So, which newspaper’s going to file the first “WH quietly thinking about delaying ObamaCare” story?

posted at 8:01 pm on October 16, 2013 by Allahpundit

Rest assured, the White House is quietly thinking about delaying ObamaCare. Even if there’s only a five percent chance right now that they end up doing it, the scope of the disaster that is Healthcare.gov means they’ve got to be kicking this idea around in some form. As Megan McArdle explained yesterday, if they can’t iron out the wrinkles by around this time next month, they’ll be risking total chaos next year — a huge backlog of data to process, people trying to use coverage when they haven’t properly enrolled yet, and a huge pool of healthy uninsured young adults whom they need to fund this boondoggle having given up trying to enroll on the feds’ Chernobyl-esque website.

So yeah, they’re thinking about it. Who’ll be the first to find a source up the chain who’s willing to say so to a reporter?

As noted yesterday, the consolation prize from the shutdown being over is that Obama no longer has to worry about losing face by agreeing to a delay while under fiscal pressure from the GOP. He’ll still resist delaying the law for as long as he can — it’ll be a momentous embarrassment to do so and a foot in the door for the “repeal” crowd — but it’s easier to do it now, on “his own terms,” when he looks like he’s being magnanimous or whatever, than it is while Republicans are making a power play. And no matter how reluctant he is to pull the plug, an abortive rollout will be easier to recover from than forcing the public to go through hell for six months trying to use Healthcare.gov and potentially souring them on the law permanently. That would add fuel to the repeal fire more than delay would. As it is, here’s where we are today:

The federal agency in charge of the exchanges signed agreements this summer with several e-brokers to sell health plans in the 36 states where the feds are running the new individual marketplaces. But the online brokers, eager to tap a new market of people who’ll qualify for federal subsidies, learned shortly before the Oct. 1 launch that they wouldn’t be able to offer exchange plans right away.

The brokers say the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services didn’t act fast enough to let them integrate their websites with the IT systems supporting the federal insurance marketplaces. They hope to get everything linked up with the feds in the coming weeks.

“I think it just comes down to they weren’t ready,” said Michael Mahoney, vice president of consumer marketing for Web broker GoHealth. “Like anybody else, when they realized they weren’t going to be ready with a variety of things, they have to look at circumstances and prioritize.”

I’m as confident as you are that integrating those e-broker systems with the unstable federal data hub will be seamless. This is normally the point in any conservative ObamaCare analysis where the specter of Cloward-Piven appears and some people start claiming this giant failure is all part of the Democratic plan to present single-payer as the deus ex machina that’ll rescue America. Not likely — at least, not until Obama has himself a Democratic Congress again. Besides, like Charles Cooke says, the last thing you’d want to do if you’re trying to engineer a total government takeover of health care is show the public in gruesome detail that … government is really, really incompetent at overseeing health care:

[T]he law remains pretty unpopular. That the government has demonstrated so publicly that it is too incompetent to run what is a glorified comparison website — even when given hundreds of millions of dollars and a three-year lead time — cannot have helped the progressive dream of single-payer one bit. Hopefully, Republicans will have the nous to hammer this home over and over and over again during the next few months. Americans hate the DMV. Obamacare’s exchanges are currentlt worse than the DMV. Free marketeers, who may be tempted instead to talk abstractly about how bad things are in countries that most Americans have never visited – let alone lived in – should capitalize on that.

That’s another reason why O is surely contemplating delaying the law (and secretly wishing he could fire people for botching this so horribly, even though he won’t). The longer he sticks with it, the greater the risk that the whole universal health-care endeavor in all its statist glory will be jeopardized long-term. If Healthcare.gov becomes a punchline among young (and left-leaning) Americans, who knows what that’ll do to the prospects of greater government power over health care later. Some lefties like Joan Walsh have been scoffing on Twitter that the “glitches” mean much of anything, but Ryan Lizza of the New Yorker is closer to the truth, I think: “The ACA is the most important liberal project in decades. If it fails, it is a complete disaster for liberalism.”

