1. Float something completely idiotic.
2. Deny it, but let the journOlists report it.
3. The journOlists embrace and sell it backing the aparatchik.
4. Time passes but the journOlists continue their propaganda and their representatives pick up the pace.
5. Wait for the time to slip it through little by little through unaccountable offices of government or like Obamakare... through tricks, bribes and arm twisting even when the populous says NO.
This can take years, even decades... but the socialists don't stop with their ridiculous schemes. They're patient... like terrorists.