Skip to comments.Jarrett to NABJ: White House Bracing for Health Care Decision
Posted on 06/23/2012 5:39:42 PM PDT by kristinn
New Orleans (CNN) - As the Supreme Court prepares to make a historic ruling on the fate of President Barack Obama's health care law, his top adviser shifted attention on the rest of the White House's legislative agenda rather than the potential dismantling of its signature piece of legislation.
Valerie Jarrett, Obama's senior adviser and close family friend, told a group of black journalists Saturday that the administration is prepared for the court's decision which could come as early as Monday then went on to attack Republicans in Congress for what she called a strategy of "no."
"The Affordable Care Act is a very important piece of legislation that we spent a great deal of time crafting," Jarrett told CNN, but, pointing to legislation on fair pay for women, tax cuts for working families and college tax breaks, added, "he had a lot more going on than the Affordable Care Act."
Still, she admitted that the administration was out-maneuvered by Republicans in the months following the law's passage, as the other side turned up the drumbeat to repeal what they called "Obamacare."
"The opponents of it out-organized in terms of the 'death panels' - and distorted what we were doing early on."
She then lashed out at what she called the "obstructionist" GOP members in Congress.
"It's been very disappointing that the Republicans in Congress put politics ahead of the economy," she said. "Their strategy has been to say 'no,' even to the detriment of the American people."
She added: "I think, given how obstructionist the Republicans in Congress were, the president accomplished an enormous amount."
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The House has been very active, but all their bills die in Harry Reid’s do nothing Senate.
What is the longest period this country has gone with NO budget???
There is a great big ‘NO’ for us.
The entire Bill of Rights is a declaration of “NO”.
Valerie, bone up on what makes America America.
Too bad she acts like a second class citizen and it’s not because of her race.
But according to then House Speaker Pelosi it had to be passed to find out what was in it.
So you spent all this time crafting it but couldn't tell anyone what was in it.
I call SHENANIGANS - I.E. FRAUD!
The White Hut is busy with evasive maneuvers trying to avoid all the torpedoes coming at it.
Sounds like Kagan (or someone else) spilled her/their guts to the Regime about the Obamacare decision.
And it’s not to their liking.
This is the classic Saul Alinsky radicals’ tactic of ‘blame others for that which you are guilty of’.
FUVJ, COMMUNIST JUST LIKE HER FATHER!
If it’s against socialism/Marxism, I will always be for the strategy of NO. Socialism doesn’t mix well with the American tradition of “freedom”.
“She added: “I think, given how obstructionist the Republicans in Congress were, the president accomplished an enormous amount.””
I agree, Jerkett—like the meltdown of the greatest economy in the world. Congratulations, you commie trash.
So, hurry up and don't let the door hit you on the way out.
I can only imagine what MLK jr. would say to Obama, Jarrett, Sharpton, and Jesse Jackson when he meets them in the hereafter.
Jarrett's a liar. That monstrously huge bill was "crafted" over a decade ago and was hanging around in somebody's file cabinet just waiting for a big enough communist majority to shove it down America's throat. That pig Jarrett knows this, and she also knows the bill was "crafted" in secret by her fellow travelers.
You think MLK ended up in hell?
Valerie Jarrett, acting president, puppet master.
V J is nothing more than a bovine vagina socialist prostitute!
As Lou Dobbs said once it is known Obama won’t get another term this economy will boom.
Along with David Axelrod are probably two of the most dangerous people in government today. JMHO.
It's what happens when you impose universal suffrage via Constitutional amendment.
Communists in the White House,Congress, and the Supreme Court.
No, but I was thinking he might have a word with them on their way down.
You can bet the out-house that Val and the “AX” have several CYA memos prepared to cover their sorry backsides when Zero and his flunky AG are exposed for their involvement F&F.
No way George!
There is no expiration date on the oath that you and I both swore to.
Hey Jarrett, cry me a river.....
Sure sounds a lot like a post-game explanation of a defeat. If they don't already know exactly what the decision is, they must at least know its not favorable.
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