Big Government Liberalism Will Crash with Obamacare

| October 28 2013
John Walker

 The Health Care Disaster Is Bigger Than They Think

On March 23, 2010 – the day President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act – liberals celebrated their dream of creating national health insurance.

On October 1, 2013 – the day Obamacare opened for business – liberals came face-to-face with the real world.

The calamity of the Obamacare rollout and the chaos of what’s to come are bigger than even the President’s most cherished accomplishment. It’s a stark example that big government is the worst way to run a nation that has long prospered on free enterprise and individual initiative.

collapse_destroy_fail_failure_demolitionThere is a strange sense afoot that the public’s pervasive bad mood is now symbolized in one huge government program that already has failed. Politically it could be fatal for the Democratic Party in the midterm elections next year and the presidential contest in 2016.

A glance at the headlines any day of the week reveals that most Americans think the country is on the wrong track. The economy is stuck in the mud with a disastrous dip in the number of citizens in the workforce. The nation has experienced the worst economic recovery since World War II. There are more part-time than full-time jobs. These long-term problems will not yield to the quick fix.

All this during the five-year tenure of the most liberal president in decades. President Obama promised more efficient government that would lift the middle class out of the doldrums. But the evidence is not there. In fact, quite the opposite has now been revealed dramatically in the Obamacare failure.

Unless there is a drastic overhaul, the Obamacare calamity will continue for months or even years. Without a drastic political change in Washington it seems unlikely that millions of Americans will receive relief from this overly ambitious big government experiment.

The stakes could not be higher for Obama and his Democratic colleagues. They bet everything on Obamacare. Now there is panic in the White House and amongst Democrats up for reelection across the board. Even the fawning national media cannot ignore the Obamacare disaster and the long-term consequences for the president and his party.

Obama and the Democrats will not give up easily. The upbeat rhetoric from the President, Harry Reid, and Nancy Pelosi defies reality. All will be well, they say, once experts correct the technical problems with the Obamacare launch. Every American with an ounce of common sense knows it is not true.

The President and his followers are missing the point. Obamacare is the boldest big government experiment in decades. It is the cornerstone of Obama’s legacy. But more than that, it is the epitome of big government liberal programs.

When Obamacare fails – and it will fail – it will severely damage the Obama presidency and the ideological foundation of the Democratic Party. The political pendulum will swing. And when it does, the American people will get a chance to take back their liberty. It’s a test case. Let’s hope it works.

6 comments
CatDaddyJCT
CatDaddyJCT

No matter how much the left wishes for it to happen. History will NOT be kind, to Barack Hussein Obama. He will be no more respected, in fact a laughingstock in comparison to Carter.

dleeper47
dleeper47 moderator

Good post.  Last line "Let's hope ..." is the key.

This will be the biggest challenge yet for the Democrat-servile media. They are already testing various excuses like:

It's the Republicans' fault for not funding the rollout adequately.
It's the Republicans' fault for obstructing Obamacare and not helping.
It's the Republicans' fault because their negative attitude has distracted everybody.
It's the fault of the Republican-controlled media that have turned the public against Obamacare.
It's the Tea Party conservatives' fault for tricking the Senate into opposing the now-obviously-needed one-year delay. (I kid you not ... I've heard this last one.)

In short, it's anything and everything except Obamacare itself that is at fault.

The Dems' 2014 pitch will be: Just give us a House & Senate majority again, and we'll show you that Obamacare will work just fine. Everything would be better if we had a Democrat majority in the House.

Will the low-info voters buy that? Many will. Remember, these are the folks who cannot name the Vice President and do not know that we have a Supreme Court.

The GOP could counter this nonsense with a proper PR campaign, but will they?  I, for one, have doubts.