“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.