Further showcasing the left’s disconnect with reality, especially as it relates to ObamaCare, one member of the U.S. House woefully misrepresented the unpopular law as some innocuous government program.
Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., said in a recent interview that he doesn’t understand why conservatives are so adamant about repealing and de-funding the socialized healthcare plan.
“It’s just unimaginable the actions they would turn to,” he said, “to get their way on a very small and modest bill — ObamaCare.”
Apparently not picking up on the irony, he continued by giving opponents even more ammunition to use against the law.
“We’re talking about universal health care for everybody,” he explained, suggesting the much-bemoaned “single payer” system is “what the new direction is.”
Now that Barack Obama is on the ropes, forced to defend a dreadful law and the deeply flawed website meant to accompany it, leftist politicians are scrambling to provide cover for the administration. Judging from Conyers’ previous description of ObamaCare, though, his recent comments ring hollow.
Far from “small and modest,” the representative at one time felt the bill was too long and unwieldy to even bother reading.
“I love these members,” he said in 2009, “they get up and say, ‘Read the bill.’ What good is reading the bill if it’s a thousand pages and you don’t have two days and two lawyers to find out what it means after you read the bill?”
Today, however, he and this administration’s many other water-carriers are singing a different tune. Somehow, Conyers is now willing to describe a law which, along with associated regulations, is about 12 million words long as just another inconsequential government program.
For all his protesting, though, the actual citizens affected by this monstrous overreach are not buying the spin. Thanks to monumental disaster of the healthcare.org website, they’re not buying the insurance, either.
–Western Journalism staff writer
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