President Obama has been this generation's Teflon president. Whether it's the poorly handled Benghazi attack and cover-up, NSA's information gathering, or the disastrous rollout of the Affordable Care Act, the blame has always rolled off the President's back.
Even when the majority of Americans polled didn't want Obamacare and remain concerned about Washington's deficit spending, when Republicans tried to use the budget and debt fight to derail the Affordable Care Act, it was the GOP who received most of the blame for Washington's partial shutdown and debt-limit standoff.
But with the mainline media coverage, it's amazing that citizens didn't hold the GOP 100% responsible. The Media Research Center found "of the 124 stories broadcast on the ABC, NBC and CBS nightly newscasts about the shutdown from Oct. 1 through Oct. 15,...41 blamed Republicans or conservatives for the impasse, 17 blamed both sides and none specifically blamed Democrats. In the two weeks leading up to the shutdown, the same networks ran 21 stories blaming Republicans, four blaming both sides and none blaming Democrats."
But with the disastrous rollout of the ACA website, even the mainline media has begun to find leaks in Obama's Titanic transformation. NBC News documented evidence that the White House knew that 5% of Americans would lose sub-standard coverage. CBS News “60 Minutes” did a tell-all program about the Benghazi debacle and cover-up. The President's poll numbers are dropping.
Nancy Pelosi was prophetic, "We have to pass the bill so you can find out what's in it..." The same could be said of Barack Obama Presidency--you have to elect him to find out what his fundamental transformation really means. America is now finding out. In response to the ACA rollout problems, our Titanic Captain Obama is now denying responsibility and clarifying what his "promises" really meant.
The expensive website fiasco is just the visible iceberg. What's coming could sink the ship of state. Obamacare creates a massive new bureaucracy, future doctor shortages, delayed access, and the expected cancellation of 66 percent of small employer and 45 percent of large employer previously "grandfathered" plans. While attacking Republicans for trying to change his "settled" law, he has no trouble delaying some requirements and establishing selective waivers by executive order.
The President's promise that "you can keep your plan and your doctor" was knowingly untrue. Have you or your neighbors received cancellation letters? Are you paying more with a higher deductible for a plan you don't want? Is your personal information safe?
Secretary Sebelius admitted that the ACA website did not have the suggested security testing to keep your private information safe. She testified that you can trust their temporary security fixes. But she also promised a flawless October 1st rollout!
The IRS has overpaid Earned Income Tax Credit filers by some $130 billion dollars over the last decade? They are refusing to aggressively prosecute the fraud for fear of discouraging legitimately qualified Americans from filing for EITC. If the IRS does the same with Obamacare tax credits, the fraud could easily cost hundreds of billions of dollars annually. That's more debt future generations will have to pay.
Obama was elected promising to return America's standing in the world. But the evidence tells a different story--NSA's phone tapping of world leaders, the red line in Syria that was erased leaving our allies France and Saudi Arabia fuming, the Benghazi cover-up, and Russia's Putin for the first time topping Forbes' list of "The World's Most Powerful People."
Now, President Obama wants a comprehensive immigration law. A bipartisan solution is needed, but this President can't be trusted. He says whatever is necessary to get elected and to get comprehensive legislation passed. Then he selectively does what he wants while denying knowledge of problems, cover-ups or lies. If the media finally covers this President as ruthlessly as they did President Bush, the November mid-term election will be a stunning rejection of Obama's "transformation." May it be so.