This week President Obama will visit Cooperstown, New York, ostensibly to promote tourism.
“President Barack Obama says he's heading to the Baseball Hall of Fame to stress how tourism can lead to good-paying jobs,” reports the Associated Press.
But I think that there’s a high probability that Obama believes the Baseball Hall of Fame will induct him into their hallowed halls as the greatest baseball player to ever live.
And this would make sense.
The man got a Nobel Peace Prize and he has sown nothing but war. War at home and war abroad.
The man has been declared by his liberal acolytes the greatest and blackest and gayest president to ever live. And whatever else may be said, he certainly isn’t the greatest president ever, while Bill Clinton is still blacker than Obama has ever been.
OK, I’ll give him that.
But in general it all adds up to a man to whom much has been given, while nothing has been expected.
If there is a steroid for the ego, Obama abuses it.
Best baseball player ever?
It’s not the most ridiculous honor ever proposed for Obama, especially given his steroid abuse.
So it doesn’t surprise me that Newsweek reports Obama allies are asking the president to appoint a CEO for Obamacare. Nobel Prize, no peace; healthcare reform, no healthcare.
See a pattern?
“The recommendation,” says Newsweek, “in a report due to be released by the Washington-based Center for American Progress think tank, calls for a major shakeup within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, which presided over last year's disastrous rollout of the federal market portal, HealthCare.gov.”
CEO, czar, whatever: It’s all the same thing for a president whose best idea was to write a book so he could exploit his race and so to allow others to intensely peer into the mirror at which Obama never tires gazing.
There is no doubting that this report is a large coming down for Obamacare and for the president.
There is remarkable acrimony behind the scenes by Democrats regarding Obamacare, which they once declared the greatest legislative achievement of the greatest president in the history of the world, black, gay, or shortstop.
And it illustrates the most pressing defect of Obama’s presidency and the legacy he’ll leave behind.
Obamacare isn’t even fully implemented and it already stinks. It stunk before it passed the House. It stunk before it passed the Senate. It stunk before they passed it just to see what was in it.
And even allies are now admitting it.
“Reform advocates,” continues Newsweek, “including CAP pressed the same idea on the White House after HealthCare.gov's October crash, the first in a series of setbacks that posed a political challenge for Obama and his Democratic allies. The administration opted instead for a more narrowly defined health technology czar to rescue the site.”
And yet still Obamacare stinks.
Abraham Lincoln, a master of logic—therefore a Republican not a Democrat— has often been credited with this question, which goes directly to the point: “How many legs does a dog have if you call the tail a leg?”
To which he answered: “Four. Calling a tail a leg doesn't make it a leg.”
Calling Obamacare the “Affordable Care Act” doesn’t make it affordable.
Calling Obamacare healthcare “reform” doesn’t make it good.
Calling Obamacare a “success” because midterm elections are coming up doesn’t mean that it is a success.
It would be like calling Obama “Mr. President,” which, of course, is ridiculous.
He’s more believable as a baseball player.
And that’s the legacy America will have to live with for a long, long time.