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Fournier To Obama: Don’t Blow Socialism For Us

From a teary-eyed Ron Fournier via the National Journal:

I’m Sorry, Too, Mr. President

Obama apologizes for breaking promise on health care reform.

For the record, Obama never apologized for breaking his promise on Obama-Care.

By Ron Fournier | November 7, 2013

I’m sorry, too, Mr. President. I’m sorry you couldn’t finesse a single Republican vote for health insurance reform in 2010. I’m sorry Republicans decided to re-litigate the law rather than help implement it, offering no serious alternative of their own for the nearly 50 million uninsured Americans.

So even here, Mr. Fournier begins by first blaming the Republicans for Obama-Care’s problems. Perhaps he is trying to establish is credibility.

I’m sorry you campaigned for reelection on the famous false promise: "If you like your health care plan, you’ll be able to keep your health care plan. Period."

I’m sorry your aides debated whether to tell the full truth (that people could keep their insurance only if it hadn’t changed and if it met your standards) and decided instead to institutionalize the lie.

I’m sorry that when Americans recognized the deception you tried to reinvent history: "What we said was you can keep it if it hasn’t changed since the law passed." No, no, no, no, no—that’s not what you guys said.

I’m sorry you didn’t trust Americans with the truth.

It wasn’t a matter of ‘trust.’ Obama knew if people heard the truth about Obama-Care he would never get it passed. And more importantly, he would never have been elected or re-elected.

I’m sorry that the Democratic Party’s decades-old chase toward universal health care is now at risk because your law—your legacy, sir—is off to such a miserable start.

Because, Mr. Fournier and the rest of the MSM truly believe in the liberal/socialist agenda, and they are increasing afraid that Obama is going to blow it.

The online networks don’t work and the people you need bought into the system, particularly young Americans, can’t access the market and now may never trust it … or you.

Er, shouldn’t we be glad the ‘glitches’ kept people from from signing up? Since we now know that the Obama-Care plans are going to cost a lot more for a lot less coverage.

"I am sorry that they are finding themselves in this situation based on assurances they got from me," you told NBC News. "We’ve got to work hard to make sure that they know we hear them and we are going to do everything we can to deal with folks who find themselves in a tough position as a consequence of this."

Then, work hard, Mr. President, and tell your administration to do the same. Tell them, please, to stop blaming Republicans

You mean like you just did at the beginning of your piece?

[I]insurance companies, and the media—to stop making excuses and shading the truth. You must lead by example (the NBC interview was full of excuses) and create a system of universal health care that is worthy of your promise.

Which promise?

"Ultimately," you told NBC, "the buck stops with me." You’re right, sir. Please don’t make us sorry about that.

Fournier is begging Obama to not make him sorry for voting for him. Which makes one wonder, what it would take to make anyone in the MSM sorry for voting for Obama.

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, November 8th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

4 Responses to “Fournier To Obama: Don’t Blow Socialism For Us”

  1. GetBackJack says:

    Who is Ron Fournier?

  2. captstubby says:

    wasn’t he was a keyboard player back in the 90’s?

  3. Rusty Shackleford says:

    I’m sorry Republicans decided to re-litigate the law rather than help implement it, offering no serious alternative of their own for the nearly 50 million uninsured Americans.

    So the lie is perpetuated. The republicans couldn’t “re-litigagte” jack-sh*t. They actually did offer serious alternatives but were stonewalled by none other than captain expert (el presidente’ himself).

    So the committed leftists see the world through a lens that the republicans STILL have enough power to hamstring the ongoing communist movement. Damn them!

    Tell the lie. Tell it loudly and often. It then becomes the truth.

  4. canary says:

    Ron Fournier is writing a book for Crown Books based on his National Journal cover story,

    “How Two Presidents Helped Me Deal With Love, Guilt and Fatherhood.”

    He worked at the AP for 20 years, most recently as Washington Bureau Chief.
    A Detroit native, Fournier began his career in Arkansas

    In 2005, Fournier served as a fellow at the Harvard Institute of Politics, where he co-wrote “Applebee’s America,” …

    He left the AP briefly to run a social networking start up, HotSoup.com, and returned to cover the 2008 presidential race.
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    “How Two Presidents Helped Me Deal With Love, Guilt and Fatherhood.”

    Not sure which too, but it’s not a bad article coming from a liberal.


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