Thursday, October 24, 2013

Forget the delay; destroy now

In the wake of the Obamacare rollout monstrosity, there's a growing refrain among both liberals and conservatives to delay the Obamacare individual mandate.  I've never fully subscribed to that idea, primarily because it strikes me as letting the Obamacare supporters off the hook at a time when even more pressure should be brought to bear.  So I was pleased to see that legal pundit J. Christian Adams, writing at his blog Rule of Law, agrees with me:
What about support to delay Obamacare’s implementation?  That’s a ploy to save Obamacare.

Pay attention who is calling for a delay.  Partisans like Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), John Stewart, Wolf Blitzer and Robert Gibbs know a delay today means preservation tomorrow.  That’s why they support it.   It is the modern Rope-a-Dope. Muhammad Ali famously employed his Rope-a-Dope to delay the fight, wear down, and eventually knock out his opponents.  Focusing on Obamacare’s delay, and not its destruction, is an effort to preserve Obamacare.
Adams also makes time in his post to argue that Ted Cruz is the winner in the recent government shutdown battle.  Interesting article.