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