A. Barton Hinkle on the Lovecraftian World of Obamacare


H.P. Lovecraft

Obamacare's conservative critics sure know how to make themselves look out of touch. From Sarah Palin's 2009 warning about "death panels" to last week's headlines that a new CBO report said the Affordable Care Act would kill more than two million jobs, the law's critics keep telling whoppers. Say this much for the critics, though: At least they're just bungling the facts. Facts are easy. You can check facts. What supporters of the law are doing, on the other hand, transcends factual bungling. It's far more advanced: a warping of reality so debauched it looks like something out of a tale by H.P. Lovecraft.