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August 12, 2013

Reminder: An Amateur Blogger Stopped ObamaCare's Public Option While the Professional Media Enthusiastically Lied to Keep It Viable

Over the weekend, John Sexton praised his former partner-in-crime MorgenR. for more or less singlehandledly stopping the so-called "Public Option" -- by discovering and poplularizing a series of videos in which high-ranking Democratic officials and policy wonks flat-out sold the Public Option as being a "Trojan Horse" to destroy private insurance and get us to Single Payer.

They sold it that way-- they didn't just accidentally mention this. It was a selling point that the Public Option would destroy private insurance. It was the whole point of it.

Now, it was okay to say this in front of liberal audiences, at liberal town hall events and in liberal discussion panels that the participants thought would never get wider exposure, but of course it was politically disastrous to tell the truth about this to the general public.

Well, MorgenR. did the media's job for them. He found the videos, he collected the Public Option proponents all selling it as a step that would lead, inevitably, to single payer.

He did the media's supposed job of informing the public about the actual facts and the actual plan so that they could give, or refuse, informed consent about the laws their supposedly democratic government would execute.

And not only did the media not do its job as far as this, but after MorgenR. exposed it, they either refused to report it entirely or simply lied about it.

But the word did get out anyway -- at least Joe Lieberman heard about it-- and the Public Option was stripped from the monstrosity we now know as ObamaCare.

I'll take one MorgenR. over fifty David Brookses.

Although, having met Morgen, he does dress fairly well. I didn't check his trouser crease, but who knows? Maybe it's well-creased. Maybe he even creases his pants by laying them beneath a heavy stack of Edmund Burke books.

Maybe David Brooks would say that his one-man quest to inform the public about the real point of the Public Option demonstrated some Quality and Authority.

Stopped? Or Delayed? Lauren writes that Heritage warns that the Public Option virus is still present in the body of ObamaCare.

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