Ok, now I'm starting to get worried. Everyone's looking at Obama's unilateral and probably illegal decision to postpone the employer mandate of Obamacare as an admission that it's a horribly conceived piece of legislation which will no doubt lead to a world in which werewolves and zombies roam the earth devouring the flesh of unsuspecting humans and forcing suspecting humans to live underground in abandoned mines subsisting on seeping rainwater, mushrooms and Flintstones' vitamins. No argument here. But you can bet it was Democrats demanding something (so they don't get crushed in the elections next year) and not employers (the 4%!) who suddenly (after 3 years ) decided they needed more time, despite whatever messaging will come out next week.
But what if election worries are not entirely what led to The LightBringer's sudden shift? What if it's actually a canary in the coal mine that maybe the economy is making some depression-like noises? Why did he suddenly drop the "recovery summer" schtick this year after three embarrassing years of failed messaging? It's not like he's shown a pattern of learning from his mistakes. And maybe it's just me, but when I think of Obama voters, I don't necessarily think of the gainfully employing. If he was only trying to protect Democrat candidates and their voters then wouldn't he also postpone the individual mandate? It just seems that's there's more to this considering how awful the optics look. So in conclusion.... DOOOOOOOOOOOOOMMMMMMM!!!!!!!
Oh, and if there are any gamblers out there, the odds that Obama un-postpones his employer mandate and blames it all on a silly miscommunication are opening at 10-1, because (seriously) when even Brian Williams is making snide comments about Obama being out of the country when dropping this news... ouch. The odds that he also postpones the individual mandate are now at 15-1, although they were at 60-1 a few days ago. Werewolves and zombies still coming in at 8-1.