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Ed Driscoll

Five Year Plans and New Deals Wrapped in Golden Chains

December 1st, 2013 - 4:17 pm

Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Except when it is:

“FDR’s policies prolonged Depression by 7 years, UCLA economists calculate.”

— Headline, UCLA Newsroom, August 10, 2004.


— All hail the second coming of FDR and his “New New Deal,” Time-Warner-CNN-HBO, November 24, 2008.

Flash-forward to today. Speaking with former Bill Clinton advisor George Stephanopoulos, “Former Obama senior adviser and ABC News contributor David Plouffe said on ‘This Week’ Sunday that the Affordable Care Act will ‘work really well’ when all states run their own health care exchanges and fully expand Medicaid – actions that may not be seen until President Obama is out of office in 2017.”

“David Plouffe: Obamacare Will ‘Work Really Well’ By 2017,” ABC News, today. (Warning, annoying auto-play video of Plouffe and Stephanopoulos at link. Prepare your speakers and sanity appropriately.)

Is it too late to call Obamacare its namesake’s protracted and insoluble quagmire? Not by the MSM’s rulebook it isn’t.

And I wonder, still I wonder, who’ll stop the Obamacare pain.

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This is why I like to call the misery we are living in "The Not So Great Depression", in memory of The One's intellectual ancestor.
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FDR was "saved" by a war - BHO would be doomed by one.
He wouldn't even be able to practice his golf-swing hiding under the desk in the Oval Office.
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I met a man, Objangles, and he danced for me
In old 1930’s new new deal shoes
With short hair, a flashy shirt and creased pants
The old new deal soft shoe
He tap danced so high, tap danced so high, then he lightly touched down

I met him in a ward in Chicago
I was so down and out
He looked to be the Messiah of the age
As he spoke right out
He talked of hope, he talked of change
But then he laughed and just clicked heels instead

Mister Objangles
Mister Objangles
Mister Objangles
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