This is now officially THE new Democrat talking point:
FACT: Nothing in #Obamacare forces people out of their health plans. No change is required unless insurance companies change existing plans.
— Valerie Jarrett (@vj44) October 29, 2013
Wow, that simply reeks of disdain for (A) the intelligence of the American people, collectively, and (B) the intelligence of the Left’s followers, specifically.
I’ll get into this more in a second, but first watch this clip from Megyn Kelly’s show and listen for the EXACT SAME ARGUMENT.
This is not a coincidence:
There’s two big takeaways from that video, as well as Jarrett’s Tweet. The first is what everyone’s talking about: the actual words being said, the boldness with which the Left seems to be lying about Obamacare’s broken promises. But really, it’s not much different from how they’ve been lying about the deficit, or gun control, or immigration, or Benghazi, or any of a number of subjects.
No, to me the more important takeaway is the condescending, catch-me-if-you-can attitude they’re projecting while they lie! The intangible aspect of this is what’s missing from most current analysis: that infuriating, high-handed, smug superiority permeating everything they say on this subject.
That’s why so many on the right are spitting nails right now: it’s not just the lies, but rather the TONE of the lies. Remember that we were assured “we’d be able to keep our coverage”: repeatedly, condescendingly, as if they were talking to children who were too dumb to comprehend. And now, they’re using that same tone to tell us we didn’t hear and see what we repeatedly saw and heard.
There’s a certain ‘Stepford Wives‘ quality to all this, which is more than just a little creepy.
Think about it: how maddening is it to be told (with an oily, supercilious air):
“…oh, of COURSE you can’t keep your existing coverage, which is exactly (not) what we said! But don’t worry, ’cause your coverage that we totally told the truth about (and by “told the truth”, I mean “lied our a** off“) is gonna be sooo awesome!
…and by “awesome”, I of course mean “waaay more expensive”…..”
Then, in the same breath, they will look you squarely in the eye and maintain that if you somehow gleaned any inconsistencies in their statement, that just proves that YOU are the crazy person.
Might as well get used to it: they aren’t going to change until enough of their supporters stop buying such ridiculous doublespeak. Unfortunately, based on verbiage like this, that may not be any time soon:
RepLevin says – people aren’t being cut from their coverage – “they’re being transitioned”
— Shannon Bream (@ShannonBream) October 29, 2013