The Potemkin Protest

What is a Potemkin village?

Potemkin village \puh-TEM(P)-kin\ , noun: An impressive facade or display that hides an undesirable fact or state; a false front.

What then is a Potemkin protest? It’s part of the Administration’s strategy to defend Obamacare (as described by the Wall Street Journal):

The White House is even organizing demonstrations during the [Obamacare Supreme Court] proceedings, including a “‘prayerful witness’ encircling the Supreme Court.”

Normally when you’re out of arguments, airspeed, altitude, and ideas, you attempt to demonize your opponent. A scripted protest doesn’t quite fall into that category, but it isn’t too far off.

The Commerce Clause has been used by the Congress to accrue vast and excessive power. With Obamacare, vast and excessive turns into unlimited.


About Professor Mockumental

I enjoy almost all forms of parody, buffoonery, and general high-jinks. Satire has shown itself to be an essential societal need; I therefore humbly offer my services in such a manner. I enjoy mocking the usual suspects at the New York Times (Charles Blows, Moron Dowd, and the earth is flat guy) and Washington Post (Dana Milkbag, E.D. Dijon, and David Ignoramus). There are many others as well, but sadly, there are always too many targets and too little time.

Posted on March 23, 2012, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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