Ah, the holidays, Thanksgiving and Christmas! Time to gather together in safe, friendly, warm and loving homes, united with loved ones, family and friends, to eat good food together, laugh and sing together, exchange gifts, good wishes and hope, perchance to worship and pray, but most important of all, to hector the stuffing out of everyone on behalf of the Democrats and Obamacare, because there really is no private, family time, time to give thanks and reflect of better things for our fellow human beings—just one great opportunity to carry the message of Big Brother to the eager, desperate and gullible, because, after all, the holidays are really about Barack Obama and his struggling health care law. Right?
Also..how dare they? Programming an army of Obamaphiles to turn the holidays into an extended infomercial for Obamacare crosses multiple lines, several of which place the stepper into disturbingly familiar totalitarian, collectivist territory, where every citizen is deemed a deputized agent of The One True Authority Over Us All. On BarackObama.com, the faithful Obamabots are given all they need to ruin the holidays, including a helpful “packing list” (to make sure your family has everything they need to enroll in Obamacare), various ways to plot to ambush your loved ones to turn the conversation away from peace, good will and sugar plums to saving the President’s bacon, and talking points, so you can be just as charming and honest as Jay Carney, David Plouffe and Debbie Wasserman Schultz.Naturally, none of this acknowledges the fact that the damn system doesn’t work a lick, because the agreed-upon plan to address the fact that Obamacare is a multilateral botch is
- Pretend it isn’t.
- Blame everyone else.
- Lie, and
Thus, in addition to the irredeemable offensiveness of the Fifth Column At Every Table offensive, it also makes liars out of any patriotic, helpful, foolish Americans who allow themselves to be recruited. Here are some of the snarky answers anyone who interrupts the Thanksgiving blessing with these planted questions is likely to get, along with some well-aimed cranberry sauce in the puss:
“Have you thought about signing up for health insurance on the new marketplace?”
Well, yes, actually; in fact I’ve tried repeatedly, and the website keeps crashing. Now I’m think about becoming a serial killer.
“Would you like to take some time with me to sign up right now?”
If, by “some time,” you mean 24 hours a day for the next three weeks, which is what it will take if you’re lucky—NO.
“When do you plan on signing up?”
When the system allows me to, which means, apparently, never.
“Have you signed up yet?”
Is it Easter already?
Those talking points will also go over well, especially since they are laced through and through with half-truths, misleading statements and outright lies:
“You can find a plan that fits your budget—financial assistance is available for those who qualify.”
…Except for those millions of Americans who are being forced to buy plans that not only don’t fit their budgets, but that bust them wide open.
“You get to choose the plan that’s right for you.”
…”Right for you” meaning what government bureaucrats have decided is right for you, that is.
“All the health insurance plans on the new marketplace provide free preventive care—including routine checkups, vaccinations and screenings.”
…Free meaning that you don’t pay directly for them, but they still cost a lot, and the cost is passed on in the form of higher premuims for everyone else, meaning, of course, that they aren’t “free” at all.
“For your coverage to start January 1, you’ll need to sign up by December 15.”
…Which is probably impossible, given that the webiste won’t be working until well into December, if at all, but hey, it’s not OUR relatives you’re lying to!
The “common misconceptions” talking points are also a hoot, but this is giving me bad indigestion, and it’s not even Thanksgiving week yet. You’ll have to check it out yourself. Thus, because it wasn’t sufficiently offensive the first few times this imperial, tone-deaf Administration has used this routine, you are asked to “make a pledge” to wreck the holidays for anyone so unfortunate to have to spend it with a Obamacare shill. Surely you remember this…?
This government respects no boundaries, and accepts no limits to its intrusiveness, arrogance,and manipulation.
It had better stay out of my dining room, or there will be trouble.
Source: Barack Obama
Graphic: Evan Sklar