Obama has found new people and new things to blame for his scandals, the same ones he called phony scandals! In an interview with Bill O’Reilly, which surprisingly turned out to be tough simply because O’Reilly manage to ask questions that Mainstream Media should have done on a regular basis, a long time ago. The President of course did what he does best, side tracked all the controversial questions that could have provided long sought after answers. Even Bill O’Reilly could not get any straight answers from Obama!
Here’s what Obama said about his signature healthcare roll out:
O’Reilly: Was it the biggest mistake of your presidency to tell the nation over and over, if you like your insurance, you can keep your insurance?
OBAMA: Oh, Bill, you’ve got a long list of my mistakes of my presidency…this is one that I regret and I’ve said I regretted, in part because we put in a grandfather clause in the original law saying that, in fact, you were supposed to be able to keep it. It obviously didn’t cover everybody that we needed to and that’s why we changed it, so that we further grandfathered in folks and many people who thought originally, when they got that cancellation notice, they couldn’t keep it or not!
Here’s Obama’s mumbo-jumbo about Benghazi and the roles of Susan Rice and Hillary Clinton:
OBAMA: That’s an act of terror, which is how I characterized it the day after it happened. So the question ends up being who, in fact, was attacking us …. and the fact of the matter is that people understood, at the time, something very dangerous was happening, that we were focused on making sure that we did everything we could do to protect them. In the aftermath, what became clear was that the security was lax, that not all the precautions that needed to be taken were taken and both myself and Secretary Clinton and others indicated as much!
Obama: They have had multiple hearings on this. I mean these kinds of things keep on surfacing, in part because you and your TV station will promote them. There were some bone-headed decisions…but no mass corruption, not even a smidgeon of corruption!
As to why Kathleen Sebelius was still on the roster, Obama didn’t think he needed to answer that question and so the question was ignored completely. It’s just like Obama, ignore scandals and ensuing questions and they would quietly go away! Maybe MSM knows about this little Obama quirk, so never bothers to bother the dear President! On the other hand, Obama may have unknowingly admitted indirectly that the scandals of Benghazi and IRS were real because he found Fox News to be responsible for them, not him, not his administration but a news organization! As far as the debacle of ObamCare was concerned, Obama merely got irritated with Fox News for focussing on the millions who lost their insurance rather than focussing on a few millions who signed up, conveniently forgetting that Medicare and Medicaid enrollees were included in the pitiful numbers for ObamaCare. Phew, how dare Fox News trouble the President on the day of the Superbowl!
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