April Fool

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Have you ever wondered how to run a proper propaganda campaign?

Then don’t follow the example of the Obama administration, who, for six solid months, told us repeatedly that they didn’t have any good idea how many people had actually enrolled and paid for an ObamaCare exchange policy — or how many of these same paid enrollees were previously uninsured — but who, suddenly today, announce that “7.1 million Americans have now signed up for plans…”

Barack Obama’s press conference today may very well have made Barack Obama the greatest April Fool in American history. It was a joke of colossal proportions.

“Truth is,” Barack Obama said today, “even more folks want to sign up” — though in reality the overwhelming majority of Americans loathe ObamaCare, and for good reason.

“Making affordable coverage available for all Americans, including those with preexisting conditions, is now an important goal of this law,” Barack Obama also said — pretending he doesn’t know that years before ObamaCare came along insurance companies have been required by law to insure people with preexisting conditions.

“Seven point one million Americans have now signed up for private insurance plans through these marketplaces,” said Barack Obama.

Note, first of all, that in using the word “marketplaces” Barack Obama is simply and poorly propagandizing for his exchanges, which in fact are the diametric opposite of “marketplaces”:

Marketplaces do not force you to buy anything. His exchanges, however, do precisely that.

Note also that in order to really believe his figures, you must ignore the millions of Americans who, precisely because of ObamaCare, had their policies cancelled.

You must ignore as well all the delays, extensions, and waivers this administration has enacted or granted.

Finally, you must ignore that the target number was not what this catastrophic bill was ever about:

It was about insuring the uninsured and reducing costs, neither of which it does or can ever do.

“This law is working… All of which makes the lengths to which critics have gone to scare people, or undermine the law, or try to repeal the law without offering any plausible alternative, so hard to understand. I’ve got to admit—I don’t get it.”

No, you don’t get it, and never have.

And that is why your April Fool’s speech sounded so much like a man whistling through the graveyard.

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