Obama’s Michael Dukakis moment

posted at 9:28 am on June 25, 2009 by Ed Morrissey

Barack Obama got ABC to move their news division into the White House in order to make the big pitch for his egalitarian, everyone-gets-treated-equally ObamaCare push.  Instead, Obama fumbled into a Michael Dukakis moment that exposed him as a hypocrite.  ABC itself leads with Obama’s response that he wouldn’t stay within his own plan for his family:

President Obama struggled to explain today whether his health care reform proposals would force normal Americans to make sacrifices that wealthier, more powerful people — like the president himself — wouldn’t face.

The probing questions came from two skeptical neurologists during ABC News’ special on health care reform, “Questions for the President: Prescription for America,” anchored from the White House by Diane Sawyer and Charles Gibson.

Dr. Orrin Devinsky, a neurologist and researcher at the New York University Langone Medical Center, said that elites often propose health care solutions that limit options for the general public, secure in the knowledge that if they or their loves ones get sick, they will be able to afford the best care available, even if it’s not provided by insurance.

Devinsky asked the president pointedly if he would be willing to promise that he wouldn’t seek such extraordinary help for his wife or daughters if they became sick and the public plan he’s proposing limited the tests or treatment they can get.

The president refused to make such a pledge, though he allowed that if “it’s my family member, if it’s my wife, if it’s my children, if it’s my grandmother, I always want them to get the very best care.["]

Oopsie!  So ObamaCare for thee, but not for me?  Hope and change, baby!

In 1988, Michael Dukakis blew a question about the death penalty when asked about whether he’d want it if his wife Kitty had been raped and murdered.  Dukakis said no, but addressed it clinical legalese rather than absorbing the opportunity to address the emotional impact of violent crime, and his candidacy cratered.  In this case, Obama did a reverse Dukakis.  He went with the emotional argument, and effectively rebutted his own proposal and its egalitarian purpose.  It’s a moment of sheer hypocrisy, caught in the modern amber of video.

If ObamaCare isn’t good enough for Sasha, Malia, or Michelle, then it’s not good enough for America.  Instead of fighting that impulse, Obama should be working to boost the private sector to encourage more care providers, less red tape and expense, and better care for everyone.

Update: RCP has the video of the exchange.


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Are you suprised?

BetseyRoss on June 25, 2009 at 9:31 AM

POTUS is a cwap-weasel…

ladyingray on June 25, 2009 at 9:31 AM

Notice he didn’t put the girls in the crappy public school.

Disturb the Universe on June 25, 2009 at 9:32 AM

Under ObamaCare, physicians will only be allowed to operate with a hammer and sickle.

Flyover Country on June 25, 2009 at 9:32 AM

Repeat this loud and ad nauseum.

Skywise on June 25, 2009 at 9:33 AM

Are you suprised?

BetseyRoss on June 25, 2009 at 9:31 AM

I am surprised ABC allowed this skeptical doctor into the mix.

Disturb the Universe on June 25, 2009 at 9:34 AM

…caught in the modern amber of video.

Beautifully done.

Maquis on June 25, 2009 at 9:34 AM

Obama should be working to boost the private sector to encourage more care providers, less red tape and expense, and better care for everyone.

HA, HA….

Obama would not do that even if terrorists kidnapped his wife & daughters and sent photos back with knives to their throats…..

You see, a Marxist has a certain brain disfunction that does not allow themselves to think like a capitalist.

izoneguy on June 25, 2009 at 9:35 AM

The surest way of stopping the public plan is to demand that all public employees get put on the public plan with no other options.

PackerBronco on June 25, 2009 at 9:35 AM

If the GOP and grassroots activists don’t use this for campaign ads and play it OVER AND OVER AND OVER again, then they don’t deserve to win.

Good Lt on June 25, 2009 at 9:37 AM

Two big differences between Obama and dukasis.
Obama is president and Dukassis was a canadate. The press loves Obama and will drop this subject as soon as it can.
His mistake will not even last a week.
See how fast the news media is already moving away from the Iran story

kangjie on June 25, 2009 at 9:37 AM

I see RNC ADS in my future

freemarketlibertine on June 25, 2009 at 9:37 AM

Some people are more equal than others.

