Thursday, June 10, 2010

2010: the year America drops the beach book...

... and picks up a horror novel.

We saw a headline somewhere that the silver lining of the Gulf oil spill is that people aren't talking about how awful ObamaCare is.

You think we're going to let one of the staples, nearly the life-blood of this entire blog, go gently into that sweet night?

Not so fast, friends!

Nancy Pelosi promised us we would need to pass ObamaCare first so we could then find out what is actually in ObamaCare. Apparently, Team O is finding out themselves just what is in ObamaCare and acting accordingly.

President Obama and his allies, concerned about deep skepticism over his landmark health care overhaul, are orchestrating an elaborate campaign to sell the public on the law, including a new tax-exempt group that will spend millions of dollars on advertising to beat back attacks on the measure and Democrats who voted for it.

Americans will see the first evidence of the public relations offensive on Tuesday, when Mr. Obama travels to Wheaton, Md., to conduct a nationally televised question-and-answer session with older citizens to trumpet one of the law’s most popular features: $250 rebate checks to help Medicare beneficiaries pay for prescription drugs.

Because nothing inspires confidence in the unknown like "orchestrating an elaborate campaign."

However, when lacking sufficient intellectual fire power to defend legislation, throwing money as would a wacky FM deejay from a helicopter down to the masses is the next best advisable course of action.

Were we saddled with legislation as atrocious as ObamaCare, the day it passed we would've employed a small army of staffers to go over it line by line to get the spin out in front of any of the unpleasantness that might be buried within the bill. Of course, this assumes some level of competency within the administration and the fact that the employment of said small army would've been a totally bitchin' thing to do before the bill was passed.

Alas, we're left with the long hot summer months and the administration's efforts funded by their friends in the unions and advocacy groups, to peddle distortions, half-truths and outright lies from a law that may be indeed just to terrifying to read.

1 comment:

K T Cat said...

Socrates, Plato and Aristotle, each jacked up on three cups of Sumatran Dark from Starbucks, wouldn't have enough intellectual firepower to defend that toad of a bill.