Figure of Speech

by Larry Tate on October 20, 2013

There is an almost sublime stupidity to this Ross Douthat metaphor:

Like the Bush administration in Iraq, the White House seems to have invaded the health insurance marketplace with woefully inadequate postinvasion planning, and let the occupation turn into a disaster of hack work and incompetence.

Yes, Ross. It’s just like that. The healthcare.gov website cost the American taxpayer around 6 trillion dollars to create and even though it has only been open for a few days almost 500,000 people have died.

Maybe if the law foolishly disbanded the entire medical community and prevented them from practicing medicine, you’d have a point. But you don’t.

I hate what you just said. Like, a lot.

 

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