Henninger: Obama’s red-line presidency

Henninger: Obama’s red-line presidency

‘We have communicated in no uncertain terms with every player in the region that that’s a red line for us and that there would be enormous consequences if we start seeing movement on the chemical weapons front or the use of chemical weapons.”— Barack Obama, Aug. 20, 2012

“First of all, if you’ve got health insurance, you like your doctors, you like your plan, you can keep your doctor, you can keep your plan. Nobody is talking about taking that away from you.”—Barack Obama, multiple versions

What would you rather be: an American lost inside an ObamaCare exchange or a Syrian rebel? No matter who gets touched by the helping hand of Barack Obama, the problem is not merely the broken promise but the chaos that follows the break.

Start with ObamaCare. When Mr. Obama addressed the nonperformance of HealthCare.gov, here’s one of the things he said: “What we’re also discovering is that insurance is complicated to buy.”

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