there an apology to those millions of Americans who have lost their jobs, or had their wages cut to below any reasonable level at which they could be expected to provide for themselves and their families.  No where was their any acknowledgement that maybe yes "the road to hell is paved with good intentions" and that for those millions this has indeed proven to be a hellish nightmare.

What we got was more of the same old, "Don't worry, we're still smarter than you, we're still smarter than our critics."  In their minds this is not a failure of policy, it's a failure that was brought about because not everybody got on board with their utopian fantasy of one size fits all, central planning, we're smarter than reality delusions.  Meanwhile the only fix they can imagine is not to step back and reconsider the debacle and pain they have brought forth in their arrogance and ignorance but to find "extra-legal" ways of either not implementing their own legislation or ignoring its enforcement requirements, while at the same time still claiming it's still the best thing since sliced bread for the American people.  It seems "extra-legal" has become the defining phrase of this administration.  Could you show that to us in the Constitution please.

Well I've got news for you Mr. President.  The American people aren't buying it because in spite of all your pronouncements and phony apologies they can still see that they and their families are worse off and struggling even harder to make do with less than they were before this nightmare was set in motion by a bunch of political hacks who have no concept of what goes on in the real world.

If you were seriously interested in fixing the problems Mr. President you would direct your party's leaders in both houses of Congress to repeal the ACA immediately, issue a Presidential directive to the insurance companies and various State Insurance Commissioners requesting that they restore the policies and structures to what they were before the effects of this disaster began to take effect.  Then and only then should the legislative process be opened up to all the American people to find, define and propose needed and necessary changes to what up until now was still the best healthcare system in the world.

Don't worry Mr. President none of us have any expectations that you will do this or anything else that is in the best interest of the American people.  To do so would require you to acknowledge that you were wrong.  And we all know that that is something you are psychologically, emotionally and intellectually incapable of doing.  You and all your leftist pals live in a fantasy world and more than anything else you resent reality and the demands of the electorate interceding in your delusions of the all seeing, all knowing and all powerful state.