Obama Blames Fox News For Unpopularity Of ObamaCare
In a speech at Prince George’s Community College on Thursday, Barack Obama blamed Fox News for ObamaCare’s unpopularity. He also ridiculed Republicans for allegedly making “crazy doomsday predictions.”
Employing his favorite political tactic – speaking before a large group of the faithful [preferably college students] – Obama struck out at anyone and everyone over the failure of his troubled healthcare to win acceptance among a majority of Americans.
Everyone, of course, except himself – and the plan itself.
“The closer we get, the more desperate ‘they’ get,” Obama charged.
The Republican party has just spun itself up around this issue And the fact is the Republicans’ biggest fear at this point is not that Affordable Care Act will fail. What they’re worried about is it’s going to succeed.
You don’t have to take my word for it; if you talk to somebody and they say, ‘I don’t know, I was watching Fox News and they said this [sic] horrible.’ And you can say, ‘You know what? Don’t take my word for it – go on the website – see for yourself what the prices are; see for yourself what the choices are; and make up your own mind.”
Incidentally, is it just me, or does Obama’s habit of falling into that stuttering, “an-an-an-an” way of talking – especially after he draws laughter or applause – sound phoney as can be?
As to be expected, the president left out a few “minor” points:
- Major labor unions oppose implementation of ObamaCare – fearing that millions of their members will lose their health insurance because the new law doesn’t recognize Taft-Hartley plans.
- The list of companies moving to cut hours for workers continues to grow, as employers look to keep staffers below the 30-hour full-time threshold set by ObamaCare.
- The inclusion of people with preexisting conditions in pools will healthy people will cause the premiums of healthy participants to increase.
Moreover, according to an updated report by Forbes, ObamaCare will increase healthcare spending by $7,450 for a typical family of four between 2014 and 2022.
So, while the adulation of adoring crowds and low-information voters may stroke Obama’s ego on the never-ending campaign trail, the reality of ObamaCare is that it’s not all that it was cracked up to be. Then again, what about his presidency has been?