Harry and Louise commercials were prophetic

The last time Congress considered a government medicine takeover, Harry and Louise beat it back.  In that regard, IOwnTheWorld discovered a couple of prophetic Harry and Louise commercials.

Here’s a question for you:  why were Americans and Congress resistant the last time around?  Have we changed?  Has the media become that much more powerful?  Or was the fact that Obama was the president sufficient to lead Americans to embrace a pathway to socialized medicine?

Hat tip:  Sadie

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  • Robert Arvanitis

    Full credit to those who foresaw the Obamacare fail.
    Extra credit to those who foresaw the earlier Hillarycare fail and stopped it.
    Seeing ahead is not the hard part, just takes a bit of perspicacity.  The REAL value is when you can do something about it.
    Individuals are smart.  Institutions are stupid.

  • http://ymarsakar.wordpress.com Ymarsakar

    Propaganda takes some time to work. The work of destroying what took centuries to build, may require a few generations here and there.
     
    Mind control and propaganda works best at a “critical mass”. In a death cult, that critical mass is tied around the faithful and the cult’s enforced leadership. In a nation, critical mass is harder to reach.
     
    http://bearingdrift.com/2013/11/10/breaking-democratic-operative-attacks-gop-election-observer-in-fairfax/
     
    Generally when people start acting like this, with no prompting from mind control specialists and Leftist spiritual leaders, the program is auto regenerating and can be left to run solo.

  • http://www.amazon.com/Occupy-Innsmouth-ebook/dp/B009WWJ44A/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1361504109&amp raymondjelli

    We were not that far from the Reagan revolution at that point and Daniel Patrick Moynihan was a leading dissenter in the Democratic party. There was no such Democratic figure this time around and more people have been rejecting Bush than embracing Reagan. With that said Obamacare is not that much different than policies that destroyed urban America previously. All this is more traumatic because foreign competition is so much greater. America got serious rocked when Japan captured its auto market and instead of seeing a need to fight to be number one our leaders decided we could die a slow death and become the Socialist countries where slimeball politicians get rich.
    The truth is America absorbed a lot of this crap previously. The Acorn corruption class was created fifty years ago. They simply found a perfect storm of American confusion to be able to jump in and do damage. My hope is that when the pendulum swings back Americans realize that we need a total win. A ballot box victory is not enough. Corrupt political machines need to be uprooted and destroyed. Obama has proven we can’t let them lie and wait for national power. The stakes are too high.

  • Mike Devx

    We are more polarized as a nation than we were then.  This means that the Democrat majority in 2008 was far more to the left – and therefore more committed to socialized healthcare than they were twenty years ago.  Even o, it took an immense amount of dirty backroom politics and iron boot tactics to get ObamaCare passed.
     
    Also, we are softer as a People.  After twenty more years of living high on the hog – living better than we ought to, by piling up and piling up debt to pay for it… we now expect everything for free, and do NOT want to pay for what we’re getting.  So, free health care!  Why not?  Make the promises, and people who WANT to believe it will believe it.
     
    In a nutshell,. that’s what I see why ObamaCare passed, and why people are hoping the problems go away, so they can get on with more of Life Under Santa Claus.
     
    But what cannot go on forever, will not go on forever.  Deep in their hearts, people must know this, no matter how much they try to deny it.  They’re just engaging in Magical Thinking, hoping that somehow, somewhat, what must happen, will somehow not happen.  It’s going to be terrible when it does happen.  So many people – and not the very rich! – are going to get hurt badly.

  • http://ymarsakar.wordpress.com Ymarsakar

    Until people get the guts enough to order the Marines into Chicago and clean it up like Fallujah, people are just playing around with politics. They aren’t serious. They won’t get serious until the boot stomps on their head and their child’s head, crushing it. They won’t get it serious until then. By that time, it might just be too late.

  • Soviet of Washington

    Book,
    You didn’t see ‘Harry and Louise’ ads this time for the simple reason that (as Dr. Rich explains here in more detail: http://covertrationingblog.com/weird-fact-about-insurance-companies/why-the-health-insurance-industry-supported-obamacare) the insurance companies needed Obamacare to provide a graceful exit strategy to their failing business model.  The insurance companies actually supported Hillarycare in 1993 initially as well, until the Clinton’s overplayed their hand and attempted too big a takeover.
    -Soviet
    P.S. – Dr. Rich’s Obamacare e-book “Open Wide and say Moo” is available for reading free online and well worth it: http://covertrationingblog.com/open-wide-and-say-moo-the-good-citizens-guide-to-right-thinking-and-right-actions

  • http://ymarsakar.wordpress.com Ymarsakar

    Bookworm here covered a host of reasons why there was no free marketplace or liberty principles at work concerning the insurance companies pre 2007. I used it to construct the hypocrisy case against Congress, back when people didn’t believe the Day would ever come. So I learned a substantial amount about how the Left was profiting and sabotaging the market place when it came to certain kinds of business and insurance.