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November 22, 2013

Does the Debacle Named Obamacare Mean the Death of Liberalism?

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Pat Buchanan opines that "Obamcare will be the death of liberalism," as the Obamacare debacle continues to unfold and evolve daily and millions find out they've lost their insurance. As Buchanan points out, Democrats find themselves having to abandon what has become a sinking ship, and a loss of the Senate in 2014 looms ahead as payback for their support of Obamacare:

[...] Hillarycare cost the Democrats the House in 1994. Obamacare, the love child of Hillarycare, could cost Democrats the Senate in 2014.

But what makes this a disaster not just for a party but a philosophy is that Obamacare is liberalism incarnate. It is premised on the idea that progressives, starting from scratch, can redesign a health care system, 16 percent of the economy, and make it more fair, more just and more efficient for us all.

Obamacare was an act of hubris by an administration of talking heads most of whom never ran anything in their lives. And what we are witnessing is the antithesis of what we were promised.

So confident were they in the wonks that wrote the bill that Nancy Pelosi could say, "We have to pass the bill so you can find out what is in it."

Seven weeks in, the website is not fixed. Millions have lost their health care plans. Quality hospitals are being cut out of the program as too costly. Individuals are being offered plans inferior to what they had in terms of benefits, but with far more costly premiums.

The crisis for Obama, his party, and his philosophy is that this is not only a nightly national story; it is a daily story in every state. And the anecdotes of debacles have been piling up, one upon another, for seven weeks. They do not cease, and there is no end in sight.

Nothing, it appears, will interrupt the litany of personal woes before Democrats, in panic, cut themselves loose of Obamacare and try to swim away from the Lusitania.
It will likely be a long time before another Democratic president dares again another such Great Leap Forward.

As Buchanan argues in this must-see November 4, 2013 interview on Hannity, Barack Obama was well aware of the potential debacle of Obamacare and deliberately misled the American people -- and that unless fixed, Obamacare is doomed to complete collapse. In the interview, even Democratic Strategist Steve McMahon agrees with much of what Buchanan and Hannity have to say:

As for whether or not the debacle known as Obamacare means the death of liberalism, the short answer is no ... but it does mean a slow-down in the trend toward liberal-progressive centralized government control over every aspect of our lives ... provided Republicans and moderate Democrats take back control of at least the Senate in 2014 ... and better yet - including the White House in 2016. On the other hand, if Republicans then govern as irresponsibly as they have at times in the past and as the Democrats are now doing ... it's all anybody's guess and America is unlikely to ever recover from the damage incurred by the Obama regime!


Posted by Hyscience at November 22, 2013 8:47 AM

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