Ed Driscoll

Five Year Plans and New Deals Wrapped in Golden Chains

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.