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LAMBRO: Blaming others for Obamacare - The president switches gears from apology to attack
Washington Times ^ | Nov 28, 2013 | By Donald Lambro

Posted on 12/01/2013 11:26:09 AM PST by Jim Robinson

Soon after President Obama told the White House press corps he was solely responsible for the botched Obamacare rollout, he decided to shift part of the blame onto Republicans.

A mea culpa can be hard to deliver in public when you are the kind of politician who thinks he never makes mistakes and rarely if ever apologizes for anything that went wrong. Mr. Obama’s apologies have a brief shelf life, and so a few days later, they had reached their expiration date.

At a gathering of business executives on Nov. 19, the president concluded that he had done enough groveling over his utterly false claim that “if you like your health insurance policy, you can keep it” and went on the political attack.

Somehow, he decided the Republicans in Congress were partly to blame for the bungled mess that he and his administration had created and that it wasn’t all his fault. He also said the broken, online, sign-up system was in the process of being fixed and would be up and running at full throttle by the end of November. That doesn’t seem to be the case entirely.

Then he turned on the Republicans with a vengeance. He suggested that their intransigent political opposition had inhibited the law’s implementation. “One of the problems we’ve had is one side of Capitol Hill is invested in its failure,” he told the chief financial officers at The Wall Street Journal's CEO Council meeting in Washington last week.

He also suggested the Republicans’ “ideological resistance to the idea of dealing with the uninsured and people with pre-existing conditions” was also a factor in what went wrong.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: obama; obamacare

1 posted on 12/01/2013 11:26:09 AM PST by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson

Arrest them. In fact, arrest all of Congress.


2 posted on 12/01/2013 11:29:13 AM PST by DownInFlames
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To: Jim Robinson

Obama-— lazy, stupid, never accepting responsibility. One of the first things you teach your children is to accept responsibility


3 posted on 12/01/2013 11:29:20 AM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: Jim Robinson

Old Joe Stalin did similar things.
Only, people got shot after he switched to blaming others.


4 posted on 12/01/2013 11:29:21 AM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Jim Robinson

This clown won’t take responsibility for anything except for what the Navy SEALs do. Everything else is either Bush’s fault, the Republicans’ fault or the TEA Party’s fault. What a slug.


5 posted on 12/01/2013 11:31:28 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Dude! Where's my health insurance policy?)
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To: dennisw

One of the first things you teach your children is to accept responsibility.
In his household there was no father and his mother was looking out looking to date immigrants from foreign lands so where oh where does he learn responsibility?


6 posted on 12/01/2013 11:33:54 AM PST by ronnie raygun
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To: Darksheare

That comes later.


7 posted on 12/01/2013 11:33:57 AM PST by rdcbn
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To: Jim Robinson
Uhhh .. bozo ... if it's a law ... it's IN effect.

No one can "inhibit" a law.

PLEASE, Pubbies ... frikkin' start nailing these guys !!!

8 posted on 12/01/2013 11:35:16 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: Jim Robinson

If there had been any real men in that room they would have all gotten up and walked out.


9 posted on 12/01/2013 11:35:54 AM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: Jim Robinson

It’s never a narcissists fault.


10 posted on 12/01/2013 11:36:07 AM PST by Old Yeller (Obama: A dark spot in this country's history.)
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To: VerySadAmerican

or thrown their shoes.


11 posted on 12/01/2013 11:36:52 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: ronnie raygun

Same as Clinton, Obama grew up in a female dominated household. Dominated by his mother or grandmother


12 posted on 12/01/2013 11:37:57 AM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: Jim Robinson

Hey, he took full responsibility for telling you it was somebody else’s fault - what more do you want?


13 posted on 12/01/2013 11:38:01 AM PST by Hegemony Cricket (The emperor < still > has no pedigree.)
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To: knarf

OH, that would have been fantastic! And the world would have gotten the message. Every muslim in the world would have been complaining while at the same time admitting he’s a muslim.


14 posted on 12/01/2013 11:39:25 AM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: Darksheare

it’s early yet...


