Andy McCarthy is a lawyer — the prosecutor who put the blind sheikh in prison after the first World Trade Center bombings. He tells us that “scheme to defraud” is a term in federal law, and ObamaCare fits the description. We already know that Obama has defrauded us. In The Scheme behind the Obamacare Fraud in National Review today McCarthy lays out the scheme part. It’s something we’ve always known in our hearts, but we’ve gotten entangled in the diversionary snares Obama has laid for us as his scheme unfolds.
Once you’re done reading the article — and I encourage you to read it all — you will understand where we are headed, and how Obama planned it. I fear that conservatives’ joy at Obama’s discomfiture of the last few weeks will soon come to a dismal end. McCarthy writes:
The point of showing that Obama is carrying out a massive scheme to defraud — one that certainly would be prosecuted if committed in the private sector — is not to agitate for a prosecution that is never going to happen. It is to demonstrate that there is logic to the lies. There is an objective that the fraud aims to achieve. The scheme is the framework within which the myriad deceptions are peddled. Once you understand the scheme, once you can put the lies in a rational context, you understand why fraud was the president’s only option — and why “If you like your plan, you can keep your plan” barely scratches the surface of Obamacare’s deceit.
Here’s the meat of what McCarthy tells us:
In 2003, when he was an ambitious Illinois state senator from a hyper-statist district, Obama declared:
I happen to be a proponent of a single-payer universal health-care program. I see no reason why the United States of America, the wealthiest country in the history of the world, spending 14 percent of its gross national product on health care, cannot provide basic health insurance to everybody. . . . Everybody in, nobody out. A single-payer health care plan, a universal health care plan. That’s what I’d like to see. But as all of you know, we may not get there immediately.
That is the Obamacare scheme.
McCarthy shows the Alinskyite path down which the scheme is designed to take us, and of course it ends up just where Obama wants us, with total government control of our health care, including when we don’t get any more health care because the government has decided we should be dead.
Like many people I’ve gone back and forth on whether Obama is an evil mastermind or an incompetent buffoon. I think he’s both. He’s obviously incompetent because he’s never accomplished anything in his life and he doesn’t appear to understand that words are not the same as accomplishments. But the people around him have been able to design a scheme, hidden in 2,000-plus pages of the law and tens of thousands of regulations, that will take us exactly where they and Obama want us to go.
And now that the Senate Democrats have done away with the filibuster so that they can get Obama’s appointees confirmed with a simple majority, the courts will be packed with radical Obama appointees and there will be no recourse even there. I don’t know how he will manage to fix the elections next year, but if there is a way, he will find it. When it comes to elections he was blindsided once, in 2010 and he will do everything possible to avoid that a second time. Look for more surprises.