Covering ♡bamaCare!!!’s many failures on an almost-daily basis means the big picture doesn’t always get the attention it deserves.
For the current state of the big picture then, let us to NRO’s Kevin Williamson:
The fact is that Obamacare has fallen apart without Republicans’ dismantling it. Almost all of its basic promises have failed, it is an economic shambles, and it is a political mess: Unsurprisingly, people still don’t like it. Less than a third of Americans support the individual mandate, three-fourths oppose Obamacare’s tax on high-end health-care programs, and more voters oppose the law categorically than support it. A quarter of voters say the law has hurt them personally. The question isn’t why Republicans haven’t gotten around to repealing and replacing it — the answer to that question resides at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue for a while, still — the question is when Democrats will get around to admitting that, purity of their hearts notwithstanding, they and they alone — not one Republican voted for Obamacare — have created a mess that has introduced nothing to American health care except chaos.
The forest is in even worse shape than the trees — ♡bamaCare!!!, as Williams says in the open to his piece, “is dead, and it will not be revived.”
Read the whole thing.