No good answer for ObamaCare
The most inscrutable, bizarre, unintentionally hilarious Twitter message ever written in coherent, complete sentences sprang from the keyboard of Democrat strategist Donna Brazile on Wednesday morning:
What’s on your menu? Just got off the phone with my health care provider asking them to explain why my premium jumped up. No good answer!
— Donna Brazile (@donnabrazile) February 27, 2013
Is it possible for an ObamaCare booster to be this utterly clueless about the effects of the legislation she championed? (Of course, the people who signed it into law had no idea what it contained, or what its effects would be…)
Is it possible she meant this as some kind of sarcastic joke? Should we be congratulating Brazile for her candor and willingness to go off-message? (I’d feel a bit more inclined to offer those congratulations if she expressed concern for what ObamaCare is doing to everyone else… and if those effects had not been so painfully predictable to those of us who weren’t blinded by partisan loyalty.)
You’d think Brazile might at least read the New York Times – which, as Jim Geraghty of National Review noted, reported that “health insurance companies across the country are seeking and winning double-digit increases in premiums for some customers, even though one of the biggest objectives of the Obama administration’s health care law was to stem the rapid rise in insurance costs for consumers,” as recently as early January. The Times further observed that small businesses and individuals who buy their own health insurance were particularly hard-hit by ObamaCare’s soaring premiums.
It’s tough to imagine a more damaging “optic” than a loud Democrat partisan staggering around in shock because she just discovered, first-hand, what the policy she championed so strongly is doing to America. To modify a famous remark from Nancy Pelosi: we had to pass ObamaCare to find out what was in it, but even then it took a while for top Democrat strategists to figure it out.