Poor Matt Yglesias.
The liberal economics blogger for Slate thinks he knows more than you. So when people began predicting that the Obamacare exchanges might not get off to such a great start, he was there to correct them.
“I wanted to once again take the opportunity to lay down a marker and say once again that Obamacare implementation is going to be a huge political success,” he wrote in July on his blog.
But so far, the implementation of Obamacare’s online exchanges have gone anything but swell. Even liberals like former White House press secretary Robert Gibbs and Jon Stewart have noted as much. Liberal Washington Post blogger Ezra Klein straightforwardly called Obamacare’s launch “a failure.”
Now, everybody gets things wrong — I certainly have. But Yglesias’ smugness on Twitter has engendered a lot of animus. So as you might imagine, Yglesias’ Twitter haters are out in full force to remind him of his failed prediction. They’ve even come up with a Twitter hashtag so they can imagine other failed predictions Yglesias may have made throughout history. Enjoy:
#MattYglesiasThroughHistory Laying down the marker—1929–this downturn in the market is just a blip. I wouldn’t worry.
— Jay Lampert (@MortChristenson) October 17, 2013
— Harry (@Tark31) October 17, 2013
Wearing bright Red Coats & marching down the middle of the road is a winning war strategy. Laying down a marker #MattYglesiasThroughHistory
— Deb McKay (@McDebida) October 17, 2013
The Edsel is a tremendous driving machine #MattYglesiasThroughHistory
— Kraig Ehm (@kraigehm) October 17, 2013
#MattYglesiasThroughHistory Laying down a marker. Totally getting a free MacBook by clicking this link.
— EEÉ (@EEElverhoy) October 17, 2013