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Obama: No Repeal as Long as I’m President

President Obama today began what is expected to be a sustained campaign to change the subject from fake promises and website meltdown.

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney was unusually straightforward today, basically acknowledging the White House needs to put out some good news to counter the lousy narrative so far.

But speaking at the White House, Obama was on defense, seeking to snuff out sentiment for abandoning Obamacare altogether:

Look, I’ve always said I will work with anybody to implement and improve this law effectively. If you’ve got good ideas, bring them to me. Let’s go. But we’re not repealing it as long as I’m President and I want everybody to be clear about that.

He beseeched the friendly White House crowd for help, trying to drum up that old community organizing magic.

So I’m going to need some help in spreading the word — I’m going to need some help in spreading the word.  I need you to spread the word about the law, about its benefits, about its protections, about how folks can sign up.  Tell your friends.  Tell your family.

Actually, given the way the website is working, you’d probably want to tell your enemies instead.

Do not let the initial problems with the website discourage you because it’s working better now and it’s just going to keep on working better over time.  Every day I check to make sure that it’s working better.  (Laughter.)  And we’ve learned not to make wild promises about how perfectly smooth it’s going to be at all time, but if you really want health insurance through the marketplaces, you’re going to be able to get on and find the information that you need for your families at healthcare.gov.

Learned not to make wild promises? Really? A president after five years has learned not to make wild promises. It just sounds so amateurish.

The country is being run by amateurs. Scary.

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49 Responses to Obama: No Repeal as Long as I’m President

      • I know, I posted this below, but I wanted to get this ABOVE the spam where someone might actually see it. Interesting that spam still gets in, despite the fact that we have to go through more security checks than the average Obama voter – or their President – ever did…

        Anyway,

        Just a quick reminder of the limits of Supreme Court abilities;

        “In a popular quotation that is probably apocryphal, President Andrew Jackson reportedly responded: “John Marshall has made his decision; now let him enforce it!”. This derives from Jackson’s consideration on the case in a letter to John Coffee, “…the decision of the Supreme Court has fell still born, and they find that they cannot coerce Georgia to yield to its mandate,” (that is, the Court’s opinion because it had no power to enforce its edict).[1]”

        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Worcester_v._Georgia

        The details of the case are not important or relevant; the point is simply that, if a President decides to defy the Supreme Court, the Court has no enformcement mechanism to reign him in. Given that Harry Reid will never allow anyone ELSE to do so, this it tatamount to saying that Obama is free to do his will in all things, and none can stop him, even if the Court says otherwise. After all, given that Obama has never answered for CLEAR Constitutional violations such as waging war in Libya without going to Congress; and given that he STILL retains a “chief law enforcement officer” in the person of Eric Holder who has been found in contempt of Congress but has suffered NO consequences therefrom, then whatever would make you think THIS “President” would not hold himself above the law in his largest power-stealing conceit to date?

        I just don’t see it. Even if he wanted to retain some thin scum of legality, all he’d do is make good on his previous threat – the same threat Democrat FDR made before him – and “pack the court” with Obama-freindly judges. Now that Harry has the “nuclear option” to hand, who’s to stop him…

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    • Just a quick reminder of the limits of Supreme Court abilities;

      “In a popular quotation that is probably apocryphal, President Andrew Jackson reportedly responded: “John Marshall has made his decision; now let him enforce it!”. This derives from Jackson’s consideration on the case in a letter to John Coffee, “…the decision of the Supreme Court has fell still born, and they find that they cannot coerce Georgia to yield to its mandate,” (that is, the Court’s opinion because it had no power to enforce its edict).[1]”

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Worcester_v._Georgia

      The details of the case are not important or relevant; the point is simply that, if a President decides to defy the Supreme Court, the Court has no enformcement mechanism to reign him in. Given that Harry Reid will never allow anyone ELSE to do so, this it tatamount to saying that Obama is free to do his will in all things, and none can stop him, even if the Court says otherwise. After all, given that Obama has never answered for CLEAR Constitutional violations such as waging war in Libya without going to Congress; and given that he STILL retains a “chief law enforcement officer” in the person of Eric Holder who has been found in contempt of Congress but has suffered NO consequences therefrom, then whatever would make you think THIS “President” would not hold himself above the law in his largest power-stealing conceit to date?

      I just don’t see it. Even if he wanted to retain some thin scum of legality, all he’d do is make good on his previous threat – the same threat Democrat FDR made before him – and “pack the court” with Obama-freindly judges. Now that Harry has the “nuclear option” to hand, who’s to stop him…

  1. “I’ve always said I will work with anybody to implement and improve this law effectively.” Sure he has. I thought the most recent quote was something about “Quit trying to change the law of the land!”

    But never forget, the failure of this law is the PLAN, so that we can break the insurance companies and move on to single-payer, government-run-and-controlled healthcare.

  2. This emphasis each day on an obamacare “benefit” until the 12/23 enrollment deadline is sort of like a piece of cr*p a day advent calendar.

