1. November 2014 is a million political lifetimes away.
2. This may be part of the strategy.
3. There's still a lot of damage that could be done...
Obama health care woes become credibility fight
WASHINGTON (AP) — Throughout President Barack Obama's first four years in office, he prided himself on his ability to bounce back when much of Washington thought his presidency was in peril.
But the political challenge posed by Obama's disastrous health care rollout is far greater than those he overcame during the nasty debt ceiling fight with Republicans, his stumbling campaign debate in 2012 or even the painful recession.
Because, for once, there is no one to blame but the Democrats. The debt ceiling fight he could blame on Republicans. His campaign debate was swept under the rug, with most of the media declaring him the winner (most before it started...). The health care debacle, OTOH, he owns completely - heck, the media has been falling over itself trying to avoid mentioning that the Republicans forced the shutdown over the implementation of ObamaCare...
You know how you can tell that Obama's signature health care bill is in trouble? The media has stopped referring to it as "ObamaCare" and is using "ACA" or "Affordable Health Care Act." They're still trying their damnedest to shield Teleprompter Jesus from any criticism, but now the real damage is starting to leak out. The more we find out about ObamaCare, the more we're realizing that, gee, those dopey ol' Republicans were right all along.
This isn't Bill Clinton lying about a hummer from an intern here. This is Barack Obama telling the entire nation that they can keep their doctors, that they can keep their insurance, that nothing will change unless they want it to change. And then the realities of ObamaCare starting to hit home. First, retail positions were cut to avoid paying insurance. That wasn't a big deal. What was a big deal, though, was millions of people losing their health insurance as companies stopped covering them.
And the reality is that it will get a LOT worse in the coming months - this isn't going to be swept under the rug like, say, the Benghazi coverup...
That is all.
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