Oct
09
2013

The administration NEEDS a delay on #Obamacare, but they can’t bear to face that.

Bob Krumm is right: the President should be begging us for a year’s delay of Obamacare.  He’s also right about this:

That the President can’t compromise in a way that gives him everything he wants, plus the extra time he needs, is not about business.  It’s strictly personal.

…although I should qualify this: under normal circumstances the President should be begging us for a year’s delay.  The problem for the President is that his entire baraka – no, that’s not a pun; it’s precisely the word that I needed and meant – is tied up in being without flaw or blemish. Losing to Republicans will not be seen as threatening to weaken Obama; it will weaken him, not least in the eyes of his most slavish worshipers.  And worshipers is also precisely the world that I needed, and meant.And here’s the thing about humans, when they worship a man as if he was a god.  Things can get remarkably ugly when the god turns out to be a man after all.

Moe Lane

PS: This is Barack Obama’s problem, not the GOP’s.  Personally, I’m of the opinion that maybe we should start charging for letting Obamacare be delayed for a year.

PPS: Add Wolf Blitzer to the list of people offering the President a hint:

 

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