Thursday, October 24, 2013
Obama's Had It In For Me Ever Since I Kinda Ran Over His Dog
The Obama administration deserves all the criticism it's getting for the poor start of health law and more. Their job was to implement the law effectively -- even if Republicans were standing in their way. So far, it's clear that they weren't able to smoothly surmount both the complexities of the law and the political roadblocks thrown in their path. Who President Obama will ultimately hold accountable -- if anyone -- for the failed launch is an interesting question.
But the GOP's complaints that their plan to undermine the law worked too well and someone has to pay border on the comic.
Ezra cites the classic "I'm an orphan" excuse, but what else would fit? An arsonist who tried burning down his house for insurance money complaining about the smoke damage in his living room?
Regardless, these folks are just too much. I suppose since Benghazigate went nowhere, they gotta try pushing Portalgate for a while...
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The Obama administration deserves all the criticism it's getting for the poor start of health law and more. Their job was to implement the law effectively -- even if Republicans were standing in their way.
Okay, let's assess that blame some other time, huh? Like after the catastrophe you keep pronouncing has actually been averted, and not in the middle of the skid? Whaddya say, Ez?
Who President Obama will ultimately hold accountable -- if anyone -- for the failed launch is an interesting question.
Made more interesting by a Dem. Rep. now demanding Obama offer a sacrifice to the D.C. Gods of outrage, lest the tremors inside the Beltway continue and the storm clouds thicken.
I'm really fed to the gills with this. Ez wants to stand apart and say he's just concerned with how the whole program works, but right now all complaints become THE complaint: that Obamacare is a "train wreck" and what wasn't won in the gov't shutdown must be granted now ere the black hole widen and swallow us all.
Even Democrats who should know better are starting to run from what they think is perceived as a disaster. I don't care how reasonable Mr. Klein thinks he is, he's feeding the monster. Stories about how Medicare Part D didn't roll out smoothly under Bush are being lost in the noise about how this catastrophe is going to end life as we know it.
Posted by: Rmj | Oct 24, 2013 4:34:20 PM
Good point(s). It is almost like Dems and the even-the-liberal-but-gotta-be-balanced pundits are retreating back to their old defensive postures after holding so firm during the shutdown.
Posted by: NTodd Pritsky | Oct 24, 2013 9:01:04 PM