Here is the Wall Street Journal, doing its best to warn the millions of untutored Americans out there who just don’t understand the evil they are about to unleash:
If the current polls hold, Barack Obama will win the White House on November 4 and Democrats will consolidate their Congressional majorities, probably with a filibuster-proof Senate or very close to it. Without the ability to filibuster, the Senate would become like the House, able to pass whatever the majority wants.
Though we doubt most Americans realize it, this would be one of the most profound political and ideological shifts in U.S. history. Liberals would dominate the entire government in a way they haven’t since 1965, or 1933. In other words, the election would mark the restoration of the activist government that fell out of public favor in the 1970s. If the U.S. really is entering a period of unchecked left-wing ascendancy, Americans at least ought to understand what they will be getting, especially with the media cheering it all on.
Here are just some of the horrors working class and middle class Americans can expect from a filibuster-proof Democratic Senate:
Have you lost control of your bladder from sheer terror yet? If not, this should do it:
Medicare for all. When HillaryCare cratered in 1994, the Democrats concluded they had overreached, so they carved up the old agenda into smaller incremental steps, such as Schip for children. A strongly Democratic Congress is now likely to lay the final flagstones on the path to government-run health insurance from cradle to grave.
Mr. Obama wants to build a public insurance program, modeled after Medicare and open to everyone of any income. According to the Lewin Group, the gold standard of health policy analysis, the Obama plan would shift between 32 million and 52 million from private coverage to the huge new entitlement. Like Medicare or the Canadian system, this would never be repealed.
The commitments would start slow, so as not to cause immediate alarm. But as U.S. health-care spending flowed into the default government options, taxes would have to rise or services would be rationed, or both. Single payer is the inevitable next step, as Mr. Obama has already said is his ultimate ideal.
I have bolded the scariest parts — although you hardly need such props to see how hair-raisingly terrifying this all is. I don’t know about you all, but that bit about “government-run health insurance from cradle to grave” is what did me in. Just thinking about that — guaranteed universal health insurance for everyone (that’s what universal means, right?) from cradle to grave…. I just can’t take this level of fear anymore. I’m hyperventilating and my heart is threatening to explode right out of my chest. I think I’m going to crawl into bed, curl up in a fetal position, and pull the covers over my head.
Tell me when the single-payer people are gone, so I know it’s safe to come out.