Thursday, November 21, 2013

President Obama Says Republicans to Blame for Obamacare Problems

Everybody knows by now that President Obama doesn’t like taking blame for anything.

It’s always someone else’s fault. Always.

Usually that someone else is “Republicans.”

Now that the Obamacare website, www.healthcare.gov, is a proven and continuing miserable failure, President Obama is chirping his same song again. He’s right back on his usual high horse, passing the buck and crying fowl. (Sorry for the really bad pun there. I noticed an animal theme and wanted to see how long I could keep it going.)

I’d call him a chicken... except that this latest move in the Blame Anybody but Me game takes some serious guts.

Absolutely no integrity whatsoever, but definitely guts galore.

Here’s the video. And here’s the transcript, edited of all the “uhs,” “ums,” thoughtful pauses and desperate scrambles, courtesy of Real Clear Politics:

“The last point I'll make is that in terms of expectation setting, there's no doubt that in an environment in which we had to fight tooth and nail to get this passed, it ended up being passed on a partisan basis – not for lack of trying, because I met with an awful lot of Republicans to try to get them to go along – but because there was just ideological resistance to the idea of dealing with the uninsured and people with preexisting conditions. There was a price to that, and it was that what was already going to be hard was operating within a very difficult political environment. And we should have anticipated that that would create a rockier rollout than if Democrats and Republicans were both invested in success.

“One of the problems we've had is one side of Capitol Hill is invested in failure, and that makes, I think, the kind of iterative process of fixing glitches as they come up and fine-tuning the law more challenging. But I'm optimistic that we can get it fixed.”

So basically, if Republicans weren’t so mean, the President could have unveiled Obamacare in all its intended glory, glitchless and fancy free.

Poor Obama. He has it so hard with those nasty, nasty Republicans.

And we think we have it bad losing our healthcare insurance and paying exorbitant rates for plans we don’t want.

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