His “Just Words” speech should have informed one-&-all, right then, that words were all he had…
Instead, it was hailed as incontrovertible proof of his future magnificence as president. And yet, after his “uhmm-errr-ahhhhh” fest in yesterday’s press conference, to say that he’s lost whatever shred of magic or credibility he once had would be a galactic understatement, at best.
A better description of it would go somewhere along these lines:
Plenty to cover here, so let’s go through these in no particular order:
First of all, today we had The One deign to meet with Insurance Company Executives about his proposed faux “fix”. Hmmmm: maybe that would have been a dandy idea, BEFORE you announced your plan which (if actually embraced) would toss the entire insurance industry upside-down.
Just a thought…
Then we have Democrats still trying valiantly to defend their precious Affordable Care Act by saying that there’s nothing in the law which forces companies to cancel their insurance, even as millions of policies are being cancelled as a direct result of them desperately trying to comply with the Democrats’ law.
Yeah, that’s a co-ink-i-dink, obviously.
We had the New York Times (yes, THAT New York Times) today compare the entire O-care debacle to George Bush and Hurricane Katrina. In Leftist circles, there’s no greater insult than that.
If someone on the Right had leveled such a claim, the Times would have accused them of Hate Speech.
And straight out of Bizarro World, we have the DNC attempting to praise Obama for “protecting” the American People …from Obamacare. No, that’s not a typo. The irony is so thick here, you couldn’t cut it with a warehouse of Ginsu® knives.
Laughably, Oprah just tossed her two gold-plated cents into this mess by blaming any dissatisfaction with Obama’s leadership on the Left’s favorite bogeyman, Raaaaaaacism! (“Everyone’s thinking it“, doncha’ know).
In a related matter, an all-black college just canceled their students’ health insurance coverage due to… Obamacare. Bowie State’s administrators will be thrilled, I’m sure, to find out that their decision was based on Barack’s melanin level.
And all this was brought on and/or exacerbated by President Genius’ historically awful performance in yesterday’s presser. I’ve had time to go back and watch it a second time (I seem to enjoy the pain), and have a couple of especially pathetic lowlights.
In this first clip, Obama is saying that he is way “too smart” to be dumb about the roll-out itself. This is quite a trick, so see if you can follow it. It goes something like, “I’m so brilliant that obviously I had no idea anything was wrong with the legislation on which I’ve predicated my entire presidency, because I couldn’t be bothered to actually find out. You know, like a leader might do.
Thus, my ignorance is a sign of my intelligence“. Or something:
Then he blamed his fawning cheerleaders in the media for being insufficiently upbeat about all of the obvious “positives” brought about by the law. To avoid possibly choking, please remove any and all foodstuffs from your mouth:
Which was all summed up perfectly by Ace, in a mere eleven words:
Is anyone out there finally seeing that the Emperor is naked?
— SquatchPride69 (@AceofSpadesHQ) November 14, 2013
So let’s review:
We have Dear Leader’s meandering, incoherent, Bill-Murray-on-‘Ludes primary excuse, which is basically “Hey, this insurance stuff is hard. Who knew?“.
We then couple that with his caveat of “Whoa… This is so, like, MAJORLY difficult, and I guess is kinda’ why we’ve screwed it up so bad, but I didn’t know squat about all the problems.
And that’s red-hot proof of why you should waaaay trust me to fix this country-sized sinkhole of an unmitigated disaster, which I mighta-sorta caused, although it’s still probably the Republicans’ and the insurance companies’ fault. And also Bush“.
I simply pray he has another press conference planned for next week.