Via John Sexton, tick tock.


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My money is on the NYT. It is inevitable.

Johnnyreb on October 16, 2013 at 8:02 PM

So far joining the Delay Caucus are:

1. The Chicago Tribune

2. Wolf Blitzer

3. Ezra Klein

4. Bob Beckel

5. Alan Holmes

All of whom skewered those that sought delay through legislative means.

Resist We Much on October 16, 2013 at 8:06 PM

Great headline.

wyntre9 on October 16, 2013 at 8:07 PM

Obama will illegally delay it on his own, to screw over the GOP and further solidly his disregard for the law.

p0s3r on October 16, 2013 at 8:09 PM

Can he pick and choose which law or parts of laws he enforces?…oh wait.

d1carter on October 16, 2013 at 8:10 PM

Delay is not a good thing…

d1carter on October 16, 2013 at 8:10 PM

Don’t delay it Republicans. This will be idiotic.

Midwestprincesse on October 16, 2013 at 8:10 PM

Start emailing your state officials now. It’s about strategy.

Midwestprincesse on October 16, 2013 at 8:11 PM

This is normally the point in any conservative ObamaCare analysis where the specter of Cloward-Piven appears and some people start claiming this giant failure is all part of the Democratic plan to present single-payer as the deus ex machina that’ll rescue America. Not likely — at least, not until Obama has himself a Democratic Congress again.

He’s going to need a filibuster-proof Senate, too, which is unlikely.

Just for kicks, here’s something to keep in mind:

Ted Cruz isn’t up for reelection until 2016.

Resist We Much on October 16, 2013 at 8:11 PM

This is normally the point in any conservative ObamaCare analysis where the specter of Cloward-Piven appears and some people start claiming this giant failure is all part of the Democratic plan to present single-payer as the deus ex machina that’ll rescue America.

I think ObamaCare was designed to fail, and create political momentum for single-payer – but it wasn’t designed to fail this badly, and not this soon.

Realist on October 16, 2013 at 8:12 PM

Expect an op-ed by Eguene Robinson in the washington post, to be glowingly covered by Morning Joe. And if they can blame it on Cruz (or Bush) all the better.

I am sure ValJar has already emailed Mika.

can_con on October 16, 2013 at 8:12 PM

So, there is exactly zero evidence that the administration is considering delaying Obamacare. Got it.

Mr. Arkadin on October 16, 2013 at 8:14 PM

Now that a delay isn’t a part of the budget / debt ceiling battles, they can do it (and need to) as a form of a magnanimous gift to the serfs

phreshone on October 16, 2013 at 8:16 PM

The last to admit failure: Fat head Ed Shultz. If ever.

HiJack on October 16, 2013 at 8:17 PM

No delay – either dump it or let it fly.

Delay just helps the dems in the election.

gophergirl on October 16, 2013 at 8:18 PM

There can be no complete disaster for liberalism… they have no connection to the corporal world in the first place so keeping up appearances is automatic.

It’s always some boogey man who did something to them that makes them fail. It is never ideology.

However, they will soon declare victory and delay ACA.

Of course, that was the plan all along. And those dirty Tea Partiers who caused everything wrong in the world, and racism.

petunia on October 16, 2013 at 8:19 PM

Resist We Much on October 16, 2013 at 8:16 PM

That is the way the establishment works…wacko birds if you disagree.

d1carter on October 16, 2013 at 8:19 PM

So, there is exactly zero evidence that the administration is considering delaying Obamacare. Got it.

Mr. Arkadin on October 16, 2013 at 8:14 PM

We know you’ll be heart-broken, Chad, if your hero changes his mind.

