The sinking ship of ObamaCare. Kathleen Parker in the Washington Post, piles on. I'm running out of popcorn, dammit!
If you like your monster, you can keep it. Rick Wilson is feeling the power:
Republicans should let the creature rage. Strategic patience takes discipline, because the natural instinct is to stop the monster from tearing down the village. I know you're repulsed by the idea of doing nothing. You feel for the millions of Americans losing their coverage. You want to do something, anything to put points on the board. Most of all, you all want repeal. You sense that it's close.Little Miss Out-of-touch. I speak of the Pelosi, of course.
But I want something else, and so should you. I'd like repeal served in the ruins of the Obama Administration and the Democrats' 2014 hopes. I'd like the Democrats and the media to be stuck talking about this disaster for a year, instead of being able to move on to immigration or ENDA or whatever is bugging Sandra Fluke this week.
It begins. Democratic politicians are feeling the heat, and are hitting the panic button. Senator Kay Hagan (D, North Carolina) has big problems. She's dropping in the polls like a GBU-43/B out of a C-130. Dana Milbank knows why:
Well, her problem begins with Obamacare, ends with Obamacare and has a whole lot of Obamacare in between.I don't know how much of this I can stand. But I'll try hard...
The great prevaricator. Paul Rahe, writing at Ricochet, has a cheery conclusion:
Obamacare may be remembered as a turning point in American history. It may be remembered as the time when Americans woke up, saw to the heart of the administrative entitlement state, and began the process of dismantling it and restoring limited government.What's this feeling I have? Could it be ... hope? That feels a little dangerous. But Richard Fernandez at The Belmont Club is having similar thoughts. Neo-Neocon, too, though with a bit less optimism. Must calm down...
If schadenfreude had calories, I'd weight 300 pounds. Hah!