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Obama downplays poor poll numbers
Politico ^ | December 20, 2013 | Jennifer Epstein

Posted on 12/20/2013 1:52:32 PM PST by Zakeet

President Barack Obama dismissed his falling poll numbers on Friday and defended his administration’s implementation of the Affordable Care Act as he spoke at a year-end White House news conference.

“Obviously we screwed up” with HealthCare.gov’s faulty launch, the president said, but he repeatedly pointed to new sign-up numbers for health insurance as evidence that Obamacare is delivering. One million people signed up for insurance through state and federal exchange, the White House said Friday.

Those challenges are reflected in the president’s declining poll numbers, but Obama said he’s not concerned about them. “If you’re measuring this by polls, my polls have gone up and down a lot throughout my career … If I was interested in polling, I wouldn’t have run for president,” he told reporters in the White House briefing room. “I took this job to deliver for the American people.” A CNN/ORC poll released an hour before Obama took questions pegged his approval rating at 41 percent, tying for the lowest numbers of his presidency.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: obama; polls

I'm not worried about my plunging poll numbers ... cause our made up numbers show that ObamaCare is finally working ... and I've been focused on helping American families get more opportunity and more security ... and I'm poised to do some wonderful things!

1 posted on 12/20/2013 1:52:32 PM PST by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet

Typical lib. Derides Bush because of poll numbers but when their boy has lower numbers, it’s not that important. Typical hypocrite.


2 posted on 12/20/2013 2:03:57 PM PST by taxcontrol
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To: Zakeet
“Obviously we screwed up”

You sure did chump and because of YOUR screw up, a lot of seriously ill people are without health insurance right now. CHUMP!

3 posted on 12/20/2013 2:04:20 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Merry Christmas to all my fellow Americans. "Whatever" to everybody else!)
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To: Zakeet

>> One million people signed up for insurance through state and federal exchange, the White House said Friday.

Seventy per cent of them signed up for MEDICARE, you ignorant doofus. That’s FREE (to them).

But as for the middle class you claim to be a supporter of — millions of THEM used to have insurance, but they LOST it.

Millions more to follow.

This disingenuous lowlife ‘rat really, really angers me.


4 posted on 12/20/2013 2:04:42 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: Nervous Tick
One million people signed up for insurance through state and federal exchange, the White House said Friday.

Gosh that only leaves 348 million more to go..

5 posted on 12/20/2013 2:08:12 PM PST by JoanneSD
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To: Zakeet; Liz; AT7Saluki
I'm wondering if the Husseins, while sitting at the Christmas dinner table, will be talking about Obamacare.

This year, maybe so.

6 posted on 12/20/2013 2:19:59 PM PST by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: JoanneSD

>> that only leaves 348 million more to go.

It’s the “New Math”, Obama style.

One million is a REALLY HUGE number when The Won wants it to be.

And 17 trillion — as in our federal debt — is an insignificant number... when The Won deems it so.


7 posted on 12/20/2013 2:23:27 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: Zakeet
One million people signed up for insurance through state and federal exchange

....your believers, your followers.....your losing Hispanics, The Youth, Independents, and YES....the normal rat. This purple lipped clown wouldn't know the truth if it bit him on one of his massive elephant ears and took up residence there

8 posted on 12/20/2013 2:24:27 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Zakeet

“I took this job to deliver for the American people.”

okay!

put on your cap.. warm up the hoopty.. and get our there and get those pizzas to their new homes!!


9 posted on 12/20/2013 2:25:40 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ( Visit http://icantenroll.com/ In Glitch We Trust....;o})
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To: Zakeet


10 posted on 12/20/2013 2:26:08 PM PST by Iron Munro (Orwell: There are some ideas so absurd that only an intellectual could believe them.)
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To: Nervous Tick

Do you mean Medicaid instead of Medicare. And Medicaid is not free if you die with a home or car or anything of value.


11 posted on 12/20/2013 2:35:17 PM PST by HChampagne
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To: Zakeet

12 posted on 12/20/2013 2:37:21 PM PST by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: Nervous Tick

Medicaid


13 posted on 12/20/2013 2:38:38 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Zakeet

and who were the ones being accused of wearing bombs? isn’t Obama-Care pointing pop-tarts to Americans heads if they dont buy health-insurance?


14 posted on 12/20/2013 2:42:47 PM PST by Cruz_West_Paul2016
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To: HChampagne; Sacajaweau

>> Do you mean Medicaid instead of Medicare.

Hey, I SAID “Medicaid” — I just misspeled it with “are” instead of “aid”. :-)

Thx for the correction...


15 posted on 12/20/2013 2:50:32 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: Zakeet

If ONE person whose health insurance is cancelled because of Obamacare dies because of lack of or refusal of medical care I firmly believe every person who had a part of crafting the Obamacare law should at least be sued for wrongful death and at most be charged with murder.

Enough of this “the Government cant be sued” or “politicians cannot be held responsible for their actions” crap.

Cost some American citizen their life and you must pay!!!


16 posted on 12/20/2013 3:07:12 PM PST by ScareyFast63
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To: Zakeet

They are really telling the truth for once. Poll numbers mean nothing to the Clown.

He intends to continue destroying the Constitution, free market Capitalism and classical Christianity as long as possible. The opinions of others mean less than nothing.


17 posted on 12/20/2013 3:11:20 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: Zakeet

His poll numbers don’t matter, and aren’t going to matter because elected Republicans are scared Sh*tless of him. Actually they are afraid of the media, but the media has his back.


18 posted on 12/20/2013 3:27:03 PM PST by Yogafist
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Obama ain’t seen nuttin yet! Right now is just the lull before the Cat 5 hurricane called “BamaKare” hits the U.S. next year, because in early 2014, horror stories will start emerging about people with obama-cancelled insurance not being able to continue their chemotherapy or dialysis treatments, trauma patients being denied care at designated trauma centers, and hospital emergency departments being swamped with people unable to see their doctor.

This will start happening in January, become a deluge in February, and turn into a tsunami of death and suffering by March 2014, at which time voters will start hunting Democrats down in the streets with pitchforks and dogs. And a well-deserved hunt it will be too, because people are going to needlessly die as obamacare sends our existing health care system spiraling into complete and total chaos.

All the Republicans need to do is twiddle their fingers until the Democrats BEG them to fix obamacare, at which point the Republicans need to carry through on their promises to repeal and replace it. And if the Republicans betray us and don’t do that, it is the end of the Republican Party.


19 posted on 12/20/2013 3:56:30 PM PST by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: Zakeet

Too late liar.


20 posted on 12/20/2013 4:48:39 PM PST by ExTexasRedhead
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To: FlingWingFlyer
“Obviously we screwed up”

You sure did chump and because of YOUR screw up, a lot of seriously ill people are without health insurance right now.

It's even worse than that. The complete quote was: “I'm in charge, so obviously we screwed up”. Notice how even while admitting being the sole leader, he couldn't accept sole responsibility. He's implying there's some poor schmuck down the organization whose really responsible. This is right he bragged "After the start of the year, I will have millions on insurance that never had it before." In other words, in his narcissistic little brain, all good results are his doing, and all bad results are someone else's fault.

21 posted on 12/21/2013 5:21:38 AM PST by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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