Chuck Schumer quietly starts distancing Democrats from Obama for 2016.

I’m just going to summarize it: Senator Chuck Schumer today ever-so-casually indicated that working first on Obamacare was a mistake; that, in fact, Congress should have instead worked on pretty much anything else besides Obamacare; and that Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY)Heritage ActionScorecardSen. Charles Schumer0%Senate Democrat AverageSee Full Scorecard0% himself opposed starting first on Obamacare, but all those Obama supporters in the Obama administration were so adamant that Obamacare be put in place right away. Also: how about that absent-from-the-Obamacare-debate Hillary Clinton, huh? You know what her middle name isn’t? That’s right: Obamacare.

I’m being mean, I know*. But if Chuck Schumer is useful for any one thing it’s in determining just how toxic a politician and/or government program can be. Based on this article, Barack Obama and his signature** political accomplishment are quite toxic indeed. And it’s not even 2015 yet! If Barack Obama’s a lame duck now, imagine how useless he’s going to be a year from now***.

Moe Lane (crosspost)

PS: (As this post was being put in the queue) Apparently this was not received well.

So huge @maggiepolitico: Schumer paves the way for separation for Dems from Obama’s final two years

— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) November 26, 2014

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Get used to it, ye administration officials. Get used to it.

*Not that I care, because it’s Chuck Schumer and he deserves it.

**There’s a certain irony there, given that Barack Obama’s initial contribution to Obamacare was literally just his signature. But Obama certainly owns it now, hey? Every jot and tittle.

***I am admittedly being a bit too gleeful in my anticipation in seeing how Barack Obama reacts to the sight of the eventual Democratic candidate supplanting him in the media’s eyes. And before anybody says The media won’t permit any Democrat to outshine Barack Obama: oh, would that that was correct. 2016 would be a cakewalk for us if that happens.

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