Now, I know that a lot of people are basically permanently annoyed with Chuck Todd, particularly since he recently declared that Obamacare was here to stay. But the technique that he used on Debbie Wasserman Schultz in the video below remains easy to replicate. It turns out that taking a position solely because it polls well doesn’t work out as well when you get challenged on it:
…And this is the basic problem with the “Let’s fix Obamacare!” gambit that Democrats are hoping to use. The next logical question is “How?” It’s an elegant trap, really: as Rep. Wasserman Schultz demonstrates, the Democrats are trying to hold two, contradictory positions. To wit: they must agree with the American people that the law is horrifically flawed – while at the same time claiming that the Democrats did a marvelous job in crafting, passing, and implementing the legislation. So when a Democrat gets asked for a specific problem, he or she is pretty much stuck for an answer. Either the Democrat must have his or her party take sole responsibility for an easily-avoidable mistake, or the Democrat must tacitly admit that ‘fix Obamacare’ is a particularly pathetic piece of agitprop.
For the record, the smart response would apparently have been to own up to something bad, and call for it to be fixed. We know this because Debbie Wasserman Schultz picked the other option.
— PJ Tatler (@PJTatler) April 1, 2014
PS: I found today’s Obamacare news remarkably… muted. It’s almost as if the Left doesn’t want to trust its weight to that particular branch.