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The Left’s ability to nigh always be incorrect – is really quite impressive. Occasionally a Leftist here or there inadvertently swerves into correctness on this or that issue. But almost always, the Left is profoundly and loudly wrong.
The examples are as numerous – as are the stars in the sky.
Leftists are awful at keeping promises.
Leftists are awful at prognostications.
“(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.
“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.
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.
Except, of course, NONE of these dire Leftists predictions actually happened.
In fact – quite the opposite.
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.
“ISP trade group says investment was up $1.5 billion in 2017.”
“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:
Two years later – the Left’s lies look dumber still.
Leftists, of course, remain steadfastly impervious to facts.
Wait – “reconsider?” Yes, because:
“‘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.