There are none so blind as those who see things his way. Here’s a classic formulation, as presented by the New Yorker’s David Remnick toward the end of an epic profile of the president on the eve of the State of the Union Address. “Obama has every right to claim a long list of victories since he took office: ending two wars; an economic rescue, no matter how imperfect; strong Supreme Court nominations; a lack of major scandal…” You’ve got to love that, written with a straight face. Evidently, it must depend on what the meaning of “major” is.
So let’s think of them as “minor” scandals. Obamacare, which has left more people without coverage than it has signed on, all of it premised on a huge presidential lie, is on course to drag U.S. health care down to third-world levels. It’s already managed to corrupt Romneycare and make it more unworkable (see p. 18). Surely community organizer Obama is familiar with the term “economic sabotage.” It was not regarded as a minor matter.