I’m just going to summarize it: Senator Chuck Schumer today ever-so-casually indicated that working first on Obamacare was a mistake; that, in fact, Congress should have instead worked on pretty much anything else besides Obamacare; and that Sen. Schumer himself opposed starting first on Obamacare, but all those Obama supporters in the Obama administration were so adamant that Obamacare be put in place right away. Also: how about that absent-from-the-Obamacare-debate Hillary Clinton, huh? You know what her middle name isn’t? That’s right: Obamacare.
I’m being mean, I know*. But if Chuck Schumer is useful for any one thing it’s in determining just how toxic a politician and/or government program can be. Based on this article, Barack Obama and his signature** political accomplishment are quite toxic indeed. And it’s not even 2015 yet! If Barack Obama’s a lame duck now, imagine how useless he’s going to be a year from now***. (more…)