White House Masked Fears of Obamacare Collapse

White House Masked Fears of Obamacare Collapse [via Political Wire]

“During the darkest days of the website meltdown, Obama made it clear to those who asked that it was crucial for him not to fire any high-ranking administration officials. Sebelius and McDonough both reasonably feared they would be shown the door.”

“Holding a maligned, self-doubting team together in moments of peril is too often oversimplified by the phrase ‘No Drama Obama.’ It’s more complex than that. Obama has convinced himself that scaring people with a ceremonial firing deepens fear, turns allies against one another, makes them risk-averse, and saps productivity. At no time was this distillation of presidential power put to more strenuous administration-wide test.”

This is the part of politics I really enjoy – the behind the scenes analysis after a major event. This is when you find out what really happened, not what they wanted you to think happened.

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