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Likewise, now, as Obama parades around in the utterly undeserved mantle of Post-Partisan Independent Uniter, looking for a way to differentiate himself from his opponents, it is clearly the “wrong time” for him to be pushing individual mandates. But the back-story of how he will come to be forced to embrace mandates is already being prepared. He’ll attack the “free riders” and obstinate employers and National Health Insurance Exchange will look high and low without ever finding a private insurance company that is acting fair. And what will those who praised Obama for what is no doubt to be just one scene in this endless dog and pony show get for their trouble?
Not much, likely, save a terrible insurance policy, a lifetime’s worth of frustrating calls to unresponsive federal bureaucrats, and a sob story nobody wants to hear about how the cold water of President Obama’s reality paradoxically boiled that hope out of them.
American Spectator Contributing Editor Shawn Macomber is writing a book on the Global Class War.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?