I think the POTUS believes Jonathan Gruber's evaluation of the basic stupidity of the people of the USA. BUT I also think the POTUS is realizing that the "BIG LIE" technique is not working so well anymore, because the people of the USA are a hellofa lot smarter than Gruber and the POTUS gave them credit for being. The people who believed the sales pitches about how good Obamacare was going to be for them, individually and for the country, in general, now understand WHY the pack of lies had to be repeated, ad infinitum, in order to get the package to appear to be a great advance in health care. NOW we know what colossal lies they were, and how the people had been manipulated by a 1984, BIG BROTHER style technique----if you keep on repeating the lies with statements from governmental authorities, the lies become the "TRUTH". BUT the real truth emerges from the disaster of a failed system installation, and loss of satisfactory coverages, with higher premiums, higher deductibles, higher co-pays buying less satisfactory coverages than were had before. AND NOW, we have become very wary of the POTUS telling us what is best for us.
So why tell this story?? The POTUS is beginning to use a different technique than the BIG LIE method, because the BIG LIE repetition technique is beginning to fail. The new technique is to omit bits of REAL information, in order to influence our thinking in the desired direction, hoping the great majority of listeners will not have triggered their BS detectors.
Beyond this, the POTUS has recently begun another 1984-BIG BROTHER-style, manipulation technique. It is subtle but insidious, and may grow rapidly without our realizing it is happening.
I will leave the question of WHY this is the POTUS' policy, for another discussion; but I know y'all have a lot of ideas about that !! *MY idea is that the POTUS wants to dissociate the connection between Islam, his true religion, and the thoughts conjured up in OUR consciousness by the WORD "radical". This is an example of "thought control".Thus, his hope is to extinguish our present highly defensive concern about the middle eastern coalition behavior [like hostage beheadings, rocket barrages on Israel, and development of nuclear weapons] supported by Iran, and carried out by operatives like al Qaeda,, ISIS, and coordinated by the Muslim Brotherhood.
You may find the discussion of thought control--verging on paranoia. Hell, even I think it sounds paranoid!! On the other hand, when I think of the IRS, NSA, CIA, and federal Drone operations and the new Department of Justice major highway photographic surveillance spy system, all in public civilian space, I may even be sane!!
*[ I added to this posting because I had questions about what in hell I was talking about]
Too old to fight, Too old to run, guess that's why I carry a gun! "would someone show this asshole the way out of town".[Rabbi Avram Belinski-aka "The Frisco Kid"]
2 years 9 weeks ago, 10:49 PM