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Ed Driscoll

‘Is it Mission Accomplished for Obamacare?’

April 2nd, 2014 - 2:40 pm

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That’s the question James Taranto is asking in his latest Best of the Web Today column at the Wall Street Journal:

“This is President Obama’s Mission Accomplished moment,” Sen. John Cornyn of Texas tells Time.com. “Jimmy Fallon Mocks ObamaCare’s ‘Mission Accomplished’ Charade,” according to a Breitbart.com headline. While the host of “The Tonight Show” didn’t say “mission accomplished” in last night’s monologue, he was scathingly sarcastic about the White House’s declaration of victory. On Monday Commentary’s Jonathan Tobin observed: “It is entirely possible that we will look back on today’s deadline and administration celebrations about enrollment as Obama’s version of George W. Bush’s infamous ‘mission accomplished’ moment after Iraq.”

Much as this columnist enjoys blaming things on George W. Bush, we feel obliged to note that he did not say “mission accomplished” during that May 1, 2003, speech. Quite the opposite. He asserted, referring to the broader war on terror: “Our mission continues.” The mission to which the infamous banner referred was the deployment from which the USS Abraham Lincoln, aboard which the then-president delivered the speech, had just returned.

But Bush did open his speech with what turned out to be a premature declaration of victory: “Major combat operations in Iraq have ended. In the Battle of Iraq, the United States and our allies have prevailed.” Obama’s speech yesterday included a similar assertion of triumph, albeit against the president’s adversaries, not the country’s: “The debate over repealing this law is over. The Affordable Care Act is here to stay.”

More than a few Obama critics have taken offense at his declaration that “the debate . . . is over.” To them he sounded like a dictator commanding his subjects to cease dissent. But Obama is not a dictator, and few of his critics are likely to heed his implicit demand. What’s more, it’s difficult to imagine the likes of Mark Begich, Kay Hagan, Mary Landrieu and Mark Pryor successfully deploying the debate-is-over gambit in their re-election campaigns. Our guess is that the debate over whether the debate over ObamaCare is over will be over on Nov. 5.

As Ann Coulter wrote in October, “The most hilarious part of the ‘settled law’ argument is that it’s coming from the left, for whom nothing is ever ‘settled’ until they get their way,” along with numerous examples of the left never accepting any law they despise as “settled.”

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If having a fiscally responsible budget (the Ryan budget does not come close) is a crapsandwhich to Obama than I would like to super size mine yes with a double magnum of 18 oz sodas too. What a load of bs. We are so dumb downed we would not know a "reality" budget if it bit us in the rear. You know what I mean the kind of budget that every responsible American citizen lives within.. The twin rails of Cash in must exceed cash out. If not you cut the dam cash out down until you are saving something. How do you do this? Well the real world citizen unlike the type that sucks on the teat of big government in DC gets a Biden three letter word "jobs" oops I mean JOB. And if we need more cash in than we get two jobs or maybe we seek a raise if we can be more productive. Unfortunately Obama and his marxist drones are too busy taking vacations and playing golf to understand that three letter word JOBS. Or for that matter "not even a smidge" of what powers our economy. If big government was the source of our wealth, then why not have everyone who needs a JOBS go work for the government--you know that 90 million Americans who want work but have left the work force. I am ready for true sea change in DC. These nitwits and their enablers like the lying MSM need to be sent packing. They need to thrown out of office and the MSM needs to be boycotted until they go out of business. The IRS, Justice Department, ATF, EPA, Interior, HHS, Homeland Security, and all the rest of these punk bureaucrats who waste our money and retire with multi million pensions while existing in a job where there is no discipline, no rules, no sanctions, no firings, no management and no consequences for incompetence, corruption and criminality NEED TO BE FIRED. You could easily cut 50% of the 2 million workers at the Fed Govt and not only would no one notice but everyone would be better off. No the DC dream lives on as the IRS collects it's $50 million in BONUSES and Lois Lerner rather than wearing an organge prison suit retires with her $100K retirement while the DC jerks CUT retirement benefits for men and women in the military who are abused every day by this administration and NOW even the republican congress. Time for radical sea change. Time for a real reality check and time to ditch this group of leftists jerks who have put us and our beloved country on the road to perdition and serfdom. Government workers we have our eyes on you and you will pay the price for your mendacity and your cult support for corrupt policies of this administration--the worst such administration in history. Congratulations!
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Call me crazy but as one of the 40M MOL who were supposed to benefit from the Grand Nan Pelosi plan, I can't afford it kiddos. Much cheaper & practical (at least for now) to take the tax penalty and hope for real rainbows and unicorns in November of 2016. Cheers!
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headline ; HAH!
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Indeed. (TM)
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The one thing I've learned in the last five years is, if Obama says it, it's not true.
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You are sooooo right.
15 weeks ago
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Is it just me or is the administration and its friends acting more erratic and delusional? I sense desperation and denial on their part.
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Oh to be a fly on the wall when the administration reads its internal polling numbers.
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Might get swatted and/or eaten. >:)
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