Much of their language is couched in similes and metaphors to avoid saying what it is: a political gamble to avoid the lingering negative effect of one Obamacare provision on the November 2014 midterm elections, upon which Obama's legacy depends.
A New York Post editorial opines, "The delay reflects complaints of Democrats who don't want to go into the 2014 elections with this health care albatross around their necks." An albatross, for those of you not in the know, is a large seabird who can remain aloft for long periods, a fitting metaphor for an aloof and aloft president.
The august New York Times editorial board weighed in with "Letting Employers off the Hook,for Now," the implicationn being that sooner or later, by hook or by crook, every American will be on the Obamacare hook.
Wesley Pruden of the Washington Times, conjures up another image of Max Baucus (D-Montana), architect of Obamacare and creator of Obamacare phrase as a “train wreck,. Pruden says Baucus, who is not running for another Senate term, as “hurrying home for good, anxious to avert his eyes from all the hair, teeth, and eyeballs soon to be scattered along the railroad right- of –way.” Keep that up, Senator Baucus, or they'll be calling you"Senator Gore."