Saturday, November 9, 2013

Media Pans Obama´s "Apology"

Following the website glitches that have marked the launch of Obamacare, the president's lame apology was unsettling. Blaming Republicans for this failure just won't work. He is on his own this time." - Paul Bedard/Washington Examiner

The president's passive-voice expression of vague regret was so half-assed and self-serving that conservatives can simply sit back and let the mainstream media tee off on its inadequacy. - Guy Benson/Townhall

Here are the first ones to turn. We await the rest. - Discussion at Lucianne

"The lowest low of the Obama presidency." - Chris Cillizza/Washington Post

I'm sorry you campaigned for reelection on the famous false promise: "If you like your health care plan, you'll be able to keep your health care plan. Period." - Ron Fournier/National Journal

I'm sorry your aides debated whether to tell the full truth (that people could keep their insurance only if it hadn't changed and if it met your standards) and decided instead to institutionalize the lie.

I'm sorry that when Americans recognized the deception you tried to reinvent history: "What we said was you can keep it if it hasn't changed since the law passed." No, no, no, no, no—that's not what you guys said.

I'm sorry you didn't trust Americans with the truth.

I bought a catastrophic health policy for $170/mo when I left MSNBC. Obamacare cancelled the policy. New rate $600/mo. Thnx Mr. President! - Dylan Ratigan/MSNBC

A remarkable feature of Todd’s interview with Obama — whose hair is noticeably grayer — is the president’s inability to sincerely express empathy. I know he tried, but is that the best he’s got? Given that people are freaking out when they get a notice their policies are being dropped — a horrible, frustrating life experience. - Lynn Sweet/Chicago Sun Times