A recent poll by the Kaiser Family Foundation found that a majority of Americans know that more than eight million people enrolled in health exchanges; but it also found a majority of respondents believing that this was below expectations, and that the law was working badly.
So Republicans are spreading disinformation about health reform because it works, and because they can — there is no sign that they pay any political price when their accusations are proved false.
And that observation should scare you. What happens to the Congressional Budget Office if a party that has learned that lying about numbers works takes full control of Congress? What happens if it regains the White House, too? Nothing good, that’s for sure. Link
We’re doomed because blatant propaganda that harms millions of poor and middle class Americans works, and the party spewing the BS doesn’t give a crap. Hurting people is a feature of their lies, not a bug.
On a related note, we’re also DOOMED because too many Americans are too stupid or partisan to vote these asshats out of office, providing accountability, one of the key ingredients for successful democracy.