We have to pass health care, before we can know how to sell it to the people
Politico has revealed a Powerpoint presentation showing how democrats plan on selling their awful health care plan to voters–a valid concern considering around 60% of people want it repealed, depending on the poll. In the least surprising event in the past 650,000 years-the democrats’ plan on moving away from that whole “Obamacare will reduce the deficit” and “Obamacare will save us money” thing they have been promising. This is an actual slide from the presentation-take particular note of the last piece of advice:
Don’t “say the law will reduce costs and deficit.” Here we are-YEARS before the plan will even be implemented-and the democrats are ALREADY admitting to themselves internally what we have been saying for years. The idea that this health care plan would save money or reduce the deficit was strictly a marketing tool to be used to try and get the bill passed. It was never a serious idea.
May I say something for the collective audience of this program to the rest of America? We hate to say that we told you so, but…we told you so.
Back to the strategy: now that the bill is passed, it’s time to move away from that obvious lie towards personal stories, meant to move your emotions. They even give an example story. Seriously .
Oh, I hope Lindsay and Jacob are okay!!! How pathetic is this? An outside group, giving our supposed leaders example sob stories, about fictional people in fictional situations, so that they can sell to us a bill we don’t want, in a new way.
If these people think this will work, how stupid do they think we are? That’s not a rhetorical question…it’s actually answered in the Powerpoint.
The very first “additional to do” for their health care plan, is to tell people that it passed. The people they are trying to win over are so uninformed that they missed the entire health care debate. They don’t even know that the bill passed. You wonder how politicians can get so sloppy and arrogant? Well…why not? They think the combined IQ of all voters is approximately eleven.
One of our writers, Dan Andros, refers to this phenomenon as the “dummy vote.” There are enough people paying absolutely no attention anymore, that you can successfully win elections by just targeting the “dummies” with nonsensical claims. The people paying attention will complain about it, sure, but the “dummies” won’t hear them complain, because they don’t pay attention. Then you get reelected.
I could quote a bunch of founding fathers talking about how the country will crumble without a diligent and informed electorate. But instead, let me berate the dummy voters and their lack of interest with the words of Letters To Cleo.* Why do we have all of these problems in America?
I wish that I could say it’s not because of you. But…it’s because of you.
It’s no one’s fault but our own that politicians think so little of us. We’ve given them that power, we’ve dumbed ourselves down to a point that really is utterly embarrassing. We really should consider changing that.
Don’t believe me? Think I’m exaggerating? Look at this.
I’m not talking about the words. I’m talking about the picture. We have a multi-trillion dollar entitlement that is being explained to our lawmakers by a mediocre poster from Successories. Would anyone be surprised if the financial regulation bill is being described to someone in Washington at this moment with a cat hanging from a branch?
This is the point in the post where I become despondent for the future of America. DON’T LET GO LITTLE KITTY!!!!!!! AND DON’T FORGET TO TAKE THE ROAD TO SUCCESS!!!
*90’s rock band. Each member of which would be instantly suicidal if they were to realize they were being quoted on Glennbeck.com. I apologize to their families.