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Obama: “Insurance is Complicated to Buy”

by Keith Koffler on November 14, 2013, 5:22 pm

Eureka!

Obama: What we’re discovering is that . . . insurance is complicated to buy.

I mean, gosh, who knew? Why should the people who are now responsible for our health care know about that?

What’s next? Something like, What we’re discovering is, the Iranians are abject liars.

This was one of the more startling moments of President Obama’s press conference today. It came during his insistence that he didn’t know the website would completely dysfunctional. Which begs the question: Who have you fired for not telling you?

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cindylou November 14, 2013 at 5:29 pm

Now this is just embarassing

cindylou November 14, 2013 at 5:30 pm

* embarrassing

Star November 14, 2013 at 5:38 pm

We are so far past embarrassing, it’s just a dot on the horizon. All he has to do to know things is read one paper’s headlines or listen to TV news for half an hr.

Lizzy November 15, 2013 at 1:09 am

Dot or period.?:/)

Julie Brueckheimer November 14, 2013 at 5:30 pm

Hasn’t fired anyone, and now I’m reading that WH aides are refusing to testify before Congress on Obamacare.

Good day on WHD, Keith. This is a subject that all of us here can agree on, and you’ve done a great thing by picking out the little details in his speech which say so much about him and his policies. I wouldn’t expect the MSM to go after the deadly subtleties.

Mandy Manners November 14, 2013 at 5:37 pm

“Good day on WHD, Keith.”

Hear, hear!

Scottso November 14, 2013 at 7:35 pm

Agreed. Hahzah to Keith.
And congrats for having one of the wisest group of readers on the net

Lizzy November 15, 2013 at 1:10 am

How true.

cindylou November 14, 2013 at 5:32 pm

btw I am SO tired of this I didn’t know nonsense

how about what DO you know? let’s start from there

CAR November 14, 2013 at 5:34 pm

Keep talking, B.O. Just making yourself and this law look worse and worse. Keep talking.

Melvin November 14, 2013 at 5:38 pm

This is what happens when you elect a community organizer with no real world experience (especially in business) as President.

It’s a shame this sh*t didn’t hit the fan in 2012 in time for the election to propel Romney to victory and the Republicans to take back the Senate.

Mike Lester November 14, 2013 at 5:40 pm

This is truly astounding footage of a man lost in his own legend. If he were a CEO standing in front of his board spouting this “bureaucratese” he’d be begging for the Sandman… (sorry, arcane Apollo Theatre reference)

But no. This is government where you sacrifice 90 million working people to give health insurance to 40 million who don’t work.

Porterhouse November 14, 2013 at 5:50 pm

“What we said all along was, if you have a grandfather, you can plan on keeping your grandfather.”

Julie Brueckheimer November 14, 2013 at 5:52 pm

I like!

cindylou November 14, 2013 at 9:27 pm

:thumbs up:

rulierose November 14, 2013 at 5:56 pm

remember the “math is hard” Barbie? they had to take it off the market because too many women’s groups got mad. (haha, they should’ve called it the Lawrence Summers Barbie.) that’s what this reminds me of.

but I don’t understand. Barack Obama is the smartest person ever to be president or just the smartest person ever to live on the planet, I guess. that’s what they keep telling us. so how can anything be too complicated for him?

Always On Watch November 14, 2013 at 6:02 pm

“Incompetent” doesn’t begin to cover the problems with the Obama administration.

srdem65 November 14, 2013 at 6:21 pm

Many moons ago, while campaigning, MrO told the story of how he didn’t understand the difference between comprehensive and collision coverage in car insurance policies. He didn’t know then, and he doesn’t know now what an insurance policy entails to the consumer.

What little we know (or think we know) about the O’s, it would make sense that MrsO did all that important stuff like pay the bills, secure car insurance, and, well, bring home the bacon.
That’s not an excuse for his ignorance, but maybe an explanation of why he seems to be so clueless about everyday affairs that the rest of us deal with.
I believe him, I believe he didn’t know. Someone told him this or that and he just went with it, because he’s lazy at heart. He had no interest in reading the law, especially the whole 2,000 pages, but instead relied on his trust-worthy inner circle to advise him.
They thought they could weather the storm, that the MSM would cover for him and that his twisted explanations would be spun into something credible.
Too bad for him that the only MSM willing to twist themselves into a pretzel shape was the NYT. For their efforts to save his skinny lying butt, they were subject to ridicule from other news medium and then he just undercut it all anyway when he admitted that he lied.