Daggett on June 25, 2009 at 9:38 AM

There has never been a state-run enterprise that did not ensure that the politically well-connected did not get superior treatment. From the DMV to the KGB, from the Barefoot Doctors of China the the NHS of the UK, every government has always made sure that the People Who Matter (PWMs) get the very best of care.

gridlock2 on June 25, 2009 at 9:40 AM

Obooba’s an evil man bent on destroying this country. I cannot sufficiently express my contempt for him. He makes Carter look like Thomas Jefferson.

Akzed on June 25, 2009 at 9:40 AM

This will be a great strategy for attacking Obama’s healthcare agenda. People hate elitist hypocrites and if Republicans use this effectively it will be just like hanging a “I am an elitist hypocrite” sign around Obama’s neck.

Zetterson on June 25, 2009 at 9:40 AM

Dr. Orrin Devinsky – prepare for the most nasty IRS audit in the history of IRS audits. You dared question Dear Leader and you will pay dearly.

angryed on June 25, 2009 at 9:40 AM

Remember, under Communist regimes the Central Party people don’t wait in line for food or medical services. They shop at special “party” stores and live in government provided “special” housing and provided a car and driver, as well as other “servants”.

Obama is a Communist.Did anyone expect a different answer?

Jeff from WI on June 25, 2009 at 9:40 AM

I’m shocked, shocked I tell you to find hypocrisy on the part of Hope and Change!!!!!!!!!

flytier on June 25, 2009 at 9:40 AM

Which grandmother? The one in Kenya or the one in the ground? If it’s the one in Kenya, is she coming here or are we going to expand our health care to the world? Just askin’.

Kissmygrits on June 25, 2009 at 9:40 AM

Wow, talking about adults in charge…

Del Dolemonte on June 25, 2009 at 9:40 AM

Well that figures. I didn’t watch the crapfest last night but this morning I’m hearing pretty much universally negative comments. Even some from ABC reporters.

Keyser-Soze on June 25, 2009 at 9:41 AM

Which grandmother? The one in Kenya or the one in the ground?

Kissmygrits on June 25, 2009 at 9:40 AM

Actually, his Hawai’i Grandma’s not in the ground, O’bama scattered her ashes into the Pacific Ocean.

Del Dolemonte on June 25, 2009 at 9:42 AM

Obama is so confident in his, “I’m better than you” attitude that he probably doesn’t even realize what a hypocrit he came off as.

anniekc on June 25, 2009 at 9:43 AM

Breaking news –

Dr. Orrin Devinsky, a neurologist and researcher at the New York University Langone Medical Center was found dead today with a piano and an elephant on top of him. Investigators are certain it was suicide.

I’m just surprised ABC even mentioned this. Normally it would take an intrepid HotAir blogger to bring such moments to light.

Just imagine this turd, with his nose up in the air telling you that YOU have to go to the clinic and wait in line while HE goes to John Hopkins with his checkbook.

Thunderstorm129 on June 25, 2009 at 9:43 AM

How many saw the infomercial, may I ask?

atemely on June 25, 2009 at 9:43 AM

Actually, yes. I expected a different answer. I expected him to lie. Kudos to him for actually telling the truth.
Even if he rambles like an idiot.

bridgetown on June 25, 2009 at 9:43 AM

It won’t just be the rich that are excluded. Government employees will probably be allowed to opt out like they are allowed to do with social security.

Obamacare is only for the little people.

Blake on June 25, 2009 at 9:44 AM

Well there it is, ala; his girls get to attend Sidwell Friends , an elite D.C. private school, while he allowed the voucher prgm. that funded D.C. minority students to attend to be de-funded by congress, in short- for me, not thee.

Let them eat cake.

imperator on June 25, 2009 at 9:44 AM

It was very telling that the mark up to this legislation specifically exempts union members.

