Probably in a desperate attempt to salvage a couple of nanograms of credibility now that her Wonderboy of Yore isn’t all that hot anymore and has turned into what every single person in the country with an IQ above room temperature knew he was from day one. Still, her column is well worth reading, if nothing else then for the enjoyment of seeing somebody slowly waking up to reality. Baby steps.
As I say, put aside the argument, step back and view the thing at a distance. Support it or not, you cannot look at ObamaCare and call it anything but a huge, historic mess. It is also utterly unique in the annals of American lawmaking and government administration.
Which is, of course, why the GOP is doing exactly fuck all to get rid of it. Just think on how many years they can run on repealing it. As long as they don’t do anything to, you know, repeal it.
The White House, on the other hand, seems to have understood what the bill would do, and lied in a way so specific it showed they knew exactly what to spin and how. “If you like your health-care plan, you can keep your health-care plan, period.” “If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor, period.” That of course was the president,
misrepresentinglying his fucking face off about the facts of his signature legislative effort. That was historic, too. If you liked your doctor, your plan, your network, your coverage, your deductible you could not keep it. Your existing policy had to pass muster with the administration, which would fight to the death to ensure that 60-year-old women have pediatric dental coverage.
We had to fix a bit for you up there, Peggy. Time to call a spade a spade and all.
Republicans of all people should not go for the happy face. They cannot run only on ObamaCare this year and later, because it’s not the only problem in America. But it’s a problem, a big one, and needs to be hard and shrewdly fought.
Fought, but never defeated. Too many lovely donations in keeping it around for decades as the campaigning gift that keeps on giving. “Just vote for me and I’ll fight, fight FIGHT to destroy ObamaCare.”
Just wait and see. We’ve seen this before as well. Over and over again.