7.1 or 3.9 – What difference, at this point, does it make?

The Rand Corporation has a study that casts severe doubt on the President’s claimed number of enrollees in Obamacare:


As usual, Obama is taking credit for things that have nothing to do with Obamacare – the greatest increases are in ESI (employer sponsored insurance) and Medicaid.

In his book, The True Believer: Thoughts On The Nature Of Mass Movements, blue collar philosopher Eric Hoffer wrote:

“The frustrated follow a leader less because of their faith that he is leading them to a promised land than because of their immediate feeling that he is leading them away from their unwanted selves. Surrender to a leader is not a means to an end but a fulfillment. Whither they are led is of secondary importance.”

Obama lies with impunity. He does so frequently, shamelessly and incredibly. He does so because he knows that it is not necessary for his success that he tell the truth, only that he convinces the frustrated to believe his lies – as Eric Hoffer says, Obama’s followers care not where they are led, only that they are being led somewhere away from who they are.

Hoffer continues:

“All active mass movements strive, therefore, to interpose a fact-proof screen between the faithful and the realities of the world. They do this by claiming that they ultimate and absolute truth is already embodied in their doctrine and that there is no truth nor certitude outside it. The facts on which the true believer bases his conclusions must not be derived from his experience of observation but from holy writ…

It is obvious, therefore, that in order to be effective a doctrine must not be understood, but rather has to be believed in. No doctrine however profound and sublime will be effective unless it is presented as the embodiment of the one and only truth…

If a doctrine is not unintelligible, it has to be vague; and if neither unintelligible nor vague, it has to be unverifiable.”

So you see, the accuracy of the 7.1 million number signed up for Obamacare is not important, it is only important insofar as the Obamaites believe it – then it can become their truth.

If you wonder why it is so hard to reach a liberal, read Eric Hoffer’s book.

24 thoughts on “7.1 or 3.9 – What difference, at this point, does it make?

  1. I’m not so great with numbers and graphs. Are you telling me the actual number is 3.9 million who weren’t subsidized, covered by their employer (which will end soon), or placed in Medicaid?

    If I am correct, I recall the number of people who lost their insurance to be at 6.1 million.

    Have to say, when one is butt-f***ed without lubricant, one tends to lash out. I feel November will be a difficult month for the Dems.

  2. Hi Kells: Never having been “butt-f***ed with no lubricant” I will trust you on that one. The reasonable numbers I’ve seen extrapolated from the myriad public and private estimates and fantasies (read Obama, Sibelius) currently floating about in the sea of designed confusion are that somewhere between 1 – 2MM American citizens who lacked health insurance before Obamacare began the destruction of the American healthcare and health insurance systems now have some form of health insurance, if they continue to pay monthly premiums or receive subsidy payments from other Americans. And yes, about 6.1 MM American citizens have already had their health insurance plans cancelled under the design of Obamacare, and those previously premium-paying citizens are now being forced into the one health insurance plan currently offered on the “healthcare.gov” website. So the now 45-MM American citizens who allegedly did not have access to health insurance, which was a bogus number from the beginning, has now been reduced by 1 – 2MM, at the expense of the 280MM American citizens who were responsible enough to locate and pay for their own health insurance coverage through last October. So 2MM American citizens (we hope) have been assisted by Obamacare!!! What a bargain!!! CDE

    • Charles, you must understand; I dated an Italian….butt enough of that. Your numbers are more in line with what I hear from my doc homies, insurance adjusters, and social workers in the hood. I thank you for breakin it down for us. And yes, I shall probably pilfer from you and M. Word.

  3. Folks, this is only the beginning of the misery brought upon us by Obama and his eponymous healthcare bill. If you happen to live in the the Bay County area, do not expect either hospital to accept your “market place insurance”. It’s going to get quite vocal over the coming months.

    Wait for it.

    • Have you heard about the “Claw-back” provisions of ObamaCare ??

      Basically if a Patient doesn’t pay their premiums…..then the Insurance Company can take the money back from the Doctors that gave service to the patient through their “supposed” ObamaCare insurance.

      Pretty nifty huh…… see the April issue of Texas Medicine.

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  5. Kells: Most men enter that “happy place” several times each day, but we don’t require anathesia to get there!!! CDE

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