The Thursday wrap
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.