You are being hypnotized. Hypnotized by White House communications specialists into thinking the debate over the Affordable Care Act is finished.
Of course, with the rationing just beginning, the employer mandate not even started yet, and costs and prices just starting to escalate, the conversation is just getting underway. But if your President Obama or a Democrat trying to get reelected, such conversation is bad for business.
Using a classic propaganda technique, the White House is trying to convince you through repetition that it’s “time to move on,” hoping to make the continuing criticism seem like superfluous nitpicking by extremist opponents.
Look at how many times the president made the point in the course of a half hour press conference Thursday. Watch the watch as it swings back and forth:
This thing is working
They still can’t bring themselves to admit that the Affordable Care Act is working.
I think we can agree that it’s well past time to move on as a country.
The point is the repeal debate is and should be over.
The Affordable Care Act is working.
The American people don’t want us spending the next two and a half years refighting the settled political battles of the last five years.
This is working for a lot of people
And my hope is, is that we start moving beyond that.
The American people would much rather see us talk about jobs
We need to move on to something else.
What I intend to talk about is what the American people are interested in hearing.
If Republicans want to spend all their time talking about repealing a law that’s working, that’s their business.
The larger issue about whether we can move past the polarization and sort of the bitter political debates between Democrats and Republicans
It’s working for a lot of folks
How about us focusing on some things that the American people really care about?
We need to move on and focus on other things that are really important to the American people right now
The Republican National Committee has its own good propagandists and they understand what the White House is up to. That’s why they produced this after Obama had finished speaking. Smart move.