ObamaCare's Rose Garden Band-Aid

The precedent goes quite a ways back; Sarah Palin probably would label it as "putting lipstick on a pig."  Remember the Greek columns from the 2008 campaign?  Remember the fake doctors in white lab coats in 2009?  Now, when his signature legislation, ObamaCare, is widely acknowledged as a "train wreck" and a "political crisis," the president held a Rose Garden event to "address the technical problems" associated with the implementation of ObamaCare.  The spectacle in the Rose Garden was a grand setting for the president to give a defense of his health care legislation, and the timing was strategic -- The [Un-]Afforable Care Act (ACA) is in a precarious position these days -- public opinion is overwhelmingly negative, and the more people learn about it, the worse the polls get.  So the Rose Garden event, like so much of what comes out of the White House these days, was purely about staging -- also known as damage control, or putting a...(Read Full Article)