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Obama Always Blames Everyone But Himself
Townhall.com ^ | November 1, 2013 | Donald Lambro

Posted on 11/01/2013 2:23:43 PM PDT by Kaslin

The unraveling of the Barack Obama's dysfunctional presidency started when it became clear his policies were not improving a jobless economy that is still on the Fed's temporary life- support system.

Things went from bad to worse when he won a second term without offering a new agenda. The government was on auto-pilot and remains so today. It is still sinking deeper into debt (two-thirds of a trillion dollars this year), jobs are in short-supply, we've lost the respect of our allies, global terrorism is spreading, but at long last the national news media seems to be turning on him.

His administration was irreparably tarnished by its bungled attempt to cover up the terrorist attack on our consulate in Benghazi, Lybya, rejecting pleas for security that never came. Then it took a huge hit in its sinister plot to use the IRS to suppress conservative groups opposing his re-election.

Now his health care program, the only major legislative achievement that he hoped would be his legacy, is coming apart at the seams.

Its shaky, under-tested online, sign-up program crashed on the first trial run. It is now clear Obama was not telling the truth when he swore no one would lose health care policies they wanted to keep.

This past week, the White House went to great lengths to deny what the news media was reporting and that the administration's own regulations spelled out in clear detail: If existing private health care policies did not contain the benefits mandated under Obamacare, they wouldn't meet the government's standards.

The West Wing's response from the beginning was that if the insurance companies cancelled any policies, they were to blame, not Obama's health care law.

Valerie Jarrett, Obama's shadowy fixer and political apologist (the only such adviser who's been given Secret Service protection) sent out this tweet Monday, rejecting the news reports on all of the TV networks:

"FACT: Nothing in #Obamacare forces people out of their health plans. No change is required unless insurance companies change existing plans."

Other administration officials maintained the millions of policy cancellations that have been sent out in the last few months were due to policies that were "substandard" and didn't contain the health care benefits that the government now mandates.

But the Washington Post's highly respected fact checker, Glenn Kessler, rejected Jarett's claim, as well as Obama's repeated insistence that "If you like your health-care plan, you'll be able to keep your health-care plan, period. No one will take it away, no matter what."

"The administration is defending this pledge with a rather slim reed -- that there is nothing in the law that makes insurance companies force people out of plans they were enrolled in before the law passed," he writes.

In fact, "The president's statements were sweeping and unequivocal -- and made repeatedly both before and after the bill became law, at least three dozen times," Kessler said.

And he's not buying any of Obama's latest attempts to throw in some new definition of his policy promise.

"Now it turns out the president's promise came with a very large caveat: 'If you like your health-car plan, you'll be able to keep your health-care plan -- if we deem it to be adequate,'" he added.

Kessler's scoring system for dishonesty is based on the number of long-nose "Pinocchios" he gives his targets. He gives Obama four of them, the maximum failing grade.

But when Obama is caught being dishonest, he doesn't own up to it. Instead, he resorts to demagoguery and goes on the attack.

That's what he did when he went to Boston Wednesday for a stage- crafted, side-show, as his accomplices blamed insurance companies for the cancellation notices that were going out and the higher premiums they were charging for the additional benefits mandated by Obama's law.

"It's no surprise that some of the same folks trying to scare people now are the same folks who've been trying to sink the Affordable Care Act from the beginning," he said.

But the national news media isn't buying his excuses, and neither is a majority of the voters and even Democrats who now talk openly about his inattention to the details of governing.

The Post's political reporter Dan Balz sees much more at stake here than just some temporary "glitches" in the disastrous Obamacare rollout.

"Obama and the Democrats are the advocates for more government, which is why the problems with the rollout of the health-care law potentially loom so large, he says.

"When government doesn't work, it's difficult to convince people that government should do even more," he adds.

But Obama is still peddling bigger government as is his party, even though polls show more Americans now want government to do less.

In November 2008, voter exit polling showed 51 percent wanted government to do more for them. By Election Day 2012, 51 percent said government was doing too much.

