You should be honored to live during the Obama Age
we are alive during the time that the "historians" are going to completely re-write.
most people agree, Republican and Democrat, that Obama is nothing special, but that's not what history will say.
in the future, the big propaganda machine will go to work.
70 years from now, (if the planet is still here), someone will say "You know, i pay a lot of money for health care insurance, and i don't get very much in return. Some health care insurance CEO just became the first trillionare , ... who is the guy who passed this?"
...and that's when our big lie of a society springs into action.
they'll say "Do you know what it was like when people didn't have insurance?"
he'll say "No"
they'll say "why... , why..., why...if you didn't have insurance, you were placed in a gutter until you died! ...and if you had a pre-existing ailment , there was no way to buy insurance"
of course we all know that's BS, but none of us will be around to correct the "historians"
do you think this theory is crazy?
it's already happened before.
most Americans aren't aware that Abraham Lincoln was the most hated President in our history.
our "historians" completely re-wrote his legacy as a reward for giving so much power to the Federal Government.
he was despised by the South, hated by middle America, and the northern public wasn't too thrilled with him either.
They started rewriting it as soon as he was elected. What do you think the Nobel Peace Prize was about?
The Nobel cheapened. A slap to any real accomplishment.
Never argue with a crazy man.
Wolf, I think that is a very astute observation. I would like to add to that, "before social security old people were left to starve in the streets".
Originally Posted by wolfstrike
Socialism has a certain, specific appeal in times of hardship. The concept is an easy sell to the simple-minded. You can pick one topic and run it through with popular support, this has been working for decades and decades in our own nation.
Whatever the result, 70 years from now Obama will be known as the Father of Universal Healthcare. You will not be able to threaten to take it away, any more than you could threaten to take away social security today.
Assuming the nation has not been bankrupt and dissolved or overthrown 70 years from now.
"You boys are really making this thing harder than it has to be". Me
I like having infraction points, it makes me feel like 'one of the guys'.
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He has already sold this country to Asia and is now working on giving most of our military to the Middle East.