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Life in the land of make believe
Milwaukee J-S ^ | 16 feb 2014 | Kathleen Parker

Posted on 02/16/2014 5:01:22 AM PST by rellimpank

It is easy these days to imagine that one is living in a fairy tale, albeit a dreary one.

In fairy tales, as in Washington, things are true that can't possibly be — and what is not true can be defended by tilting the facts a certain way and catching the light just so.

Objective truth, it seems, has gone the way of trolls, goblins and gremlins, by which one should not infer that Truth has taken up residence in the U.S. Congress.

Cognitive dissonance is a rational response to recent news that Obamacare will reduce the workforce, which is hardly helpful to the economy, and insure less than half of the uninsured — from 55 million down to 31 million.

Let's see if we can iron this thing out a bit. First, a few indisputable facts:

We are recovering from a recession, slowly. We continue to hope for improved employment numbers, even though we're now told the jobless rate doesn't matter anymore. Only about 3 million people have signed up for health insurance through the new marketplaces, well below expectations.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: obamacare

1 posted on 02/16/2014 5:01:22 AM PST by rellimpank
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To: rellimpank
Wow...I see Kathleen Parker took off her Obama knee pads...

The worm is turning...

2 posted on 02/16/2014 5:07:44 AM PST by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: rellimpank
It is interesting that the Democrats see no problem in converting taxpayers into welfare recipients. Obviously, the issue of how to pay the bills does not concern them.

The trend line shows fewer and fewer taxpayers in America. At this point the only open question is how long it will be until the country defaults on its debts. "Cleanly" raising the debt ceiling indicates the Republicans are just as willing as the Democrats to kick the can down the road.

Of course, the media carefully avoids the issue of the future effects of runaway national debt. Discussing the debt might paint their socialist friends in a bad light.

Our real enemy is the media. The Democrats are just politicians doing what politicians do when there is no one to question their actions.

3 posted on 02/16/2014 5:22:00 AM PST by Senator_Blutarski
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To: rellimpank

Kathleen Parker talks about “cognitive dissonance”?

H E L L O !!! Look yourself in the mirror.


4 posted on 02/16/2014 5:35:00 AM PST by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Senator_Blutarski

You’re dead on. The jig will be up when the interest rates skyrocket. Somehow I think the internet with it’s free exchange of ideas(if you can glean the truth) may save us after all.


5 posted on 02/16/2014 5:37:13 AM PST by refermech
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To: rellimpank

Make believe is alive and well in the comments section at the article source.


6 posted on 02/16/2014 5:58:22 AM PST by chrisser (Senseless legislation does nothing to solve senseless violence.)
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