ScaupHunter wrote:The Democrats keep making noise and blaming everyone for their own problems and issues.
The last point I'll make is that in terms of expectation setting, there's no doubt that in an environment in which we had to fight tooth and nail to get this passed, it ended up being passed on a partisan basis -- not for lack of trying, because I met with an awful lot of Republicans to try to get them to go along -- but because there was just ideological resistance to the idea of dealing with the uninsured and people with preexisting conditions. There was a price to that, and it was that what was already going to be hard was operating within a very difficult political environment. And we should have anticipated that that would create a rockier rollout than if Democrats and Republicans were both invested in success.
One of the problems we've had is one side of Capitol Hill is invested in failure, and that makes, I think, the kind of iterative process of fixing glitches as they come up and fine-tuning the law more challenging.
There is so much in this.
This is the part I love the most. "I met with an awful lot of Republicans to try to get them to go along
" and not to work on a compromise or to negotiate or listen to their concern, but simple to try to get them to go along with him. And why shouldn't they have gone along with this debacle? I can't image
This has been the exact criticism of Republicans after virtually every meeting they have had with Obama.
This is another beauty. "the idea of dealing with the uninsured" so they passed a law that created millions more uninsured
Much like the Democrat's approach to dealing with poverty, the create more of it. That's how they deal with crime, create more of it. Is there anything they do that is not totally assbackwards? They obsess about the income gap and then create means tested welfare that will increase the gap by creating a huge cost penalty (loss of government benefits) for people trying to close the gap.
And the law was so horrible that even though it needed no Republican votes "we had to fight tooth and nail to get this passed, it ended up being passed on a partisan basis" That's how bad the law was. But if he only could have got some Republicans to go along, it would be easier to blame them for his failed policies.
He will never change. He is locked in his view and any failures on his part are not his fault. This is not how intelligent people's brain works. This is how people who just think they are smart think.
A politician thinks of the next election; a statesman of the next generation. A politician looks for the success of his party; a statesman for that of the country. The statesman wished to steer, while the politician was satisfied to drift.