The Other McCain

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Hope and Change and Expensive Failure

Posted on | October 10, 2013 | 63 Comments

“Obama: Anatomy of a World Leader,” by Alex Gray (detail)

“I am absolutely certain that generations from now, we will be able to look back and tell our children that this was the moment when we began to provide care for the sick and good jobs to the jobless; this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal.”
Barack Obama, June 3, 2008

This was the moment when our ObamaCare began not working:

Major insurers, state health-care officials and Democratic allies repeatedly warned the Obama administration in recent months that the new federal health-insurance exchange had significant problems, according to people familiar with the conversations.

Did somebody say, “not working”?


As if no one possibly could have foreseen this:

When experts told the Obama Administration it was a fact the website was not ready, did they take seriously this advisement?
Nope! They simply said there was no cause for alarm; the strange gods of the left would just sort everything out.
Oddly enough, they didn’t.

Democrats insisted on shutting down the government in order to implement this expensive failure, while Republicans were willing to become less popular than chlamydia in order to spare Americans from the pain of re-learning that Democrat policies don’t work.

Democrats haven’t turned the whole country into Detroit yet.

We must be patient . . .




63 Responses to “Hope and Change and Expensive Failure”

  1. Garym
    October 10th, 2013 @ 8:56 pm


  2. La Pucelle
    October 10th, 2013 @ 9:22 pm

    Honestly, National Parks should belong to the states they’re in. (And for those like Yellowstone which fall across several states, it’s not as if you need the federal government to have agreements)

  3. Adobe_Walls
    October 10th, 2013 @ 9:57 pm

    Quite. In fact I submit that there are no problems of any kind whether it be drought or the common cold that wouldn’t be improved by abolishment of a bureaucrat or two million.

  4. Cube
    October 10th, 2013 @ 11:56 pm


  5. politsoutherner
    October 11th, 2013 @ 10:22 am

    Hope and Change and Expensive Failure

  6. Hickey
    October 11th, 2013 @ 1:41 pm

    Enough, dickhead. There is no more Marxism. It died at the end of the 20th century with the collapse of the Soviet Union and is discredited there and everywhere else. Even Vietnam has a reformed market economy and free enterprise. A socialized health plan(and i say that in the very weakest sense to describe Obamacare since it doesn’t do what Canada or Western Europe’s healthcare does) or pushing for a higher minimum wage is not Marxism. if you bozos came to the table minus the hyperbole there might be some possibility of a compromise but instead you’re extremists of the right and nothing get’s done.

  7. PubliusNV
    October 11th, 2013 @ 2:29 pm

    Hope and Change and Expensive Failure

  8. rmnixondeceased
    October 11th, 2013 @ 4:37 pm

    Just because you refuse to accept reality does not mean the things I write about aren’t happening. Your delusion and magical thinking cannot protect you from becoming a serf in the Neo-Feudal reality that the progressive left desires. Their timeline is implement socialism via the methodology of Cultural Marxism, impose a totalitarian state then convert the central government into a monarchy centered Neo-Feudalistic state. Cover your ears and say “la la la” all you want, reality will bite you on the ass.

  9. Socialism: Organized Evil
    October 11th, 2013 @ 4:42 pm

    Excellent point. They are impelled almost exclusively by animal instinct and the whims of emotion.

    They’re basically primitives, displaced in time.

  10. Socialism: Organized Evil
    October 11th, 2013 @ 4:44 pm

    The Marxist ideology is alive and well. Saul Alinsky, Hussein Obama’s ideological mentor, was a devout marxist.

  11. K-Bob
    October 11th, 2013 @ 5:54 pm

    Pro slavery types always cry when the abolitionists call them out.

    You clowns are the extremists, and the President’s plummeting ratings underscore it.

  12. K-Bob
    October 12th, 2013 @ 12:23 am

    Could be useful in staving off soil erosion.

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