The Audacity of Spin

I eagerly awaited yesterday’s Sunday talk shows to hear how the Obama campaign would spin the Roberts’ decision to rewrite Obamacare’s funding mechanism mandate as a tax.

I must express admiration for the Obama team’s, er, audacity. Taking a page out of Orwell’s 1984, White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew simply took what we have come to know these last few years as the vast 30, 40, or 50 million poor Americans who through no fault of their own cannot afford to buy health insurance, and he re-branded them as a teensy weensy number (maybe 1 percent of the population) of freeloading miscreants who can well afford to buy insurance and therefore deserve, dammit, to be taxed to death.

So we can expect to see “the uninsured,” who only last week were so worthy of our concern as a civilized society, join Wall Street greedheads and the rest of the 1 percenters on the Obama enemies list. And hardly anyone will notice.

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