Speaking his easily disproved accusations of lies about Obamacare from the Senate floor, Harry Reid, in his own petty, shriveled and acidic way, seems nothing less the Walter Duranty of his generation.
Mark Herring, Dean of Library Services at Winthrop University, reviewed S.J. Taylor’s biography of Duranty, titled “Stalin’s apologist : Walter Duranty, the New York Times man in Moscow“, writing:
“Duranty was a chain-smoking, Scotch drinking vulgar sort of man who made no apologies for his admiration of Stalin. He was held in awe by other journalists, especially young female journalists. He did not fail to use the awe to his advantage, or rather their disadvantage. As Fascism rose in Europe, and Japanese jingoism emerged in the East, Duranty wrote glowing accounts of Stalin’s Five-Year Plan. Almost single-handedly did Duranty aid and abet one of the world’s most prolific mass murderers, knowing all the while what was going on, but refraining from saying precisely what he knew to be true. He had swallowed the ends-justifies-the-means-argument hook, line and sinker. Duranty loved to repeat, when Stalin’s atrocities were brought to light, “you can’t make an omelet without breaking a few eggs.” Those “eggs” were the heads of men, women and children, and those “few” were merely tens of millions.”
No collectivist program is good for everybody, that is a mathematical certainty – because in order for the lower levels to be brought up to a mean, the top levels also must come down. We saw this in action when Obamacare was first rolled out when we were treated to statements from its supporters like that of Cindy Vinson of San Jose, California:
“Of course, I want people to have health care, I just didn’t realize I would be the one who was going to pay for it personally.”
Notice also the similarity of the Democrat’s classification of those who had their policies cancelled due to Obamacare as “a small percentage” even as the tally went into the millions – just like Stalin’s apologists minimized the deaths from the government caused famine in the Ukraine.
Whether the creation of a mean is applied to cost, level of service or privilege (status), it makes no matter, this must occur. A mathematical certainty called the Central Limit Theorem demands it (this is where we get the bell shaped curve).
Harry is just reaffirming the collectivist mantra to deflect criticism of his leader just as Duranty repeated it it protect his:
“You can’t make an omelet without breaking a few eggs.”