Obamacare sucks. We all know that. Each day, we learn about more and more people who are finding themselves cut off from their previous health insurance - the same insurance President Obama swore you could keep. I get that.
Opponents of the measure are, understandably, chanting choruses of “I told you so!” I can’t say that I blame them. However, they’re also taking things a bit far.
Many of these opponents are also rubbing it in the nose of those who supported the law, only to find out that they had been duped. To those people, I have one thing to say: Knock it the hell off!
Yes, they were wrong. Yes, we are all having to pay for the mistake they made in actually believing that Obamacare would make the world better. Yes, it’s going to be hell to make the law go away. I understand all of that.
However, the people reveling in this so deeply are missing out on a golden opportunity. You see, this is the chance to look at some of these people and begin to unwind the layers of indoctrination they have already endured. They trusted government, and they’ve been betrayed. Their eyes might not be open just yet, but they’re primed for it like never before.
Instead of the mocking memes that float around Facebook, maybe the correct approach is to ask them if they understand “why?”
If the answer is no, then you have a golden opportunity to enlighten them.
Of course, many will just parrot Obama’s latest talking points, putting it all on the insurance companies. You can always engage them in a little “what if?” The truth is the truth, and no amount of spin coming from 1600 Pennsylvania is going to change that. None.
Whatever you do, don’t beat them with the truth. People don’t like to be lectured in the first place. In the second, someone reaching their own conclusions is so much more profound.