Obama’s so-called apology for his lie that you could keep your health insurance, reveals the narcissist who is not sorry for deceiving you… he is sorry you cannot grasp his genius in attempting to save you from yourself.
President Obama carefully apologized for something Thursday. (See video below.) But not for lying.
Attempting to staunch the growing furor over his countless misrepresentations about Americans keeping their existing health plan under ObamaCare, the Democrat granted an exclusive interview to NBC News’ Chuck Todd.
“Exclusive” is what politicians grant 1) to get extra oomph from their interview with one media outlet and 2) to avoid the news conference’s reportorial feeding-frenzy that accompanies the scent of political blood in the water.
First, what Obama didn’t do. He didn’t apologize for misleading the entire country for three-plus years by saying without qualification dozens of times that if Americans like their existing health insurance plan, they can keep it. “Period.” The Real Good Talker didn’t admit any mistake there, not even an inadvertent one based on his enthusiasm for what he believes is best for his countrymen.
Such bald statements, which documents show he knew were false in mid-2010, played a key role in calming latent fears about his massive federal government plan to reshape nearly a fifth of the country’s economy.
That soothing claim also helped convince the majority Democrats in both houses of Congress to pass the bill in 2010 without a single Republican vote. Obama showed no sympathy when early ObamaCare opposition overwhelmingly turned the House over to the GOP that year.
With their Senate margin of control slim heading into the 2014 midterm balloting, Obama now hears worried Democrats whining about polls showing voter opposition threatening their reelections. Why should he care? As Obama told the Russian president last year, 2012 was his’ final election.’
In his NBC interview Obama, who like Congress is exempt from ObamaCare’s provisions, said the usual feel-good non-specifics about asking “my team” to examine ways to ameliorate the pain for millions of Americans losing their existing plan.
And he even emphasized his belief that ultimately the new forced policies would be upgrades. No sedative now for anyone saying goodbye to their existing, affordable plan, unable to shop on Obama’s crippled, half-billion-dollar website, facing much higher prices for plans including options they don’t want and facing federal financial penalties for non-compliance.
“I am sorry,” Obama said, “that they are finding themselves in this situation based on assurances they got from me.”
No explanation for how his “team” could have allowed the faulty website to go live Oct. 1 despite tardy and failed tests.
OBAMA: I regret very much that what we intended to do, which is to make sure that everybody is moving into better plans because they want ’em as opposed to because they’re forced into it, that, you know, uh, we weren’t as clear as we needed to be in terms of the changes that were taking place. Even though it’s a small percentage of folks who may be disadvantaged, you know, it means a lot to them and it’s scary to them. Uh, and I am sorry that they, uhh, you know, are finding themselves in this situation based on assurances they got from me.”
….You know, when I heard that he was gonna go on NBC and apologize, I knew what he was gonna do. He was gonna set himself up as a victim. He is victim number one, by the way, in this country. He sets himself up as an outsider. He’s not really governing and all these other people are gonna have screwed something up. Damn it. He’s as excited as anybody is to get it fixed. He’s as mad as anybody is that it went wrong.
He’s as mad as anybody is that what he said isn’t true, and somebody’s gonna pay the price. He’s gonna get somebody’s gonna pay for this, and that’s just the way he does it. He claimed he’s a victim. He even said, “Look, I was burned by a website. I was burned by a website.” The president of the United States is saying, “I was burned by a website,” meaning, “Everything in this plan’s cool! It’s the greatest thing under the sun. It’s just the stupid website doesn’t work.
“I got burned by a website. I’m only here having to apologize because of that stupid website.” But most of all, he acts like he didn’t have anything to do with the situation that people are, quote, “finding themselves in.” Yes, he didn’t have anything to do with it. It’s your problem. He’s really sorry that you believed him. It’s like all these athletes that get caught. They say, “That’s not me. You know, the person that stole that car and ran it into the bridge abutment with an alcohol level of 5.7, that’s not who I am.”
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