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Charisma can fool a lot of people

Published 3:07pm Saturday, June 22, 2013

During the health care debate, death panels were a talking point. Liberal economist Paul Krugman in 2009, “Right now, …. is the claim that health care reform will create “death panels….. It’s a complete fabrication, of course.”

In 2010 Krugman said, “Some years down the pike, we’re going to get the real solution … a combination of death panels and sales taxes.” Again in February 2013 he said basically the same thing; death panels and taxes. Since Krugman gave two different scenarios and pushes liberal agenda, it’s a fair assumption he was deceiving us in 2009. I suspect he’s now telling the truth to ease us into what will really happen.

We now have the unions saying they were mislead about Obamacare. Joe Hansen, president of United Food and Commercial Workers, said: “It makes an untruth out of what the president said, that if you like your insurance, you could keep it.”

Also, Kinsey Robinson, president of the United Union of Roofers, issued a statement calling for “repeal or complete reform” of the health care law complaining that concerns over the health care law “have not been addressed, or in some instances, totally ignored.” Also, “In the rush to achieve its passage, many of the act’s provisions were not fully conceived, resulting in unintended consequences that are inconsistent with the promise that those who were satisfied with their employer-sponsored coverage could keep it.” So even unions feel betrayed!

In an earlier piece dated May 24, I mentioned numerous instances where conservatives/Tea Party/Glenn Beck were right. No one challenged those observations. Now we have statements from liberal Krugman and unions (the core of President Barack Obama’s base) that again prove conservatives were correct. What’s it going to take for true Democrats to understand that Obama is not a Democrat but a leftist hell-bent on doing whatever it takes to accomplish his goals and doing so at anyone’s expense?

An opinion by Wayne stated, “If they (FOX) were getting their vision out, the Republicans wouldn’t be losing in all the polls. MSNBC must be doing something right to cause this.” Well, this is kinda like one guy getting in a fight with five (NBC, CBS, MSNBC etc) weaker guys; usually it’s the mob that makes a bigger ‘impression.’

As noted above, if someone has the right charisma and makes the right promises, they can deceive, fool or betray anyone.


Tom Jacobson

Albert Lea