Let a TEA party candidate win against an establishment and you will never hear the end of it.
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And that is classic distortion and confusion, and that’s having it every which way. So if somebody comes back and calls you on it, “No, no! I didn’t say definite. I said, ‘up to,’ ‘might be,’ ‘as much as.'” It’s a clever way of avoiding being locked into something. He knows that a low-information crowd is not gonna hear all of that. They’re gonna hear $2,500 and cheaper, and they’re gonna vote on that basis, and that’s all Obama cared about.
He doesn’t care how many people get the details.
In fact, there’s a piece here, Andrew, that you will appreciate. It’s Joseph Curl writing in the Washington Examiner and it’s not a thought that nobody else has had. I just really enjoyed seeing the headline: “We Overhauled US Health Care — to Insure 4.2 million People?” That is his way of illustrating how few people have actually enrolled. We had a $2.7 trillion health care system that was judged to be bad and insufficient and unequal and unfair.
So we’ve done all of this. We’ve basically blown it up. We basically made it unworkable, all to sign up 4.2 million people. Obama said in August of 2009, “I don’t have to explain to you that nearly 46 million Americans don’t have health insurance today. In the wealthiest nation on earth, 46 million of our fellow citizens have no coverage. That’s unacceptable.” Well, they still don’t. It’s an absolute outrage, what has happened.