Plato said: “Knowledge without justice ought to be called cunning rather than wisdom…. [and] Cunning…is but the low mimic of wisdom.”
Cunning is the name of the game in politics. Really—whatever you call it—the savvy necessary to thrive in politics is extraordinary, and can become quite dangerous. Unfortunately, cunning is often linked with high intelligence, but that skews the idea of what intelligence truly is. One does need to be intelligent to be cunning, but one does not need to have wisdom. And without wisdom, intelligence can be hazardous.
This is the case with many politicians: they are often cunning, and bright, but lacking in wisdom. Barack Obama is one of—if not the most—cunning politician I have seen since Bill Clinton. He successfully implemented a takeover of one sixth of our economy within his first term. His design, of a two-class nation and an elimination of the middle class, is coming quickly to fruition.
Unfortunately for him, more and more details are coming out about Obamacare, and the costs associated with it. This is such an alarming situation, that the Obama administration and the Democrats are scrambling to do damage control.
One detail that has gotten particular attention is the way in which businesses are having to deal with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Businesses are reducing employee hours and discussing penalties in anticipation of the 2014 Obamacare slam. The effects of Obamacare on businesses will be staggering, leading to millions of people losing health insurance. In addition to this, the effects on private insurance will force many Americans off their health plans, due to skyrocketing costs.
Now, the Democrats need all the help they can get in terms of the 2014 mid-term elections. Among the numerous scandals plaguing the White House, and the overall dissatisfaction with the current political environment, it seems as though Democrats might take a beating next year.
In light of that fact, it was clear that Obama had to do something to save face. It is his responsibility to help keep as many Senate and House seats in the hands of Democrats in 2014.
According to Time:
“The Obama Administration announced on Tuesday that it is delaying implementing a key component of the Affordable Care Act for a year following complaints from the private sector about reporting requirements…The so-called employer mandate, which penalizes employers with more than 50 employees if they fail to provide a minimum standard of affordable health insurance, was set to kick in in 2014, but now will take effect in 2015, the Treasury Department announced…”
Call me a cynic, but delaying this increasingly unpopular piece of legislation that will cost millions of Americans their insurance seems like it was specifically done to save the Democrats in the 2014 mid-term elections. In fact, don’t even call me a cynic—it’s just the obvious truth of the matter.
Wisdom would dictate that if legislation is unpopular, if it had such a dramatically bad effect on the economy and the American people at large, one should trash it. But trashing Obamacare doesn’t follow the administration’s plan to create a two-class system. Obama doesn’t possess wisdom, so he must use cunning to undermine the American people, and advance his own agenda.
Cunning is a weak, poisonous version of intelligence. Don’t believe Obama. Don’t believe the excuses for the shift from 2014 to 2015. He is a flat out manipulator, and a liar.
Obamacare will be a disaster, no matter how long we have to wait for it.