Thursday, November 7, 2013

Barefoot ain't superior to shoes!

Paul Hsieh, in an excellent article at PJMedia yesterday, nails the left to the wall for their "tune changing" in the wake of the Obamacare Monster roll out fiasco.  Here's the opening to his article:
Many years ago, the writer Ayn Rand noticed a curious kind of backpedalling from the political Left. First, they’d claim that socialism would provide enough shoes for the whole world. But when economic reality caught up with them, and they failed to deliver on their promises, they’d turn around and claim that going barefoot was superior to wearing shoes. In modern parlance, those broken promises weren’t a bug, but a feature!
In the past few weeks, we’ve seen precisely this pattern coming from defenders of ObamaCare. For example:
Before: If you like your insurance, you can keep it.
Now: Losing your insurance is good!
In a CNN op-ed, progressive activist Sally Kohn attempted to argue that “a canceled health plan is a good thing.”  Basically, she claimed that the cancelled insurance plans weren’t that good anyway, and the government was doing those people a favor by making them buy insurance that government considered better, even if it costs more.
The audacity, arrogance, hypocrisy, and hubris of this administration and its minions in the media is truly breathtaking.  Of course, the upside is that they're a never-ending source of OLS post material! [ht: theobjectivestandard.com]