One of the best ways to defeat something politically is to make it the subject of jokes and laughter. So it is good news for lovers of liberty that Obamacare, along with its infamous website healthcare.gov, is the laughingstock of the country right now.
At the Country Music Awards, Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood spent over a minute on stage making fun of Obamacare and the website. They finish it off singing a little tune about the slowness of the site and how 6 people have signed up. The crowd was mostly laughing and clapping, although I think there were a few that didn't appreciate the humor.
Of course, if this little skit had been put on at the Grammys or Academy Awards, I don't think the response would have been quite the same.
But Obamacare is a major theme of the late-night comedy shows. It is just too easy to make fun of right now.
Meanwhile, Obama has just come out with an apology to the American people. He said, "It means a lot to them. And it's scary to them. And I am sorry that they, you know, are finding themselves in this situation, based on assurances they got from me. We've got to work hard to make sure that we hear them and that we're going to do everything we can to deal with folks who find themselves in a tough position as a consequence of this."
This is actually quite remarkable, when Obama was going around lying just a few days ago. First he lied about people being able to keep their health insurance when Obamacare was being promoted a few years ago. Then he lied a few days ago about his first lie. He was trying to convince people that he never assured people they could keep their current plan, even though he is on camera saying it many times. And now he is apologizing for his false assurances, which just a few days ago he was saying he never gave.
This is a complete train wreck and I couldn't be happier about it. And what is now a joke will become anger on the part of the American people. We can make fun of the terrible website right now. But wait until middle class Americans, who are already struggling to pay their bills, have to fork over hundreds of dollars a month for a lousy insurance plan that probably doesn't even cover that much.
This is good news. I still think there is a chance that Obamacare could be repealed. Obama backed down on Syria. He just backed down about his original lies. If the political pressure is strong enough, we could see Obamacare go down in flames. That would be a victory for liberty.