They argued behind closed doors whether or not they should be honest with the American people about their Obamacare message, and decided they should allow a level of deceit into the message for the sake of simplicity. They accepted that their program wouldn't sell if they told the truth about it up front - that it was too complicated to be truthful, and that they wouldn't be able to sell their ideas if they allowed the details to muddy the utopian simplicity of them.
This isn't just a problem with Obama. This is the problem with progressivism on the whole. The ideology requires a constant state of lying in order to sell the mirage. They promise the sun and the stars, but they forget to tell you that you have to give up the ground you're standing on to get them. It's an ugly ideology but it's easy to sell because all they have to do is offer free stuff and lie about who pays for it.
Jon Stewart says conservatism is easy, but that's a lie too. It's never easy to be the party who has to tell the people the economic truth that there is no such thing as a free lunch, and that the people that will always pay in any scheme will be the middle class.
You would have to be stupid to be a member of the middle class and vote for Democrats.
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"You and I are told we must choose between a left or right, but I suggest there is no such thing as a left or right. There is only an up or down. Up to man's age-old dream – the maximum of individual freedom consistent with order – or down to the ant heap of totalitarianism." -Ronald Reagan
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