ShareThis Page
The Thursday wrap |

The Thursday wrap

| Wednesday, March 12, 2014 9:00 p.m

Senate Democrats’ all-night “talkathon” on so-called climate change embraced the liberal shibboleth that if a distortion is repeated often enough, it becomes truth. But the only thing this stunt brings to mind is that classic Coasters tune, “Yakety Yak” (“Don’t talk back!”). Or as Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., said after an hour of this hot air, “They’ll have an audience of themselves, so I hope they enjoy it.” … The misnomer that is the Affordable Care Act is underscored in a new survey. Reportedly only one in 10 uninsured people who qualify for private health plans through ObamaCare’s “marketplace” have signed up. So, McKinsey & Co. asked why. Out of five explanations, writes David Catron for The American Spectator, the top reason was, “I could not afford to pay the premium.” So, what’s the point of this excursion through the public’s pockets? … To combat any midterm election stupor, President Obama has warned his party that during these times, Democrats tend to get “a little sleepy” and “distracted,” The Hill newspaper reports. “We’re good at Senate and House elections during presidential years — it’s something about midterms,” Mr. Obama said. “I don’t know what it is about us.” Try buyers’ remorse. … And on the topic of remorse, the job-approval rating of New York’s ultra-liberal Mayor Bill de Blasio in a recent poll has dropped to 39 percent. According to the New York Post’s Michael Goodwin, Hizzoner’s “deficit in decision-making is compounded by his certainty regarding the flaws of others.” Not unlike a certain president we know.

Categories: Editorials
TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using you agree to our Terms of Service.

We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.

We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers

We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.

We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.