Principles-Schminicples — Who Needs ‘Em When You Have Gub’ment Health Insurance?

Written by Clark Howell on November 14, 2013

It was recently reported that President Obama’s White House had years of “dire and specific” warnings about a possibly disastrous roll-out of Obamacare, and that the powers-that-be ignored those warnings and plowed ahead as if nothing could go wrong. Are we surprised? After all, we are now painfully aware of the incredible amount of incompetence displayed by the Obama people, and by Obama himself, in a variety of settings. On the other hand, the evidence is now beginning to mount that the plan all along was to have Obamacare fail SO badly that the single-payer option would be the only logical fallback position to avoid chaos in the healthcare market.

Certainly, it’s almost impossible, at this point in the reporting of the Obamacare roll-out disaster, to know for sure whether or not the Administration actually wanted it to work, or were engineering its failure from the outset. Only time and history can tell us for sure.

But we DO know a few things.

We KNOW that in 2003, Barrack Obama himself (see video here) proposed universal healthcare (single-payer), and later modified this direct approach by offering what has become known as Obamacare, an interim step to single-payer. Why do we know that it’s an “interim” step? Well, because the advocates, architects and proponents of Obamacare TELL us so in the video.

In another part of the video, Dr. Jacob Hacker, who has served as health care advisor to Hillary Clinton and Obama, comes right out and states that Obamacare is not some sort of Trojan Horse for single-payer, but that it’s “Right THERE! I’m telling you, we’re gonna get there…” referring to single-payer universal government healthcare. He says that, “Over time, slowly, we will move away from employer-based health insurance. But we’ll do it in a way that will not frighten people into thinking that they’re gonna lose their private insurance.”

And finally, in the WORST transgression of them all, we see U.S. Representative Jan Schakowsky of Chicago – where else – telling a story about an encounter she had with an insurance executive, and proudly proclaiming that Obamacare would put private health insurers out of business. But here’s the kicker: Schakowsky proclaims, “My single-payer friends, he was right” referring to private insurance dying. Later she adds, “This is not a principled fight. This is a fight about strategy for getting there, and I believe we will” put private insurers out of business.

Not a principled fight?

Then, it’s not a principled law.

The ends shouldn’t justify the means, but maybe those rules don’t apply anymore. Looking into a camera lens, and lying to the American people about being able to keep their healthcare plan may be a good tactic, but only if you’re an un-principled person.

And I believe that THAT is the takeaway from this entire healthcare debate. DEMOCRATS have proven themselves to be wholly and completely unprincipled in their approach to public policy. Therefore, they have forfeited their right to hold public office. The party is rotten with unprincipled people to its core.

So, was Obamacare engineered to fail and bring in government healthcare? It appears so. The only question now is what do we plan to DO about it.

MY suggestion? Throw whatever principles we had right out the window and fight these people with everything we have at our disposal – including deception. There’s no longer any reason to treat them as the loyal opposition. They are nothing of the kind.

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Clark Howell is a 50-something, former Liberal who, sometime in the mid 1980's, began to take notice of Ronald Reagan and the positive policies that he and his political allies brought to the table of American life and politics. Since first leaning about Barrack Obama and his ambitions in 2004, he has begun a quest to understand the motivations behind modern "Liberalism" and "Progresivism." Mr. Howell is a professional Marketing Consultant in Central Massachusetts.