It is after my Thanksgiving holiday in New York and I am reflecting of what could have been and what is reality. Reality begins with the premise that in year five of the Obama era; the chickens are coming home to roost, to paraphrase a noted Chicago pastor.
The Obamacare website crashed and, even now serious flaws exist as the geniuses surrounding Obama seem very capable of getting him elected but are incapable running a website. Worse, the entire Obamacare plan is flawed as many predicted. When Obama stated you can keep your insurance, he was lying and knew there were be a massive disruption in people’s health care. Throughout 2010 and up to the elections, the warning signs were ignored. Now we are seeing tens of millions losing their health care and forced to enter the exchange where they will substitute the plan they liked for a more expensive catch all that will prove to be inferior to what they had. (Obama and the Democrats will argue that they are getting a superior plan with superior coverage but the day has passed that anything that this group says about this issue or many other issues can be believed.)
I am curious what would have happened if this information was released in October 1st or that the website crashed on October 1st 2012 as oppose to 2013, would Mitt Romney have been elected? Since the election, we have found out much of the administration spin on Benghazi was false, the IRS was harassing Obama’s political opponents, the NSA expanded spying on American citizens and now we find that the administration knew tens of millions would lose their health care while the debate was going on but covered it up. I doubt Obamacare would have passed if the average American understood they would not keep their insurance. Maybe Romney would have been elected?
Early in the Clinton Administration, it was common knowledge that many who loved their coverage would have lost it if Hillarycare passed. Even Democrats said no to that and Hillarycare was left dormant, only to rise again twenty years later as Obamacare. Many Democrats themselves went to the Senate floor to extol the benefits of Obamacare including the portion that stated you can keep your plan if you liked it.
Never has a bill as significant as Obamacare been passed with so much falsehood on the American people. Reflecting upon all this, the question to be raised is simple; if it was known that Obama misled Americans on purpose to get Obamacare passed, would he have been elected?