Published: Sunday, Nov. 3 2013 12:00 a.m. MDT
Kathleen Sibelius' job is secure for now for one simple reason: The
Republicans will filibuster anyone that the President nominates to replace her.
With no Secretary, HHS will be unable to finish implementing the ACA. Exactly
what the GOP wants.
So we've gone from "Obamacare is an unmitigated disaster, and
we'll shut down the government to prevent its implementation!" to
"Obamacare's implementation is an unmitigated disaster, and we should
sack all the people who were responsible for failing to get it up and running as
promised." You shoot whatever ammo you have, I guess.As a side
note, any article starting with a puerile shot against the US President like
"our Botcher-in-Chief" risks not being taken seriously from the outset.
That's doubly true when it's written by a Canadian rather than
American. Mr. Kipling is welcome to bag on Prime Minister Harper with juvenile
taunts to his heart's content.
"Obamacare stinks! And it's so hard to log onto!" "That
restuarant's food is terrible! And such small portions!"Guys,
it's a glitchy software roll-out. It'll get fixed. Six months from
now, this will be totally forgotten.
I've been to Topeka. It's flat, but beer is plentiful and cheap.
Powerball tickets abound. It appears that there's more than one mindset in
control there. It's no Salt Lake, but Salt Lake is no Topeka.
"Guys, it's a glitchy software roll-out. It'll get fixed. Six
months from now, this will be totally forgotten."So that's
your criteria for picking a doctor, airline pilot, car mechanic or roofing
company? Sure Dr. Smith you amputated the wrong leg, but hey, I
still have one good leg...Sure the roof leaks, but it will stop raining
soon...Sure you flunked landing in flight school, but as long as we stay
in the air, everything should be fine...Sure one of the wheels fell of the
car carrying my family, but I still have three more tires and a spare in the
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