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Obama: O-Care Works, We’re Not Going Back

From The Hill:

Obama: ‘We’re not going back’

By Justin Sink | December 3, 2013

President Obama declared Tuesday that ObamaCare "is working" and that "we’re not going back," as the White House looked to reboot its efforts to sell Americans on the president’s signature healthcare law.

Ever notice how Obama tries to make everything sound like an episode from the 1960s Civil Rights struggles? As we know, Obama said in his first autobiography that he grew up wishing he could re-live those glorious days. And damned if he doesn’t try to do that with every single issue, from Obama-Care to gun control to amnesty to gay marriage.

Obama said that "poor execution" of the rollout of HealthCare.gov had "clouded" the benefits of the bill but said he would not allow technical glitches to undermine a program that was providing financial security for many Americans.

The website’s glitches are the least of Obama-Care’s problems.

"If I’ve got to fight another three years to make sure this law works, that’s what we’ll do," Obama said. "We’re not repealing it as long as I’m president," he added. "I want everybody to be clear about that. We’ll make it work."

Did the crowd than break into chants and stomp their feet, as they usually do when tinhorn dictators talk this way? Mr. Obama seems to have a mistaken impression about what it means to be President of the United States. It does not mean ‘one man rule.’

The president, flanked by supporters who had benefited from aspects of the law [sic], vacillated between a defense of his much-criticized program and a sales pitch intended to highlight some of ObamaCare’s benefits for ordinary families. Obama shared stories of individuals who had been helped by provisions of the law that provided them with free preventive care, and allowed those younger than 26 to remain on their parents’ health insurance…

‘Benefits’ we have never heard mentioned before now. Except continuously for the last six years. Still, there is one supposed benefit that it is especially hilarious to hear touted…

From the New York Times:

Obama to Defend Health Law as Economic Benefit

By JACKIE CALMES | December 4, 2013

WASHINGTON — President Obama leaves the White House on Wednesday for one of the capital’s most struggling neighborhoods to talk about the economy, not simply to divert attention from his troubled Affordable Care Act but to explain how that law, for all of its flaws, fits into his vision for Americans’ economic security and upward mobility…

So Obama is admitting that Obama-Care is really just income redistribution after all.

He has put a lot of work into the address in recent days, aides say. It is intended to echo the one he delivered two years ago this month in Osawatomie, Kan., where he honored Roosevelt’s call there a century earlier for a “new nationalism” and defined the themes of his own re-election campaign…

Yes, that is what the American public is clamoring for: another ‘Osawatomie speech.’ That will make us realize that millions of people losing their insurance and all of us having to pay more for less coverage is actually a good thing.

After being on the defensive for weeks about the health care program’s malfunctioning website and his own faulty promises, Mr. Obama previewed his economic case for the Affordable Care Act on Tuesday in a White House appearance with 19 people identified as its beneficiaries.

“For too long, few things left working families more vulnerable to the anxieties and insecurities of today’s economy than a broken health care system,” he said. “So we took up the fight because we believe that, in America, nobody should have to worry about going broke just because somebody in their family or they get sick.” …

And never mind that now, thanks to Obama-Care, millions more people are without insurance than there were before Obama-Care.

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, December 4th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

6 Responses to “Obama: O-Care Works, We’re Not Going Back”

  1. mr_bill says:

    “If I’ve got to fight another three years to make sure this law works, that’s what we’ll do,” Obama said. “We’re not repealing it as long as I’m president,” he added. “I want everybody to be clear about that. We’ll make it work.”

    Translation: Even if Congressional democrats take another “shellacking” in mid-terms and lose the Senate, too, I’ll still defy the will of the people because this is what I want and nobody is going to change that, not even 315 million people who say they don’t want this. I know what’s best for you so shut up, sit in the back of the bus, and take it.

    • The Redneck says:

      “I’ve only got to hold on a little longer. Another year or two, and the real insurance companies will have been driven completely from the market and the 47% will have another form of tribute from the successful that they’ll never let go of. Yeah, I’ll take a hit for it now–but a little bit longer, and you CAN’T repeal it…

      After that, everybody can admit that they knew it was a horrible idea and pretend they opposed me the whole way. The media will help them, and I can take the hit–because I know the media will keep me as a worship figure anyway. And eventually someone will provide a fix–if it’s not the only possible fix, we’ll make whatever finishing touches are needed, legal or not, to ensure any other fixes are impossible… socialize it the rest of the way.

