In a way it’s the oddest bit of ObamaCare propaganda we’ve seen so far. “This Is What an #ACASurge Looks Like” was the title of a Saturday post on the White House Blog by senior communications adviser Tara McGuinness.
“The line started forming at 5 a.m. in front of an enrollment center in Miami,” McGuinness boasts. “The final deadline to get covered in 2014 is in just two days, and Americans are literally lining up at grassroots events across the country to make sure they’re covered. This is what momentum looks like.”
To McGuinness’s credit, she does mean “literally” literally. The post includes photos of people literally waiting in line in outside drab, institutional-looking buildings in Las Vegas and two Texas cities, El Paso and McAllen….
But it was the line photos that we found arresting…. The first thing we thought of when we saw the pictures was the photos we’ve recently seen on Twitter of Venezuelans waiting in bread lines. Waiting in line to purchase necessities is a characteristic not of a prosperous free society but of command economies under repressive regimes. Closer to home, one doubts even the Transportation Security Administration would be so tone-deaf as to advertise long airport lines as an indication it’s doing a great job.