Rich Galen

Reporter Paul Bedard, writing in the Washington Examiner, quotes Rockefeller as one of the architects of the 1984 Newspeak-titled "Affordable Care Act" as saying:

"The Affordable Care Act is probably the most complex piece of legislation ever passed by the United States Congress…up to this point it is just beyond comprehension. If it isn't done right the first time, it will just simply get worse."

Without Obamacare there will be an eight-year-hole in the line of Presidents of the United States because Obama isn't getting anything else done.

We have talked before about how quickly Obama, in the first afterglow of his Inauguration, made it clear he would work hard to take back control of the U.S. House so his last two years would have the convenience of a Democratic House and Senate, just as his first two years did.

That lasted until about lunch when it became clear there was no chance, none; zero, that the Democrats would find the 25+ seats necessary to wrest control from the GOP.

His personal admission of defeat came during the aptly named "charm offensive" when he came up to Capitol Hill to meet with R’s and D’s on both sides of the building; and had dinner with a group of Republican Senators.

Yeah, well, he has spent the better part of five years saying horrid things about Republicans on the Hill and saying nothing helpful to Democrats, so this may be a case of - as H.R. Haldeman used to say as Nixon's Chief of Staff - T-L-Squared: Too Little, Too Late.

If Washington Pundicrats are throwing in the towel on Obama's second term, how long do you think it will be before all those Democrats in the House and Senate start running as fast as they cannot just for reelection; but away from Obama.

Rich Galen

Rich Galen has been a press secretary to Dan Quayle and Newt Gingrich. Rich Galen currently works as a journalist and writes at