Barack Obama is nothing if not predictable, particularly on this issue of his lack of accountability.
His latest distancing of himself from his own dirty work is the attempted rebranding of Obamacare, his epic Socialist disaster.
The website Politico just ran a piece profiling mr. Obama’s attempted banishment of the word “Obamacare” from all government talking points, websites, and official communications. Apparently he would like us all to use the phrase “Affordable Care Act” instead.
President Barack Obama and loyal Democrats once embraced the term Obamacare to sell the American people on health care reform.
With the president’s approval ratings at record lows, a broken website and Obama under fire for his pledge that people could keep their plans, the “Affordable Care Act” has returned. The president didn’t say “Obamacare” once during his nearly hourlong news conference last week, while he referred to the “Affordable Care Act” a dozen times. <source>
So Barack Obama is abandoning responsibility for his ugly baby, as he has done with every other toxic decision and policy that he has tortured our nation with once the bloom was off the rose and the thorns started to show.
In fact his entire presidency can be characterized as an exercise in pretending his failures are someone else’s fault, and the irony is that Obamacare was perhaps the only thing that he has perpetrated that he hadn’t distanced himself from.
Just look at the Manchurian taking off his training wheels and owning his monstrosity:
“We passed Obamacare — yes, I like the term — we passed it because I do care, and I want to put these choices in your hands where they belong,” Obama said at a typical stop in Iowa last October.
But his flirtation with acting like a leader and owning outcomes that he has created as chief executive is now over.
And to this I say, Wonderful.
It’s wonderful because the phrase “Affordable Care Act” contains the word affordable, and the entire nation now knows very well that under Obamacare NOTHING IS AFFORDABLE.
Using the word affordable will therefore serve as a continual reminder of one of the law’s principal flaws, which is that the average American is going to pay far more for health insurance while getting far less in return.
Obamacare was, and still is, a lie of mythic proportion, and no amount of rebranding can change this fact.
Yes, Barack Hussein Obama: YOU BUILT THAT.