There are times when I wonder whether Barack Obama really wants the Democrats to retake the House of Representatives. Aside from everything else (with ‘everything else’ ranging from ‘the Democrats would have to strain to pretend to be moderates again’ to ‘Obama would lose his favorite devil figures’), it’d mean that Barack Obama would have to interact more with… with… with Debbie.
Democrats will be able to run on ObamaCare and win in 2014, the party chairwoman’s insisted Friday.
Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) said the troubled rollout of ObamaCare’s enrollment website, which has frustrated thousands trying to enter the site and bruised the administration, won’t hurt Democrats in next year’s midterm elections.
(Via Hot Air Headlines) News flash: Obamacare has been electoral poison for Democrats since it was passed. And yes, that includes 2012: subtract out the blatant gerrymandering in California, Illinois, and Maryland and you see a distinctly subpar performance from the Democratic party in House races, and of course the GOP managed to pick the one guy who couldn’t yell at Obama over Obamacare*. But I digress: the point is, right now the problems that are most visible about Obamacare are simultaneously the ones that are both easiest to fix, and least, well, problematical. There’s no quick fix for the looming failure to get the right kind of people** to sign for the exchanges; certainly the administration’s current plan to just keep going isn’t the right answer.
Which is why I suppose that the administration hasn’t told Debbie Wasserman Schultz to stop ‘helping.’ Either that, or they just want to have an actual clown show going on while the boat continues to sink. Odds about equal either way, I’m thinking.
Moe Lane (crosspost)
*Mitt Romney should have done it anyway. I mean, he lost anyway, right?
**Which is to say, people who don’t actually need insurance.