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The Obama-disaster news conference
The Washington Post ^ | 14 Nov 2013 | JENNIFER RUBIN

Posted on 11/14/2013 4:19:29 PM PST by mandaladon

President Obama’s just-completed press conference was arguably worse than the Obamacare rollout. Alternately confessing, apologizing and blame shifting, he inadvertently made the case against his own executive skills, Obamacare and big government in general. His announced fix is aimed at remedying the mass cancellation of individually-purchased insurance plans by letting insurance companies re-offer non-compliant policies. This makes clear that contrary to the statements from Jay Carney and Valerie Jarrett, Obamacare and not the insurers were the cause of the cancellations. Obama let slip that this is one big blame-shifting exercise when he announced that no one would be able to say Obamacare caused them to lose insurance. It is of course false because it is unlikely all the canceled policies can be restored. The fix undermines the essential premise of Obamacare, namely that young, healthy people need to be herded into the exchanges. Not only will this explicitly encourage many people to stay out but also will communicate that the entire program is in flux. Don’t sign up now — the deal may improve as the president gets more desperate! But it really was the series of unbelievable lines for which this press conference will be remembered: “We fumbled the rollout on this health-care law.” “I completely get how upsetting this can be for a lot of Americans.” “It is a complex process.” “I was not informed directly [How about indirectly?!] that the Web site would not be working. . . . I don’t think I’m stupid enough to go around saying this is going to be like shopping on Amazon or Travelocity, a week before the Web site opens, if I thought that it wasn’t going to work.”

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TOPICS: Extended News; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aca; obama; obamacare
This is a president adrift, confused and entirely over his head. He has, in essence, confirmed what his harshest critics have long been arguing: he is incompetent and unknowledgable about how the world operates. And we have three more years left of this....................and this is from WaPo
1 posted on 11/14/2013 4:19:29 PM PST by mandaladon
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To: mandaladon

MSN report: Obama was ‘cocaine-using gay hustler’ in high school


2 posted on 11/14/2013 4:24:56 PM PST by GraceG
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To: mandaladon
....................and this is from WaPo

From a conservative opinion column in the WaPo.

3 posted on 11/14/2013 4:25:19 PM PST by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: mandaladon

I guess it is too much to hope and pray that Ophonybama and his LIEberal hangers-on will resign en-mass and ask for asylum in some Communist or Moslem country, taking their stolen taxpayer funds with them?


4 posted on 11/14/2013 4:25:47 PM PST by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: mandaladon

If the Washington Pest is going after him, it must be really bad.


5 posted on 11/14/2013 4:26:24 PM PST by sr4402
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To: mandaladon

Like when LBJ lost Walter Cronkite.


6 posted on 11/14/2013 4:26:28 PM PST by MUDDOG
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To: mandaladon

“This is a president adrift, confused and entirely over his head”

So true WaPo and everyone else knows

that the Emperor has no clothes


7 posted on 11/14/2013 4:29:09 PM PST by AMDG&BVMH
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To: mandaladon

Rubin the RINO finally hits someone who is a Democrat. Did she even mention that Ken Cuccinelli (whom she loathes) LED THE FIGHT against Obamacare?


8 posted on 11/14/2013 4:31:54 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: Future Snake Eater

Since when has Rubin been a Conservative????


9 posted on 11/14/2013 4:35:45 PM PST by RginTN
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To: mandaladon

How much tax payer money is going to be used to fix this now?

How much tax payer money is going to be used to fix the next problem with this 2000 page bill?

Defund it now. Oh too late, than no raising the debt ceiling until full repeal.


10 posted on 11/14/2013 4:36:35 PM PST by Son House (Democrats want you to use 'Great Recession' instead of 'Jobless Recovery', recession ended June 2009)
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To: GraceG

Obama is a disaster, was, is and will be.


11 posted on 11/14/2013 4:38:08 PM PST by mulligan
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To: mandaladon

I love his quote, “I don’t think I’m stupid enough to go around saying...”

With Obama, never ascribe to stupid what can be explained by malevolence.


12 posted on 11/14/2013 4:38:13 PM PST by Sylvester McMonkey McBean
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To: GraceG

Is that with or without a sarc tag?


13 posted on 11/14/2013 4:44:09 PM PST by Luircin
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To: mulligan

Yep, people would have actually bought affordable health insurance,
and this is everything but affordable.


14 posted on 11/14/2013 4:54:02 PM PST by Son House (Democrats want you to use 'Great Recession' instead of 'Jobless Recovery', recession ended June 2009)
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To: mandaladon

I think he has few options left in the cornered rat playbook than to attack Iran. At this point I don’t see too many domestic opportunities to shake the heat he is in and the last thing the imposter will do is the right thing....resign in disgrace.


