Kathleen Sebelius indicated that “significant improvements” have already been made and that administration officials vowed to have [healthcare.gov] fully repaired by Nov. 30, and fully workable in time for users to buy the coverage that takes effect on January 1st.
All that’s needed is for the right leaders to step forward who understand the importance of all of this, who aren’t all soft answers or hard-edged knife fighters. Why do we accept the premise that the GOP either needs to be all Fredo or all Sonny?
No need to wait around three years and beyond to know what Barack Obama’s “legacy” will be. It will be failure. Few, if any, presidents have demonstrated his level of incompetence and ineptitude.
Hundreds of thousands of government workers were laid off, national parks, monuments and other federal tourist attractions were closed, veterans were shortchanged, etc. All because the Republicans in the House of Representatives didn’t vote the necessary money for them, right? Wrong!
The balance of what’s possible with what the base wants is a delicate thing, and Republican leadership sure hasn’t figured out how to achieve it. That Bismarck line about politics being the art of the possible is being bandied about a lot lately… But I’ve always had a problem with it, because I think it ignores the reality of modern political tactics.
The dramatic contrast between the results of Obama’s policies and Reagan’s policies have already resolved the debate our current president is having talking to himself on his “economic tour.”
“They don’t seem to be interested in whether or not climate change is really occurring. They are not interested in facts. They want a carbon tax because it will give them unlimited power and unlimited power means unlimited campaign contributions.”
As President Obama runs about trying to engage states in his Medicare-like preschool proposal, it’s time for Republicans to start thinking as much about small children as they are about illegal immigrants.
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Ezra Klein has a lengthy piece taking apart my post from last July concerning the media’s oft-repeated “Republicans Have No Obamacare Replacement” myth. I’m glad he’s engaged on this point,[...]
Conservatives are still glum about the election, and the upper hand President Obama seems to have over Republicans. But the political stage has been framed far worse for conservatives and[...]