Sales Spiels & Obummercare: Scarce as a Slim Sow

Following our last brilliant post on Obamacare, the government shutdown, and DemoLib spin on both, we’re highlighting another stellar talking point on the twin temper tantrums: “You’re afraid it will succeed.”

No, really.

DemoLibs and their lamestream media lackeys are actually trotting out this pathetic excuse for a response to Obummercare opponents.

The typical line goes something like this:

Republicans scream that Obamacare is sure to fail. But what they really fear is that it will succeed.

(This same line or a variation has been picked up and endlessly re-run in the usual DemoLib forums, showing us yet again their stunning dearth of original thought.)

Given this week’s evidence, and despite three years to prep and fine tune this behemoth of a boondoggle, perhaps “succeed” and “Obamacare” should not be used in the same sentence?

But I digress.

Eugene Robinson’s, GOP Sees Obamacare as Worst Nightmare  posits this gem of an opening sentence on the topic:

Republicans are threatening to shut down the federal government – and perhaps even refuse to let the Treasury pay its creditors – in a desperate, last-ditch attempt to keep millions of Americans from getting health insurance.

What? He couldn’t dig up any more throw-grandma-off-the-cliff re-runs?

Just for fun, check out Guy Benson’s Judgment Day: Obamacare Implementation Arrives.  It reveals some actual thought on the subject. (Bonus points to Guy for correctly spelling the first word): Snippet:

In short, every banner promise made to the American people by Obamacare’s pitchmen was false, which is why some of said pitchmen are trying to retroactively revise their sales spiel.

– Guy Benson, Townhall

Speaking of ‘sales spiel,’ Robinson tosses in the usual “extremists,” “fear”, “Romneycare” (ably debunked here), big meanies, cry me a river, yada-yada-yada.  He ends with this howler:

The GOP message: Whatever you do, don’t buy health insurance. It may be – shudder – good for you.

Okay, folks. Raise your hand if you oppose buying health insurance for anyone besides your pet gerbil.[1]

Yeah. That’s what I thought.

One more thing. Don’t look now, but those rascally Republicans may be on to something. If the Obummercare roll-out is any indication, the train wreck isn’t just a “glitch,” it’s an epic fail on the order of the Titanic.

The chances of a decent do over, or successful implementation once the ‘glitches’ get worked out (if ever)? ‘Bout as scarce as a slim sow.

How do we know? Simple. Rhetorical flim-flam aside, Obummercare is government-run healthcare. Now. Name one thing government does really, really well, lean and clean and within budget.

That’s okay. I’ll wait.


[1] Apologies to gerbil lovers everywhere. Doubtless King Barry will figure out a way to tax their care, too.

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