NYT: Obamacare Could be Obama’s Katrina
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  • Corlyss
  • Corlyss

    A momentary epiphany in the NYT Editorial Board:

    “On one level, it should surprise no one that a politician faced with either seeming like a liar or seeming like a fool would choose the fool. But that still leaves us with the disturbing impression — and not for the first time in this administration — that Mr. Obama sometimes shoots from the hip, that he is still struggling to handle the politics of the presidency after nearly five years in office, and that he is surrounded by people who are too incompetent or too weak to help him.”

    http://takingnote.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/11/14/obamas-health-care-promise/?ref=opinion

    • Jim__L

      I’m sure the NYT would like to suggest a few “competent” or “strong” people that they think would make the Obama administration work perfectly.

      Wouldn’t it be ironic if they put Hillary forward as part of the health-care solution? A lot of Obama’s supporters were still in diapers 20 years ago.

      • Corlyss

        “A lot of Obama’s supporters were still in diapers 20 years ago.”

        A lot of them still haven’t grown up, literally or figuratively.

        More likely the NYT was thinking of Punch. He has the answer to everything.

  • Boritz

    …had thrust difficult burdens on his political allies and hurt Americans’ trust in him. -NYT
    The NYT thinks these repercussions are bad.

  • Bruce

    Keep in mind that with Bush’s failure on Katrina, there was a lot of failure at the state and local level and the press savaged Bush when most of it wasn’t his fault. He did not help himself with “Heckuva job, Brownie.” In the case of the ACA it is destructive legislation and the fact that Obama has been exposed is helpful, although the pain to individuals with “substandard” plans is immense and inexcusable. If the country needs this moment to cause it to pull back from hard left progressivism, then it needed to happen. We generally don’t do things the easy way and re-electing the guy who shoved ACA down our throats is evidence of that. Common sense told you it couldn’t work. People need to see it inflict pain before they figure it out.

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