The “runaway train” the Wall Street Journal called Obamacare in 2009, when it was still roaring down the tracks to passage, all 1,990 pages of it. It might well be, said the Journal’s editorial writers, “the worst piece of post-New Deal legislation ever introduced….eventually all medicine will be rationed via politics.”
And then it passed with only Democrat votes in the face of the polled opposition of a majority of the country. Then its Web site crashed, because it was a joke. (So is the new one.) Then people who already had private health insurance began to lose it because it didn’t meet the “standards” of Obamacare, including such things as birth control pills and abortions for everyone, including children and the elderly.
Finally more than half the states refused to set up the exchanges the law required for Obamacare to “work.” Came the mid-term elections of 2014 and the voters got even: many of those same Obamacare-voting Democrats lost their seats in the House and Senate. They’re still acting like they don’t know what hit them.
Now the Supreme Court is poised to send the train onto a siding that will take it over a cliff and out of sight. Whew. Not that Wormtongue has learned anything. He’s apparently readying a whole new train to do something like it all over again, unilaterally this time, by giving 5 million, mostly Hispanic, illegal immigrants amnesty and work permits. Once more against the wishes of the polled majority of the country, many Democrats and almost all of the GOP.
If he sends the new train out of the station, his party will cringe and if they’re smart the elected ones will start making plans for new employment after 2016.
And then we may have a good chance that these two Progressive train crashes back-to-back will keep the Democrats from claiming the White House again for a generation. Bye, bye, Lizard Queen and Groper. Even with millions of apparent new amnesty voters on the Democrat side and graft in their pockets from the big corporations lobbying for the amnesty. Party of the people, yeah right.