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November 11, 2013

Progressive Apologist: We Forced Obama to Lie to Us Because We're Immature or Something

You know you wanted it. You can't blame a Playah for tellin' you what you needed to hear to seal the deal.

Still, before we fully castigate the President for his rhetorical flights of fancy, itís important to keep in mind that Obama was ó to a large degree ó telling Americans what they wanted to hear. In fact, he was giving them the type of comforting assurances they insist upon getting before backing any major policy change from Washington.

Americans regularly express dissatisfaction with the status quo and demand political change. But at the same time, they recoil at any reform that affects them directly.

So he lied to them about it affecting them -- adversely, by the way -- directly.

I like how he changes "harms" to "affects."

Of course people do not wish to be harmed. This is immaturity?

It is true that the American people are rather childish about realizing that Things Cost Money. So they do have these contradictory impulses -- on one hand, they support Spending Lots of Money; on the other hand, they insist This Should Not Cost Us Anything.

But this particular monster is arguing that rather than have an honest debate about what Things Costs, it's okay for a President to just flat-out lie and claim that it won't cost anything at all.


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[R]eforming such a huge chunk of the U.S. economy necessarily leads to often unanticipated changes for millions of Americans.

Acknowledging that reality would have been the honest thing to do. So would asking healthier and wealthier Americans to sacrifice for the greater good of ensuring every American have health-care coverage.

But doing so would have opened Obama and his democratic allies up to the charge that Obamacare would lead to widespread dislocations ó and made the path to reform that much politically harder to traverse.

I cannot understand why he takes so many words to say "Obama lied to get what he wanted." Yes, we all understand this. He thinks just saying it in an "of course" sort of way changes the fact that Obama lied to the American people at least 36 times (and constantly by omission) or makes it acceptable.

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So accuse Obama of lying about health-care reform ó but understand the simple underlying reality: we canít handle the truth.

It's the left that can't handle the truth -- or at least, refuses to live with it. The Truth is that Americans are gesturally in favor of a great many things, at least until they're honestly informed about the cost.

So this Cohen asshole just endorses Obama's way around that -- Just lie to people, right to their faces, all day long.


Michael Cohen has discovered an innovation in politics--
just lying to the public about the harms your policies will inflict on them.
It's for your own good, peons.


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