Bitter Clinger on October 16, 2013 at 8:19 PM

81-18 in the Senate – do we have the roll call on the 18?

gophergirl on October 16, 2013 at 8:21 PM

The Kentucky Kickback as coined by Ace.

wyntre9 on October 16, 2013 at 8:21 PM

By the way, the administration would be stupid if they weren’t already starting to consider it.

blink on October 16, 2013 at 8:20 PM

What will Valerie do..?

d1carter on October 16, 2013 at 8:21 PM

GOP to cave in 5…4…3…2…1…

bgibbs1000 on October 16, 2013 at 8:21 PM

I think ObamaCare was designed to fail, and create political momentum for single-payer – but it wasn’t designed to fail this badly, and not this soon.

Realist on October 16, 2013 at 8:12 PM

Yes, they certainly outsmarted themselves this time didn’t they.

Who could imagine that the cool kid could actually be as incompetent as we all thought they were.

petunia on October 16, 2013 at 8:22 PM

$2 billion Kentucky kickback…it’s just a matter of price.

d1carter on October 16, 2013 at 8:23 PM

81-18 in the Senate – do we have the roll call on the 18?

gophergirl on October 16, 2013 at 8:21 PM

Just check for which republicans are up for reelection next year.

bgibbs1000 on October 16, 2013 at 8:23 PM

I think I used the wrong word… is it corporeal? I didn’t mean an military title nonetheless.

petunia on October 16, 2013 at 8:23 PM

What did Harry Reid get..?

d1carter on October 16, 2013 at 8:24 PM

They won’t delay it, they’ll just cut the hours/week it works to 28.

wolly4321 on October 16, 2013 at 8:24 PM

Actually, the Obama administration should be HOPING that the reason people aren’t signing up for Obamacare is because of website problems – because website problems can be fixed.

What if people aren’t signing up because of the sticker shock? The economics can’t be fixed.

blink on October 16, 2013 at 8:21 PM

Sure they can just raise the debt ceiling and then send those people a check every month. There problem fixed.

bgibbs1000 on October 16, 2013 at 8:25 PM

And now the debt limit will be automatic unless the Congress votes it down…? Is that correct?

d1carter on October 16, 2013 at 8:26 PM

Ted Cruz isn’t up for reelection until 2016 2018

Resist We Much on October 16, 2013 at 8:11 PM

FIFU

I think you got bit by the conversion from the metric system ;)

PolAgnostic on October 16, 2013 at 8:26 PM

Just check for which republicans are up for reelection next year.

bgibbs1000 on October 16, 2013 at 8:23 PM

LOL that would explain Cornyn

Looks like Paul, Sessions, Cruz and Lee all voted no. Those are not a surprise.

gophergirl on October 16, 2013 at 8:26 PM

Obama to come out and speak.

Republicans should give nothing in future negotiations.

Midwestprincesse on October 16, 2013 at 8:27 PM

I’ve seen enough Byron York comments on Twitter to not trust what he reports…

d1carter on October 16, 2013 at 8:27 PM

It’s back to the golf course…

d1carter on October 16, 2013 at 8:28 PM

Math problem: How many glitches equals 1 FUBAR?

kurtzz3 on October 16, 2013 at 8:29 PM

They won’t delay it, they’ll just cut the hours/week it works to 28.

wolly4321 on October 16, 2013 at 8:24 PM

Snort.

katy the mean old lady on October 16, 2013 at 8:30 PM

Actually, the Obama administration should be HOPING that the reason people aren’t signing up for Obamacare is because of website problems – because website problems can be fixed.

What if people aren’t signing up because of the sticker shock? The economics can’t be fixed.

blink on October 16, 2013 at 8:21 PM

Just blame the eeeeevil insurance companies and get a “single-payer means no more premiums” talking point going and see what happens.

Bitter Clinger on October 16, 2013 at 8:30 PM

Dear Prezzy. Remember to blame everyone but yourself. And you have a golf game waiting so make haste.

patman77 on October 16, 2013 at 8:30 PM

What did Harry Reid get..?

More than he expected and way more than he asked for.

DanMan on October 16, 2013 at 8:32 PM

Obamacare Needs a Drop-Dead Date

No, we need a ‘drop dead date’ for all of those who voted for this POS.

GarandFan on October 16, 2013 at 8:32 PM

immigration

farm bill

sensible budget

O thinks he can get them done this year. (I thought I read he was going to start pushing immigration tomorrow after the vote.)

I’m sorry I think this little late night speech is just to put his finger in the eye of the Rs despite his thanking both Rs and Ds.

He spoke a little over 3 minutes….way too long.

CoffeeLover on October 16, 2013 at 8:32 PM

PolAgnostic on October 16, 2013 at 8:26 PM

TYVM!

Resist We Much on October 16, 2013 at 8:32 PM

CoffeeLover on October 16, 2013 at 8:32 PM

amnesty has me terrified

gophergirl on October 16, 2013 at 8:34 PM

Obamacare Needs a Drop-Dead Date

No, we need a ‘drop dead date’ for all of those who voted for this POS.

GarandFan on October 16, 2013 at 8:32 PM

They will definitely get a drop-dead date if they succeed in getting single-payer.

Former NHS Director Dies After Operation Is Cancelled Four Times At Her Own Hospital

Killed by her own.

Resist We Much on October 16, 2013 at 8:34 PM

MR. GOP-IS-BOMB-VEST-WEARING, GUN-TO-THE-HEAD TERRORISTS: “THERE’S NO REASON WHY WE CAN’T DISAGREE BETWEEN THE PARTIES WHILE STILL BEING AGREEABLE”

F U C K T H I S A S S H O L E P R E S I D E N T

crrr6 on October 16, 2013 at 8:37 PM

gophergirl on October 16, 2013 at 8:34 PM

As it does me GG. On so many levels!!!

CoffeeLover on October 16, 2013 at 8:39 PM

$2 Billion for a new lock on the Ohio River? Seriously, there are enough of them already in Louisville.

Johnnyreb on October 16, 2013 at 8:40 PM

Pravda.

bgibbs1000 on October 16, 2013 at 8:42 PM

Why did Dear Leader make his speech before the House voted..?

d1carter on October 16, 2013 at 8:43 PM

At one point, you cannot be angry anymore at this comedy called Obama… You just have to laugh at this most incompetent President in history… by far… No one can get even close…

mnjg on October 16, 2013 at 8:43 PM

How exactly does the president delay a law passed by Congress? I know Obama keeps doing it, and picking and choosing which laws he wants to enforce, but I keep having a problem with that concept.

mbs on October 16, 2013 at 8:44 PM

I think ObamaCare was designed to fail, and create political momentum for single-payer – but it wasn’t designed to fail this badly, and not this soon.

Realist on October 16, 2013 at 8:12 PM

Agreed. The HHS regs are so horrendous that they’re hastening the OCare demise with their humongous premiums and deductibles. It’s probably some combination of malignant intent, incompetence, and naivete.

As it stands, even a lot of lefties are going to have a WTH moment as they are forced to drop all coverage rather than face the financial realities of the “new normal.”

However, the next talking points will be:

1. It would have worked if the Republicans hadn’t forced it to fail.

2. The obstructionist Republicans doomed it with their refusal to create state exchanges and participate in the refinement needed to iron out the glitches.

3. Sebelius and HHS will be thrown under the bus in the end, but their ineptitude will have been enhanced by the intransigent Republicans.

4. If only Dear Leader had known, he would never have allowed this to happen.

5. We need to do this again, the right way this time.

obladioblada on October 16, 2013 at 8:46 PM

but it’s easier to do it now, on “his own terms,” when he looks like he’s being magnanimous or whatever

This is abject nonsense.

Knott Buyinit on October 16, 2013 at 8:48 PM

Single payer is a non-starter. Think Medicaid and Medicare (whichbeven needs medicare advantage to beef it up).

And both are giant suckholes. Imagine changing Obamcare to single payer care and what that would do to the deficit. Unless you want a 15% VAT. No ones gonna vote for that.

can_con on October 16, 2013 at 8:48 PM

AP already knows some outlet is planning this…

d1carter on October 16, 2013 at 8:49 PM

So will he delay it by royal decree or involve Congress?

gwelf on October 16, 2013 at 8:51 PM

The One will never agree to a delay. It is his plan (it has his name on it) and all his plans are perfect.