Girly1 November 15, 2013 at 11:48 am

In a major speech to Wall Streeters a couple of years ago he referred to the P/E Ratio as Profit to Earnings instead of Price to Earnings – not once, but twice. Proof positive he knows nothing about the basics of the corporate world. But why should he? His goal is to destroy capitalism.

Susan November 14, 2013 at 6:34 pm

Preezy personifies that old saying… If you can’t dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bullshit. He was in full baffle mode today.

DeniseVB November 14, 2013 at 7:05 pm
srdem65 November 14, 2013 at 7:13 pm

What? she didn’t tell them to drink more water. Huh.
“you good?”. geez.

Susan November 14, 2013 at 7:36 pm

Bell Multicultural High School huh? Multiculturalism = Cultural Marxism. Not surprised she’d be shopping her wares there.

DeniseVB November 14, 2013 at 7:40 pm

According to the ‘script she’s been there before. They love her :)

Aileen November 15, 2013 at 3:49 am

First I have heard of a “North Star” program to encourage completion of college education. Another attempt to deflect attention from the “issues?”

Star November 15, 2013 at 11:30 am

Stay in school, don’t do drugs, eat your veggies–OK, kids, see ya. But this is not today’s topic.

AZ Granny November 14, 2013 at 7:21 pm

Obama acts like he had an epiphany and just realized insurance is complicated. How can the smartest man on earth be so clueless?

justamom321 November 14, 2013 at 7:56 pm

Oh my gosh! So some acorn worker has more intelligence than I about what my family’s needs are!!

gracepmc November 14, 2013 at 8:23 pm

Meghan McCain . On Cavuto . About Obamacare etc. Really Neil?

srdem65 November 14, 2013 at 8:30 pm

Might as well get Lindsay Lohan’s view, too.

Star November 15, 2013 at 11:33 am

I like Neil, but he gets some weirdos–the latest being some hard-looking blonde psychologist who is all about making people work on holidays (you should be glad you have a job, slugs) and putting her kids on the street at 18. She is scary! Esp her tight surgerized cheeks…I need a hug.

gracepmc November 14, 2013 at 8:24 pm

Megan’s Kelly paying her dues on BOR.

Star November 15, 2013 at 11:34 am

They are kinda funny–like The Bickersons. I am so OLD!

srdem65 November 14, 2013 at 8:35 pm

After a tour of the MSM and other websites, the consensus seems to be that MrO made things worse than they were before.
CNN describes Obamacare as a “hole” that MrO was trying to get out of with his sad presser.
Others were astounded at how clueless or ignorant of the facts he is or pretended to be.

A commenter on another site opined that events were moving faster than we can follow in DC. He suggested there’s another shoe about to be dropped that the Dems are desperate to get in front of.
Don’t know, but it sure is getting sooooo interesting.

Guillermo Grande November 14, 2013 at 9:12 pm

Sophistry. This is the type of crisis they will use because something HAS to be done. How ironic (or criminal) that the problem caused by a rush to pass legislation is to be solved I a rush to pass legislation? Fool me once…

gracepmc November 14, 2013 at 10:13 pm

Consider this. Dr. Ezekial Emmanuel. OR. Dr. Ben Carson.

Star November 15, 2013 at 11:38 am

Some companies may reinstate policies in a quasi-legal atmosphere even thought they were glad to dump them bec of low return on investment–but for how long, and other people may be on those Obamacare platinum payments, it will be a mishmash…basically hopelessly scrambled. Providers may stop submitting to insurace and just hand pts a bill and say, “See if your company will pay.”

Owen_Kellogg November 14, 2013 at 9:28 pm

I just pulled up the full transcript of Obama’s presser just so I could count how many first-person references he made. I was totally astonished. This has got to be a narcissist world record. Here’s the tally:

I = 150
me = 10
my = 22
we = 101
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Total = 283 first-person references

That comes to one every eleven seconds.

Mandy Manners November 14, 2013 at 10:02 pm

Thanks, Owen! I’m gonna’ save that one.

This is one tweet reported in a HuffPo article today:

This answer is incredible. Almost like he is talking to a psychiatrist about his inner thoughts.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/14/obama-media-health-care-press-conference_n_4275571.html?icid=maing-grid7%7Chtmlws-main-bb%7Cdl3%7Csec1_lnk2%26pLid%3D406313

Will November 14, 2013 at 9:45 pm

“Pitty-full, just pitty-full!” – Jed Clampett.

Mandy Manners November 14, 2013 at 10:09 pm

Co-starring MIchelle Obama as Mrs. Milton Drysdale!

And, Jay Carney as Miss Jane!

Danceswithtruth November 15, 2013 at 10:58 am

So, this too is above his pay grade.