Byron York has a brush with the greatest of the lunatic great, Michele Bachmann, who tells him: "[Obamacare] isn't just another bill. This isn't load limits on turnip trucks that we're talking about. This is ... an extremely consequential bill that will impact every American, and that's why you have such passionate opinions."
We all recall from history books when the United States imploded during the 1930s, due not to the capitalist depression, but to the "extremely consequential" passage of that socialist horror, Social Security. And of course who can forget the otherwise pacific 1960s, when extremely consequential Medicare destroyed our happy little republic, just as that Goldwaterite visionary, Ronald Reagan, said it would.
But for the life of me I can't remember experiencing or reading about That Day when old Massachusetts went down; you know, the day Romneycare--essentially Obamacare's dead-ringer--kicked in. Hell it must have been devastating in its extremely consequential consequences, for Bachmann & Co. says so, in so many words.
Yet, pray tell, whither the rubble?
At any rate here we are, today, nationwide, encountering the selfsame and extreme and consequential devastation that Massachusetts assuredly encountered in 2006. Which means we should all brace for no noticeable impact.