New Obamacare Strategy: Lipstick on a Pig

One of hte greatest ironies in life is when your own words come back to haunt you. I’m reminded of this dig at Sarah Palin during the 2008 campaign:

Obama poked fun of McCain and Palin’s new “change” mantra.

“You can put lipstick on a pig,” he said as the crowd cheered. “It’s still a pig.”

Seems like the President might have been foreshadowing his disastrous destruction of America’s health care system, on which, he’s attempting to apply lipstick according to the Washington Post:

“Our poor execution in the first couple months on the Web site clouded the fact that there are a whole bunch of people who stand to benefit,” Obama said at a White House event, flanked by people who said they had benefited from the law.

Sure, Mr. President, that might be the issue. It might in fact be that millions of Americans were so ready for your takeover of the health care system, you had to repeatedly assure them Obamacare wouldn’t affect them in any way, shape, or form. Period.

Perhaps, and I know this is a stretch, your disaster of a website which is the front end for your disaster of a law is unfixable. In other words, the pig is still a pig. In fact, it’s a pig with a terminal disease that should be put out of its own misery as the humane thing to do.

I’m glad the President found a dozen people he claims have been helped by his law. That will surely outweigh the 5 million or so who have had their insurance cancelled as a result of his law and the millions more to come.

  • Bill Hedges

    “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade”

    Even if you have NO SUGAR ???

    Insurance companies can not simple provide previous 2013 plan for 2014. Before bumcare, each plan was looked at by COST, etc, then adjusted. Big change do to bumcare REQUIREMENTS. YOU THINK covering PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS isn’t turning over the APPLE CART for example from old rules that they followed ?

    Frankly UNDER THE GIVEN CONDITIONS, what else can be done ??? IS THIS impeachable ??? FOR SURE, rub his nose in it until day he leaves office & beyond.

    (Ds) have an expression, “take advantage of a bad situation”. Lord have mercy HERE IS BAD beyond belief. There is NO _su·per·la·tive _ to meet this crisis. A America with millions THINKING they are insured OR ABLE to make timely premiums…

  • Bill Hedges

    IS Bush fault seems…_ pas·sé _ … at this late date…

    Acorn/bum wanted unqualified home buyers to live the American dream. bum wanted Acorn to handle census. bum wanted Acorn involved in health care. bum was to receive Acorn council as president. bum didn’t know Rev. Wight was a racist nor Bill Ayres was a terrorist.

    bum was given chapter in school test book quicker than perhaps any other president. Children sang his praises. While his wife took health of Nation’s children as her role, her husband & family was filmed eating junk food.

    IS bum hiring a personal PR firm ??? TOO MANY symbolic ROSE GARDEN booze reconciliation fest POPPING UP. bum can’t simple say “I was voted presided” anymore. No more Nobel Peace Prizes for future accomplishments. bumcare will SCARE America.

    Can we assume bum _con·tem·plates _ these issues as he plays GOLF ???

    To cure RECESSION (D) resistant recovery, can we contemplate giving citizenship to illegals, forgiving student loans, raising minimum wage to $$$ 15.00 a hour, etc. ??? Ignore Detroit & other highly liberal communities, cities, & State ARE THE ONES going into bankruptcy, WHILE conservative ones ARE NOT participating. Pure _ co·in·ci·dence _, luck of the draw, and/or sham conclusions ?????????? Don’t allow FACTS to persuade you from liberal 3rd class status goal.

    Liberals are Duckbill Platypus. Only poisonous mammals with many peculiarities…

  • Godfrey

    Nate, calling Obamacare a pig doesn’t make it one and you have offered no evidence that it is. In a couple years I predict it will be as beloved as Social Security.

    • You’re right. The way Obamacare is screwing millions of people out of insurance makes it a pig. Not just because I say it is.

      As of right now, for every 1 successful enrollee in a plan offered under Obamacare, 50 people have their existing plans cancelled. Rest assured that ratio will be 100 to 1 in the coming year. The cancelled plans are not “sub-standard,” as the Obamacare lemmings suggest. Once cancelled, the replacement plans offer higher deductibles, higher premiums, and coverage that most people don’t need like pediatric dental, maternity, etc.. for people with no child nor plans to have children. It’s a disaster for folks paying double or triple the premium who lose their doctors and will never hit the deductible to actually use the insurance they pay for.

      Social Security, loved as it may be by some, is going bankrupt. It’s called math.

      You’re under the impression that Obamacare is designed to “work” in some capacity you have construed in your head. Let me assure you, put the kool-aid down, and do your homework on what the Affordable Care Act actually does. I don’t have time to educate you on Obamacare’s massive redistributionist mechanisms which screw young folks initially and screw everyone eventually.

      Your prediction stands. We’ll re-visit in a couple years, how does that sound?