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Liberal blogger gets skewered on Twitter for failed Obamacare prediction
By Jamie Weinstein 6:17 PM 10/17/2013

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:

 Jay Lampert @MortChristenson

#MattYglesiasThroughHistory Laying down the marker—1929--this downturn in the market is just a blip. I wouldn't worry.
1:54 PM - 17 Oct 2013

 R. Redskins Cooper @RobbieCooper

#MattYglesiasThroughHistory Laying down the marker — Nicole and OJ are such a great couple. People will love them.
1:56 PM - 17 Oct 2013


 AG @AG_Conservative

#MattYglesiasThroughHistory Laying down the marker— the Dredd Scott SCOTUS is going to set a precedent that will last for centuries.
1:17 PM - 17 Oct 2013


 Matt @Matthops82

#MattYglesiasThroughHistory "Laying down the marker, MiniDisc is going to be the future of music, not iPod."
1:04 PM - 17 Oct 2013


 Matt @Matthops82

#MattYglesiasThroughHistory "Laying down the marker, Hanson is going to be topping the charts for decades to come."
1:00 PM - 17 Oct 2013


 Jason B. Whitman, OD        ✔ @JasonBWhitman

The Germans are only interested in the Sudetenland. #MattYglesiasThroughHistory
12:57 PM - 17 Oct 2013


 Deb McKay @McDebida

Wearing bright Red Coats & marching down the middle of the road is a winning war strategy. Laying down a marker #MattYglesiasThroughHistory
2:02 PM - 17 Oct 2013


 Harry @Tark31

#MattYglesiasThroughHistory "Laying down a marker. Michael Olowokandi will be the next Shaq."
12:57 PM - 17 Oct 2013


 Kraig Ehm @kraigehm

The Edsel is a tremendous driving machine #MattYglesiasThroughHistory
1:04 PM - 17 Oct 2013


 EEÉ @EEElverhoy

#MattYglesiasThroughHistory Laying down a marker. Totally getting a free MacBook by clicking this link.
1:05 PM - 17 Oct 2013

“The time is now near at hand which must probably determine, whether Americans are to be, Freemen, or Slaves.” G Washington July 2, 1776

Offline Rapunzel

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Re: Liberal blogger gets skewered on Twitter for failed Obamacare prediction
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2013, 09:14:38 PM »
Imagine this.... what happens when someone absolutely, positively, not a shadow of a doubt, KNOWS how the future is going to play out.......people remember what they posted and they remind them when they are wrong.
“The time is now near at hand which must probably determine, whether Americans are to be, Freemen, or Slaves.” G Washington July 2, 1776


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