The Coming Obama Offensive: Republicans Torpedoed Obamacare

| November 21 2013
John Walker

The Community Organizer Strikes Back

It sounds absurd, but President Obama actually believes that Republicans in Congress have something to do with the continuing Obamacare fiasco.

He said so during a forum for business leaders this week when he remarked that one side of Capitol Hill is invested in the failure of Obamacare. That makes fixing the problems more challenging, he said. What?

This is the opening shot of the soon to come full-court press that will shift the argument from a world-class policy failure to an ordinary political street fight. It’s pure Obama playbook. When in doubt or even against the ropes, demonize your opponent.

The Obamacare mess is so bad now that the president’s partisan wisecrack seems far-fetched. But the entire Democratic Party has nowhere else to turn. Soon the blame-Republicans chant will become a mantra.

Before long, there will be a new set of Democratic talking points that complain about lack of funding and a host of other Republican injustices that caused the Obamacare failure.

Republicans never wanted the law in the first place and didn’t vote for it. They certainly won’t help Obama in his most severe hour of need for help. So he has to blame them.

The class warfare howls are about to begin. Get ready.

2 comments
dleeper47
dleeper47 moderator

I'm shocked, shocked, that the Left would blame Republicans. 

A couple weeks ago, Juan Williams blamed conservative Republicans not in spite of their having pressed for a delay of Obamacare but because of it.His thesis was that conservatives should have known that Dems would reject anything offered by conservatives. Therefore, the delay, a good idea, never had a chance. So shame on Republicans(?!). 

What's the point of arguing with a mentality like that?

WesternFreePress
WesternFreePress moderator

@dleeper47 In the 20th century, totalitarianism collapsed. Full command-economy models failed. The collapse and discrediting of this ideology and economic system was so spectacular and complete that only réchauffé marxist college professors still believed.

The collapse of welfare-state capitalism—essentially, the "lite" version of the command model—is underway. It is taking longer to collapse, since it is the lite version, and it is much harder to discredit. But still, it is underway. If the collapse is spectacular enough that its failure becomes generally known and understood, we will not have to argue with the Juan Williamses of the world anymore. They will be shamed and discredited right along with it, and their desperate, asinine sophistry will finally be exposed for what it is: desperate, asinine sophistry.