“Obamacare’s architects plugged their ears and misled public”
Poor Michael Barone: he still thinks ObamaCare is about “health care.”
It never was. And so the politics of its roll-out, or the strategy for its implementation, based as it was on perhaps rosy predictions of the President’s sonorous rhetorical prowess, is only of ancillary interest. ObamaCare is about wealth redistribution. As Obama has now said explicitly, and as Donald Berwick noted publicly long ago, which didn’t stop Obama from nominating him for head of CMS.
In fact, it’s why he nominated him.
We can’t fight the scourge of statism if we continue to pretend the forest and the trees are one in the same.
I’ve written at length on the power of language, but here’s a quick lesson that may prove useful: don’t be afraid to identify a thing for what it is. Because once you’ve done that, you’ve identified what it is you’re dealing with.