This is getting frighteningly weird. Today is the last day of the open enrollment period to sign up for Obamacare (sort of). James Taranto has some fun with the administration’s elastic deadline:
Well, this is it. Today is your last chance to enroll in a medical insurance plan under ObamaCare. There will be no exceptions, other than people who haven’t yet enrolled. And if you don’t have insurance, you will pay a penalty. Make that a tax. Unless the tax would be a hardship in any way, in which case just don’t pay it and the IRS will be totally cool.
Anyway, considering what a milestone this is in the evolution of the Affordable Care Act, the president was out doing something special to commemorate the event. He was … autographing baseballs?
The explanation, if it can be called that, is that today was also opening day for most major league baseball teams. Why that suggested that Obama, whose throwing skills can be described most charitably as unorthodox, should be pictured affixing his John Hancock to the horsehide orbs is still puzzling. That’s something usually reserved for people who have actually played the game. Anyway, here is the tweet from the president’s Twitter account:
Play ball. pic.twitter.com/ve8uzW5Z4M
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) March 31, 2014
And Democrats found Richard Nixon strange!