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.