” It is a condition of my admission to this great land that I am not allowed to foment the overthrow of the United States government. Oh, I signed it airily enough, but you’d be surprised, as the years go by, how often the urge to foment starts to rise in one’s gullet. Fortunately, at least as far as constitutional government goes, the president of the United States is doing a grand job of overthrowing it all by himself.
On Thursday, he passed a new law at a press conference. George III never did that. But, having ordered America’s insurance companies to comply with Obamacare, the president announced that he is now ordering them not to comply with Obamacare. The legislative branch (as it’s still quaintly known) passed a law purporting to grandfather your existing health plan. The regulatory bureaucracy then interpreted the law so as to un-grandfather your health plan. So His Most Excellent Majesty has commanded that your health plan be de-un-grandfathered. That seems likely to work. The insurance industry had three years to prepare for the introduction of Obamacare. Now the King has given them six weeks to de-introduce Obamacare.”
As always Mr Steyn is required reading …
” The Obama administration really has to reconsider its strategy of trying to hide how bad the Obamacare website has been. The debacle just drags out as details leak out slowly, as with the remarkable reports that Darrell Issa received from the website contractors and released today.
Among the damning revelations:
- On the first day of the website roll-out, 90% of Medicaid applicants were mistakenly rejected.
- On the second day, 40,000 people are estimated to have been stuck in the HealthCare.gov waiting room – only 100 had enrolled.
- By the third day. it was confirmed that insurers were not getting the data for people who had signed up for healthcare.
But wait, there’s more! ” Lots more …
The reality is so much worse than the rumors .
Benghazi: Osama’s Revenge on Obama
“Talk about chickens coming home to roost. Talk about the Mother of All Fiascos. It’s the
revenge of Osama bin Laden from the bottom of the ocean, and the message is plain: al-Qaeda is very much alive, and America is a paper tiger.
The Middle East is beginning to fall apart — Iran just sent a spy drone over Israel’s sensitive defense installations, and the IDF
waited hours to react; Turkey forced down a Syrian arms plane, and al-Qaeda’s Al Zawahiri openly assaulted the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi in a six-hour attack,
working through al-Qaeda in the Maghreb (AQIM), while the glorious Libyan friends did nothing as our ambassador was being raped and murdered. The guards called for
help, and nobody responded. A police car fled the scene. The other ten cop cars requested by the consulate never showed up. “
“Take the RQ-170 Sentinel spy drone that went down in Iran in December 2011. The U.S. chose
neither to attempt to retrieve it nor to bomb the wreckage. Why? Who knows? But it seems that,as in the case of the administration’s silence
when Iranians hit the streets in protest during the spring of 2009, Obama was worried about provoking an Iranian response. Although Iran brags that it will reverse-engineer the drone, it is
not likely to actually do so.
However, it will very probably sell off key components to the Chinese
and the Russians, who will duplicate it or at least find far more effective ways to neutralize its use. “
Victor Davis Hanson
Last night I posted on the importance of regime change as it pertains to judicial appointments while today through the wisdom of the seer VDH we consider foreign policy , or the lack thereof .