The post includes photos of people literally waiting in line in outside drab, institutional-looking buildings in Las Vegas and two Texas cities, El Paso and McAllen. There are also shots from Tampa, Fla., and Houston, where rows of people sit in classrooms in front of computers. Two people in Houston are standing at the back of the room, allowing McGuinness to hype the scene by saying "it was standing-room-only."
But it was the line photos that we found arresting. And it's clear McGuinness was advancing a White House line. Press secretary Jay Carney opened his daily briefing yesterday with the following gasconade: "As you can see by the lines around the country this weekend, we are seeing a surge in enrollment."
The first thing we thought of when we saw the pictures was the photos we've recently seen on Twitter of Venezuelans waiting in bread lines. Waiting in line to purchase necessities is a characteristic not of a prosperous free society but of command economies under repressive regimes. Closer to home, one doubts even the Transportation Security Administration would be so tone-deaf as to advertise long airport lines as an indication it's doing a great job.
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Yes, We Can... Wait
Taranto tells it like it is. Government so inept, so incompetent, so....STUPID that they look at the lines of people waiting to get insurance not as a bug but as a feature.