On Wednesday, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said she alone was the responsible for the problems with the rollout. But a prominent Democrat is suggesting that the law's real problems rest with Obama who doesn't like to dirty his hands with the complicated details of governing.

Obama "doesn't seem to be as relentlessly curious about the processes of government -- whether the legislative process or the implementation process or the administrative...process," says William Galston who was President Bill Clinton's chief domestic policy adviser.

That's when things can go wrong, and then "people start wondering if he's in charge, if he's a strong leader," Galston said.

What's shaping up here is another catastrophic failure of big government trying to do what the private sector can do better for a lot less. And the person responsible for all of this is the bystander who now sits in the Oval Office -- trying to point the finger of blame at everybody else.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Government
KEYWORDS: 0bamatrainwreck; abortion; deathpanels; kathleensebelius; obamacare; resident0bama; valeriejarrett; zerocare

1 posted on 11/01/2013 2:23:43 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

I Hate Him with every fiber of my being and spit in his general direction!


2 posted on 11/01/2013 2:26:12 PM PDT by seeker41 (take your country back by whatever means necessary)
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To: Kaslin

Obama is just being a typical liberal Democrat: whining, complaining and itsnotmyfault. What else is new? :o(


3 posted on 11/01/2013 2:26:58 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: Kaslin

1. He always blames everyone else for his failures. The buck stops with him but the blame stops earlier on someone else.

2. He always say the opposite of what he’s actually doing.

3. He has so much he’s doing, yet he never seems to know what’s going on with anything. He only hears about things (going bad) at the same time everyone else does, on tv or in the morning paper.


4 posted on 11/01/2013 2:27:35 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Kaslin

But more dysfunctional than the 0-bumble regime is the American electorate who I firmly believe would return the Obamanation for a third term against any Republican candidate mentioned for 2016.


5 posted on 11/01/2013 2:28:03 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished.)
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To: Kaslin; All
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6 posted on 11/01/2013 2:30:08 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: luvbach1

Hussein is — and always has been — just a front man for the shadowy cabal of Leftists who snuck him into office.


7 posted on 11/01/2013 2:32:59 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Kaslin

If Obama weren’t so utterly incompetent and irresponsible he’d fire himself.

The guy is completely despicable.


8 posted on 11/01/2013 2:34:55 PM PDT by Bullish (The only real solution is to abolish liberal democrats forever)
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To: cloudmountain

Liberals are people that have never made the transition from dependent adolescent idealist to independent real-world adult.

The former characteristics: irrational optimism only focused on positives and greatly underestimating problems/negatives, not nearly as much worldly experience but believes they’re smarter than parents and God, they are immortal, they are never wrong, if things do go wrong it’s always someone else’s fault, if people disagree it’s not because of genuine objections, it’s because of hate, racism, sexism, whatever. Feelings trump logic, their core beliefs often contradict each other and result in massive hypocrisy and pretzel logic and when this is brought up, degrades into them unable to defend it and resorts to namecalling and epithets tossed at you. Their solutions always involve other people’s money and goods and forcing others to participate, but somehow because they propose these solutions they feel they’ve done enough to be exempt from the unpleasant parts of their solutions. Their entire world and worldview is centered around THEM, and often, many of their solutions/ideas are centered around their very own genitals. Their solutions never require people to grow up and become independent, they all continue to make people dependent on government.

This is liberals. Perpetual teenagers never forced to make the last final step into independent adulthood, in the sense of being personally responsible for their needs, and not demanding that others take care of them because it’s their RIGHT to be taken care of by everyone else.

Liberalism is stunted growth of a person. They fail to take the final step. They never have to look at the real world the way it actually is, they come up with these unreal-optimistic sweeping solutions that do not take into account the real world and how real people will react to these solutions, and are constantly surprised how spectacularly their utopia solutions, when attempted to be forced onto the real world, are dystopias and failures.


9 posted on 11/01/2013 2:39:43 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

I should say as I have mentioned before as part of the independent adult, a SELF-SUFFICIENT adult.

Liberals are teens still living off parents, the govt becomes the parent. Independent adults make this transition and knowingly realize they are responsible for their own needs and know they have to be self-sufficient and not rely on government or anyone else for their normal everyday life needs.


