” Barack Obama won the presidency by exploiting a political environment that devoured George W. Bush in a second term plagued by sinking credibility, failed legislative battles, fractured world relations and revolts inside his own party.
President Obama is now threatened by a similar toxic mix. The disastrous rollout of his health care law not only threatens the rest of his agenda but also raises questions about his competence in the same way that the Bush administration’s botched response to Hurricane Katrina undermined any semblance of Republican efficiency.”
Earning back a trust that was non-existent in nearly half of the population is an impossible task , especially given the fact that the Obamacare fiasco is just one small part of the complete loss of trust in our Dear Leader . If he has been consistent in one thing it’s been in his ability to screw up virtually everything he touches and then look us right in the eye and say ” I didn’t do that ” , or “I didn’t know that ” . A more shameful liar has never occupied the White House and that includes Tricky Dick and Slick Willie .
” But earning back the confidence of Americans, as he pledged to do, will require Mr. Obama to right more than just the health care law. At home, his immigration overhaul is headed for indefinite delay, and new budget and debt fights loom. Overseas, revelations of spying by the National Security Agency have infuriated American allies, and negotiations over Iran’s nuclear arsenal have set off bipartisan criticism.”
While the Times is correct in acknowledging Obama’s loss of trust and should be lauded for admitting it , being the partisan hacks that they are they just can’t resist trying to place a share of the blame for the Obamacare disaster at the feet of the Republican Congress comparing how during Katrina Bush got some assistance from the Democratic side of the aisle , yet all Obama gets from the Right side of the aisle is an obstinate refusal to help.
” But unlike Mr. Bush, who faced confrontational but occasionally cooperative Democrats, Mr. Obama is battling a Republican opposition that has refused to open the door to any legislative fixes to the health care law and has blocked him at virtually every turn.”
There’s only one problem with the Grey Lady’s comparison of Katrina to Obamacare … while Katrina was a natural disaster that no one brought about and thus was easily a non-partisan issue resulting in bi-partisan co-operation , Obamacare is a self-inflicted wound that was created in the most partisan fashion against the will of ALL republicans in congress and a majority of the American public so it should come as no surprise that no one of the opposition party would be anxious to help it be salvaged .
But maybe even more to the point of why the MSM is suddenly so interested in in-depth analysis of the flies in the Obamacare ointment is not that they want to save the public … they could give a s**t about us peons in “flyover” country … no , their only concern is to try and stave off a potential massacre of Dems at the polls in November of 2014 . The Times itself is nothing if not a loyal partisan propaganda machine .
Heck of a job Sebelius .
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