I had to work today, so I was unable to watch the “summit”. But I knew it did not go as expected when I heard NPR’s reporting on it. They are desperately spinning the result as “nobody really expected it to work”. They were not crowing about Obama’s performance. In fact, they admitted that Obama had felt the need to hold an impromptu press conference on a lunch break to try to spin things his own way.
In other words, it is like Copenhagen (twice).
It did not work.
It appears to have backfired mightily. Paul Ryan has been heard speaking some very solid American values and common sense.
The difference is this. We don’t think all the answers lie in Washington.
By federalizing the regulation of insurance, and by mandating exactly how it’ll work, you make it more expensive and you reduce the competition among insurers for peoples business. We want to decentralize the system, give more power to small businesses, more power to individuals, and make insurance compete more. But if you federalize it, you standardize it and mandate it, you do not achieve that. And that’s the big difference.
That sound bite would never have been reported by the MSM. That alone damages the Wizard’s plans.
I’m quite happy that what I feared did not happen. I’m pretty sure that the White House wishes today had not happened.
Because it did not work as planned. Obama did not overawe and silence the opposition. His awesome awesomeness failed – yet again.