America can hardly wait, I’m sure. Starting around the 4:20 mark:
“This program was designed to be implemented by the states. And in most of the states that are running their exchanges it’s going quite well,” Plouffe told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos. “You talked about Medicaid expansion. I think it’s just a fact, and it may take until 2017 when this president leaves office, you’re going to see almost every state in this country running their own exchanges eventually and expanding Medicaid. And I think it’ll work really well then.” …
“Let’s fast forward to the State of the Union and the months after that. Health care working better, a lot of people signing up, the economy continuing to strengthen, hopefully no Washington shutdowns,” Plouffe said. “I think the president’s numbers will recover. I think people’s confidence will recover.”
“I think people trust this president,” Plouffe added. “I think there have been numbers all over the place, but I’m confident in a few months from now, those trust numbers are going to come up.”
My, what an adroitly combined set of talking points he’s got there! ObamaCare will be running still more smoothly in the new year, the economy will still be sluggishly crawling out of The Longest Recovery Of Recorded Time, and with any luck, those dastardly, spitefully obstructionist Republicans won’t have triggered any more of those oh-so-loathsome federal shutdowns. Heck, by 2017, even those stubbornly red states will want to get on board with the rampant success of it all, and will have decided to launch their own exchanges as well as expand the expensive, largely ineffective, unmitigated disaster that Medicaid is on its merry way to becoming, yeehaw! …Although somebody should probably alert the Democrats currently turning tail from the president’s signature legislative achievement, no?