He will do what he always does- double down. Look for massive “discretionary spending” to get it working. Literally at any cost. Price-wise, it will make the Big Dig and the Bridge to Nowhere look like your Aunt Fanny’s gazebo by the time they throw in the towel.

And odds are, in the end, they’ll have to. The software architecture is that bad. Think a Windows OS corrupted by NuWar. The only thing to do is purge the drives and start over again. Which is the one thing The One will never stand for; it would take too long. About two years minimum, and he wants his masterpiece “on display” before he leaves office. Not Going To Happen.

O-Care was not “supposed to fail” to bring single-payer in. It was to be the gateway to single-payer; once everyone’s data was “in the system”, the government would simply decide to ban private companies from selling any sort of health insurance. Presto- single-payer with the system already established.

To put it simply, this clusterf**k has derailed single-payer for the foreseeable future. Not least because of “sticker shock”.

I’d quote Brian Aldiss and say this was “Hubris clobbered by Nemesis”, but really it’s more basic than that. It was what happens when a bunch of refugees from an ashram on Big Sur in 1972 try to assemble a Ferrari Formula One racer.

Without reading the instructions. Or else, thinking a copy of Castaneda’s The Teachings of Don Juan was close enough.

clear ether

eon

eon on October 16, 2013 at 8:54 PM

The WaPo is reporting that Dear Leader requested the Kentucky Kickback…or sumptin.

d1carter on October 16, 2013 at 8:57 PM

So far joining the Delay Caucus are:

1. The Chicago Tribune

2. Wolf Blitzer

3. Ezra Klein

4. Bob Beckel

5. Alan Holmes

6. Allahpundit

7. Byron York

All of whom skewered those that sought delay through legislative means.

Resist We Much on October 16, 2013 at 8:06 PM

Your punch line stole the words off the tip of my tongue. Bravo.

Jaibones on October 16, 2013 at 9:01 PM

They may delay it – conveniently until after 2014 elections.

rickv404 on October 16, 2013 at 9:04 PM

When O’Bozo “acts for the good of all Americans who want this great new welfare program to work blah-blah-blah-blah” by shutting it down, the chorus of RINOs will be deafening, declaring that this would have happened sooner if only conservatives had willingly funded more debt and socialism with a smile on their crazy rightwing faces.

From where I sit, the O’Bonehead disaster only makes the conservatives look prescient in wanting to gut it.

Three cheers for Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, and the Radical Right!

Jaibones on October 16, 2013 at 9:06 PM

Actually, the Obama administration should be HOPING that the reason people aren’t signing up for Obamacare is because of website problems – because website problems can be fixed.

What if people aren’t signing up because of the sticker shock? The economics can’t be fixed.

blink on October 16, 2013 at 8:21 PM

Agree with that.

The Obamanites stubbornness is exceeded only by their ignorance.

They convinced themselves the tech roll out would work. Now they realize it didn’t.

They will delay it to resolve the web site glitches, still believing the math of Obamcare itself will work.

It won’t.

MichaelGabriel on October 16, 2013 at 9:11 PM

He can’t request a delay.

As I’ve been told over and over by my liberal friends–Obamacare is The Law!! It’s been voted on by congress, then signed by the president, then adjudicated as constitutional by the supreme court! It’s the law and we have to live with it!

Let Obama and the people who voted for him choke on it.

PetecminMd on October 16, 2013 at 9:11 PM

Ted Cruz isn’t up for reelection until 2016.

Resist We Much on October 16, 2013 at 8:11 PM

Unless they changed Senate terms to 4 years, I think you’d best check your calender…

JohnGalt23 on October 16, 2013 at 9:11 PM

Rep. Sanchez, California, says Obamacare is going great.

Cindy Munford on October 16, 2013 at 9:12 PM

Ted Cruz isn’t up for reelection until 2016.

