Think Obamacare is a half-assed, half baked crock of crap that nobody understands?
Well – it should be based on how it came to exist:
The most important red line of Barack Obama’s presidency was scrawled hastily in January 2007, a few weeks before he even announced he was running for president.
Soon-to-be-candidate Obama, then an Illinois senator, was thinking about turning down an invitation to speak at a big health care conference sponsored by the progressive group Families USA, when two aides, Robert Gibbs and Jon Favreau, hit on an idea that would make him appear more prepared and committed than he actually was at the moment.
Why not just announce his intention to pass universal health care by the end of his first term?
Thus was born Obamacare, a check-the-box, news-cycle expedient that would ultimately define a president.
“We needed something to say,” recalled one of the advisers involved in the discussion. “I can’t tell you how little thought was given to that thought other than it sounded good. So they just kind of hatched it on their own. It just happened. It wasn’t like a deep strategic conversation.”
Well, smack my ass and call me Sally.
I’m shocked, shocked, I tell you…
That doesn’t sound like the kind of thing that the most deep thinking, ConLaw lecturing, smartest president – EVAH – would do, now does it?
On second thought, it does explain his Syria “red line” comment to at “T”, now doesn’t it?
The job of President of the United States is not really something that lends itself well to extemporaneous thought…but that is apparently just how Barry rolls…don’t have an answer? Make some shit up! No problem! What could go wrong? Who is going to know?
Brace yourself for a Category 5, Katrina sized shit-storm that will leave no one untouched.