Tagged Rich Lowry

If It Is a Day Whose Name Ends with the Letter “Y,” It’s Time to Write about Obamacare Failures

The president of the United States believes that in the Internet age, he can still flush his narrative about Obamacare down the memory hole. I am glad that Ron Fournier is on the case to keep this from happening, but the fact that the White House tried to rewrite history ought to disturb honest people: It might not seem possible that President Obama could do more harm to his credibility and the public’s faith in government than misleading Americans about health insurance reform. But he can. The president is now misleading the public about his deception. In a speech last…

The Government Shutdown Was a Terrible and Disastrous Idea

So sayeth Ramesh Ponnuru and Rich Lowry. I align myself entirely with their comments, and the following is both bracing and completely accurate: Prior to the government shutdown, the House Republican leadership offered a plan to force the Senate to hold a symbolic vote on defunding Obamacare before allowing it to move on to a so-called clean continuing resolution — one, that is, with no anti-Obamacare provisions. The plan was denounced by various conservative groups as a sell-out and caused a revolt in the caucus. A few weeks and a government shutdown later, all Republicans had to show for their…

Scandal Watch (The Saga that Won’t End)

The latest: The IRS targeting of conservative groups is only a “so-called scandal” in the eyes of some, who coincidentally, probably don’t like conservatives all that much. Equally coincidental, I am sure, those calling the IRS scandal a “so-called scandal” are members of the media, which we are repeatedly assured is never ideologically biased and treats both sides of the partisan divide fairly and honorably. Rich Lowry points out that the IRS scandal–which really is much more than a “so-called scandal”–“is a scandal of administrators and bureaucrats, of otherwise faceless people endowed with immense power over their fellow citizens and running free…