15 posted on 12/01/2013 11:43:02 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: dennisw
Obama-— lazy, stupid, never accepting responsibility. One of the first things you teach your children is to accept responsibility


Don't complain.

ObamaCare was passed with the explicit intent to fail and destroy the health care system as we know it and to take the economy down along with it.

The Obama Administration is too corrupt, lay and incompetent to implement the plan to pull this off and things are back firing on them.

This is a good thing.

Nobody believes Obama’s lies, support for ObamaCare is all about making sure those will be getting the freebies outnumber the poor schmucks who have to have their incomes drained to pay for this S**t sandwich.

This is the fundamental drawback of the whole web site concept and the primary reason it will fail whether it eventually ever works or does not work.

The moochers looking for freebies are too ignorant and lazy to sign in and navigate the web site to register to get their freebies - hence the “Navigators” paid to do it for them.

16 posted on 12/01/2013 11:43:15 AM PST by rdcbn
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To: Jim Robinson

17 posted on 12/01/2013 11:47:04 AM PST by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: Jim Robinson

0blamo always the same-O!


18 posted on 12/01/2013 11:47:17 AM PST by luvbach1 (We are finished.)
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To: Jim Robinson
rebound play rimshot off the polls:

the average foggy minded liberal on the street actually believes that Obama means well but the evil republicans wont let him do anything good

The liberal believes that every one of Obamas failures is the Republicans fault, not kidding, I get this from grown men at work in discussions about obamacare, when I ask "well what have the evil republicans blocked ", they dont have an answer but choose to believe it anyway

19 posted on 12/01/2013 11:47:58 AM PST by KTM rider
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To: Jim Robinson

He’s pissed because the GOP won’t openly help him ruin the country.


20 posted on 12/01/2013 11:56:32 AM PST by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: Jim Robinson
i can hear him now... I didn't build that!!!
21 posted on 12/01/2013 12:07:41 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Darksheare

people got shot after he switched to blaming others.

Give him time, it’s the same old playbook.


22 posted on 12/01/2013 12:10:22 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Nice try, Comrade Zero and your minions of Barrybaggers. This one is 100% on you, and not ONE. Single. Republican. was dumb enough to vote to pass that piece of garbage you and your shills shoved down our thoats. I’d LAUGH if it was just you jerks who were affected. I have never seen a president before who actively hated the country like this RESIDENT.


23 posted on 12/01/2013 12:11:10 PM PST by gemoftheocean (...geez, this all seems so straight forward and logical to me...)
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To: Mike Darancette

Now it makes sense why he terminated NASA as a space agency. Nothing good can come from this administration putting something into orbit.


24 posted on 12/01/2013 12:16:34 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz ("Senator Cruz basically made the Democrats fight for a whole bunch of things that they already had.")
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To: Jim Robinson

When oh when will the masses of little people say ENOUGH!


25 posted on 12/01/2013 12:28:23 PM PST by JamesA (You don't have to be big to stand tall)
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To: Jim Robinson
Blaming others for Obamacare - The president switches gears from apology to attack

"But mien fuhrer, those divisions don't exist!"

26 posted on 12/01/2013 12:38:59 PM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: JamesA

They won’t; with all the “free stuff!” that this socialist ‘Santa Claus Govt’ is giving them; those days are over. The ‘takers’ now outnumber the ‘makers’, and America’s changed forever for the worse.


27 posted on 12/01/2013 12:59:37 PM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Obama does not see this as a fiasco or failure. This is the ‘process’. Soon, the system will collapse (Cloward-Piven style) and that will be a success to the ‘Progressives’ because the dumb masses will be clamoring for a ‘single payer system’ or so they think.
Remember Rush said that he hoped Obama failed because his success would be our ruin. Looks like an Obama success to me.


28 posted on 12/01/2013 1:04:35 PM PST by griswold3 (Post-Christian America is living on borrowed moral heritage)
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To: KTM rider

This is the problem. The typical liberal/LIV is immune to reason or facts. Your time would be better spent trying to reason with a block of wood... This is why we are where we are at this point.


