He just doesn’t get it.
Barack Obama says the political cost of overhauling the health care system turned out to be higher than he had expected. And he admits that he gets discouraged at times when dealing with the economy.
In an interview airing Sunday night on CBS’ “60 Minutes,” Obama said the health care system itself is huge and complicated and that changing it eluded previous presidents because it was so difficult.
“I made the decision to go ahead and do it, and it proved as costly politically as we expected—probably actually a little more costly than we expected, politically,” he said.
The cost to the taxpayer and the health care system is exactly what we expected. But if you actually read the bill, ya stupid mutherfucker, you’d know that. The government isn’t supposed to be sticking its nose into the healthcare management decisions of private citizens. Your Cloward and Piven strategy isn’t working out too well.
Obama said he thought that he would find common ground with Republicans by advancing health care proposals that had been introduced by Republican administrations as well as potential presidential candidate Mitt Romney when he was governor of Massachusetts.
“I couldn’t get the kind of cooperation from Republicans that I had hoped for,” he said. “And that was costly, partly because it created the kind of partisanship and bickering that really turn people off.”
Wrong. You weren’t going to get cooperation from the American people, especially those who understand your “progressive” (READ: Socialist) plan, and the fact that it’s diametrcally opposed to what the Constitution proscribes.
You didn’t count on that.
Obama said the danger of a second major recession is “much reduced” and a great depression is not on the horizon. Still a danger, he said, is the nation being “stuck in a new normal where unemployment rates stay high.”
“I do get discouraged. I mean, there are times where I thought the economy would had gotten better by now,” he said. “One of the things I think you understand as president is you’re held responsible for everything. But you don’t always have control of everything, especially an economy this big.”
The economy might have gotten better if you and your bellicose, autocratic pals, hadn’t run roughshod over the Constitution on your way to a government takeover of healthcare , 2/3rds of the auto industry, and several banks and insurance corporations.
Obama is dumbfounded as to why the ignorant proletariat doesn’t know what’s good for them. Even the most diehard, brainwashed, starry-eyed Obamabots, finally realized that the quality and choice of their health care is going to be sacrificed on the altar of government (taxpayer) subsidies.
Newsflash Obama: Being president means being held responsible for the consequences of your actions.