We can't rely on Obama's ability to roll these rules back. Better for the country if they're never implemented at all.It's nice to be half-wrong sometimes. Looks like we can rely on Obama after all:
Today, the Obama administration plans to rescind the controversial “conscience rule,” which “allows healthcare workers to deny abortion counseling or other family planning services if doing so would violate their moral beliefs.”That's my President, that is. He's not got a perfect record in rolling back Bush abuses - in fact, if a few things don't change over the next week, a trip to the woodshed will be in order - but he's doing a tremendous amount of good very, very quickly.
This is why I find it rather difficult to apply the Smack-o-Matic in his case. Every time I pick the damned thing up, he does something that makes me put it right back down. Y'know, little things like, oh, I dunno,
Ending the war in Iraq.And that's just a few items from the last few days.
Restoring Superfund, making polluters pay, and ending tax breaks for the fossil fuel industry.
Planning a budget even Paul Krugman can love.
Going for healthcare reform.
Delivering a kick-ass speech that helps prepare the country for progressivism.
It's a good thing the Cons have been such raging idiots, or the poor Smack-o-Matic would be gathering dust. We can't have that.
The following illustration describes the situation precisely:
Our President is practically MacGuyver. I'm loving this.