15 posted on 11/14/2013 4:58:46 PM PST by RS_Rider (I hate Illinois Nazis)
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To: RS_Rider

Then he could blame the (continuous) bad economy on Biden for low information voters consumption...


16 posted on 11/14/2013 5:05:00 PM PST by Son House (Democrats want you to use 'Great Recession' instead of 'Jobless Recovery', recession ended June 2009)
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To: RginTN

OK, conservative-ish. Not as far left as Dowd.


17 posted on 11/14/2013 5:20:45 PM PST by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: mandaladon


18 posted on 11/14/2013 5:33:26 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode

The washington compost is complicit in bringing Clown Prince nobama into power. All are criminals. Shame!


19 posted on 11/14/2013 5:57:02 PM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: hal ogen
100%
20 posted on 11/14/2013 6:41:19 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: mandaladon

Never trust a homosexual cocaine using compulsive liar.

A good rule to live by.


21 posted on 11/14/2013 6:58:41 PM PST by Gabrial (The nightmare will continue as long as the nightmare is in the Whitehouse.)
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To: Son House
Then he could blame the (continuous) bad economy on Biden for low information voters consumption...

Or he could just send Biden outside without his helmet. Shouldn't take long to create a distraction.

22 posted on 11/14/2013 7:20:20 PM PST by TangoLimaSierra (To win the country back, we need to be as mean as the Libs say we are.)
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To: mandaladon

It is beginning to look like the American people would have been better off, if the President was indeed just an empty chair. At least the chair would know its limitations.


23 posted on 11/14/2013 7:37:02 PM PST by justa-hairyape (The user name is sarcastic. Although at times it may not appear that way.)
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To: Taxman

“I guess it is too much to hope and pray that Ophonybama and his LIEberal hangers-on will resign en-mass and ask for asylum in some Communist or Moslem country, taking their stolen taxpayer funds with them?”

someone should propose legislation, they can take as much loot as they can carry and will be provided safe passage to the border of their choice.


24 posted on 11/14/2013 7:41:08 PM PST by willywill
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To: Future Snake Eater; mandaladon
If she's a conservative, I'm a Sports Illustrated swimsuit model.
25 posted on 11/14/2013 9:15:50 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet ("Of the 4 wars in my lifetime none came about because the US was too strong." Reagan)
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To: willywill

Sounds like a plan!


26 posted on 11/14/2013 10:00:01 PM PST by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: Sylvester McMonkey McBean

I’m always torn when it comes to Obama’s behavior. On the one hand, he’s not very smart, just extremely ideological and focused on imposing his ideology (much of which is very personal and really means just imposing himself and making clear that he’s on top). On the other, he really hates the US and I think he is trying to bring us down, although again, in a way that will benefit him and give him a platform for even greater domination on a global level.

I am really hoping that the stupid part will keep the malevolent part from succeeding.


27 posted on 11/15/2013 2:14:26 AM PST by livius
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To: Son House
How much tax payer money is going to be used to fix the next problem with this 2000 page bill?

How could there possibly be any more problems with this well thought out plan?


28 posted on 11/15/2013 2:23:17 AM PST by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: mandaladon
"I don’t think I’m stupid enough to go around saying this is going to be like shopping on Amazon or Travelocity, a week before the Web site opens, if I thought that it wasn’t going to work.”

Oh, I think he was DEFINITELY stupid enough!

29 posted on 11/15/2013 5:43:06 AM PST by NRA1995 (I'd rather be a living "gun culture" member than a dead anti-gun candy-ass.)
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To: mandaladon
I don’t think I’m stupid enough to go around saying this is going to be like shopping on Amazon or Travelocity ...

But he was stupid enough to say that when the exchanges opened on October 1st, you’d be be able to purchase high-quality health insurance for less than the cost of your cell phone bill!

30 posted on 11/15/2013 7:43:46 AM PST by mellow velo (Oxymorons: jumbo shrimp, rap music, liberal think-tank)
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To: mellow velo

... and he was stupid enough to tell Americans to call an 800 number for their insurance in a lame attempt to pimp the law a little over a week ago.


31 posted on 11/15/2013 7:45:13 AM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: mandaladon

This is from the Wash Post? Wow!


32 posted on 11/15/2013 7:52:39 AM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: mulligan

He is a complete ass


33 posted on 11/15/2013 7:55:48 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo (Kim Jong Un won't have a single "bad underwear day" unless/until we've a patriot in the White House)
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To: mandaladon
Obama's presser contained 283 first-person references, which has got to be a new narcissist world record. That comes to one every eleven seconds. He speaks as if he is some bystander offering his own assessment of some car accident he just witnessed.
34 posted on 11/15/2013 9:22:34 AM PST by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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To: mandaladon

EVERYTHING “President” Muhammad Al-Obama DOES is illegal.


35 posted on 11/15/2013 10:48:00 AM PST by 2harddrive
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