The rule of law

It’s fascinating to see how the sacred and inviolate law proves to be so mutable in practice:

Bowing to pressure, President Barack Obama intends to permit continued
sale of individual insurance plans that have been canceled because they
failed to meet coverage standards under the health care law, officials
said Thursday.

The decision was designed to ease the impact on millions of consumers
who have received cancellation notices in recent weeks, and also to try
to redeem a presidential promise that anyone who wanted to keep his
coverage under the law would be allowed to do so.

An announcement was expected in late morning.

Officials said the president would announce that insurers could continue
to sell existing individual policies to current customers for 2014,
even in cases of plans that had been ruled inadequate.

In other words, he’s buying the techs a year to fix the system. Then everyone will lose their coverage again. Truly, this is conclusive evidence of Obama’s political mastery. No one, NO ONE, saw this fiendishly clever move coming.