Robert Knight

As for Obamacare, Mr. Obama did his mea culpa, but then began changing the narrative when he told a group of Wall Street executives last week that, “One of the problems we’ve had is one side of Capitol Hill is invested in failure, and that makes, I think, the kind of iterative process of fixing glitches as they come up and fine-tuning the law more challenging.”

In other words, those darn Republicans got in the way, iteratively speaking. If they had tried to fix the iterative problems, we wouldn’t be in this iterative mess. Never mind that the House did, in fact, pass reforms, such as delaying the individual mandate, and forcing Members of Congress and their staffs to live under Obamacare like the rest of us, only to see them die in Harry Reid’s Senate while the White House issued veto threats.

The lies coming from the White House are so bald-faced that even two Washington Post reporters, noting that Mr. Obama said several times that the Obamacare rollout failure is ‘on me,’” wrote that the president “faces a consistency problem.”

That’s like saying Miley Cyrus has a modesty problem.

I’m no parliamentary tactician, but conservatives in both Houses had better find ways to throw wrenches into the Obama/Reid machine before it gobbles up the rest of North America. They need to remind Americans daily that Obamacare is not their fault.

They need also to aggressively pursue scandals that the media ignore or minimize. These include the Benghazi killings and the lies that still surround that shameful episode; IRSgate; NSAgate; Fast and Furious; “green energy” payoffs; Chicago-style harassment of political opponents; forcing faith-based institutions to pay for abortions and sterilizations; failing to enforce laws such as the Defense of Marriage Act; using the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Labor Relations Board to bludgeon businesses and reward cronies and unions; suing states for enforcing immigration laws or having voter ID laws; fudging unemployment statistics; hollowing out, feminizing and homosexualizing the nation’s armed forces, and letting France play Thor to our PeeWee Herman when it comes to Iran’s nuclear threat.

Actually, the horrors of Obamacare alone should be enough to persuade Americans that it would not be in their interest to cede more power to an administration and a party that could now, courtesy of Harry Reid, put Moe, Larry or Curly into black robes. Or worse nominees.


Robert Knight

Robert Knight is an author, senior fellow for the American Civil Rights Union and a frequent contributor to Townhall.