The examples are as numerous – as are the stars in the sky. Leftists are awful at keeping promises.
‘Lie Of The Year’ Award: Obamacare
Obama – If You Like Your Healthcare Montage
Obamacare: If You Like Your Plan, You Can Keep It?
Leftists are awful at prognostications.
Jim DeMint: We Won’t Back Down on ObamaCare:
“(G)overnment officials originally projected that Medicare Part B physician services would require ‘federal appropriations of about $500 million a year from general tax revenues.’
“Last year, the federal outlay for that program was $163.8 billion – overshooting the original estimate by more than 4,400%.”
When you see Leftist proclamations containing words like “could,” “may” and “might” – you can bet every dollar in your pocket whatever it is…can’t and won’t.
Top Ten Climate Change Predictions Gone Spectacularly Wrong:
“And no I’m not just nitpicking absurd predictions made by cranks. A study in the journal Nature Climate Change reviewed 117 climate predictions and found that 97.4% never materialized. Is it even fair to call it climate ‘science’ at that point?”
And so it was when Leftists freaked the heck out about the Donald Trump Administration’s Federal Communications Commission (FCC) reversing the Barack Obama Administration’s enormous Internet power grab – executed under the disingenuous guise and auspices of Network Neutrality. December 14 was the two year anniversary of our return to Web sanity.
Trump’s FCC Votes to Repeal Net Neutrality
Two years ago – guess what Leftists were predicting about it? Ridiculous things – like this:
I had to shrink the screen three times – just to get the Senate Democrats’ absurdity to fit in one screen grab. You want more ridiculousness? By all means:
You want whole articles – dedicated by Leftists to being wrong? But of course.
Donald Trump Plans Total Repeal of Net Neutrality Law that Keeps the Internet Free
The FCC Is Trying To Destroy The Internet
Trump’s FCC Wants to Kill a Free and Open Internet
Under Trump, Dark Days Ahead for Net Neutrality and the Open Internet
FCC Under Trump: Net Neutrality & Internet Freedom Face New Attack
The Grim Future of the Open Internet Under Trump
Will Donald Trump Dismantle the Internet as We Know It?
This Is the Year Donald Trump Kills Net Neutrality
Trump’s FCC Is About to Destroy Net Neutrality
If Portugal is a Net Neutrality Nightmare, We’re Already Living in It
If Trump’s FCC Repeals Net Neutrality, Elites Will Rule the Internet—and the Future
How Trump Plans To Slow Our Internet To A Crawl
Get Set: Your Internet Bill is about to Soar, Thanks to Trump’s FCC
Gutting Net Neutrality Is the Trump Administration’s Most Brutal Blow to Democracy Yet
Under Trump the Future of Net Neutrality and Broadband is Uncertain
Except, of course, NONE of these dire Leftists predictions actually happened.
In fact – quite the opposite.
U.S. Internet Speeds Rose Nearly 40 Percent in 2018
That’s a whole lot faster – in just one year after repeal of the oppressive Net Neutrality regime. Speed increases were pent up behind the government wall – because investment money was pent up behind the government wall. The Trump FCC – unleashed the latter, which unleashed the former.
USTelecom Research Shows FCC Broadband Policy Is Working
“ISP trade group says investment was up $1.5 billion in 2017.”
Data Show Continued Upward Momentum for Broadband Investment:
“U.S. broadband provider capital investment increased by approximately $3 billion in 2018, continuing the positive momentum shift that began in 2017 when the FCC initially signaled its intention to restore a forward-looking regulatory framework for broadband.”
And, of course, no one is charging you for a la carte access to websites. And, of course, no one is blocking you from any websites. Because all of these Leftist Net Neutrality predictions – were dead wrong. Or, if you prefer:
One Year Later, The Left’s Net Neutrality Lies Look Even Dumber
Two years later – the Left’s lies look dumber still. Leftists, of course, remain steadfastly impervious to facts.
Net Neutrality Supporters Ask Court to Reconsider Ruling That Upheld FCC Repeal
Wait – “reconsider?” Yes, because:
Court Upholds Net Neutrality Repeal
Which reminds of “A Few Good Men” – and Demi Moore:
“‘I strenuously object’ – ??? Is that how it works? ‘Objection’ – ‘overruled.’ ‘Oh no no no no – no I STRENUOUSLY object.’ ‘Oh wow – if you strenuously object then I should take some time to reconsider.”
No – that’s not how it works. That’s not how any of this works. Of course, Leftists ultimately object – to Reality. And that nigh never turns out well.
First published at RedState.