      The rule of law won’t stop me; the Constitution won’t stop me, and public sentiment sure won’t stop me.”

      Yes, Obama IS childish and petulance, but don’t dismiss this as a stubborn tantrum from a toddler who’d rather throw his candy on the ground than share it–it’s far more diabolical than that.

  2. Petronius says:

    Nerobama: “If I’ve got to fight another three years…. So we took up the fight….”

    ObamaCare is like a war. Obama’s War. And in this war the enemy inflicts defeats on us every day.

    An endless string of devastating defeats, day after day after day.

    And as each new day unfolds, we awake to find more American bodies scattered across distant battlefields, where thousands more of us have fallen to enemy bombs and bullets, the countless millions who have lost their health care coverage and doctors.

    And meanwhile back at HQ our commander in chief tells us “No surrender” and “No retreat”––that “We’re not going back,” that he’s going to fight it out on this line if it takes all summer.

    That we must all fight to the death––to the last man, woman, and child.

    An old American saying:

    “It’s easy to fight Indians, sitting in the chimney corner, with your bellies full of mush and milk.” – Jane Sproul, age 11, Redstone country, Pennsylvania frontier (1779), upon hearing her older brothers boasting about the feats of daring they would perform among the hostile Indians.

    • captstubby says:

      “That we must all fight to the death––”
      where have we heard this before?

      “the Japanese Army of the Pacific War, operating under a twisted version of the ancient Bushido code, surrender was unthinkable
      Japanese troops who found themselves in a hopeless tactical situation would usually adopt gyokusai (玉砕) or “shattered jewel” tactics. These took the form of a suicidal charge (the so-called banzai charge) or of simply taking up defensive positions and defending them to the death. The latter became the preferred option in the last months of the war. However, by late 1944, the Army had abandoned the term gyokusai in favor of “all achieved a heroic death in battle”

      “The Gyokuon-hōsō (玉音放送?), lit. “Jewel Voice Broadcast”, was the radio broadcast in which Japanese emperor Hirohito read out the Imperial Rescript on the Termination of the War announcing to the Japanese people that the Japanese Government had accepted the Potsdam Declaration demanding the unconditional surrender of the Japanese military at the end of World War II.
      The speech was probably the first time that an Emperor of Japan had spoken (albeit via a phonograph record) to the common people. It was delivered in the formal, Classical Japanese that few ordinary people could easily understand. It made no direct reference to a surrender of Japan, instead stating that the government had been instructed to accept the terms of the Potsdam Declaration fully. This created confusion in the minds of many listeners who were not sure if Japan had surrendered. The poor audio quality of the radio broadcast, as well as the formal courtly language in which the speech was composed, worsened the confusion.
      http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2012/08/the-emperors-speech-67-years-ago-hirohito-transformed-japan-forever/261166/
      http://www.japanorama.com/surrendr.html
      It would seem that all emperors are condemed to suffer poor technology.
      And with all this talk of Third Term and such, it would be safe to assume
      Good Little Buddy Jay Carny will announcing a few changes.

      “the emperor is never referred to by his given name, but rather is referred to as “His Imperial Majesty the Emperor” which may be shortened to “His Imperial Majesty” In writing, the emperor is also referred to formally as “The Reigning Emperor”

    • Petronius says:

      Alternative histories are fun.

      What if the Japanese had defeated the USA in WW2?

      Would Americans be worse off today or better off?

      Before you answer consider this:

      Probably a worst case scenario for an American defeat would be that the Japanese took America’s island possessions in the Pacific.

      In which case Hawaii would have become a Japanese colony.

      In which case Nerobama would have been their problem.

      And the Japanese would never tolerate his shenanigans for five minutes. No, the Japanese are far too clever a people to put up with him.

  3. captstubby says:

    maybe we will someday read a
    Alternative history of ” Bush’s Fault ( the Obama Years.)”

    i am in the middle of a WW2 book you my care to check out.
    The Moscow Option by David Downing
    http://www.amazon.com/The-Moscow-Option-David-Downing/dp/185367463X


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