A fitting send-off for the Shemp of the Obama administration. The mic didn’t short out and no one knocked over the podium, so let’s consider it a moral victory.
The crowd in the Rose Garden gave her a standing ovation, not so much for a job well done but for a job done just well enough that the law’s no longer in danger in the near term. That’s how far the goalposts have moved on O-Care since 2010: Mere survival is now resounding success. If premiums shoot up next year and Obama’s forced to veto a repeal bill passed by a now entirely Republican-controlled Congress, that’ll be “success” too.
Actually, maybe there’s a better analogy here than the Stooges. Exit quotation: