Wednesday, November 20, 2013

The Tinkerbell Defense

In light of the ongoing train-wreck that is ObamaCare, the president thinks that the Republicans should share the blame for the political disaster because they didn't support it enough.
“One of the problems we’ve had is one side of Capitol Hill is invested in failure,” Obama said at the Wall Street Journal’s CEO Council meeting in Washington. “We obviously are going to have to remarket and rebrand, and that will be challenging in this political environment.”
Uuuh, no, Mr. President.  The problem you have is that your namesake law was passed without any Republican votes whatsoever, it was fully funded through its own funding mechanism and you had three years to properly plan and prepare for the rollout on the day that the law set to roll out.  You knew this was coming, or you certainly should have known.  The date was set three years ago.  The fact that the Republicans griped and grouched about it had absolutely nothing to do with the botched rollout.  That was yours all along.  It's your law, you screwed up, and you're continuing to screw up.

Your next huge problem, Mr. President, is coming next October, when the employer mandate rolls out. That market is a lot larger than the individual market and will impact a lot more people, on an order of magnitude.  If you botch that implementation, Congress will probably become bright red, and your lasting legacy will be one of myopia, hubris, and breathtaking obtuseness.  Not to mention sheer incompetence.


Mad Jack said...

You're being too kind. The people directly involved in this train wreck are so unbelievably, incredibly stupid that they couldn't get laid in a Bangkok whore house. Some of them actually believe this thing will work, and it won't.

I know it won't work, you know it won't work, anyone half as bright as a brain damaged five year old moose knows for a concrete fact that this business will not work. Not even as advertised.

The important point you make is the employer mandate. Now that's going to be a disaster worth watching.

Goatwhiskers said...

A political cartoon in the Baton Rouge paper said that Oblammer lied to get the Republicans to vote for this mess. Therefore it's the GOP's fault that he lies. GW