The usually very sage Mr. Taranto weighs in on the claim
I have been refuting again and again here regarding the laughable claim that the ACA roll out has been such a bust because of Republican "sabotage." He looks closely at the WaPo story
some fabulists are using to support their charge and comes to a very different conclusion. Taranto actually supports his
allegations with supporting quotes from the story. His big finish:
The story Goldstein and Eilperin tell is one
not of GOP sabotage but of Obama administration self-sabotage. The
geniuses who were sure they were capable of running the entire medical
industry were so unnerved by the prospect of political opposition that
at every stage of the way they undermined the president's own signature
This is in part a story of political
incompetence and hubris. Obama and his allies in Congress were unable
to win a single Republican vote--and it doesn't seem to have occurred to
them that a monstrously complicated law enacted by a slender partisan
minority might prove especially difficult to implement. As Obama himself admitted
yesterday in a rare truthful statement: "Now, let's face it, a lot of
us didn't realize that passing the law was the easy part."
That's what America gets for electing a president with charisma but no known skills apart (arguably) from delivering speeches.
We should note that this entire discussion has dealt only with the incompetent technical execution
of ObamaCare, what we call Phase 1 of the disaster. Phases 2 and 3,
respectively, are the exposure that ObamaCare is a massive consumer
fraud and the economic inviability of the entire scheme.
exposure of ObamaCare as a massive consumer fraud--and of Obama as the
Bernie Madoff of politics--is well under way. The realization of
ObamaCare's economic inviability is beginning to become clear. The Wall Street Journal
which reports that "early buyers of health coverage on the nation's
troubled new websites are older than expected," meaning there aren't
enough young suckers willing to bear the expense of their elders'
price-controlled premiums. Actually, some of us have been expecting just
Labels: Wreckers; ACA; Republican Sabotage; James Taranto; Democrat Sabotage