At Tuesday’s press conference, President Obama delivered an unfocused eight-minute defense of his central legislative accomplishment in office – the Affordable Care Act. In the face of intraparty criticism that implementation of his health care law will be a “train wreck,” new polls showing support for the law near all-time lows, and even the Democratic nominee in next week’s House special election calling the law “extremely problematic”– there’s plenty of evidence piling up to believe health care will be a political millstone for Democrats in 2014.
…No, wait, sorry. The tears were actually from the Cheerio that I managed to somehow inhale earlier this evening, and then spent the next ten minutes trying to expel from my lungs. The National Journal article is instead merely hysterical, in a distinctly anticipatory (not to say, predatory) sort of way.