Resist We Much on October 16, 2013 at 8:11 PM

Unless they changed Senate terms to 4 years, I think you’d best check your calender…

JohnGalt23 on October 16, 2013 at 9:11 PM

If memory serves, he’s completing Kay Bailey Hutchinson’s unexpired term.

Bitter Clinger on October 16, 2013 at 9:15 PM

JohnGalt23 on October 16, 2013 at 9:11 PM

Didn’t he just start this year? It’s funny how he’s uppity but Obama was brilliant at the same point in his first term.

Cindy Munford on October 16, 2013 at 9:15 PM

Unless they changed Senate terms to 4 years, I think you’d best check your calender…

JohnGalt23 on October 16, 2013 at 9:11 PM

I’ve already been corrected and acknowledged my mistake by thanking PolAgnostic. I confused him with Rand Paul so shoot me.

Nevertheless, the point stands. For Obama’s agenda to succeed, he needs not only a Democratic-controlled Congress, but a near or absolute filibuster-Congress. That’s not going to happen and Cruz has proven that he is willing to be one that will put a hold on legislation. So, if Obama is expecting his last two years to be like his first – assuming Dems win back the House, which I don’t – he is in for a rude awakening.

Resist We Much on October 16, 2013 at 9:16 PM

Bitter Clinger on October 16, 2013 at 9:15 PM

If Wiki can be believed, she just didn’t run for reelection.

Cindy Munford on October 16, 2013 at 9:17 PM

If memory serves, he’s completing Kay Bailey Hutchinson’s unexpired term.

Bitter Clinger on October 16, 2013 at 9:15 PM

I think I got that wrong. I guess she didn’t retire in the middle of her term but decided not to run again. My bad.

Bitter Clinger on October 16, 2013 at 9:17 PM

By the way, the administration would be stupid if they weren’t already starting to consider it.

blink on October 16, 2013 at 8:20 PM

Well…, these are the same people that put the guy that couldn’t read the letter telling him the check was to pay the taxes in charge of the IRS and used a no-bid process to hire a Canadian firm (that had been fired by Montreal for failing to build their diabetes program) to set up the Obamacare web site with very predictable results. We’re not talking rocket surgeons here.

I look forward with great anticipation to watch the media explain that when the Republicans wanted to do it they were evil terrorists and that Obama and Reid and the Democrats shut down the government rather than delay Obamacare for one year they were brave compromisers but now that Obama wants to do it is clearly the right thing to do.

I would like to see every Republican that has any media question remotely related to this topic start their answer with, “Well, as you know the Republican party tried for 2 weeks to convince Obama and the Democrats that this program was not ready and should be delayed a year, but they shut down the government rather than listen to us, so there was nothing else we could do to protect the American people. The Senate has a Democrat majority and the President is a Democrat.”

talkingpoints on October 16, 2013 at 9:21 PM

What did Harry Reid get..?

d1carter on October 16, 2013 at 8:24 PM

Defending Obamacare disaster all the way till the 2014 elections… The same goes for Obama and the democrats… Trojan Horse indeed…

mnjg on October 16, 2013 at 9:34 PM

Don’t’ worry I’m sure the first Obama will hear about it will be when he reads it in the media… like everything else going on in the country.

petunia on October 16, 2013 at 9:37 PM

o/t

McConnell-Reid Deal Includes $2 Billion Earmark for Kentucky Project

Of course.