29 posted on 12/01/2013 1:11:21 PM PST by Sicon ("All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others." - G. Orwell)
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To: Darksheare

Don’t think he hasn’t fantasized about that.


30 posted on 12/01/2013 1:41:35 PM PST by Ronin (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life - Rep. L. Gohmert, Tex)
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To: Darksheare

Obastard would if he could.


31 posted on 12/01/2013 2:03:16 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: Mike Darancette
He’s pissed because the GOP won’t openly help him ruin the country.

When you look at who's his opposition, and see Boehner and McConnell, you really have to wonder why he's pissed.

32 posted on 12/01/2013 2:06:41 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: Jim Robinson

Boehner inserted malicious bugs into the code and McConnell supplied the faulty network specs. Pretty clever.


33 posted on 12/01/2013 2:17:19 PM PST by BusterBear
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To: Jim Robinson

“Ahh, but the website that’s... that’s where I had them. They laughed at me and made jokes but I proved beyond the shadow of a doubt and with... geometric logic... that a duplicate site certificate DID exist, and I’d have produced that public key if they hadn’t of pulled HealthCare.gov out of action.”


34 posted on 12/01/2013 2:19:40 PM PST by Flick Lives (The U.S. is dead to me.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Since March 21, 2010 there have been 1,350 days and more than 5 billion dollars

http://www.americanthinker.com/2013/11/obamacare_by_the_numbers.html

to implement a government program that has the force of law behind it.

And now they are blaming republicans. But for what? For being against it?

They have had time, money and law behind them. And they say it is a failure because republicans have been against it.

Excuse me, but what can the republicans do to stop the time, money and law that is behind Obamacare? They were not able to delay it. They were not able to defund it. And they were not able to repeal it. So what is it?


35 posted on 12/01/2013 2:25:46 PM PST by Hostage (Be Breitbart!)
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To: DownInFlames

Oh yes, not a single Republican voted for this crap.


36 posted on 12/01/2013 2:28:21 PM PST by KC_Conspirator
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To: Jim Robinson

