Those Tea Party types sure are dumb. While political elites were leading socioeconomic colloquies in Ivy League lecture halls, these uncultured proles were raising kids, building common businesses and(shudder) reading best-sellers. It’s a wonder such snake-handling hill people can find their way to a doctor’s office, let alone purchase their own insurance.
So how did the unsophisticated conservative rubes have Obamacare figured out from the start while our lettered elites fell for it hook, line and sinker? Many Tea Partiers don’t even carry a professional suffix, yet knew that the scheme would cost most people more money while providing worse care.
To put it kindly, the pundits, pols and reporters taken in by the Obamacare confidence game should be laughed out of polite society. These left-leaning men and women consider themselves to be highly sophisticated, abnormally intelligent and preternaturally discerning. Yet they trusted a man who hadn't even run a 7-11 to remake the U.S. healthcare system from scratch.
How are Obamacare believers any less gullible than, say, Harold Camping's doomsday groupies? I'd hate to see these statists stumble upon a sidewalk three-card monte game. Within two minutes they'd be missing their wallets and underwear, while demanding double-or-nothing odds on a shell game. They are easy marks and must be reminded of this fact daily.
What makes a well-educated person ignore history, human nature and Economics 101? Does groupthink explain their desire to praise the emperor’s new clothes? Is it intellectual insecurity that creates a need to look smarter than those burdened with common sense? Is the lure of progressive ideology really that strong?
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