We’ve had little to say lately about the monstrosity of Obamacare, partly because it’s established what a horrible mess it is, and partly because if we tried to chronicle each of its disasters, we wouldn’t have time or space to write about anything else.
But it’s worth using some time and space to mention a rare example of the mainstream media actually doing its job, in this case, the Los Angeles Times reporting what any reasonable person would conclude is another Obama administration lie.
Savoring the mandate that every American buy its product, far too much of the insurance industry endorsed Obamacare. But don’t mistake an eventual industry bailout for loyalty to political allies. The administration’s intention was and always will be to exterminate private-sector health insurance, and the purpose of any bailout will be to conceal that reality and tighten political control, not to repay past assistance.
If we’re gratified to see the L.A. Times doing its job, we’re positively incredulous to see the Department of “Justice” apparently doing likewise. Most likely, Eric Holder’s politicized operation realized even its extraordinarily high threshold of embarrassment would be crossed if it did nothing about the Oregon Obamacare exchange that burned through a quarter-billion taxpayer dollars and signed up no one—as in precisely zero applicants.
But don’t let glitches like the potential bailout of a ruined industry or a quarter-billion dollars up the chimney in return for literally nothing trick you into thinking Obamacare is a bad idea. Nosiree. Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) has ferreted out the truth that we should have seen all along: Obamacare’s problems are caused by racism on the part of its opponents
Rockefeller’s term expires in January. We’re sorry to say he isn’t running for re-election.