lunes, 22 de marzo de 2010

¡Obaaaaaaaaama! ¡Obaaaaaaaaama!

Creo que los fuegos artificiales van a durar toda la semana. O más. Qué fastidio de hooligans. Jonathan Chait es una firma estimable. Pero es forofo y seguramente por eso no es la mejor opción para enterarse bien de lo que Obama ha logrado –que es muchísimo. Pero este arranque es demasiado:
Let me offer a ludicrously premature opinion: Barack Obama has sealed his reputation as a president of great historical import. We don't know what will follow in his presidency, and it's quite possible that some future event--a war, a scandal--will define his presidency. But we do know that he has put his imprint on the structure of American government in a way that no Democratic president since Lyndon Johnson has. […]
Historians will see this health care bill as a masterfully crafted piece of legislation.
Claro, el personal del otro bando está que trina:
As National Review’s editors explain (and see also the strong Wall Street Journal editorial this morning), this legislation “will increase taxes, increase premiums, and increase debt, while decreasing economic growth, job growth, and the quality of health care.” So it will –if it is allowed to go into effect.

Luckily, key parts of Obamacare--especially the subsidies--don’t go into effect until 2014. So what Republicans have to do is to make the 2010 and the 2012 elections referenda on Obamacare, win those elections, and then repeal Obamacare.
Esperaremos a que regrese el periodismo. Igual ni regresa.
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