Quote of the day—Jonah Goldberg

This has been one of the most enjoyable political moments of my lifetime. I wake up in the morning and rush to find my just-delivered newspaper with a joyful expectation of worsening news so intense, I feel like Morgan Freeman should be narrating my trek to the front lawn. Indeed, not since Dan Rather handcuffed himself to a fraudulent typewriter, hurled it into the abyss, and saw his career plummet like Ted Kennedy was behind the wheel have I enjoyed a story more.

Alas, the English language is not well equipped to capture the sensation I’m describing, which is why we must all thank the Germans for giving us the term “schadenfreude” — the joy one feels at the misfortune or failure of others. The primary wellspring of schadenfreude can be attributed to Barack Obama’s hubris — another immigrant word, which means a sinful pride or arrogance that causes someone to believe he has a godlike immunity to the rules of life.

Jonah Goldberg
November 14, 2013
Obamacare Schadenfreudarama: It feels pretty good to watch the whole thing fail.
[H/T to John Balog in the comments here.

It is great to see that proponents of big government get whacked alongside the head with the clue-by-four of reality. Most of the time they are smart enough and deceptive enough to hide the tragedy of their misdeeds by diffusing it through time and layers of obfuscation that enable them to avoid taking the blame for the damage done. This time they reached way too far. It’s obvious to all but the most dedicated Marxists that this is a failure that directly affects millions and millions of people. And this time it will be much more difficult to blame on others.

Even these left wingers are jumping ship:

Of course there are those who view the Obamacare failure as a good thing:

Obama has a Second Chance to do what he should have done when first elected in 2008 with the criminally LOOTING Banking and Wall Street-scare EMPIRE (but which he didn’t have the guts to do then) —- he would have an amazing chance to do a rare ‘re-do’, and NATIONALIZE both the crooked looting Health-scare private corporate looting industry, AND go back and NATIONALIZE the even more obvious crooked looting Financial-Scare Industry — and insure (no pun intended) that important PUBLIC GOODS, like Health Care and Banking are removed from the hands of the PRIVATE CROOKS and returned to the hands of the democratic citizens who deserve not to be further ******.

Do not be complacent. This is a crisis and we must take advantage of it because you know the Marxists will if we don’t.—Joe]


2 thoughts on “Quote of the day—Jonah Goldberg

  1. Joe, your pet marxist-commenter obviously still thinks money grows on trees. No mention of where the $$$ for his “medicare for all” is going to come from. Presumably, it was just an oversight that he left out that the tax rate required on the rich to support “medicare for all” would be in excess of 100% of their income, making them actual slaves.

    This marxist also ignored the other possibility: thin down Medicare until it pays for nothing of greater cost than an aspirin. We already do that here in Oregon with Medicaid, and the gimme-gimme class barely tolerates the rationing of their health care service. The Mexicans do that, and it pays for one government nurse to visit avillage about once a month and hold sick call.

    Marxism only works if reality is neither observed, or recognized if it IS observed.

    • Ultimately, the full-on authoritarian state needs no money at all. There is no trade and so there is no need for a trade currency. There are only orders and those who follow orders. The “moneyless society” has been a dream of the left for a very long time.

      Remember the rainbow people? They spoke in just those terms. “Non-corporate” and “moneyless” were buzz words of theirs. It’s a religion. A dream. It’s their “Collective Salvation” (to use Obama’s own words) and there are only those who share the dream of their glorious system of equality and justice, and those who stand in the way.

      What you see as a bug is to them a feature. Once you understand the mind-set you’ll stop being incredulous. All of this rot and destruction is entirely “predictable” in that they’ve been explaining themselves and their intentions all along. The only problem that the ideological Marxists can see here is that we’re still clinging to the tattered shreds of the old, capitalist American nightmare. Get rid of all that “property rights” nonsense and we’re Golden. We’re free. We’re “Saved”.

      In short; we’re dealing with a death cult of the likes of Jonestown, but it’s structure is global in scale this time.

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