Skandia Recluse on June 25, 2009 at 9:45 AM

if Republicans use this effectively it will be just like hanging a “I am an elitist hypocrite” sign around Obama’s neck.

Zetterson on June 25, 2009 at 9:40 AM

Are you talking about the same group of losers who are currently in Washington? The same morons who blew the last election and couldn’t hit water if they fell out of a boat?

flytier on June 25, 2009 at 9:45 AM

If ObamaCare isn’t good enough for Sasha, Malia, or Michelle, then it’s not good enough for America

Yes, and isn’t Congress exempt from ObamaCare also? Why is no one talking about this?

Moreover, according to El Rushbo there is a move on to exempt unions from having to pay taxes for their health care (which of course would attract more people to the unions nobody now wants to join).

Buy Danish on June 25, 2009 at 9:45 AM

Yah, no surprise here. More of the racism of the left, because if there ever were proponents of “WE” and “the rest of you lesser beings,” it’s the left.

Bob's Kid on June 25, 2009 at 9:46 AM

a neurologist and researcher at the New York University Langone Medical Center

Woo hoo! Go Violets!

DrSteve on June 25, 2009 at 9:46 AM

Notice he didn’t put the girls in the crappy public school.

Disturb the Universe on June 25, 2009 at 9:32 AM

Exactly! Public healthcare, public schools. If it’s not good enough for him and his family it shouldn’t be good enough for the rest of us.

I honestly believe that he thinks his new thrown puts him above his loyal subjects.

shick on June 25, 2009 at 9:46 AM

If ObamaCare isn’t good enough for Sasha, Malia, or Michelle, then it’s not good enough for America.

ding! ding! ding! correct answer

cmsinaz on June 25, 2009 at 9:47 AM

Obama’s riding the tank.

ZK on June 25, 2009 at 9:47 AM

Notice he didn’t put the girls in the crappy public school.

Disturb the Universe on June 25, 2009 at 9:32 AM

It’s not just that. He killed the DC voucher program at the same time. He’s also presiding over an economy that’s shedding half a million jobs a month while heading out for date nights and letting his family go on shopping sprees in Paris. And he’s about to sign crap-and-trade legislation while leaving a carbon footprint that would put Al Gore to shame.

One of the major themes of the 2012 election(and next year’s midterms for that matter) needs to be the limousine liberal argument. It’s not only that these elected representatives are living the highlife on the taxpayer dime. It’s that their legislation is making the lives of the taxpayers immeasurably worse at the same time.

Doughboy on June 25, 2009 at 9:48 AM

The surest way of stopping the public plan is to demand that all public UNION employees get put on the public plan with no other options.

PackerBronco on June 25, 2009 at 9:35 AM

.
FIFY
If the unions realise that their cushy cradle-to-grave health insurance will go away, they will shut 0 down. And quick.

iurockhead on June 25, 2009 at 9:49 AM

How many saw the infomercial, may I ask?

atemely on June 25, 2009 at 9:43 AM

I saw it. I think he bombed the last three questions and the entire segment after the local news.

I was fairly suprised by the balance of questions, but was upset they chose to save all the ugly questions until last after everybody had either fallen asleep or changed the channel.

Obama is going to lose this argument. When it comes to the public plan, their arguements do not stand up to any kind of scrutiny. Last night was his opportunity to come out and beat down these critisisms of the plan but he was not successful. Everybody in the audience looked either (a) confused or (b) pissed off by the end of the second segment.

Joe Caps on June 25, 2009 at 9:49 AM

Obama’s riding the tank.

ZK on June 25, 2009 at 9:47 AM

That would make a great bobble-head action figure!

Maquis on June 25, 2009 at 9:50 AM

Ughhhhhh…thanks ABC for the informercial. In hindsight maybe they informercial was like putting a flaming bag a poop by the White House door and Obama stepped in it.

Someone please just give me the opportunity to buy catistrophic insurance ($10,000 deductable) on equal terms as the business I work for (and its my family’s business) gets.

