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Just how gullible are the American people?

…I suppose in a nation that twice elected this schiester as president, the question answers itself to a degree.

But consider this: All winter, government spokespersons wondered, in puzzled bewilderment given the complexity and enormity of the entire enterprise of doing something that hundreds of private corporations do thousands of times daily with the ease of a bodily function, just how many people had actually so far at any point in time signed up for insurance under the ACA’s myriad state health insurance exchanges. For months on end, Secretary Sebelius and her minions, White House spokes-individual Jay Carney, even the president himself were left in befuddled speechless deer-in-the-headlights slack-jawedness over a simple question: How many people have signed up?

Nary a straight answer because…well, that sort of information is just so darned hard to come up with.

Lo! And Behold! The very day THE VERY DAY! the ball drops and all who are to receive insurance (and who haven’t fallen into about 15,832 ‘exemptions’ magically bestowed upon the populace by the benevolent dictator and his czars) must have signed up, suddenly the Administration appears from behind a magic curtain to announce that 7,100,000 subjects citizens have indeed signed up for insurance. (Precisely ‘point-one’ more than their goal!)

Suddenly those impossibe-to-know numbers are well…right there at the fingertips of the president himself. Amazing, isn’t it, how reliable and precise are the Administrative Class?

Naturally we have an adversarial press, who after six months of having been given the Heisman Stiff Arm on their queries about numbers, will raise the flag on this fascinating turnaround. Right?


-Nick (ColoradoPatriot, from Dallas tonight, seriously, for some reason…)



  1. So, the Obamacare advocates claimed 45,000,000 Americans lacked health insurance.

    So, 7,100,000 supposedly got covered under Obamacare.

    But, 6,200,000 of those were people whose previous insurane plans were cancelled because of Obamacare.

    So, a trillion dollars later, and Obamacare has brought coverage to less than a million people.

    And this is hailed as a Grand Success.

    Also, Brawndo is what plants crave.

    Comment by V the K — April 1, 2014 @ 10:24 pm - April 1, 2014

  2. …it has electrolytes, V!

    Comment by ColoradoPatriot — April 1, 2014 @ 10:30 pm - April 1, 2014

  3. Happy April Fools Day, America! The fun continues… from here on out!

    Comment by Douglas — April 1, 2014 @ 10:31 pm - April 1, 2014

  4. V the K: Of course it’s a grand success. In the eyes of all utopians, there are no such things as winners and losers. There’s only the people of tomorrow and necessary sacrifices. Charioteers racing towards a bright horizon, and the cobblestones over which they role.

    Mind you, if somebody’s stupid enough to buy this horse hockey, they might just deserve to become a cobblestone.

    Comment by Sean L — April 1, 2014 @ 10:55 pm - April 1, 2014

  5. And it’s not likely that a sufficient percentage of young, healthy people have signed up, no matter the total number (and I believe that the 7.1 million claim is a crock of -you know what-). They’re the ones who are needed in large numbers to subsidize the older and less healthy enrollees.
    Notice that there’s no confirmation of a number who have PAID for their policies, because that’s the only number that really matters.
    You can shop and have items in your ‘cart’ for as long as you please, but if you don’t pay at the checkout, all you really ended up doing was ‘window shopping’, and that doesn’t count for squat.

    As the Instapundit likes to say: It’s Potemkin Villages all the way down.

    Comment by Jman1961 — April 1, 2014 @ 11:04 pm - April 1, 2014

  6. Stupid mofo low info voters will think this is true. Even dumber, stupid Republicans will believe that public opinion is shifting towards supporting Obamacare. They will shift left and try to reach across the aisle in a bipartisan effort to “fix” this sh*t sandwich just like they are doing with “immigration reform”. It’s all so maddening, I am filled with impotent rage.

    Comment by runningrn — April 2, 2014 @ 12:36 am - April 2, 2014

  7. Images of hundreds lined up to buy a (albeit mandated) necessity. The (State) press trumpeting another government success. Why do I feel like I’ve woken up in 1980’s Russia?

    Comment by Blair Ivey — April 2, 2014 @ 2:27 am - April 2, 2014

  8. Oh, we’re gullible.

    Comment by Ignatius — April 2, 2014 @ 7:35 am - April 2, 2014

  9. “Attention, citizens! This day, we have achieved Comrade Stalin’s Five Year Plan in four years! Truly, this is a great day for the Motherland!”

    Comment by Sean L — April 2, 2014 @ 7:35 am - April 2, 2014

  10. From the Jewish Virtual Library and Mein Kampf

    On the “Big Lie” [p.134 Mein Kampf]

    All this was inspired by the principle – which is quite true in itself – that in the big lie there is always a certain force of credibility; because the broad masses of a nation are always more easily corrupted in the deeper strata of their emotional nature than consciously or voluntarily; and thus in the primitive simplicity of their minds they more readily fall victims to the big lie than the small lie, since they themselves often tell small lies in little matters but would be ashamed to resort to large-scale falsehoods. It would never come into their heads to fabricate colossal untruths, and they would not believe that others could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously. Even though the facts which prove this to be so may be brought clearly to their minds, they will still doubt and waver and will continue to think that there may be some other explanation. For the grossly impudent lie always leaves traces behind it, even after it has been nailed down, a fact which is known to all expert liars in this world and to all who conspire together in the art of lying. These people know only too well how to use falsehood for the basest purposes.

    Comment by heliotrope — April 2, 2014 @ 10:12 am - April 2, 2014

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