Ed Driscoll

The CTL-ALT-DLT Administration

I’d say “Starting From Zero,” you’re doing it wrong — but Starting From Zero is by its very definition doing it wrong.

Which is why, now is the time when we juxtapose, Small Dead Animals-style:

“Giuliani: Obama ‘reset’ with Middle East failed.”

— Headline at The Hill, September 16th, 2012.

“Obama’s ‘reset’ with Russia: What went wrong?”

— Headline at The Week, September 3rd, 2013.

“Obamacare site hits reset button on passwords as contractors scramble.”

— Headline at Ars Technica, today.

Byron York asks, “Does the punishing way the Obama administration has run aspects of the shutdown reveal anything about how it will run national health care?” I’d say that based on past performance and how much the administration loathes wide swatches of the American people, Bertolt Brecht’s famous 1953 line, “wouldn’t it be simpler if the Government simply dissolved the people and elected another?” is looking like a how-to guide for Mr. Obama’s administration right now.

Related: “The Death Spiral Begins.”