10 posted on 11/01/2013 2:42:14 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Kaslin

Of course he blames everyone but himself. Because Valerie Jarrett tells “Junior” every day while he sucks his thumb crying.... “ my people don’t love me”:

”... if it wasn’t for those mean rotten hate-filled seditious racist Tea Party wing-nuts we would have already outlawed Republicans, shredded the Constitution and declared ourselves the chosen ones, instituted re-education camps to indoctrinate a new collective white hating salvation of Black Theology brow-shirts!”


11 posted on 11/01/2013 2:43:12 PM PDT by Bellagio
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To: Kaslin

It’s Bush’s fault that Obama blames everyone else.


12 posted on 11/01/2013 2:52:42 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: Kaslin

What else would one expect from a pampered, immature narcisicist?
As for the press turning on him, it’s about the 2014 election so Dems can distance themselves from the disastrous policies of this administration.


13 posted on 11/01/2013 3:01:03 PM PDT by stilloftyhenight (TEA baby! Let's ronll!)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Wow, that was one of the best posts I’ve seen is a long time.


14 posted on 11/01/2013 3:09:55 PM PDT by LiveFreeOrDie2001 (Elections have consequences - NOW LOOK what we have to deal with...)
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To: Kaslin

15 posted on 11/01/2013 3:11:18 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: Kaslin

Only afforded to rats and especially black rats because in todays atmosphere black is the new tephlon


16 posted on 11/01/2013 3:16:29 PM PDT by ronnie raygun
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To: Kaslin
“...and even Democrats who now talk openly about his inattention to the details of governing.”

I wonder how much longer it will take before dems begin to consciously think about the fact that obozo is in his SECOND term and is, in a sense, expendable...

17 posted on 11/01/2013 3:17:38 PM PDT by TalBlack (Evil doesn't have a day job.)
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To: Kaslin

In reference to the title. Of course, since he is just a narcissistic little Socialist SOB.


18 posted on 11/01/2013 4:17:10 PM PDT by mongo141 (Revolution ver. 2.0, just a matter of when, not a matter of if!)
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To: TalBlack

>>>I wonder how much longer it will take before dems begin to consciously think about the fact that obozo is in his SECOND term and is, in a sense, expendable...<<<

Obama is at the Trotsky stage of the revolution. He’s done his job, and as such can be successfully destroyed or marginalized. The next stage is the person who arrives to be the safe, moderate, competent leader rescuing us from the failure of Obama - which won’t be a rescue at all, but simply a consolidation of Obama’s work. And she will be called Hillary, and any criticism will be deflected as sexist, anti-woman speech.

It’s interesting that both Obama and Hillary are “hinted” at as gay, or at least bisexual. I’m guessing that rumor is purposefully spread to consolidate the gay low information voters.


19 posted on 11/01/2013 4:38:10 PM PDT by redpoll
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To: Kaslin
Now, now - he gets some things right:

- He personally led the Seal Team Six raid that took out Osama bin Laden's Pakistani body double.

- He personally restored America's place in the good graces of the world, after George W. Bush nearly forced France to nuke us.

- He personally saved the UAW from bankruptcy, taking control away from the evil capitalist bondholders of GM who nearly slaughtered all of the workers with pistols fired from their silver-plated carriages.

- He personally lowered the cost of medical care by forcing all of the greedy doctors into retirement, leaving the field open for younger altruists who believe it is shameful to make a profit treating patients.

- He personally cracked down on disloyal expatriates with FATCA and expanded IRS powers, making sure those malevolent traitors are not allowed to smuggle their wealth out of the United States before it can be expropriated to feed hungry brown children.

So you see, it just isn't fair to focus on this great man's occasional missteps and ignore all the great good he is doing. :)

20 posted on 11/01/2013 4:49:29 PM PDT by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: Secret Agent Man
Agreed.

They are also FIRMLY entrenched in their feelings of superiority. Hard to get through that shell of self-importance. I played squash with an ultra-liberal lawyer. She was MOST annoying in her shell.

21 posted on 11/01/2013 6:28:49 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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