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The Obamacare rollout was predictably a disaster and the media is focusing on the failed website. But the real disaster, the one the media is not really covering, is the horrendous effect the monstrosity is having and will have on Americans.
Heath care costs are skyrocketing. They will double and eventually triple for most Americans. As many as 16 million people have already lost their coverage and that number will go to about 55 million, exactly what the tea party said would happen. The numbers include people in Rhode Island whose doctors treated people with United Health Medicare Advantage.
What ever happened to, “If you like your doctor ...”or “If you like your insurance plan ...” If you looked at the facts, it was laughable then but now it’s serious, literally deadly serious.
And it’s only going to get worse. Things that haven’t happened yet under the bill, such as death panels and rationing, are 100 percent guaranteed to happen.
You didn’t have to read the bill like I did to know this would be a disaster. All you had to do was pay a little attention to what Obama was saying and use a little common sense to know that we were being lied to.
So how did Obama pull the greatest bait and switch in history? Well, actually, it was pretty simple. He used the “useful idiots” Lenin referred to as a means of undermining the Western governments. A “useful idiot” is a political term that describes propagandists who unwittingly support a malignant cause that they naively believe to be a force for good. Lenin is believed to have used the phrase to describe people in the West who acted as apologists for the political brutality and economic failure of Soviet Communism.
There aren’t a lot references to Lenin using the term. The best example of its use was provided by Ernest Cuneo, who wrote in 1969 that Lenin, in his farewell to his followers, said: “Take your example from the good housewife who finds use for even a broken shoestring. A good Communist finds use for everything, and nothing is more useful than a useful idiot.”
Cueno noted that, “The number of useful idiots who have unwittingly served the Communist cause since then speaks well for the diligence of Lenin’s disciples.”
The term may not have originated with Lenin, but here are a few quotes directly from Lenin that illustrates that Obama is a disciple (parentheses added by the writer):
• “The press should be not only a collective propagandist and a collective agitator, but also a collective organizer of the masses,” my personal favorite.
• “The way to crush the bourgeoisie (the rich) is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation.”
• “The best way to destroy the capitalist system is to debauch the currency (inflation).”
• And direct from the original Communist himself is this gem: “Crush the bourgeoisie (excessively tax the rich); debauch the currency (create inflation by printing money with nothing to back it); and use the media (as propagandists, agitators and organizers).”
Lenin’s polices are the exact agenda Obama has followed since he was elected. To defeat America, Obama needs to turn us into a divided people with separate values. Obama is not by any standard a uniter. He is far and away the ultimate divider — dividing America on race, class and gender.
In fact, there is nothing transformational about Obama. He is just a run-of-the-mill Marxist using the useful idiots to further his political agenda. Sadly, America in general and Rhode Island in particular have more than their share of useful idiots doing Lenin and Obama’s bidding.