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The Endless Debacle of ObamaCare

Posted on | November 15, 2013 | 62 Comments

No one can remember a policy disaster quite like this. Every day brings multiple new bad-news headlines. We could compare the sudden and seemingly permanent debacle of ObamaCare to the way the insurgency in Iraq sapped President Bush’s second-term popularity, but there are obvious differences between the two situations: We invaded Iraq after a long public debate, and after the policy was authorized by Congress on a bipartisan vote, whereas ObamaCare was rammed through Congress on a party-line vote with the Democrat Speaker of the House saying she had to pass the bill so we could know what was in it.

Democrats own ObamaCare exclusively, and so its failure — which is even more self-evident than was the failure of Bush’s Iraq policy — threatens to inflict permanent political damage. A few headlines:

Why liberals are panicked about Obamacare
Charles Krauthammer, Washington Post

Befuddled Central Planner in Chief
Discovers Complexity Of Real Life

Ed Driscoll

‘Fairy Tale’ Continues as Obama
Proposes Extralegal Obamacare Fix

Daniel Halper, Weekly Standard

How Can Dems Mandate Policy Renewals If
State Insurance Commissioners Won’t Let Them?

The Lonely Conservative

As Joe Curl says, Obama will try to turn this around by blaming insurance companies and Republican opposition for the failure of his policy and, at some point, the liberal media will line up in lockstep to parrot the Democrat talking points. Yet all the White House spin and all the media sycophancy in the world cannot hide the abject failure of ObamaCare, and Democrats will pay the political price next November.

Note to Democrats: Denial is not an effective political strategy.






62 Responses to “The Endless Debacle of ObamaCare”

  1. bartb1067
    November 15th, 2013 @ 10:18 pm

    The Endless Debacle of ObamaCare .. c u in November!

  2. Dandapani
    November 15th, 2013 @ 10:36 pm

    I always loved the “fire can’t melt steel” theory. How in the hell do liberals think steel is made?

  3. Garym
    November 15th, 2013 @ 10:55 pm

    Unicorns use their special horn to form steel into whatever they need……….

  4. ChandlersGhost
    November 16th, 2013 @ 12:49 am

    Except that Mary Landrieu’s political future hardly has the poetry of Othello. I think that the farce is strong with this one.

  5. rightisright5116
    November 16th, 2013 @ 9:42 am

    The insurance commissioners are doing the right thing in protecting their states and the companies that operate in their states. I guess Obama didn’t even understand that this might happen and circumvent his try at putting blame on the insurance companies. He’ll probably blame the “insurance industry” instead.

  6. rsmccain
    November 16th, 2013 @ 10:24 am

    RT @Katiescarlet2: “Denial is not an effective political strategy.” —> The Endless Debacle of ObamaCare

  7. GulfDogs
    November 16th, 2013 @ 11:41 am

    ?The Endless Debacle of ObamaCare?

  8. Emilio_Crosby
    November 16th, 2013 @ 2:22 pm

    The Endless Debacle of ObamaCare

  9. Kevin Trainor Jr.
    November 16th, 2013 @ 4:42 pm

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  10. Bob Belvedere
    November 16th, 2013 @ 5:06 pm

    Only one…to the right server farm.

  11. GuitarHero1965
    November 16th, 2013 @ 9:36 pm

    The Endless Debacle of ObamaCare Every day brings multiple new bad-news headlines

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