... thus in the primitive simplicity of their minds they more readily fall victims to the big lie than the small lie, since they themselves often tell small lies in little matters but would be ashamed to resort to large-scale falsehoods.Last week I posted about the coming electoral disaster facing the Democratic Party: The Democrats are inextricably trapped by Obamacare. A bunch of folks left comments that they were going to blame the Insurance Companies or the Republicans, and the Media will let them get away with it. Essentially, the thrust of this view is that the Big Lie will save the Democrats from their folly. It won't.
- Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf
The problem is that the Big Lie requires two things to work:
1. Results cannot directly impact most of the population. Hitler's policy on the Jews only was felt by the Jews; most Germans never felt any change to their lives.The problem is that Obamacare violates Axiom #1 here. Something like five million people (and counting) have lost their current health insurance and are scrambling to use the broken exchanges to get new plans that for many will cost more in monthly premiums, will have higher deductables, and will have higher annual out of pocket limits. You can't hide that signal, because it shows up in a letter from the Insurance Company.
2. A strict control of the information available to most of the population. If something is never reported, nobody will know (or care).
That will get enormously worse next year as Employer-covered plans run into the same regulations that have torpedoed the individual plans. We can expect an order of magnitude more people to be impacted, likely in the run up to the election.
And here's where it won't help for the Democrats and the Media to point the finger at someone else - they lied to pass the law. They lied repeatedly. They promised that you could keep your plan. They said your costs would go down. They said it was going to be great. They said it over and over.
And now people are seeing that it was a lie, and Obama's and the Democratic Party's poll numbers are nose diving. Remember, that's with only 5 million or so people impacted. Just wait until another 50 million get the cancellation noticed in the next Open Enrollment period.
Yes, of course the Democrats will try to blame someone else. Of course the media will try to back them up. The problem here is that between 50 Million and 100 Million people see them as liars. And since their families will be directly impacted they'll be paying a lot of attention. People complain about "low information voters" but the theory of Rational Ignorance explains almost all of that. Rational Ignorance collapses in the face of the family's annual cost having to go up by 10% a year.
That leaves Axiom #1 of the Big Lie in smithereens. People will be looking for someone to blame. The question is who will get the blame. The Democrats think that they can lie their way out of this.
They'll blink their Bambi Eyes at the people who lost their insurance because of "Obamacare". They'll give a million excuses that "Obamacare" isn't their fault. Yup, a real plan for success, given that the poll numbers are tanking because everyone thinks that Obama and the Democrats are liars.
And here's where it falls apart for the Democrats: Axiom #2 requires controlling the information that citizens receive about the Big Lie. The Democrats' lies are all up on Youtube. So riddle me this, Mr. Main Stream Media Man: who they going to believe - you or their lying eyes?
Vanna, why don't you tell the Democrats what their consolation prize is?
Sure, Borepatch! A whole Metric c**pload of Democratic Senators and Representatives have just won a whole lot of time "to pursue personal interests".
Will they try to lie their way out of this? Sure - after all, what choice do they have? Will it work? Good luck with that.