Considering the desperate straits in which leftist Democrats now find themselves, it is no wonder they are resorting to unorthodox measures in attacking conservatives. As ObamaCare continues to devolve into a boondoggle of epic proportions, the left has retained very little substantive ammunition they can use against the GOP.
Such an unenviable position likely explains the bizarre testimony of a New York congresswoman recently.
Speaking before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Thursday, Democrat Rep. Carolyn Maloney energetically bashed Republicans using a New Yorker article for source material.
While the intellectual publication provides useful information for a variety of issues, its dry wit can sometimes escape the uninitiated reader. Apparently, Maloney fits into that category.
She relied on a piece by Andy Borowitz, whose satirical eponymous blog is widely known for its use of parody – not its accuracy. In fact, the author concedes his Borowitz Report contributions should not be taken literally, calling his work “news, reshuffled.”
Obviously overjoyed at the opportunity to pillory her opponents, Maloney dismissed Borowitz’s disclaimer and treated his work as fact. She parroted his parodied position that Republicans are perturbed with recent improvements made on the ObamaCare enrollment site HealthCare.gov.
Calling the article a “distinguished report,” she said Borowitz “went on to criticize some of my Republican colleagues for plotting to make the Affordable Care Act work, criticizing efforts by President Obama and his team to be flexible, making adjustments in their plan.”
Despite the fact that online enrollments in the unpopular healthcare exchange are lagging far behind initial projections, Democrats continue to portray recent advancements as a panacea. In fact, the entire system is still deeply flawed – likely in ways we won’t fully realize for years to come.
On some level, leftist proponents of ObamaCare realize this fact, which is why they relentlessly deride Republicans in an attempt to shift focus and blame. Using an article intended to be humorous to make a point, however, only further damages Democrats’ already decimated credibility.
–B. Christopher Agee
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