Friday, November 8, 2013

Burned & Sorry

Gary L. Bauer

During an exclusive interview with NBC News last night, Obama did his best to stop the political bleeding he and his fellow Democrats have sustained from the Obamacare debacle.

Reporter Chuck Todd asked Obama about the failed website and whether would be ready by the end of the month. Obama suggested it would be, but then added:

    "Now that -- you know, having said that -- given that I've been burned already with -- a website -- well, more importantly, the American people have been burned by a website that has been dysfunctional. What we've also been doing is creating a whole other set of tracks. Making sure that people can apply by phone effectively. Making sure that people can apply in person effectively. …"

Notice he first said, "I've been burned." But he quickly corrected himself and mentioned the American people who are the real victims of Obamacare.

Todd also pressed the president about the millions of Americans receiving cancellation letters in spite of his repeated promises that they could keep the insurance they currently have. Obama said: "I am sorry that they -- you know, are finding themselves in this situation, based on assurances they got from me."

What is Obama sorry about?

Is Obama sorry people are paying more? Is he sorry they are losing access to their doctors?

Is he sorry that taxpayers have lost hundreds of millions of their hard-earned dollars on a website that doesn't work? Is he sorry he rammed Obamacare through Congress in the most partisan manner possible, not getting even a single Republican vote?

He didn't say he was sorry for lying to the American people. I don't use the word "lying" lightly, but that is what happened. The White House knew Obama's promise was false.

Rep. John Yarmouth (D-KY) now admits he "cringed" when Obama repeatedly lied to the American people because Yarmouth knew that promise was false.

Republicans warned Obama's promise was false.

But Obama has apologized. So all's forgiven, right? Time to move on.

Obama's "fauxpology" may be enough for Big Media. We'll have to wait and see whether the Obamacare debacle blows over or if the outrage growing across the country continues to gain momentum.