On the morning of the day after the president’s come from behind victory over the American people, a TV network ran excerpts from previous interviews with our commander in chief.
Usually I hit Mute whenever he’s on but I was washing dishes and my hands were wet. Three of his lines grabbed my attention. One of them was his adamant insistence that the penalty for not buying health insurance is not a tax. Oh, I had a good laugh about that. The other two were:
“… it’s like most people have to buy car insurance …“ and “… you can’t expect other people to carry your load.”
The first is sort of a half simile, half analogy and 100% bullshit. Nobody has to buy car insurance because we all have the option of not owning or driving a car.
The second is an extremely odd metaphor/analogy because he means the exact reverse of what he’s saying.
The reason he needs everyone on his plan (except cronies who get exemptions) is to force young people to carry the load for older people. All of his policies are based on the notion that people who pay income tax carry the load for people who don’t. His healthcare insanity is the same general idea except what he really needs the money for is to pay the hundreds of thousands of bureaucrats he’ll need to mismanage our healthcare.
It’d be nice if BHO emulated Clinton a bit more and at least pretended to talk straight.