Thursday, October 10, 2013

George Will Compares Obamacare To Fugitive Slave Act, Segregation

From Talking Points Memo:

"How does this short-circuit the system?" Will said. "I hear Democrats say, 'The Affordable Care Act is the law,' as though we're supposed to genuflect at that sunburst of insight and move on. Well, the Fugitive Slave Act was the law, separate but equal was the law, lots of things are the law and then we change them."

More here.

Will's been little more than a hack for his entire career. He finds ways to convert the bombast of Rush Limbaugh and his ilk into soft-spoken five dollar words, all delivered in a nerd suit, complete with coke bottle glasses and bow tie. And it's been obvious for just as long: the guy's a sophisticated moron. Very sadly, his mummer's farce has worked pretty well, at least for his job prospects. He works for one of the elite newspapers, and has a permanent Sunday morning throne on the gab fests. He's as awful as any right-wing demagogue you can name.

But still.  I don't like Obamacare either, but it's not THAT bad.