I love this OpEd from October 31, 2013 in the NY Post. Yes, the Obamacare rollout does make the case for small government. It echoes what we on the right have been shouting for years now, "We don't want the government who can't run the post office, DMV, medicaid, and medicare taking over our entire healthcare system!" Obamacare needs to be repealed.
This is smart government?
In the days after the 2008 election, when Barack Obama was putting
together his team, the president-elect declared that “what the American
people want more than anything is just common sense, smart government.”
He repeated this theme in his first inaugural, when he promised
“government that works.”
We thought of these words as we watched the president’s Health and
Human Services secretary, Kathleen Sebelius, flounder her way through
even the most basic questions about ObamaCare.
How many people had signed up? Not sure, because the data isn’t
reliable. Weren’t you warned about problems? Yes, but no one had any
idea they were this serious. What about the security? Well, we really
can’t say for certain. As if to underscore the debacle, the
HealthCare.gov Web site was down during most of her testimony.
The question is, why? Remember, this rollout was put together by the
smart people. They had Silicon Valley at their disposal. They had the
elite universities. They were hailed for their innovative use of social
media during their campaigns.
Yet when it came to the signature issue of the Obama presidency, with
years to prepare, they put up a Web site that has more bugs than a
Brazilian rain forest.
Today, President Obama, Sebelius and their team are no longer telling
us how smart they are. They have now switched to saying how dumb you
are to fixate on the president’s repeated promise, that if you liked
your health-care plan and your doctors, you could keep them. Apparently,
you are way too stupid to appreciate that ObamaCare is giving you
Be thankful for inadvertent blessings. For a president and health and
human services secretary who came to office promising smart government
are now doing more to advance the conservative argument for smaller,
more limited government than Republicans could ever hope to.