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Critical Condition:Conservatives Were Right About ObamaCare, a Lefty Website Concedes
WSJ:Best of the Web Today ^ | February 15, 2013 | James Taranto

Posted on 02/17/2013 11:16:25 AM PST by lbryce

When we saw the headline "Four Ways ObamaCare Could Still Fail," our reaction was that it sounded like an unrealistically low estimate. But we were intrigued enough to read the article because of the source: TalkingPointsMemo.com, a news site with a strong (and acknowledged) liberal Democratic slant. Its framing as friendly criticism makes the piece, by congressional reporter Sahil Kapur, a powerful indictment of ObamaCare.

To be sure, it's not clear Kapur intends to indict ObamaCare, and if he does, he downplays it, presumably in order to avoid alienating his liberal readers or his liberal editors. In his lead paragraph, he summarizes the problem as follows: "Republicans remain committed to botching its implementation, which--along with inherent complexities in implementing parts of the law--leaves in place significant obstacles to achieving its key goals."

When you read the rest of the piece, however, it's clear that the emphasis should be reversed: The law's deficiencies--or "inherent complexities," to use Kapur's obfuscatory euphemism--are the primary difficulty. The Republican commitment to botchery is real, and it does compound ObamaCare's problems, but it is a secondary problem.

Kapur lists "the four biggest obstacles the law faces in meeting its key goals." Let's go through them one by one:

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: healthcare; obama; obamacare
And with 20/20 hindsight more and more lefties will eventually concede about everything Conservatives say, have said.
1 posted on 02/17/2013 11:16:32 AM PST by lbryce
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To: lbryce

It would be strategically smarter to start calling it Democratcare. It is 100% their baby and they should be taking all the “credit”.


2 posted on 02/17/2013 11:19:38 AM PST by DManA
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To: DManA
Democratcare

Democare - it demolishes what was good. What obamacare and obama's 'care' is all about.

3 posted on 02/17/2013 11:35:14 AM PST by presently no screen name
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To: presently no screen name

We need to find a way to link it to the word “Democide”.


4 posted on 02/17/2013 11:37:30 AM PST by ConjunctionJunction
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To: presently no screen name

CommieCare is a more accurate term.


5 posted on 02/17/2013 11:42:06 AM PST by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: lbryce

Some demolibs might “concede” the Obamacare failure to
themselves but don’t you just know that they will find a way
to pass the blame elsewhere. Then they will revise it and end-
up with the single payer system they wanted in the first place.


6 posted on 02/17/2013 11:43:10 AM PST by Sivad (Nor Cal Red Turf)
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To: lbryce

This is weak tea and makes it sound as if the failure will be due to political gamesmanship of the Republicans. Leaving aside the near certainty that it was intended to collapse us into a single-payer system, its cost is going to be the obvious cause of its failure. Rush went through the litany of segments of the population, the healthy ones, whose premiums are skyrocketing. He cited the fact that a low cost family policy is going to be $20K very soon, I think by CBO estimate. I think Sahil here is merely setting up a straw man argument, undoubtedly one the Demagogue in Chief will pummel in campaign appearances all over the country. What a fateful tragedy that Romney was in no position to argue the points that should have been the highest policy discussion of the 2012 election.


7 posted on 02/17/2013 11:50:16 AM PST by gusopol3
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To: lbryce

The left-wingers are only bitching because Obama’s DeathCare requires them to spend money or else.


8 posted on 02/17/2013 11:50:23 AM PST by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off.)
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To: Sivad
Then they will revise it and end- up with the single payer system they wanted in the first place.

Sounds right. Never let a good disaster go to waste.

9 posted on 02/17/2013 11:52:51 AM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: DManA

Linking it to the whole party will stop any attempt to say that it was Obamas and hes not running this time.
It’s their baby and as you say should be tied around their necks like rotting meat for the next 200 years.


10 posted on 02/17/2013 12:10:08 PM PST by reefdiver (Be the Best you can be Whatever you Dream to be)
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To: lbryce
From the link - too funny to pass up?

Abortion Dead-Enders "One of the nation's most prominent abortion rights groups is working to remake its image in response to concern that it may be overtaken by a growing cadre of young anti-abortion activists," Roll Call reports. "Its message: This is not your mother's NARAL."

That's undoubtedly true. If you're under 40, NARAL's efforts make it much likelier that your mother didn't even have children. There's something both poignant and funny about a group devoted to abortion puzzling over its difficulty in finding young people to support it.

11 posted on 02/17/2013 12:27:57 PM PST by GOPJ (To be free is to own one’s risk - Jonathan Levy)
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To: lbryce

Excellent.


12 posted on 02/17/2013 12:37:20 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: lbryce

BS. They knew.


13 posted on 02/17/2013 12:41:57 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: GOPJ
That's undoubtedly true. If you're under 40, NARAL's efforts make it much likelier that your mother didn't even have children. There's something both poignant and funny about a group devoted to abortion puzzling over its difficulty in finding young people to support it.

Thanks for repeating that statement. The irony, them puzzling over not finding young people to support it, when they were behind killing many of those missing young people. Really makes one pause to think about that.

14 posted on 02/17/2013 1:30:38 PM PST by roadcat
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To: lbryce
Critical Condition:Conservatives Were Right About ObamaCare, a Lefty Website Concedes

ZeroCare is going to be the death of us. We knew it was crap from the git-go and everything that has happened since is proving it!!

It IS a stunning revelation that the left is figuring it out, though.

15 posted on 02/17/2013 2:10:16 PM PST by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for anti-American criminals!!)
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To: GOPJ

>>That’s undoubtedly true. If you’re under 40, NARAL’s efforts make it much likelier that your mother didn’t even have children.

Hilarious. I’m pretty sure my mother had children.


16 posted on 02/17/2013 3:10:28 PM PST by generally (Don't be stupid. We have politicians for that.)
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To: generally
Hilarious. I’m pretty sure my mother had children.

Liberals have smaller families - fewer children. Usually that's accomplished by birth control - but not always... So yeah, liberals have children - at levels below replacement...

17 posted on 02/17/2013 7:36:59 PM PST by GOPJ (To be free is to own one's risk - Jonathan Levy)
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