1by Rick aka Mr. Brutally Honest
The sad part about this is that Kathleen Sebelius and others following her
lead are likely to get away with it given the population's ignorance:
As Democrats grow increasingly worried that ObamaCare will explode on
the launch pad just as ObamaFailure midterm elections get going, the Obama
administration seeks to pin blame on Republicans. Good luck with that.
Earlier this week, Health and Human Services head Kathleen Sebelius
admitted that she didn't realize how complicated getting ObamaCare off the
ground would be.
Sebelius complained that "no one fully anticipated" the difficulties
involved in implementing ObamaCare, or how confusing it would be with the
She wasn't talking about the massive and impossible task of imposing
central planning on one-sixth of the nation's economy.
Instead, she was trying to find a way to blame Republicans for ObamaCare
's failures when the inevitable problems start emerging.
Rather than say "let's get on board, let's make this work," recalcitrant
Republicans have forced her to engage in "state-by-state political battles,
" Sebelius said at a Harvard School of Public Health forum. "The politics
has been relentless."
So let's see if we get this. Democrats shoved an unpopular, expensive,
ill-conceived and poorly written law down the country's throat with no
Republican support, and without bothering to see whether states would want
to take on the thankless and costly task of helping the feds implement it.
And now that many of these states are rebelling, it's the Republicans'
Sebelius' fellow Democrat, West Virginia Sen. Jay Rockefeller, had a
more accurate take on the problem the administration faces: the law is "
probably the most complicated piece of legislation ever passed by the United
States Congress" and "if it isn't done right the first time, it will just
simply get worse."
Rockefeller, like a growing number of Democrats, realizes that ObamaCare
is shaping up to be a political disaster for the party next November.
The influential Cook Political Report noted earlier this month that
almost all of the Democratic insiders they talked to "voiced concern about
the potential for the issue to hurt Democrats in 2014."
And just what could explain these concerns?
Maybe it's because even Sebelius now admits that ObamaCare will force
insurance claims up 32%.
I hope like hell, for the sake of the country, there's a way to rid
ourselves of this blight.
Hope like hell.