If you are a governor and/or a state legislator who favors setting up a state exchange on your own – instead of letting the federal government do it for you – then you are, to use a very useful epithet of S.M. Stirling’s, a natural-born damned fool. It’s not a question of waiting for the federal government to get its [expletive deleted] in gear. It’s not even a question of waiting for the federal government to get its thumb out of its [expletive deleted] so that it can get its [expletive deleted] in gear. Noooo, it’s a question of waiting for the Subcommittee for Pollexo-Cranial Operations to finish its preliminary survey so that the federal government can begin to revise the initial tentative timeline for establishing a universal procedure of acceptable methods for removing the thumb in an efficient manner.
I sometimes think that every urban liberal in America should be required to yearly get something out of their local Department of Motor Vehicles; preferably, something that the DMV doesn’t want to give them. It might prove to be… corrective… to their particular, and somewhat parochial, worldview.