There’s a bit of a buzz about a significant portion of the crowd walking out on a speech by Barack Obama yesterday. While people walking out on the President of the United States is, and should be, news, it may not be the important part of the story.
The event where the President spoke was a campaign rally for Anthony Brown, the Democrats’ candidate for governor of Maryland. Last night, I happened to meet a young person who had been a volunteer campaign worker at the rally. The event had been disorganized, and the level of mismanagement soured that volunteer on politics. The volunteer bitterly expressed a desire not to get involved again.
Given that one of the main campaign issues that Brown faces is his mismanagement of Maryland’s disastrous rollout of its Obamacare website, a disorganized high-profile campaign event reinforces the impression that Brown is a lightweight bumbler.
In a couple of weeks, we will find out if that will be enough to overcome the Democrats’ registration advantage in Baltimore, Prince George’s County, Montgomery County, and their cemeteries.
HuffPo has a piece quoting Barney Frank as saying:
But frankly, he should never have said as much as he did, that if you like your current health care plan, you can keep it. That wasn’t true. And you shouldn’t lie to people. And they just lied to people.
Read the whole thing.
Speaking about the Hobby Lobby decision, Senate Majority Leader Dingy Harry has said:
The one thing we are going to do during this work period, sooner rather than later, is to ensure that women’s lives are not determine by virtue of five white men.
Justice Clarence Thomas was unavailable for comment.
… just wait till it’s for free.
Forbes report that Obamacare has raised the cost of individual market premiums an average of 49%.
The Boston Globe reports:
Massachusetts plans to scrap the state’s dysfunctional online health insurance website, after deciding it would be too expensive and time-consuming to fix, and replace it with a system used by several other states to enroll residents in plans.
Read the whole thing.
Over at Vox, Ezra Klein has written that “Kathleen Sebelius is resigning because Obamacare has won.”
Charlie Sheen is expected to welcome Sebelius to the winner’s circle.
WaPo is reporting that Maryland will be scrapping its Obamacare website and replacing it with the same technology used by Connecticut. The Connecticut site is one of the few that sorta/kinda works.
I guess Gov. O’Malley wants the mess cleaned up before he kicks off his Presidential campaign.