On February 27, political strategist Donna Brazile’s Twitter feed became a conservative dream come true: a Democrat facing the reality of government regulation. Brazile has been one of President Obama’s strongest advocates and supporters, especially regarding Obamacare. She tweeted last March:
She even went as far as calling opponents of Obamacare "intolerant." But now the reality of government regulation in the private marketplace hasn’t gone the way Ms. Brazile had hoped:
There may not be a good answer for her, but there is a correct one: Obamacare. Healthcare premiums increased 9% in 2011 and are expected to increase by 6% in 2013. A loyal Democrat, however, never lets math or economics get in the way of ideology. Brazile doubled down:
Despite Brazile’s best efforts to deflect the problem onto greedy corporations, prices for young people are set to skyrocket under Obamacare. Further, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act doesn't permit price gouging, since the law allows at most a 3-to-1 ratio for premiums. Brazile catches onto this, and then launches into a holier-than-thou rant about how Obamacare protects seniors and women from greedy capitalists:
Brazile takes the road more often traveled: rather than questioning her ideology and her president’s policies, she simply doubles down again, praising the president’s actions and getting excited about the future after seeming to not understand how they have gotten us to the present:
I often question whether liberals like Donna Brazile ever will place blame on their own failed policies and how they hurt the very people they promise to protect: seniors, women, minorities… people like Brazile. I also question if any liberal has ever passed a high school economics or math class…or in Michael Moore’s case, gym.
Image courtesy Ron Aira, Brazile Associates.