Meet Mark Udall,
he’s running for reelection to his seat in the U.S. Senate. He has the same problem that every member of his party has. He did something really really stupid. He ran as a centrist, a conservative Democrat. He lied to his constituents in multiple ways. First, there is no such thing as a conservative Democrat. Secondly, he promised not to be a rubber stamp for the Marxist agenda so stealthily promised by Barack Obama. Once elected, he voted for every Marxist measure that came up for a vote. One of those affirmative votes was in favor of the Marxist Holy Grail, which we’ll call Obamacare. Like all Marxist wet dreams of Utopia, the program has been an abject failure, and the collapse has even managed to surpass the most pessimistic predictions of such, both in terms of magnitude and rapidity.
This combination has placed Senator Udall in danger of losing his job as a member of America’s elite ruling political class. Feeling threatened,Udall returned immediately to those invaluable lessons taught in Democrat Politics 101 and 201. Democrat Politics 101 teaches the all important lesson of blatant lying to achieve political ends. Democrat Politics 201 teaches the effective use of anecdotal story telling to achieve political success.
CompleteColorado.com reports that emails show U.S. Senator Mark Udall’s (D-CO) office pressured the Colorado Division of Insurance to downplay the number of insurance cancellations caused by the rollout of ObamaCare. A full 249,199 Colorado citizens were victimized by ObamaCare’s cancellations. According to the emails, Udall’s office hoped to change the definition of a “cancellation” as a way to lower the number. All of this occurred late last year as the storm around cancellations was engulfing Democrats and the president.
From an email inside the Colorado Division of Insurance (DOI), Director of External Affairs Jo Donlin bluntly stated to her colleagues:
Sen. Udall says our numbers were wrong. They are not wrong. Cancellation notices affected 249,199 people. They want to trash our numbers. I’m holding strong while we get more details. Many have already done early renewals. Regardless, they received cancellation notices.
Donlin’s email was sent November 14.
Good luck with that tactic Mark. Your problem of course is this. Even if you are successful in coercing the State Superintendent of Insurance to tell lies on your behalf, there is no way that I can think of, in which you’ll be successful in placing yourself or an agent acting on your behalf, between a person’s eyes and the news contained in one of those cancellation notices. Those 250,000 people know that their policy has been canceled, and what’s more, they know that they were promised that they would be able to keep both those policies, and the doctors that they have not been able to keep. What’s even worse than that for you, is that this is only a small taste of things to come. In October of this year, the already once postponed employer mandate kicks in, and that event will make the current rate of cancellations pale in comparison. (Not that you folks in Colorado don’t deserve this. After all, you twice voted for Barack Obama, and sent Mark Udall to the Senate in the first place.)
This should surprise no one. Moments after this sink hole of a law passed, Dianne Feinstein threatened Insurance Industry executives with subpoenas should they list Obamacare as a reason for the spate of premium increases that occurred immediately after the, “Affordable Care Act’s” assention from bad idea to bill to law. For months now, our President’s teleprompter has been touring the fruited plains and delivering speeches in which it has said, (fair warning, if you have liquid in your mouth you do not wish to see sprayed through your nose, empty it now before reading the President’s quote,)
“we’ve already started to see the costs associated with health insurance coming down.”
Blatant lying to achieve political victory is nothing new for this crowd. What is new is the air of desperation. Mark Udall, under ordinary circumstances, would never swing at this pitch, when the election is still 11 months out. He knows that Americans are mad, and they are mad almost exclusively at the Democrats. They own this monstrosity, and no matter how they try to blame its colossal failure on anybody else, it belongs exclusively to them. They know it, all of America knows it, and hell, even Nancy Pelosi, that great moron of Western Civilization who labeled the law as being bipartisan, (really, she did,) even though not one single Republican voted in favor of it, knows this.
I’m not going to call the Colorado race this far out, but clearly, Mark Udall can see that he is facing a constituency that is not amused with the fact that he lied to them and inflicted them with the Holy Grail of Marxist destructive legislation. There is a target issue here that has the potential to determine the winners and losers for at least the next two cycles. People in general do not like having their financial security and their over all health placed in flux by grinding the ideological ax. When America voted for Barack Obama twice, they did so not because they agreed with Marxism, but because they believed, albeit mistakenly, that their lot in life would be improved.
So far as I can tell, doubling of insurance premiums, outright cancellations, and deductibles so stratospheric that they’ll never be met is not something that can be sugarcoated sufficiently to convince someone facing it that this has somehow improved their lot in life. Barack Obama won two popularity contests, admittedly important ones, but that does not change the fact that he has grotesquely misinterpreted his mandate. The price to be paid for this folly will be exacted most heavily on those fools who went along with it, the Mark Udalls of the world.
Now for Democrat Politics 201, the anecdotal story, not to be confused with the more advanced course, Democrat Politics 402, Deflection. In the class known as Anecdotal Evidence for Political Persuasion, our students are taught the finer points of trying to fake a trend in American life by telling a story from the perspective of a single individual. The story need not be true, only believed. That last point is key.
My favorite example of this of course remains to this day, Al Gore’s 2000 debate performance. He pointed to a heavy set woman in the audience, one whom attended at his invitation, and declared that she spent her life with the ominous choice between buying basic groceries or purchasing her life saving medications that kept death at bay. For good measure he added, “and she drove here cross country in her Winnebago so that she could be here with us this evening.” collectively, half the nation offered this suggestion for her to themselves, “maybe she should sell her quarter million dollar vehicle and use that money to purchase either her medications or groceries.”
This one is a more advanced technique, but I notice it almost everywhere. The number of my liberal debate partners who have suffered cancer or some other debilitating disease which previously made the purchase of health insurance impossible defies all known laws of statistics. I also notice that almost everyone left of center has a family member who lives in either Canada or France and absolutely loves their access to health care, which of course is in direct contradiction of all independent polls conducted amongst the citizenry of those nations.
Fortunately, Mark Levin has provided us with a method to combat the technique taught in the 201 class. Click the link below, and give it some consideration.