By delaying the individual mandate by a year, President Obama will keep millions in the dark, thus preventing those millions from switching from Democrat to Republican for next year's congressional midterm elections.
Keeping as many voters as possible as ignorant as possible for as long as possible (at least until after the midterms) is the only strategy Obama, Valerie Jarrett and congressional Democrats can employ that takes care of their No. 1 priority: saving their political hides.
Cynical? Yes. Dishonest? Of course. Going to happen? You bet.
As we hear story after story and statistic after statistic about ObamaCare causing some unsuspecting average American's premium and deductible to skyrocket as they sign up for ObamaCare (the few that can, since the website is a catastrophe even though the fact it was given to a college buddy of Michelle Obama's in a no-bid contract should've ensured it's viability, right?). It's clear Republicans have been right all along. NBC has finally reported that in fact. Obama lied to America and has long known people would lose their health insurance as he looked us in the eye and said we would not.
Political triage is desperately needed, despite the die-hard Obama apologists in the media who will also lie for him, and bully or threaten anyone who crosses him by throwing the "racist" label around (usually loudly and with spittle), an ugly tactic that is losing its strength and impact, by the way.
As more voters discover ObamaCare is costing them big, those voters are more likely to head to the polls in the 2014 midterm elections and vote Republican, similar to what happened in the 2010 midterms when voters gave the GOP the House majority largely due to ObamaCare. While it's true that many of these voters thought ObamaCare meant someone else would be paying for their healthcare, it's quite a different story when they are the "someone else" paying.
Although I do wonder, just what did they think candidate Obama meant when he said he intended to "redistribute the wealth?" They thought he meant other people's money would be "redistributed" and perhaps sent their way, no doubt. Gee, what a cool idea, in theory. There seemed to have been an expectation that the 99 percent would have their healthcare paid for by the 1 percent. The leftist media helped perpetuate this lie.
So yes, the millions of Americans who will see their costs go up substantially with ObamaCare and realize they do not get to keep their doctor or their current health insurance will know Obama lied to them. They will be inclined to vote Republican, but Obama will put a stop to that.
Uniformed, ignorant, lied-to voters who have no idea what Obama has done to them are what the Democrats need in abundance in the 2014 midterms.
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