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April 01, 2014

President *

And the media wonder why the "global community" doesn't take American power seriously:

Today, a one-question Obamacare quiz:

Monday (a) is or (b) isn't the final day Americans can sign up for the first year of Obamacare coverage.

OK, that was too easy. The answer is, of course, (b). After a flurry of Obamacare delays (38 by The Wall Street Journal's count) and innumerable rules changes, Monday isn't the final day that Americans can sign up for Obamacare.

No matter what the law says.

No matter that Obama administration officials have vowed for months not to extend this deadline. Most notably: Not three weeks ago, on March 12, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius testified before a congressional committee that the administration absolutely, positively would not extend this deadline for people to sign up.

Uh-huh. Thus, the asterisk in our headline. The whole law should carry an asterisk.

This is one of the first things parents learn: if you're constantly issuing threats and edicts but never follow through on them, your kids learn that rules don't mean anything and stop listening to you.

Why should they? Everyone knows there will be no adverse consequences. You folks had better shape up, or Obama will put us all in Time Out. Or issue another sternly worded reprimand.

He really means it, this time.

Posted by Cassandra at April 1, 2014 06:48 AM

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Some more of them Transparent Red Lines, I guess.

Posted by: Yu-Ain Gonnano at April 1, 2014 08:55 AM

This is where I really should throw out a parody of the lyrics to Blurred Lines :p

Posted by: Cass - Confirmation Bigot-in-Training at April 1, 2014 09:32 AM

Please don't, that song is bad enough without a parody.
Besides, you have to have a line before you can blur it.

Posted by: DL Sly at April 1, 2014 01:04 PM

Tuned in 24 / 7 news channel today, and was 'shocked' to hear Obama taking a victory lap in another endless oration.
That guy *loves* the sound of his own voice.

Posted by: CAPT Mike at April 1, 2014 05:08 PM

Besides, you have to have a line before you can blur it.

Sly, you ignorant slut.

He has plenty of lines. And they're all perpendicular, transparently red, and shaped like a kitten.

Posted by: Sometimes You're Carry-on, Sometimes You're Just an Old Bag... at April 1, 2014 06:35 PM

"Sly, you ignorant slut."

Who told?!

"...they're all perpendicular, transparently red, and shaped like a kitten."

Sooooo.......we've given up on the unicorns farting magic pixie dust?

Posted by: DL Sly at April 2, 2014 01:08 AM