ObamaCare may accomplish what Republicans and Tea Party members could not. It may reverse the Road to Socialism that this country has been on for the better part of a century. (Source: Monty Pelerin’s World)
With all due respect for one of my favorite pundits, Pelerin my be a tad optimistic to think the failure of ObamaCare could reverse this country’s journey down the Road to Socialism. But, I do agree that Obama’s legacy is going to take a serious hit as more and more young adults become aware of how badly they are being screwed by ObamaCare. Unfortunately, most won’t learn for a while yet because of the ObamaCare web site disaster. (Fox News reports that one expert estimates that as many as 5,000,000 lines of code may have to be rewritten.) They will learn sooner or later that ObamaCare will force to pay more for health insurance that has a higher deductible. Then they will recall what that crazy guy, Ted Cruz, was trying to warn them about. They are going to learn that those free lunch programs they voted for have to be paid for by someone and this time it is them that will have to pay. They have consistently supported President Obama’s wealth redistribution policies. But, they are not going to be so happy when they realize that ObamaCare redistributes wealth from the working poor and middle class to those who can not afford health insurance. They are going to realize that Obama, Reid, and Pelosi designed ObamaCare to do just that. They are going to learn what we conservatives have always known: socialism is great for those who don’t have to pay for it.
Although I do not agree that ObamaCare alone will cause America to reverse the course it is on, I do agree with the case that Pelerin makes that Obama and the Democrats are going to pay a price for their ObamaCare disaster:
The Democrats may have backed themselves into a corner from which there is no escape. They have taken an existential position on ObamaCare; they are all in and must fight for their Frankenstein monster no matter what.
ObamaCare represents President Obama’s signature program, arguably his only real success. For about a century universal healthcare has been the dream of every Socialist. Like all Socialist dreams, it looks better in the dream than when the lights go on. Now it is here with more than its share of warts and defects. The old warning about being careful what you wish for seems especially appropriate.
As the details of ObamaCare become known, it is likely that their blind commitment to this dysfunctional program will torpedo whatever advantage they might have gained from the shutdown. They are stuck defending what will increasingly be seen as indefensible.
Generally speaking, the American electorate suffers from having very short memories. However, the personal monthly cost increases of ObamaCare will serve as a constant reminder and we should see the tangible results in the 2014 mid-term elections. At least that is the straw at which I am currently grasping.
Well, that’s what I’m thinking. What are your thoughts?