On a scale like Obamacare? At the Federal level?
Gulf of Tonkin
Operation Northwoods (though it was rejected by Kennedy)
Give me one example of a law passed that was intentionally deceptive, designed to trick both politicians and the public.
I'm not sure I can name any off hand. I don't think you can either, despite your diatribe on Obamacare.
To suggest that Democrats are the only ones that do deceptive things when some of the biggest political scandals that have happened in this country were led by Republicans is nothing short of ignorant and asinine.
Stop with the diatribe. It's a simple question. Were you duped, as Gruber states, the "stupidity of the American voter", or were you okay with the deception and lying by its architects to achieve what they wanted? Does the ends justify the means? That'd make it Machiavellian's, "effectual truth". Lie, cheat, deceive, win by any means, as if you think you'll do a better job, have better policies, it is, in effect, the truth. You believe that? I don't. Or is Lincoln right, that honesty is the best policy? I think the majority of Americans agree with Lincoln, and that's what the recent election was about. People know they were lied to. I see nothing on this scale in my lifetime. The lying by a President 31 times, knowingly lying, about, "if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor, period", "if you like your insurance company, you can keep your company, period". When has this ever happened before? Month after month after month? To the American people? Sure, Nixon lied, repeatedly, but on what, a coverup of a break in? Not a law which impacted everyone's lives and caused chaos. The second article of impeachment of Nixon included, "an attempt to the use the IRS to punish opponents". Don't you think we're well past that with this President, attempting to use the IRS? Nixon was unsuccessful, this President has surely used the IRS to punish opponents.
Here's a sober analysis by a Yale trained lawyer. The ACA is toast. And it will bury Democrats. It has to. Something built on such lies, and so untenable, just can't work. This is reminiscent of Lincoln, and his, "a house divided cannot stand", speech. The country is divided, and this law cannot stand. Not the way it was built, sold, forced, represented. Just can't work. And as this lawyer states, King v Burwell will bury it. The law is clear, despite Krugman's ridiculous piece about his family's plot in comparison, Death by Typo
. Read the law at volokh.com, by Jon Adler. The intent couldn't be clearer.http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2014/11/william-levin-the-road-to-obamacare-repeal.php