WashJeff on June 25, 2009 at 9:50 AM

I can’t believe Rahm let him do this without TOTUS. They now send him talking points on TOTUS live from a PC connected to it during press conferences.

Shouldn’t have ditched the TOTUS for this one.

I need a copy from YouTube.

barnone on June 25, 2009 at 9:50 AM

Actually, his Hawai’i Grandma’s not in the ground, O’bama scattered her ashes into the Pacific Ocean.

Del Dolemonte on June 25, 2009 at 9:42 AM

That’s just what he WANTS you to think! She was actually part of the prototype line of “goods” from the first Soilent Green factory sponsored by Obamacare.

Obamacare!
Where nothing goes to waste!
Try it today.

rihar on June 25, 2009 at 9:50 AM

I recall wondering a couple of weeks ago if senators and congressmen would act as a great example and be among the first to ditch their luxe plan (at tax-payers expense) for the ‘new’ government plan.

Obama deserves credit for being honest, for once.

What do you think, guys? Could his honesty on this be the death knell of the whole thing?

ProfessorMiao on June 25, 2009 at 9:51 AM

Don’t be surprised when this passes and there is a cadre of doctors and hospitals that only service the very wealthy or the politically powerful and their friends.

Obamacare will be bare-bones minimum and won’t pay much for the very young and the very old. Don’t think for a second that the politicians voting for this will be using the same system you’ll be forced into.

And where will Canadians go when they get tired of waiting for tests and procedures? If they had half a brain, they’d be working behind the scenes to keep the free market option open for themselves.

Asher on June 25, 2009 at 9:51 AM

No surprise at all. And if is not good enough for his family then it is not good enough for my family.

myrenovations on June 25, 2009 at 9:52 AM

don’t you poeple get it????? SEPARATE BUT EQUAL. And we all know how that worked out, don’t we??????

bloggless on June 25, 2009 at 9:52 AM

What do you think, guys? Could his honesty on this be the death knell of the whole thing?

ProfessorMiao on June 25, 2009 at 9:51 AM

I think we need to make it so.

Maquis on June 25, 2009 at 9:53 AM

Such a silly little man. And thank you for just proving a major point coming from the dissenters. If anybody’s loved one got sick, we do not want to rely on your defective administration to throw up a road block on their road to recovery.

sherry on June 25, 2009 at 9:53 AM

PackerBronco on June 25, 2009 at 9:35 AM

The surest way of stopping the public plan is to demand that all public employees – including congress people and UNION members get put on the public plan with no other options.

izoneguy on June 25, 2009 at 9:53 AM

imperator on June 25, 2009 at 9:44 AM

“God’s” children can’t be expected to mix with the hoi polloi; common people are dirty, stupid and just don’t understand.

How is it that my great country is actually wandering down the path marked “USSR”? This is unbelievable. Special hospitals and facilities for the well-connected while common people stand in line to be treated at dingy, run down, crumbling People’s Hospitals?

Bishop on June 25, 2009 at 9:53 AM

Benjamin Rush MD, a Founding Father and Declaration of Independence signer stated:

“Unless we put medical freedom into the constitution the time will come when medicine will organize into an undercover dictatorship. To restrict the art of healing to one class of men and deny equal privilege to others will constitute the Bastille of medical science. All such laws are UN-American and despotic and have no place in a republic. The Constitution of this republic should make special privilege for medical freedom as well as religious freedom.”

Asher on June 25, 2009 at 9:53 AM

How many saw the infomercial, may I ask?

atemely on June 25, 2009 at 9:43 AM

It was a choice between Pitchmen or Obama on the tube last night. Watching Billy Mays for an hour was a more productive use of time than Obama.

