Another platter of candy and ice cream for everyone! (Vegetables later.)
Apparently by executive fiat, the Obama administration is postponing the Obamacare employer mandate by one year.
As reported here, this rather unfortunate (for the Obama administration) development was probably meant to be dribbled out this evening, so that some substantial percentage of it would dissolve in beer, barbecue, and fireworks. But, thanks to a couple of reporters who were (apparently) actually doing their jobs, it made today’s news cycle.
Now I’m not going into Obama’s sustained contempt for the law. Having faced no consequences for his tyranny to this point, the surprise would be if he suddenly stopped acting like a dictator, not that he has continued to do so.
I’m also not going into that Obamacare is not only expensive, ineffective, and authoritarian, it’s actually actively and severely destructive to the economy. A majority of the country disapproves of it, but a majority of the country is not calling our esteemed president on the carpet for continuing to shove it down our throats.
(I do also fully expect Obama’s fawning sycophants to have some reading on this postponement other than he’s kicking it past the ’14 election. “Reporting requirements,” indeed.)
What I am saying is that if there is a single leader left in the Republican Party, now is the time for a sustained rhetorical and legislative assault on the Obamacare travesty. I would hope planning for such has already occurred, as this postponement has been plausible for some time. (Though I’ll confess I did envision it as occurring in Congress, not as a decree of The One.) I further hope that it didn’t come today precisely because of the Independence Day holiday.
Go toe-to-toe. Be ready for anything Obama’s Chicago mob-style attack machine will throw at you. Win with truth. Let’s get some hearts and minds not only back, but excited.
Bring it Monday, please.