Tagged Jonah Goldberg

Quote of the Day

Well, if this is the conservative movement now, I guess you’re going to have to count me out. No, I’m not making some mad dash to the center. No, I’m not hoping to be the first alternate to Steve Schmidt on Morning Joe, nor am I vying to become my generation’s Kevin Phillips. I will never be a HillaryCon. And I have no plan to earn “strange new respect” from the Georgetown  cocktail-party set I’m always hearing about but never meeting. But even if I have no desire to “grow” in my beliefs, I have no intention to shrink, either.…

More Things that Cause One to Wonder Whether the New York Times is in the Tank for Democrats

Remember this story? Sure you do. And now, there are follow ups to it! The New York Times has decided to put its clown-show act into overdrive with still more breathless reports about Marco Rubio’s spending habits. It seems that Rubio decided to use part of an $800,000 book advance in order to get himself “an $80,000 ‘luxury speedboat,’” and the Times seems to believe that this story confirms that Rubio is unqualified to be president of the United States.

On Obamacare “Improvements”

Before reading this story and the excerpt that immediately follows, ensure first that your expectations are as low as they can possibly be. Done? Good. Now read: Administration officials are preparing to announce Sunday that they have met their Saturday deadline for improving HealthCare.gov, according to government officials, in part by expanding the site’s capacity so that it can handle 50,000 users at once. But they have yet to meet all their internal goals for repairing the federal health-care site, and it will not become clear how many consumers it can accommodate until more people try to use it. Government and…

Obamacare, a Disastrous Press Conference, and an Unconstitutional “Fix”

President Obama held a press conference today that addressed–in large part–the utterly calamitous Obamacare rollout. You can read a transcript here. Anyone who might have hoped that this press conference would stop the political bleeding for this administration has to be mortified and sickened right now. Let’s excerpt some of the choice presidential quotations that are sure to find their way into Republican political ads within short order: . . . I mean, we fumbled the rollout on this health care law. . . . And we should have done a better job getting that right on day one, not on day…

A White House Officially in Crisis

The bad news regarding the implementation of health care “reform” just keeps on coming: Cathy Wagner says she isn’t political and has never written a lawmaker, much less the president, but with Obamacare she felt compelled. “I really just wanted him to know … I was so hopeful that this plan was going to move us forward, but in fact I think it’s moving us backward,” Wagner said. Wagner and her husband retired early. She was a nurse for 35 years and championed Obamacare, until she received a letter from her insurance company saying it was canceling her policy. “I…

Yes, It’s Time for Yet Another Obamacare Rollout Calamity Update

And we have quite a lot of ground to cover. A poll indicates that seventy percent of American voters want a delay of the individual mandate. I am frankly surprised that the number is not higher. There has been a lot of talk about extending the enrollment period. Insurance companies don’t like that idea, because it cuts into their profits. In the event that you hear anyone trying to excuse the administration’s incompetence regarding the Obamacare rollout by repeating the tired old line about Obamacare being “more than a website,” remind those people that it is precisely the problems with the…

The Smell of Panic

Jonah Goldberg has a lot of fun at the expense of Greg Sargent, who is less a journalist and more a hack on behalf of the Obama administration, and the Democratic party. But in the midst of the entirely warranted Sargent-bashing, let’s not forget that Sargent’s calls for a bipartisan fix to Obamacare’s problems reek of fright and desperation. As Goldberg properly notes, “[t]he president and the Democrats lied us into a bad law. The Right opposed the law on principle. A single party — the Democrats — own this law in a way that no party has had complete ownership of any…