How the ObamaCare Meltdown Helps Hillary

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


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Hillary’s ratings are falling, but then again they were too high to begin with, reflecting the numbers of an apolitical figure. They were never going to stay that high going into a partisan political campaign.

The ObamaCare failure is really the present that she had been waiting for. Hillary’s problem is that she’s the Romney of the Democratic Party, the expected candidate that everyone expects to come out on top but that no one really likes much. Her only selling point is “experience” though the experience consists of being a First Lady, briefly a senator in a blue state, and a disastrous tenure as Secretary of State. But it’s still more than Obama had.

Hillary needs Obama screwups to make the case that the Democratic Party should choose an experienced First Lady over another Hope and Changer spewing lefty dogma from a teleprompter. And a health care screw up is perfect, because it’s right up her alley. If ObamaCare had somehow worked, there would be an unfortunate contrast between her health care failure and his success. But now she gets to tell supporters that if more experienced grownups were in charge, instead of overeager lefty kindergarteners who were good at Twitter but bad at policy, it would have worked.

The premise is debatable, but it’s an edge and Hillary needs all the edge she can get.

If ObamaCare’s woes drag on indefinitely, 2016 may come down to a Republican promising to trash ObamaCare and Hillary promising to fix it, which is why Republicans need to get a lot better at their timing in fighting this fight. Before too long they will no longer be up against Obama, but dealing with Hillary’s pledge to make it work right. And the public may be more susceptible to the “Fix it” argument than Republicans expect.

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  • Erudite Mavin

    Republicans in Congress to FOX News exposing what Obama Care is and giving a play by play about the disastrous roll out.
    For any Republican to start in the grand standing, they become the story
    and takes Obama and his disaster off the headlines.
    Let this sink on its own which is not going to take long.
    What is needed is the continued Republican and FOX News to inform

  • DogmaelJones1

    Every time you show a picture of Hillary, she looks either bedraggled and exhausted, or she’s sporting a new hair stye. And what’s that she’s wearing now, while brandishing that health care pamphlet? It looks like a rejected possible uniform for the Star Trek crew.

    • Daniel Greenfield

      It’s the uniform for the U.S.S. Progress. It’s a thousand year voyage

  • Anukem Jihadi

    I think this is probably exactly right

  • Redwood509

    No matter what is written when her name is mentioned w/health, the ugly process with which this Bolshevik is associated, her past, her mendacity, her abysmal performance as Secretary or senator, it cannot bode well for this sickly looking manatee.

    http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/printindividualProfile.asp?indid=18

    http://www.caintv.com/watergate-era-judiciary-chief
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OOy6ZagodUE#t=202
    http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2013/08/30/flashback-when-hillary-clinton-dubbed-syrias-bashar-assad-a-reformer/

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxmK3-r54yQ

  • defcon 4

    She can always count on the undocumented democraptic voter bloc — as well as G-d knows how many islam0fascist petrodollars to back up her WH bid.

  • objectivefactsmatter

    Hilary can work economic magic where the other grifter could not. Sounds familiar.