This is easily the most succinct description of the health care reform debacle I’ve read in a while:
From Maggie’s farm:
Let me get this straight…
We’re going to pass a health care plan written by a committee whose head says he doesn’t understand it, passed by a Congress that hasn’t read it but exempts themselves from it, signed by a president that also hasn’t read it (and who smokes) with funding administered by a treasury chief who didn’t pay his taxes, overseen by a surgeon general who is obese, and financed by a country that’s nearly broke.
What possibly could go wrong?
Pro-reform advocates are pushing how wonderful passing this legislation would be as a tribute to the late Ted Kennedy. The thing is, love him or hate him, Kennedy was one of the most effective legislators of our time. President Ted Kennedy would have ridden a filibuster-proof majority in Congress, a sympathetic media, an opposition party that’s nothing but a speed bump at this point and the memory of George W. Bush into a signing ceremony so fast it’d make your head spin.
The greatest irony here is that no matter which side of the debate you’re on, nothing shows the ineptness of the the Obama administration more than their horrible mishandling of health insurance reform. To get it back to massively multiplayer gaming terminology, Obama’s trying to take on the biggest boss in the dungeon and he keeps getting wiped on the trash mobs. Here’s a free tip, Mr. President: fire Robert Gibbs. He’s supposed to be your Main Tank and he’s clearly not specc’ed for this.