I am going to poach Prof. Crisy's habitual hunting ground and scatter some buckshot in the direction of the New York Time's own Mama Rose, Frank Rich. The column is a cavalcade of Donk hackjobbing, but fortunately for us, its full fatuousness is revealed in a single sentence:
Now that we have finally arrived at the do-or-die moment for Obama’s signature issue, we face the alarming prospect that his presidency could be toast if he doesn’t make good on a year’s worth of false starts.Oh, do we?
Manufacturing a false crisis while strongly implying the necessity of lesser evilism in a single sentence is a turn of propaganda worthy of Goebbels, and yes, Mary, I did just compare Frank Fucking Rich to Goebbels. If, in fact, Obama's presidency is a skein of false starts and dissapointments, broken promises, bad faith, failure, retreat, and defeat, than why is its early end an "alarming prospect." Oh, oh, wait, I think I know. Because the Republicans are so much worse, right? They are, um, well, to coin a phrase, "The Party of No." Right? A cackling gang of incoherent nativist xenophobes in paradoxical thrall to foreign military adventurism with a strong undercurrent of anti-Constitutional authoritarianism. Unlike the current Donk gang, who only appear as such because they happen to be aping and enforcing and expanding all of those hated anti-Democratic, unconstitutional, illegal, unfair, unjust, ad inf. policies, not that they actually believe in it. It's just, if you want to unmake an omelette, first you have to make more omelettes
The "President's" health-care bill, his "signature issue," is a piece of shit. The fact that the Republicans misidentify it as Communism doesn't make it by some magical property of implied alchemical transference any less of a piece of shit. And if it fails, if The President fails, then that is because they are totes, legit failures reaching their fabulously FAIL apotheosis, or nadir, or, you know, whatever.