October 13, 2013
The 'Bagdad Bobs of Obamacare'
Scott Johnson of Powerline has come up with a wonderful phrase to describe the public denial of the reality of healthcare.gov by Kathleen Sebelius (and others), calling them "Baghdad Bobs": Sebelius told the assembled faithful that the federal Obamcare portal Healthcare.gov was "open for business." She acknowledged the widely reported "early glitches" but assured the faithful that "it's getting better every day." Even the New York Times provides evidence to the contrary. Who ya gonna believe, her or your lyin' eyes? The Obama administration is full of people, starting at the top, who insist on counterfactual propositions, secure in the knowledge that the dominant media will not question them or hold their lies up against the truth and draw the appropriate conclusions. For the most part, they have achieved great success, starting with then-Senator Obama's first campaign for president, in which evidence contradicting the portrait of him as a brilliant phenom was not just...(Read Full Post)