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A Catastrophe Like No Other
Wall Street Journal, by Peggy Noonan

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 4/4/2014 7:53:24 AM

Put aside the numbers for a moment, and the daily argument. "Seven point one million people have signed up!" "But six million people lost their coverage and were forced onto the exchanges! That´s no triumph, it´s a manipulation. And how many of the 7.1 million have paid?" "We can´t say, but 7.1 million is a big number and redeems the program." "Is it a real number?" "Your lack of trust betrays a dark and conspiratorial right-wing mindset." As I say, put aside the argument, step back and view the thing at a distance. Support it or not, you cannot look

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Rather Read, 4/4/2014 8:12:25 AM     (No. 9797250)

But Peggy, you thought he was so great a few years ago. It´s odd. I don´t have a lot of money, I didn´t go to the best schools, I don´t hang out with Right People, but I saw The One for what he was while you and your insider buddies thought he was the Lightbringer.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: IowaDad, 4/4/2014 8:13:28 AM     (No. 9797252)

Before ACA, there were ~48 million persons without health insurance in the US. Today there are . . . . probably ~48 million.

Where exactly is the success?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: arcady, 4/4/2014 8:29:09 AM     (No. 9797269)

You´ve got to be really educated or Liberal, to be so dumb.
She´s only know realizing what the great unwashed knew half a decade ago.
What a great con.
I dropped my WSJ subscription a couple years ago because it had become increasingly irrelevant. Thanks to this site, I see my decision was proper.


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Reply 4 - Posted by: jackson, 4/4/2014 8:38:09 AM     (No. 9797278)

But Peggy, Obama is a transformative figure, a black knight in shining armor that will slay the blight of historical wrongs, a grand example of good will sweeping across plains of ignorance and superstition ... You know what Peg baby. You, and your vapid ilk, caused this catastrophe. Get lost!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: periwinkel, 4/4/2014 8:40:41 AM     (No. 9797280)

Another cheerleader for Obama and Establishment Republicans. At least Peggy is not nearly so obnoxious as Jen Rubin in her wrongheaded opinions.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Pearson365, 4/4/2014 8:46:05 AM     (No. 9797286)

Reply # 2 - the success of ObamaCare is that it got the Liar in Chief reelected. That was and remains the primary purpose for destroying our health care system.

To further ensure his reelection, Obama lied about Benghazi, did a victory prance about killing Osama in order to hide our retreat from Iraq, turned the IRS into a tool against conservatives, made Romney into Hitler, doctored unemployment numbers and used every tool possible to hide scandals that would have defeated a decent incumbent.

Obama and the ACA are catastrophes for the US, which is why Obama has to lie, distort and mislead on an epic scale. If we only had a free press......

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Reply 7 - Posted by: ruready?, 4/4/2014 8:58:34 AM     (No. 9797305)

There will always be politicians that will try to gain unfair advantage by lying. However, if a politician can lie with impunity, that is because of corruption of the press.

Yes, Obama is a corrupt politician. However, his very existence as President is evidence of press corruption. I suspect that some of our best artillery might be better directed at the MSM.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: bighambone, 4/4/2014 9:42:11 AM     (No. 9797375)

Have the Republicans ever actually repealed any liberal Democrat social welfare program?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: MDMuskrat, 4/4/2014 11:16:09 AM     (No. 9797525)

Up until the telling Iraq example, I was willing to give Ms. Noonan a passing grade for a good summary of the Comprehensive Affordable Care Act (CACA). But her Iraq "dog whistle" to her DC cronies (and especially to the cocktail party hostesses) soured me on Ms. Piggy. She writes what she´s allowed to, the DC form of press prostitution.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: ida Lou Pino, 4/4/2014 11:24:49 AM     (No. 9797544)

Go away, Miss Peggy.

Take your bottles of merlot - - and go far, far away.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: guitarcharlie, 4/4/2014 11:37:46 AM     (No. 9797556)

#7 nails it. The press is the real problem and unfortunately the tip of the iceberg. Looming under the liberal press is a huge educational system that continues to ingrain the socialist agenda into every budding journalist far into the future.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: msjena, 4/4/2014 11:41:35 AM     (No. 9797566)

Conservatives may not like Peggy, but I am glad she is writing about this. Better late than never!

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Vaquero45, 4/4/2014 12:34:33 PM     (No. 9797640)

Peggy Noonan reminds me of some German in the spring of 1945, standing in the rubble of what used to be his home, saying "but, but, but we didn´t know Hitler was gonna do all those things! We never would have voted for him or thought he was so wonderful if we´d have known!" In each case, all you had to do was read his damn book....Too little, Noonan, and too late.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: bpl40, 4/4/2014 1:51:54 PM     (No. 9797744)

One must have the correct ´translator´ in understanding ´Rat language.
- This law is perfect those who oppose it hate the needy.
-Translation: I haven´t read it. I have no clue what it contains. But if it means another vote bank, I don´t care
-Once they know it the people will learn to like it
-Translation:Lets use Executive action to illegally push the bad effects beyond the election
-Like any complex law this needs adjustments and changes
-Translation: This is a complete train wreck. Start looking for scapegoats
-I have offered specific amendments but the Republicans won´t co-operate.
Translation: I set the house on fire. But my neighbor who wouldn´t help is now to blame.
-Posterity will view this as a great advance of human freedom
Translation:I am intellectually and morally utterly bankrupt. But vote for me anyway because my opponent hates women.


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