The day will come when the collapse of ObamaCare will be viewed as the left-handed image of Bush's failed effort in Iraq. OK, Bush was elected on a promise of a humble foreign policy that would eschew nation-building, but post 9-11 he embodied a confidence in American military power that, hmm, misunderestimated the challenges of nation-building abroad.
Just as Obama seems to have misunderestimated the challenges of social engineering and web site design at home. Of course, Obama ran on a health care promise, so he is delivering the Eternal Dream of the left - new middle class entitlements and heath care for all (paid for by someone else, natch).
These Big Government fails are a constant source of surprise to folks who ought to know better. Geez, a failed community organizer (I say "failed" but he did get a lot of the asbestos out of Altgeld Gardens) can't pull off a project that would have challenged Steve Jobs or Bill Gates - who could have seen that coming?
NEEDLESS TO SAY... The great Democratic Party "leaders" such as future VP nominee and Presidential candidate John Edwards, future SecState and Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, and future SecSate and Presidential nominee John Kerry were for the use of force in Iraq before they were against it. ObamaCraze ObamaCare got zero Republican votes, and you know what they say about a foolish consistency...
DIDN'T WAIT LONG...Ross Douthat in the Sunday Times:
...it was hard to imagine the Obama White House botching the design and execution of its national health care exchange. Building Web sites, mastering the Internet — this is what Team Obama does!
Except this time Team Obama didn’t. Like the Bush administration in Iraq, the White House seems to have invaded the health insurance marketplace with woefully inadequate postinvasion planning, and let the occupation turn into a disaster of hack work and incompetence.