Jonah Goldberg is, I must say, very very funny as he gleefully performs the autopsy on the disastrous rollout of Obamacare. As is always the case with people in revolt against a regime, he has a pretty good sense of what’s wrong with the Obama Administration–particularly Obama’s massive hubris and belief that his godlike word can simply bend reality to his will, as well as his mendacity, and the curious way in which his circle seems to have insulated him from hearing or knowing about anything in the real world that might contradict this fantasy building. He also gets that Obama, well, doesn’t really *like* democracy all that well since he’s, you know, better than the rest of us.
On the other hand, I don’t get the sense from him or pretty much the rest of the movers and shakers in the Thing that Used to be Conservatism that he has any actual ideas beyond gloating at the failure. So it’s a fun read, but pretty much an empty one too. Don’t get me wrong. I enjoy casting down the mighty in their arrogance as much as anybody. It’s just that the GOP’s sole idea in response is to make one of their arrogant ones mighty in Obama’s place. Sure, I’m glad they have the presence of mind to propose the “Let people keep their insurance” bill in order to score political points. But that’s all it is: a play for points that accidently benefits their constituents. They certainly have no interest or will to actually try to fix our ridiculous medical system because that would offend their corporate cronies. The goal, as ever, is money and power, not the common good–for both parties. Any one of my readers, chosen at random, does more actual good for real human beings, than all the members of the Ruling Class, scrambling to steal the football of power from one another, do in a lifetime.