Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Obama: "ObamaCare's Failure is The Republican's Fault!'
Yes, he really went there:
President Obama on Tuesday sought to redirect some of the political blame for the botched rollout of the federal health insurance exchange to Republicans, characterizing GOP lawmakers as rooting for the law’s failure.
Obama said that fixes to the HealthCare.gov Web portal are underway and that the exchange will function for a majority of people by the end of November. But the president said staunch opposition from congressional Republicans is inhibiting the law’s implementation.
“One of the problems we’ve had is one side of Capitol Hill is invested in failure,” Obama said at the Wall Street Journal’s CEO Council meeting in Washington. “We obviously are going to have to remarket and rebrand, and that will be challenging in this political environment.”
Let's see now...ObamaCare was passed-or shoved through,more accurately- without a single Republican vote and no Republican input using procedural antics that broke rules that have governed congress and how it operates for over a century. In fact, the Republican members of congress were literally locked out of the room when this was being stitched together.
It wasn't the Republicans who appointed Kathleen Sebelius or hired CGI in a no bid contract. Nor were they the ones who repeatedly and knowingly lied to the American people, saying "if you like your doctor you can keep your doctor. If you like your insurance, you can keep it."
It wasn't the Republicans who consistently gamed the figures, or spent over $5 billion to put together 15 websites for ObamaCare. And it wasn't the GOP who insisted on rolling out the website even when they were told it wasn't tested, completed or ready. Nor was it the Republicans who scattered waivers around to favored political allies, or postponed the company mandate while retaining the individual one.
And it certainly wasn't the Republicans who ignored the impact this was going to have on their fellow Americans, even though they all knew what that impact would be.
President Obama's signature achievement was created in a partisan vacuum, arrogantly pushed through congress and sold to the American people with deliberate lies and falsehood.
And he has the nerve to blame Republicans for opposing it because they realized what a train wreck waiting to happen it was? Because their constituents hated the bill and they were actually representing their concerns?
And then, there was this laugher:
The president also voiced frustration with the toxic political atmosphere endangering his signature legislative achievement. He said Washington needs to “break through the stubborn cycle of crisis politics and start working together.”
Who was it, Mr.President that created the 'permanent campaign'? Who created the current political atmosphere? Who was it that started out by saying he was going to be the president of all the people and then veered sharply Left, using his office to attack and demonize private citizens and ruling by executive order diktat?
I can't think which is more puerile and disgraceful, President Obama for whining away like this or the Washington Post printing it as 'news'. Although at least the WAPO had the inate shame to indirectly discredit this nonsense by printing a few facts about how the administration was briefed before hand that the website wasn't ready for action...another lie that was told to congress over and over again while this fiasco was in the making.
Man up Mr. President, for once. ObamaCare is all yours. You own it. And there's no running away from it: