The week that was
“Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress; but I repeat myself.”
─ Mark Twain
Monday was Veterans Day and we honored our heroes. Also this week more than 1000 US troops deployed to help the people of the Philippines whose lives have been devastated by Typhoon Haiyan.
Obamacare has started out with neither a bang nor a whimper. It hasn’t really started out at all yet. For those wondering about the status of the healthcare.gov website, please refer back to last week’s Week That Was.
Many Obamacare navigators have been found-out as being fraudulent hacks. Fulfilling the old “takes one to know one” saying, former President Bill Clinton himself came out and denounced Obamacare as an ill-planned scam. (You know it’s bad when not even Slick Willy wants to be associated with it.) Referring to the whole deceptive principle of Obamacare, the navigators shrugged and said, “What did you expect?”
President Obama tried to rally more support for his unpopular law and Obamacare’s failure to launch by saying it was OK that the government failed big time, because other people have failed before, too. Barry O. needs to watch more inspirational sports movies.
The House passed the Keep Your Plan Act proposed by Congressman Fred Upton (R-MI). The bill holds President Obama (who threatened to veto it) accountable for his promise that “if you like your plan, you can keep your plan.” 39 House Democrats voted in favor of the act and against Obama’s agenda: a sign that the end of the world is nigh.
The Victoria’s Secret lingerie show took place this week and Jennifer Lawrence cut her hair off. That’s all.
Teresa Mull is the managing editor of Human Events.