Being stupid is a shame, being ignorant is a sin. Ignorance is, however, preferable to being untruthful.
The proliferation of Obama’s gaffes and non sequiturs on health care has exceeded the allowable limit. He has failed repeatedly to explain how the government will provide more (health care) for less (money). He has failed to explain why increased demand for medical services without a concomitant increase in supply won’t lead to rationing by government bureaucrats as opposed to the market. And he has failed to explain why a Medicare-like model is desirable when Medicare itself is going broke.
The public is left with one of two unsettling conclusions: Either the president doesn’t understand the health-insurance reform plans working their way through Congress, or he understands both the plans and the implications and is being untruthful about the impact.
Neither option is good; ignorance is clearly preferable to the alternative.
The implications are, of course, staggering. We either have a president who does not understand what he is selling – but is still willing to risk your and my health, wealth, and well-being to further his agenda regardless of his lack of understanding. Or he does understand, and just doesn’t care. You can form your own conclusions. As for me, I think the legacy of being the man to bring universal health care to the US trumps all else for Obama, regardless of the consequences to this and future generations.