The initial seeds of the The Big Lie were planted on the campaign trail in early 2008. Back then presidential candidate, Barack Obama made the first of several promises guaranteeing an unattainable health care utopia. Typical of well over a dozen quotes taken from that year was this one from June of 2008. The Democrat front runner claimed with complete “assurance”, “You’re going to have a plan that lowers premiums by $2,500!” And thus it began.
In October of 2008 the utopian promise was expanded to guaranteeing everyone who “liked their doctor could keep their doctor.” and all who “liked their health insurance plan could keep their plan.” That grandiose narrative spread so quickly, it eventually overshadowed Obama’s vow to dramatically reduce insurance costs. It likely got more play because, while voters half expect to hear lies about all the dough some politician is going to save them, commitments that relate directly to their good health bear very close scrutiny. That would especially be the case when the pledge seems at odds with reality. How can the Federal Government create such a transformative upheaval of the nation’s health care system without having some kind of effect on everyone?
Given growing, national, ObamaCare skepticism, and studious conservatives going public with some frightening facts, the president along with the entire Democrat Party, tripled down on The Big Lie. From 2009 to the fall of this year Obama was chronicled at least a couple dozen times repeating virtually the same deceitful, keep your doctor and plan mantra. As recently as September 26, 2013, after mocking his critics for “fear mongering” and making “crazy” predictions, he spoke “plainly, clearly, honestly” promising, “If you already have health care, you don’t have to do anything.”
Throughout this entire time, not one elected member of Obama’s party even tried providing the real truth to either their own constituents, or the nation as a whole. These “representatives” became a giant echo chamber, endlessly repeating, without hesitation, the same tall tale. Now, suddenly repentant, reborn Democrats in the Senate (we like to call them the Democrat Senatorial Tea Party Caucus) have been scurrying over to positions that Conservative Republicans have held for well over 5 years. Isn’t that convenient? They’ll, no doubt be joined by born again House members. Why would anyone vote for these sleazy hypocrites?
There’s an old expression. One lies and the other one swears to it. In this case “The One” lied and his “Me Too Chorus” of Dems have spent the last 5 years swearing to it. They enthusiastically joined him, and were complicit in one of the most damaging frauds ever forced on the American people. They are proud Democrats. They fittingly represent their Big Lie Party. Represent you? Not so much.