WashJeff on June 25, 2009 at 9:53 AM

We have already seen Obama’s compassion on display in Illinois, born alive babies left to die. There will have to be arbitrators involved to determine if you get the death pill, or health care. Health care is such a misnomer anyhow,
it is not when you are healthy when you seek care. Why don’t they call it medical care and be honest about the degree of care you need and the degree of care you will get?

fourdeucer on June 25, 2009 at 9:53 AM

The surest way of stopping the public plan is to demand that all public employees – including congress people and UNION members get put on the public plan with no other options.

izoneguy on June 25, 2009 at 9:53 AM

Then it wouldn’t be separate but equal.

bloggless on June 25, 2009 at 9:54 AM

So, is Obama saying that my family is only worth 3/5′s of the best health care?

Maquis on June 25, 2009 at 9:54 AM

That clip should run in EVERY ad.

wildcat84 on June 25, 2009 at 9:54 AM

So, is Obama saying that my family is only worth 3/5’s of the best health care?

Maquis on June 25, 2009 at 9:54 AM

No, he is saying that your family will have SEPARATE BUT EQUAL HEALTHCARE.

bloggless on June 25, 2009 at 9:55 AM

What do you think, guys? Could his honesty on this be the death knell of the whole thing?

ProfessorMiao on June 25, 2009 at 9:51 AM

I think we need to make it so.

Maquis on June 25, 2009 at 9:53 AM

And the beginning of the end for the Obama presidency…..
Stick in Cap & Trade and the IMF BailOut and your have a sure fire
way to end the Obama presidency before it does more damage.

izoneguy on June 25, 2009 at 9:55 AM

I just heard on FOX that the “estimate” for Obamacare has reached 3.5 trillion. So in gov’t speak, I guess that translates to roughly 6 or 8 trillion. For a crappy, non functioning system, ala the postal system, DMV, VA care, etc??

Like hell. Barry doesn’t have to send his henchmen out to monitor my health habits, it’s time to start living in the plastic bubble to avoid needing his non-existant healthcare options.

anniekc on June 25, 2009 at 9:55 AM

His ANIMAL FARM moment.

Some animals are more equal than others…

mankai on June 25, 2009 at 9:55 AM

the very second one of his daughters becomes ill with a serious disease he will bypass every govt run option in the blink of an eye and get the best treatment available even if he has to pay for it himself. He would never deny his family members a test, xray, scan, etc when a doctor needs to know everything.

he needs to quit acting like he’s an MD or a fortune teller and stop trying to ram this crap down our throats.

health care IS NOT FREE and i certainly do not want to be forced to pay for care for my fat neighbor who smokes,drinks and eats pork rinds all day long.

poppieseeds on June 25, 2009 at 9:56 AM

“the modern amber of video.” Good line Ed. But I say we just capture snowbama in the modern plated metal of handcuffs. Anyone have John Walsh’s number?

Western_Civ on June 25, 2009 at 9:56 AM

The lefties laugh about Palin, who is consistently right on the issues, but they can’t find anything amusing about this bone head?

littleguy on June 25, 2009 at 9:56 AM

That clip should run in EVERY ad.

wildcat84 on June 25, 2009 at 9:54 AM

Should- but have you met our RNC??

anniekc on June 25, 2009 at 9:57 AM

Wait for Devinsky to be given the “Joe the Plumber” treatment.

mr.blacksheep on June 25, 2009 at 9:57 AM

WE NEED TO VIRALIZE THIS. REMEMBER SEPARATE BUT EQUAL.

bloggless on June 25, 2009 at 9:57 AM

That was a good first question. Bulls-eye. Made the event worth watching.
I though Gibson and Dianne were not bad either.
I was expecting a love-fest…but was pleasantly surprised.

Dpet on June 25, 2009 at 9:58 AM

Don’t think for a second that the politicians voting for this will be using the same system you’ll be forced into.

Asher on June 25, 2009 at 9:51 AM

Of course they won’t. The Democrats’ health care “reform” bills already have provisions specifically exempting all federal employees (including Congress, of course) from inclusion in the public plan that they’re trying to foist off on the rest of us.

AZCoyote on June 25, 2009 at 9:58 AM

Since the days of Marx, the elites presumed themselves to be the vanguard of the revolution, because The People for whom their efforts were supposedly expended were too stupid and uninformed to bring about revolution on their own.