  3. What a pathetic sight. The POTUS reduced to a salesman pushing a crummy product that is hard to buy, expensive, and isn’t wanted by the consumer.
    While he was lambasting the health insurance policies that were in effect before they were killed by Obamacare, he said something strange; he thinks that all of those policies were dead-ended, with lifetime caps.
    It’s possible that some were, but not all had limits.
    The ACA has limits built into it from which doctor a person can see to what hospital and treatments will be paid for by those health insurance policies. Medicaid has limits on what treatments are available now, too.
    He’s either lying again, or he’s just so ignorant of his own law that he’s dangerous.

  4. “if you really want health insurance through the marketplaces, you’re going to be able to get on and find the information that you need for your families at healthcare.gov.”

    This seems to acknowledge that you can’t sign up using the website (which you can’t, because critical back end systems are broken or unfinished- only collect the information you need so you can sign in some unspecified other way.

    It sounds less like a President who isn’t being told the bad news and more like one who simply can’t hear it.

  5. Can this guy sink any lower? Five years into it and he’s asking for ‘good ideas’, lol. This is payback, Barry, for telling the R’s to get in the back seat of the car and locking them out of the secret meetings. This one’s on you!

    …”As long as I am President” has such an ominous tone to it. He must be taking the impeachment rumors seriously.

    • I think he’s taking David Plouffe’s comment that the site may not work until 2017 and after he and [G-d are you listening] Pelousy, Reid are gone along with the Dem majority in two houses, there may be chance to right the ship.

  6. But the good news — Obama’s uncle — twice scheduled to be deported — now gets to stay in the US. That Dui must have bumped him up into a person of good standing! Obama says he has never met his uncle.

    • Another lie! Uncle Omar contradicted the WH assertion that Obama never met his uncle. Uncle Omar stated today in court that Obama lived with him for three weeks in Cambridge when he was enrolled at Harvard.
      I also read that Aunt Ziti, Uncle Omar and another relative attended the first Inauguration and the Inaugural party afterwards.
      Obama is a serial liar.

    • Never met his uncle. People spend years and tons of money chasing down far-away or distant relatives, and he has an uncle right there in plain sight. sad.

      Oh well, “you can pick your friends, but you can’t……”

  7. You’re right, Keith. It is very scary. The fraud’s mask is slipping, and he’s getting desperate with this frantic sales job. My question is how much lower can he go to save Obamacare – his liberty-stealing health insurance scam? The lectures aren’t working, the snake oil sales pitch won’t work either. The only thing left is authoritarian force.

  8. All smoke and mirrors. Expecially up his Muslim butt. He’s just working his way towards his Hawaiian vacation -supposedly 12/20-1/03. Guess he wouldn’t consider leaving after Christmas so SS COULD SPEND TIME with,THEIRfamilies. I bet he’ll make an excuse to return mid holiday to “WORK ON HIS WEBSITE”. Just like last years drama.LOOK at him. He doesn’t believe his own speech,

  9. “Look, I’ve always said I will work with anybody to implement and improve this law effectively”

    I have lots of ill-will towards BO and Mooch, but this sort of comment really gets to the root of my contempt for the guy — his statement completely shuts out the possibility that others might fundamentally disagree with the law even existing — all while blathering on about how he’s reasonable and will work with anybody….

  10. Am I the only one who believes I am watching Bill Murray’s Groundhog Day about these clowns? Did we not just witness a similar spectacle a few weeks ago, with the “fainter” standing behind O…. Seriously, this is getting worrisome. Where have all the adults gone?

  11. Notice he didn’t say anything about security on the site? “Come on, folks, give us all your info so it is hanging out there for the hackers to see”. I wouldn’t go near there!!

  12. Memo to Congressional Democrats:

    I hate to throw you clowns a lifeline, but here goes.

    2014 is going to make 2010 look like child’s play, and a lot of you are going to have your political careers ended for good.

    Unless.

    Unless you join the GOP in voting to repeal Obamacare, and follow through by overriding the veto.

    Your constituents are mad as heck already, and once the employer mandate kicks in next fall, well, good luck.

    You, Democrats in Congress, have the ability to save your jobs, score a lot of points back home, and prove you actually know how to listen to your constituents. Join the GOP, vote to repeal Obamacare, and override the veto, and maybe–just maybe–you can save your political careers.

    I hate to show you would-be socialists how to save your own sorry necks, but if you do this, you might just save the country with a little bit of Randian selfishness.

  13. I don’t recall the President working with or taking any advice from the Republicans,EVER. This is just the President getting his this comment onto the MSM so he appears reasonable to his base.

    He is just setting up the same fight we had in October over the budget and the next govt shut down. I would hate to be a retailer this Xmas. Each time, I went into a store it is near empty. People are scared to spend money because of being unsure of health costs. Companies are not willing to hire for the same reason.

    The President is ruining this economy and government on purpose. I am sure George Soros is pleased. The Republicans are sitting there letting this happen. Where are the special investigator and hearings Mr Boehner???

    • Obama is just praying that the Republicans will give him some advice…hoping and praying that it is crappy advice that he can implement…then blame the Republicans for the failure of Obamacare.

    • Don’t put your faith in Boehner. He’s marching to the tune of the big money campaign donors that own him. The quisling just hired some amnesty activist to his staff.

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