Weekly Standard's Kristol: 'Not a Good Day for Liberty in America'

Friday, 04 Apr 2014 06:09 PM

By Aaron Stern

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Saying that Obamacare is working just because people are signing up for it is like saying that Soviet Union grocery stores were great places to shop because millions of people lined up to visit them.

That's what Bill Kristol, founder and editor of The Weekly Standard, told "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV Friday.

Kristol discussed his Wednesday column, where he wrote that the fight to repeal Obamacare isn't over just because the White House had a victory press conference after it announced the minimum enrollment numbers had been met by the March 31 deadline.

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"My experience in life, and I think maybe yours too, is the people who say, 'hey, it's over, nothing to debate here, nothing to see here, no facts cutting the other way.' They usually don't feel they have a strong argument," Kristol said.

"If President Obama felt confident, he would have stood up there and said, 'I welcome Republicans challenging this over the next six months. I hope they get to make this debate for the voters for November 2014 and November 2016 because they're going to see this whole Affordable Care Act is working great and blah blah blah.'

"He could have said that. That's what a normal politician says. He knows it's not working. He knows he's losing the debate and therefore he wants to intimidate people, almost."

Kristol said Republicans are beginning to introduce alternatives to the Affordable Care Act, including one unveiled by Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal earlier this week.

Obama's declaration that those who opposed the Affordable Care Act would not be judged kindly by history was an overly dramatic, offensive characterization of people with different political beliefs. It's the kind of attack, Kristol said, that comes all too often from liberals, and was seen clearly this week in the forced resignation of newly appointed Mozilla CEO Brandon Eich.

Public pressure was blamed for Eich being ousted from his position after just 11 days after it was revealed he donated $1,000 to support a California ballot initiative to ban same-sex marriage. That ban, Proposition 8, passed with 52 percent of the vote.

"No allegation at all that this man discriminated against gays, had an unfriendly work environment for gays, nothing of that nature," Kristol said. "But because he exercised his rights as a citizen, his free speech rights and his political rights, participated [as a citizen] in our democracy, he's got huge campaigns mounted against him and I guess they basically forced him out.

"Today is not a good day for liberty in America."

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