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The ObamaCare Quagmire

Posted on | November 4, 2013 | 60 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

Attempts by the White House and liberal media to spin their way out of this mess are failing almost as badly as ObamaCare itself.

The simple facts are against them, and the elaborate rationalizations cannot hide the truth. A quick sample of headlines today:

Health Consumers Finding Out
They Were Sold a Lemon

Megan McArdle, Bloomberg

I had great cancer doctors and
health insurance. My plan was cancelled.
Now I worry how long I’ll live.

Edie Littlefield Sundby, Wall Street Journal

Will Insularity, Incompetence,
and Lies Doom Obamacare?

Ron Fournier, National Journal

Obamacare: Memo reveals health care adviser
warned W.H. was losing control 3 years ago

CBS News

Feinstein: Hey, you could have kept your
plan … until we enacted ObamaCare

Ed Morrissey, Hot Air

What this resembles, quite frankly, is the way George W. Bush’s popularity tumbled in his second term after the insurgency in Iraq started inflicting significant casualties on U.S. troops with no apparent end in sight. Bush was re-elected in 2004 because voters believed (by a relatively narrow majority) that we should “stay the course” in Iraq, and that the insurgency was being defeated. But as 2005 gave way to 2006 and the U.S. death toll in Iraq kept mounting, the perception began to grow that we had taken on an impossible task, that our troops were stuck in a pointless mission they could not win, and there was a political backlash that caught most Republicans by surprise.

ObamaCare is a quagmire, and Democrats have no exit strategy.



60 Responses to “The ObamaCare Quagmire”

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    November 5th, 2013 @ 9:22 am

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  2. GuitarHero1965
    November 5th, 2013 @ 9:40 am

    ObamaCare is a quagmire, and Democrats have no exit strategy

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  4. DclareDiane
    November 5th, 2013 @ 11:43 am

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  5. Worc1
    November 5th, 2013 @ 1:13 pm

    Obama has a strategy. It’s another surge, except that unlike the Taliban and al Qaeda who knew the intimate details of the Afgan surge, the American people have no idea how a military strategy for Iraq and Afgan will work for health insurance. Dems are now in favor for 2 surges and against 1. Typically, they were against the only 1 that worked for purely partisan reasons and for the 2 that have/had no chance of working.

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    November 5th, 2013 @ 1:40 pm

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  7. John in Chicago
    November 5th, 2013 @ 7:46 pm

    The exit strategy was always single payer.

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