Somebody cue the Debbie Downer horn. How bad are things for President Obama? In recent days, the Washington Post has brought us a double-barreled downer blast from two pundits who normally support the president.
All you need to know about Dana Milbank's and Ruth Marcus' columns you can glean from their respective final sentences, which read: "Maybe the president does understand that the game is over." And "Can he recover? I’m sorry to say: I’m not at all confident." Wah-wah, indeed! More after the jump.
Is this the nadir for President Obama? Down so deep, can things only get better for him? I'm reminded of the old joke about a very downcast man who suddenly hears a voice: "don't worry, things could be worse." And sure enough, things got worse.
Because as bad as the website rollout and the cancellations are, wait until the death spiral--caused by the young and healthy not signing up--sets in, causing premiums to spike and/or bankrupting the system. Happy days are here again!