FUBAR


37 posted on 12/01/2013 4:56:25 PM PST by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: Jim Robinson
I guess there is a time to yell "You Lie" from the stands. He gouged O-Care into law in the most blindly partisan way, and somehow Scott Brown, the newly elected 59th Senator , didn’t get a vote. Any Republican that offered comment was shouted down with the vicious rebuke from Obama of "We Won"! Now is that the Change we were all seeking, to be ruled by a tyrant who arrogantly yells of his political domination. A tyrant who hypocritically supports the gutting of the Senate rule of 60 votes to cloture, when as a senator he decried it as an attack on minority rights. (Just as he voted for the debt limit as a senator but admitted that he had made a mistake, as hard as that is to believe.) Unfortunately, he is a weak, venal politician whose only real business experience was doing real estate deals with Tony Reszko. Obama accuses the other side of his own sins, a common and tiresome tactic of the left. His is the most partisan, and the most un-transparent administration in history. His whole re-election campaign was one vicious negative attack after another on Romney, and not a peep from the media that remained silent, complicit and supportive. ‘Going negative’ was suddenly very normal and respected politics as the lapdog media quietly assented , and then bowed in obsequiousness while they were drank daily at his political cesspool in countless stump speeches. Then, with Stephanie Cutter at the helm, they spent $30MM on the largest political lie of the century by claiming Romney murdered a woman by taking away her healthcare while at Bain Capital. A complete fabrication of a story that was remarkable in the audacity of it, the brazenness of telling such a hideous lie, yet they bombarded the airwaves throughout the Midwest. (And Romney said nothing in his own defense! He should have called Obama a liar on TV for accusing him of murder. Cutter was the connection to the so-called independent body that ran those ads - she was a handler to the aggrieved family, that later denied Bain’s responsibility.) Obama's whole existence is an Alinsky lie, a Potemkin village, with promising soaring rhetoric of "new politics” and “new jobs" which is the attractive false front for ugly statist derived socialism. Not letting a crisis go to waste he and his hench-people stealthily executed a government takeover of various industries like health, finance and auto, followed by a coordinated attack on free speech using the IRS to shut down political opponents. Next is the demonization of the banking community as the scapegoats for the financial crisis when it had been the Clinton Administration that deemed down payments on homes as racist and created the government sponsored debacle that became the orgy sub-prime, (more of blaming the enemy for your own sins). They continue by creating a leviathan of new regulations from OBamaCare to the EPA to Dodd Frank that are killing small business while big businesses are given exemptions. The uncertainty and the hostility by this Administration towards free market capitalism has frozen investment and dragged the political risk of America along with its credit rating towards that of a third world country. Coal plants and now coal mines are being shut down from EPA threats. They are still blocking the drilling of oil and gas wells on public lands and the building of much needed pipelines! Then if isn’t enough to be shipwrecked in this Sargasso Sea of Obama lies, we need to hear the constant ugly charge of "racism", wielded about like a political bludgeon, especially by his lapdog media who have admitted to using it falsely to silence Obama’s opponents. Obama's stock in the lying trade is propaganda , eagerly recited in the echo chamber of a servile Soviet style media. His is the dirty innuendo, the coordinated press attack on his enemies, i.e. business people, Republicans and doctors, or if all else fails the public revelation of divorce decrees - which got him into the senate! I am amazed at either his crass claim to be above partisan politics - stupefied at his hubris for lying to our faces at a time so obvious that even a Clinton would blush, or perhaps the height of his grandiose delusion that he actually thinks he is the greatest president since Lincoln. (It looks like he actually believes it because Valerie Jarrett said it.) Any which way, it has been an ugly time watching this man, listening to his false claims of helping the poor, or his need to raise taxes to stop the personal suffering of sick children, and one can see how these ponderous thoughts have weighed him down on the golf course. It is also uncanny how he has avoided the harsh reality that the loyal black masses whose precincts voted for him at levels of 110% of eligible voters, ironically, have grown further impoverished under his watch. Free cell phones and food stamps do not create wealth but serve as the addictive drug to narcotize his supporters into not realizing they have become slaves to the state. They are inner city serfs who are forbidden to leave the ghetto in order to perpetuate the Democratic gerrymander of political power. Obama’s party and his way are set in the creation of Dolester-America, they are the party of "share-the-wealth" and "you didn't build that." He thinks that he has a right to take your hard earned wages, either through direct taxation, or through some other insidious Orwellian deception, like lowering the costs of healthcare by raising the rates of those who actually pay for healthcare, and spend it using his superior intelligence. Food Stamp participation has been rising to apocalyptic levels, with 100 million Americans now getting the benefit of combined government food assistance programs. America pays for 300% of the required daily nutritional requirements for 100 million people. Why is it that America, the greatest nation on Earth, the richest nation on Earth, cannot provide enough economic opportunity for a full third of its citizens to be able to feed themselves? This nation is either at wartime, apocalyptic levels of starvation or Obama’s government is teaching people how to ‘dole’ for food. His Administration has hired Food Stamp recruiters with a quota of signing up 150 new participants per month, whether they need it or not. Disability has also gone through an orgy of growth , now estimated at over 12 million disabled humans crawling through the streets of America, another sign of an apocalyptic war that has first starved and now maimed these people, and one in which I apparently slept through. If 12 million people in an economy of only 97 million workers quit working to get a free check, then who is paying for whom? Every year there are more takers than makers, they are becoming addicted to the government sponsored heroin of statism, of increasing their dependency and guaranteeing that they themselves will never have more than a zero net worth. Obama has succeeded at securing these votes by securing their poverty and thereby continuing the partisan lies that the Republicans will try to take away all their new benefits, even though the benefit programs were never actuarially sound, and even though those benefits were a blatant, ugly and unfortunately very successful attempt of vote buying. He is weakening the nation, like termites in a home, destroying the superstructure that will force a collapse and turn everything to rubbish. “The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money.” ― Alexis de Tocqueville
38 posted on 12/01/2013 11:31:39 PM PST by Titus-Maximus (Light from Light)
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