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Memories of Bush’s Katrina

Seriously? The media decides to compare the rollout of Obamacare to Dubya’s handling of Hurricane Katrina?

But if that isn’t insane enough, the media had to take it one step beyond that and try to make it sound unfair to Bush to compare Obamacare to Katrina. Naturally, the Daily Show makes quick work of that:

Do Republicans really want to remind anyone about Hurricane Katrina at all? Do Americans have memories that amazingly bad that the GOP feels it can bring up Bush’s monumental failures and compare them to a botched website rollout? Or have Republicans just rewritten history in their own minds so completely that they don’t remember?

Meanwhile, enrollments in Obamacare are surging, and the troubled website is starting to work much better.

UPDATE: More good news for Obamacare. The increase in cost for health care for the last three years is the lowest ever recorded. For a while, critics attributed this to the depressed economy, but the fact that cost increases have stayed down even as the economy recovers shows that the change is also due to structural changes — namely the implementation of Obamacare, which contains provisions to reduce costs.



  1. ThatGuy wrote:

    I wonder what Murrow and Cronkite would think of the fact that a blogger and a comedian provide stronger and more sober analysis of world events than the vast majority of news anchors and journalists.

    We’d probably have to explain the term blogger first. Thanks for being a dose of sanity, IK!

    Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at 7:40 am | Permalink
  2. Anonymous wrote:

    Is the healthcare Website working better due to your prowess?
    And how are the investments in the health care companies doing on the stock market? That should be a wonderful gauge of how the roll out is going.

    Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 4:23 am | Permalink