This week the fate of Obama’s health care package fell to the hands of the Supreme Court. Its conservative justices have treated the law with skepticism and unalloyed derision.
The bonus: Political junkies get—from our finest media institutions no less—ten thousand or so words a day to pore over as the constitutionality of the historic legislation is assessed. The downside: There’s a possibility the United States will be sent back to the dark ages where there is no workable policy for the single biggest market consumers have no choice as to whether they will enter or not.
Mitt Romney, an efficiency whiz and legendary spouter of facts and numbers, recognized our troublesome heath care issues and did a profound thing by enacting the Massachusetts health care insurance reform law 6 years ago. The law gels not with his base, so we’ve been watching Romney perform linguistic pirouettes since Obama passed his similar national package, The Affordable Care Act, in 2010.
Romney has called the law a failure and is sounding off all the more often and more loudly as Obamacare awaits judgement.
Romney is a spectacular turncoat and coward. We have seven months left of him campaigning, which seems not enough time to figure out who on earth this phony really is. Dare I say the keen observations of Bill Maher will only take us so far.