John Ransom

“Interviews with two dozen contractors, current and former government officials, insurance executives and consumer advocates, as well as an examination of confidential administration documents, point to a series of missteps — financial, technical and managerial — that led to the troubles” with the rollout of Obamacare conceded the New York Times in October.

Liberals will try to paint this as the failure of one person.

And they will be right. And they will be wrong.

Right premise; wrong person.

“Secretary of HHS will soon become known as the worst job in America,” says my friend, political consultant Tony Marsh. “It doesn't matter how competent the director, no one can make this goofy law work.”

Pin the goofy law on our goofy president.

Whatever else people might say about Barack Obama, even liberals have to admit that when it comes to managerial prowess--even when having the benefit of his pen and telephone-- the only executive action the president seems to get right is his tee time.

Don't let the awesome size of the Obamacare debacle shrink the significance of the other debacles Obama has presided over: $1 trillion stimulus, failed; a Department of Energy loan program for green companies, failed too, just to name two in a growing database of Obama disasters.

Who could've predicted at a time when unprecedented money and resources would go into alternative energy production via fiat by the federal government, that the "green" industry would see an unprecedented number of bankruptcies, failures and collapses?

Conservatives could have, and did.

Because the question goes to the fundamental flaw that Democrats have when it comes to governance. If it were all about money and power and influence, Democrats would never have a problem; nor would communists.

But eventually human nature takes over; and human nature is the enemy of control freaks, a.k.a. progressives.

Human nature can't control the progressive agenda, no matter how many jobs are lost. Democrats and the president mean to implement Obamacare even if they have to fire us all one by one.

In the old days, in order for healthcare to happen, you only needed to have a sick person.

Under the Democrats, you only need to have one very, very sick person right at the top, so he can do the firing of the rest of us.


John Ransom

John Ransom is the Finance Editor for Townhall Finance.