Paul Krugman: Obama Was 'Remarkably Honest About' ObamaCare




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It's clear that Paul Krugman at the New York Times could hardly wait to submit his latest column, a Monday polemic which predictably celebrated Republicans' recent failure to roll back ObamaCare.

Krugman ventured even further into the realm of fantasy than usual when he conferred nearly angelic status to former President Barack Obama and his administration. His claim: "The Obama administration was remarkably clearheaded and honest about its policies" — particularly in regards to ObamaCare.

The Times columnist described the ObamaCare repeal failure as "the culmination of a process of (Republican) intellectual and moral deterioration that began four decades ago."

The full paragraph about the Obama administration's honesty came near the end of Krugman's column:
Democrats aren’t above cutting a few intellectual corners in pursuit of electoral advantage. But the Obama administration was, when all is said and done, remarkably clearheaded and honest about its policies. In particular, it was always clear what the A.C.A. (Affordable Care Act) was supposed to do and how it was supposed to do it — and it has, for the most part, worked as advertised.

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