Liberal Democrats just can’t accept reality when it conflicts (a frequent occurrence) with their liberal world view or political vanity.
Soon after our anti-Communist Cold Warrior President John F. Kennedy was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald fifty years ago next month, his widow famously bemoaned that: “He didn’t even have the satisfaction of being killed for civil rights. Its – it had to be some silly little Communist.”
Never mind the tens of millions of civil rights violations, even unto death, exacted by Lenin, Stalin and Mao; a liberal “Camelot” myth had to be constructed lest conservatives notice that one of their own had actually died a martyr’s death. Hence the oft-repeated Democratic Party media line that JFK was killed by a “climate of hate” in the South.
Fast forward 49 years to the disastrous roll-out of modern day-liberalism and President Barack Obama’s crowning achievement of Obamacare. Jackie Onassis’s ideological progeny, Secretary of Health & Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, asked why, three years after the Affordable Care Act was signed into law, the website she was responsible for constructing had so many glitches as to be unworkable, responded that, “in an ideal world there would have been more testing” before the launch of HealthCare.gov, but the exigencies of the law and the political climate did not allow for that.” (video)
The ACA has been the Law of the Land since President Obama signed it on March 23, 2010; over 42 months before the roll-out of state exchanges and the Sebelius’ federal exchange at HealthCare.gov (WARNING: Clicking on the federal exchange website may be hazardous to your personal privacy health). Moreover, despite the anti-Obamacare, tea partier-fueled, conservative Republican landslide victory in the 2010 mid-term elections, the GOP House has fully funded the ACA Law of the Land since its passage.
Madam Secretary Sebelius had all exigencies of the law on her side in a political climate that appropriated to her all of the money needed to build and operate a website. She failed, and sadly, given the perverse incentives of the law as written – much as a functioning website can’t prove that man changes the climate, or transform Oswald into a climate of Southern hate-personified – no website can make Obamacare “work”, unless by work one means destroying the private health insurance industry, sentencing more Americans to the Emergency Room as their last and only resort to affordable health care, and ushering in a clamor for full-blown single-payer, socialized medicine.
Mike DeVine‘s Right.com
“One man with courage makes a majority.” – Andrew Jackson