HOT BLAST: These trying days for the president
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If you're a Democrat, or an American of either party who wishes Washington was efficiently run, the latest story from Politico.com may be worrisome.

According to Politico's Edward-Isaac Dovere, the disappointing start to the online registration portion of the Affordable Care Act has not only infuriated President Obama's political opponents, but it's also divided the Democratic Party, as well.

Dovere wrote, "The problems with the Obamacare website have transformed the president from a man who seemed to have gotten a sudden infusion of political capital to a man who’s been pushed back on his heels. He was firm, and he was setting the agenda. Now he’s back to trying to beating back the latest frame Republicans have forced on him, inadvertently providing evidence to support the doubts they’ve been trying to sow from the beginning. He spent last week against the backdrop of a shutdown that made people appreciate all the things government can do for them. Now he has a website which shows how little it can."

And, as for the president's party:

"Democrats have scattered, raising the question of whether the president will be able to preserve any of the new cohesion he inspired earlier in the month, or whether the rift is going to widen again. With every day, there was more impatience and dismay with the botched rollout of the website. Meanwhile, the White House spent much of the week dealing with a bizarre episode with Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., over whether an unnamed Republican insulted the president, forced to support Speaker John Boehner’s denial over the insistent statement of one of its closest allies on the Hill."

 
-- Phillip Tutor
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