Grab the Popcorn
All of you going through the bumpy ride that is Obamacare have my deepest sympathy. All of us have landed in the same boat and undoubtedly will be joined by many, many more. But, at the same time, it’s a whole lot of fun watching the Dems panic and their supporters whining about how badly Obamacare will affect their bottom line. Their pity party is something to behold. The gnashing of teeth and panic among the D-words is just beautiful. When they realize there is no “fix” and Obamacare will crash (just like the housing market they interfered in) it will be delicious to behold. There is so much backpedaling going on, it’s hard to keep up with. Of course, everyone is playing dumb, “we didn’t know” is the new D-word mantra and that includes the guy who MO claimed “brought us out of the dark into the light”. For the most brilliant man to have ever walked the earth, BO is really stupid. Who the hell does he think he is? BO has a governing problem, not a communications problem. Yes, he should be impeached. He has zero legal authority to change any law to suit his political needs. The President has no constitutional authority to rewrite statutes, especially in ways that impose new obligations on people, and that is what the fix seems to entail.
“The White House is making this fix unilaterally, as an “administrative fix” without Congressional approval, and probably without clear legal authority. Even ignoring legal questions, it’s an admission that the health law cannot work as designed, especially in light of the now-lengthy history of administrative tweaks of dubious legality.
The ignorant omniscience of President Obama read it all….
The animating feature of Obama’s leadership style is simply making pronouncements. Making them about things he knows, things he knows not, and waiting for everyone and everything to fall in line. And, when things don’t magically come together, he pronounces his disappointment and anger. Wash, rinse, repeat.
So, BO came out looking pretty grey around the gills, I almost felt sorry for him. His litany of blame came to an end by attacking the media for not reporting on the “good things” he has done. (I can’t think of one good thing he’s done at the moment) What can BO possibly do to rebuild confidence or credibility when his “legacy” is about to bring down the Dem Party? Who can trust a liar?
Obama closed the painful hour with an attack on the media for not covering what has gone right:
We’re gonna keep on pushing to make sure it gets done. Am I going to have to do something to rebuild confidence around some of our initiatives? Yeah. But part of my job is, the things that go right, you guys aren’t going to write about. The things that go wrong get prominent attention. That’s how it’s always been. That’s not unique to me as president, and I’m up to the challenge.
The president did not offer examples of what has gone right with ObamaCare
More lies ready for disinfecting…..is there anything BO won’t lie about?
Census data also show that almost a quarter of the uninsured have household incomes of more than $50,000, which means that many of them won’t be eligible for ObamaCare’s tax subsidies.
What’s more, the official number of uninsured is exaggerated.
As many as 6 million who claim to lack coverage are actually enrolled in Medicaid, and another 4 million are eligible for Medicaid but haven’t enrolled, according to one analysis. And 9.5 million aren’t even U.S. citizens, according to the Census Bureau.
Combined, these groups account for 42% of the 46 million said to be uninsured. And none of them will benefit from ObamaCare.
The law is expected, however, to cover many currently uninsured through Medicaid in the 25 states that agreed to expand eligibility for that program. ObamaCare tried to force every state to sharply raise the Medicaid income threshold, but the Supreme Court ruled the mandate unconstitutional.
Even the White House has admitted that the 46 million figure was an exaggeration, saying at one point it was more like 30 million.
ObamaCare will still leave about 30 million uninsured by 2023 despite spending $1.8 trillion in subsidies, according to the Congressional Budget Office.
While ObamaCare may not do a very good job of covering the uninsured, it could very well increase their ranks
The president certainly seemed defeated, rambling his way through a one-hour news conference. When asked whether the website would be ready by Nov. 30, he delivered a roundabout answer that culminated in the assurance that by that date, at least a bare majority would find a website that looked like it was working. He reiterated that the prior status quo was bad, and many people wanted the quality, affordable health insurance that the Affordable Care Act had to offer. But his gaunt face and tired voice made it seem as if he was trying to convince himself as much as anyone else. Where were the ringing assurances of yesteryear that everyone was going to love Obamacare just as soon as they found out what was in it?
It’s hard to avoid the conclusion that Obamacare is going very badly indeed, and that the president knows it is going very badly. Until sometime in late October, he was clearly still confident that, despite some setbacks and embarrassments, the system would soon be up and working, and the public would rally behind it. Now he sees his polls rapidly declining, and with them the political capital that he may need to fix any further problems that crop up. Turning the insurers into scapegoats, when he still needs their help to make this law work, was an act of desperation. How many acts does this play have left?
- Gallup: Uninsured Reject Obamacare (breitbart.com)
- DAVID HOGBERG: ObamaCare a ‘Surreal’ Trainwreck. “How bizarre has Obamacare become? Well, bizarre… (pjmedia.com)
- Insurance Industry Does Not Have Nice Things To Say About Obama’s Latest ObamaCare Stunt (ijreview.com)
- Despite liberal drivel it’s Democrats who are in a panic (cryandhowl.com)