Saturday, November 16, 2013

It Begins: Major Newspapers in Reid’s and Obama’s Home States Call for Obamacare Repeal

The Chicago Tribune and Las Vegas Review-Journal want Obamacare repealed. - Bryan Preston/PJMedia

The voters who vaulted both Barack Obama and Harry Reid to power and national office are seeing what must be shocking headlines today. On Thursday, the president offered an apology and an unworkable and possibly illegal “fix” to his troubled healthcare law. Today, the Chicago Tribune has had enough and wants the president’s signature law repealed.

In an editorial titled ◼ “Stop Digging. Demolish Obamacare” or “Stop Digging. Start Over,” the Chicago Tribune rips into Obama’s signature law.
...Most of these tribespeople only wish their big problem was a slipshod Obamacare website. On Thursday, their plight grew more frightful. With even Democratic members of Congress storming the White House over the cancellations, Obama declared — by what legal authority is unclear — that he would overrule the law he signed in 2010 and allow insurers to extend those canceled policies for a year....
The Tribune concludes that Congress should repeal Obamacare: “Many of the Americans who heard their president say Thursday that ‘we fumbled the rollout of this health care law’ would have been pleased to hear him add: So we’re admitting it. This law is a bust. We’re starting over.”

...The Tribune is joined ◼ by the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Published in Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s home state, the LVRV also calls for Obamacare, which Reid shepherded through the Senate on its way to passage, should be dismantled in an incisive editorial titled “Obamacare woes beg for repeal.”

It concludes:
The law is so deeply flawed, with so many components in direct conflict with one another, that tweaking just one part will accelerate its collapse.

The Obamacare debacle is just getting started — and it only gets worse from here. Repeal and replace.
Shepard N7: As welcome a development as this is I can't help but be infuriated by it.

Everyone in the country politically to the right of Fidel Castro knew exactly what effect this law would have. And it's not like we kept it to ourselves, we've been screaming at the tops of our lungs for four years now. The only predictions we made that haven't come to pass are the ones where we actually UNDERESTIMATED the damage this horrible law would do.

And how did the media, led by papers like the Chicago Tribune, respond to our warnings? By accusing us of racism, deceit, stupidity and dishonsty. Now that this cluster***k stands revealed for what it is they want to pretend they weren't instrumental in foisting it on us in the first place. The hell with them. They should be run out of town on a rail along with the Democrats they so dutifully carried water for.

rbj: Who knew the Tribune and LVRJ were racist, tea-bagging, whacko-birds?