Joan Walsh, of the extreme left-wing site Salon, lashed out at two fellow leftists for daring to tell the truth about the disastrous launch of ObamaCare. The obviously frustrated Walsh singled out the New Yorker’s Ryan Lizza and The Washington Post’s Ezra Klein for a trip to the re-education woodshed:
It was predictable that the media would go nuts about this today, given that they’ve spent so much time having their noses rubbed in how insane the GOP has become, after trying so hard, for so long, to ignore it. It feels like a law of nature. Nature abhors a vacuum; media nature abhors a false-equivalence vacuum. I feel like I saw it start on Thursday, when the New Yorker’s Ryan Lizza, a writer I like and admire, tweeted something farcical:
Who will be more discredited this year: conservatives for pushing us to brink of default or liberals for failure of health care exchanges? …
That seemed premature to me – even a disastrous website rollout can’t be a stand-in for the entire Affordable Care Act — but of course Lizza’s pronouncement was retweeted widely and for days. The Washington Post’s great Ezra Klein then picked up the cudgel, telling the crew at MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” where every Obama misstep foretells the end of his presidency, that the Health and Human Services Department is covering up a massive “management failure,” because they had enough pre-launch information to know there were going to be massive problems and neither adjusted their rollout plan or prepared the public.
Looks like the pressure is getting to all those geniuses on the left who know everything about the federal government, except how ineffective, uncaring, and incompetent it is.
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