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.
“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.