Among the words the Left loves to use, and use, and use is the word “quagmire”. As in Vietnam was a “quagmire” Iraq will be a “quagmire”, it seems the Left loves them some quagmires, unless it is a quagmire involving President Obama. Stacy McCain has more on Obamamire, or maybe quagcare is more suiting
Attempts by the White House and liberal media to spin their way out of this mess are failing almost as badly as ObamaCare itself.
The simple facts are against them, and the elaborate rationalizations cannot hide the truth. A quick sample of headlines today:
Health Consumers Finding Out
They Were Sold a Lemon
– Megan McArdle, Bloomberg
I had great cancer doctors and
health insurance. My plan was cancelled.
Now I worry how long I’ll live.
– Edie Littlefield Sundby, Wall Street Journal
Will Insularity, Incompetence,
and Lies Doom Obamacare?
– Ron Fournier, National Journal
Feinstein: Hey, you could have kept your
plan … until we enacted ObamaCare
– Ed Morrissey, Hot Air
What this resembles, quite frankly, is the way George W. Bush’s popularity tumbled in his second term after the insurgency in Iraq started inflicting significant casualties on U.S. troops with no apparent end in sight. Bush was re-elected in 2004 because voters believed (by a relatively narrow majority) that we should “stay the course” in Iraq, and that the insurgency was being defeated. But as 2005 gave way to 2006 and the U.S. death toll in Iraq kept mounting, the perception began to grow that we had taken on an impossible task, that our troops were stuck in a pointless mission they could not win, and there was a political backlash that caught most Republicans by surprise.
ObamaCare is a quagmire, and Democrats have no exit strategy.
Sadly, the exit strategy is glaringly obvious. Repeal Obamacare, and replace it with meaningful measures that A- CAN be done and B- that leave those already insured alone, and C- that actually tries to fix the problems rather than hijacking the entire healthcare system. Yeah, I know, the Democrats will never go for that will they? Now might be a time for any Democrat reading this to ask themselves why they are still a Democrat.