Resist We Much on October 16, 2013 at 8:16 PM

This is why the Republican party should be abandoned, completely. It is in no sense an alternative to the Democratic party.

rickv404 on October 16, 2013 at 9:38 PM

But last night Combs said 800,000 signed up.

newportmike on October 16, 2013 at 9:40 PM

So we fought a losing battle over something that was going to fail anyway? Yep, no matter which branch of the Republican Party our MOCs come it is still the Stupid Party. The only reason to vote Republican is that the only alternatives are the insane party.

jerryofva on October 16, 2013 at 9:45 PM

How many votes does a $2 bilion earmark buy in Kentucky..?

d1carter on October 16, 2013 at 9:47 PM

Politico will get the crumb from a democrat senator. Pressure from allies in Congress will be the excuse, and the times will explain why this is a good thing.

rob verdi on October 16, 2013 at 9:48 PM

What did Harry Reid get..?

d1carter on October 16, 2013 at 8:24 PM

Defending Obamacare disaster all the way till the 2014 elections… The same goes for Obama and the democrats… Trojan Horse indeed…

mnjg on October 16, 2013 at 9:34 PM

I like your attitude.

rob verdi on October 16, 2013 at 9:48 PM

Resist:

Cruz has proved nothing except that he lacked the experience to know what fights to pick. Hopefully he has learned something from this. If the Democrats get control of Congress Reid will change the rules, end the filibuster and steamroll Obama’s agenda through the Senate.

jerryofva on October 16, 2013 at 9:49 PM

Who’s keeping track of who was bought for this thing?

John Boehner:

$2 Billion for a new lock on the Ohio River? Seriously, there are enough of them already in Louisville.
Johnnyreb on October 16, 2013 at 8:40 PM

Mitch McConnell:

McConnell-Reid Deal Includes $2 Billion Earmark for Kentucky Project
Of course.
Resist We Much on October 16, 2013 at 8:16 PM

Who, what else? Nelson was just the tip of the iceberg.

This is absolutely criminal.

Tenwheeler on October 16, 2013 at 9:50 PM

jerryofva on October 16, 2013 at 9:49 PM

If Cruz hadn’t spoken for 21 hours and shone light into the black hole that is Obamacare no one would be any wiser, and the “glitches” would just be explained as such.

As it is, like it or not, it’s like the Judge instructing the jury to ignore that last comment. It’s impossible to do. They were looking for the clusterfark when day one kicked off, and it did not dissapoint.

I believe Cruz knew exactly what he was and is doing.

He may actually be one of the smarter people to climb the hill in recent memory.

Tenwheeler on October 16, 2013 at 9:55 PM

How many votes does a $2 bilion earmark buy in Kentucky..?

d1carter on October 16, 2013 at 9:47 PM

Exactly 29.

Almost 30 pieces of silver.

‘Course you could make an argument for 30, because we ALL know Cornyn’s no vote was a show vote so he could go home and show some street cred to the peeps.

Tenwheeler on October 16, 2013 at 9:59 PM

Wasn’t Byron part of the secret pundit meeting at the White House?

faraway on October 16, 2013 at 10:02 PM

Old McConnell had a farm. E I E I O.

faraway on October 16, 2013 at 10:04 PM

I wonder how the Prog Party Faithful would feel about a delay? It would be a huge defeat for the Clown King and a win for Republicans. Could Barry’s ego handle such a defeat?

Punchenko on October 16, 2013 at 10:06 PM

It was what happens when a bunch of refugees from an ashram on Big Sur in 1972 try to assemble a Ferrari Formula One racer.

Without reading the instructions. Or else, thinking a copy of Castaneda’s The Teachings of Don Juan was close enough.

clear ether

eon

I swear, I love your posts.

SailorMark on October 16, 2013 at 10:14 PM

Wasn’t Byron part of the secret pundit meeting at the White House?

faraway on October 16, 2013 at 10:02 PM

Yup, he and Dr. K have had a real attitude adjustment. Although Byron was already an establishment man.

d1carter on October 16, 2013 at 10:16 PM

Exactly 29.

Almost 30 pieces of silver.

‘Course you could make an argument for 30, because we ALL know Cornyn’s no vote was a show vote so he could go home and show some street cred to the peeps.

Tenwheeler on October 16, 2013 at 9:59 PM

I like your thinking but, I was wondering about in his upcoming reelection in Kentucky. Btw, Mitch put out a statement tonight to say it was not his project and that it came from a sub committe…LOL. It never ends.

d1carter on October 16, 2013 at 10:24 PM

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