At today’s press briefing, White House press secretary Josh Earnest dismissed yesterday’s 240-181 vote by the House to repeal Obamacare by telling a reporter that it accomplished “nothing.”

Neither Speaker Paul Ryan nor any of the Republicans who at last managed to land legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act on the president’s desk were under any illusion that he would sign it, another fact Earnest managed to rub in.

Plenty of President Obama’s supporters agreed that the GOP had accomplished nothing but waste time and tax dollars, but even though the president is making more and more use of that pen and phone of his, some saw a bright side.

They also managed to remind the president (and inform the next president) that universal health care isn’t universally wanted and never was — and that Americans are getting weary of being governed by the “stroke of a pen.” Nothing?