February 27, 2014

How bad has the gubmint botched the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. “Obamacare”) rollout? About as badly as one would expect, given how poorly-written, and hardly read the legislation was before it was passed and then managed by Health and Human Services. With the possible exception of the Democrats who alone voted for it, everyone knew this was nothing but a political ploy to expand the role and size of the federal government and, under the guise of seeking to cover the non-insured and under-insured, funnel millions of dollars to political fatcats and well-connected political operatives.

But no one, I don’t think, even in their wildest imagination, thought the Obama adminsitration would botch the ACA rollout as badly as it has, offering up excuses, lies upon lies, and incompetency and lack of accountability in staggering proportions. Jim Geraghty of National Review Online’s Campaign Spot blog has just the latest in the series of disasters that have plagued Obamacare from the very start. Check it out, it’s really pretty amazing. One can only imagine what the mainstream media would be doing had this been the brainchild of a Republican Congress and White House – why, you’d never hear the end of it!

Unfortunately, there’s no one in the media except conservative blogs and Fox News covering just how bad things are out there. I guess it’s going to have to take a wave mid-term election for the Democrats to understand just how badly this has been handled. And even then I don’t think they would care, because just by getting the bill into law they’ve accomplished what they set out to do.

And the American people are all the poorer for it.

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