Little has changed with the Left. Arrogant elitism and a lack of faith in peoples’ ability to make their own decisions is the defining hallmark of modern Leftism. In the eyes of pompous swells like 0bama, imposing government control over every possible aspect of the lives if the lumpen masses is the only way to achieve progressive change. Just don’t expect the elites to abide by the controls themselves.

Cicero43 on June 25, 2009 at 9:58 AM

health care IS NOT FREE and i certainly do not want to be forced to pay for care for my fat neighbor who smokes,drinks and eats pork rinds all day long.

poppieseeds on June 25, 2009 at 9:56 AM

Well, you won’t. That guy won’t get treatment. Of course, if you do something that’s considered unsafe or unhealthy, they might just cut you off as well.

Asher on June 25, 2009 at 9:59 AM

Here’s the link. Union workers would be exempt from Dem health care tax:

The best chance for compromise legislation on health care may be a plan under construction in the Senate Finance Committee that would pay for a public plan in part by taxing some worker health benefits.

But the union workers who helped Democrats win Congress and the White House and whose support will be key in getting a health bill signed into law would not pay the tax.

With cost estimates already as high as $1.6 trillion, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont., has proposed paying for the bill in part by taxing health care benefits for workers who earn more than $100,000, or $200,000 for married couples, according to those familiar with the discussions.

Baucus is also weighing a tax based on the value of health care benefits that exceed a yet-to-be determined cap. A tax on benefits that exceed the cap by a mere $3,000 could amount to $750 in taxes annually for a worker who earns as little as $34,000, say experts.

But those union members serving under collective bargaining agreements would not be subjected to the tax, according to proposals under discussion.

Buy Danish on June 25, 2009 at 9:59 AM

The lefties laugh about Palin, who is consistently right on the issues, but they can’t find anything amusing about this bone head?

littleguy on June 25, 2009 at 9:56 AM

It’s too tragic to be funny. Maybe the late night talk show hosts and standup comedians are scared so sh-tless by the prospect of another 3 1/2 years of this disaster being in the White House that they really can’t find humor in it.

Ok, I’m giving them too much credit. But I know that’s how I feel.

Doughboy on June 25, 2009 at 9:59 AM

Heads will roll somewhere for allowing that question into the mix in what was supposed to be a scripted event.

duff65 on June 25, 2009 at 9:59 AM

So, is Obama saying that my family is only worth 3/5’s of the best health care?

Maquis on June 25, 2009 at 9:54 AM

No, he is saying that your family will have SEPARATE BUT EQUAL HEALTHCARE.

bloggless on June 25, 2009 at 9:55 AM

Three-fifths, you know, the electoral value of a slave? Seems fitting to me.

Maquis on June 25, 2009 at 10:00 AM

and where do the Obama Girls go to school again?

Washington DC Public? I think not!

Dpet on June 25, 2009 at 10:00 AM

It was very telling that the mark up to this legislation specifically exempts union members.

Skandia Recluse on June 25, 2009 at 9:45 AM

They need to scream this from the rooftops.

BuckeyeSam on June 25, 2009 at 10:01 AM

health care IS NOT FREE and i certainly do not want to

be forced to pay for care for my fat neighbor who smokes,drinks and eats pork rinds all day long.

poppieseeds on June 25, 2009 at 9:56 AM

Well, you won’t. That guy won’t get treatment. Of course, if you do something that’s considered unsafe or unhealthy, they might just cut you off as well.

Asher on June 25, 2009 at 9:59 AM

Isn’t that 3/4 of his voter base?

bloggless on June 25, 2009 at 10:02 AM

Better than you.

Sense of fairness lost?

Speakup on June 25, 2009 at 10:02 AM

Buy Danish on June 25, 2009 at 9:59 AM

Loyalty is a valuable commodity.

a capella on June 25, 2009 at 10:02 AM

Don’t be surprised when this passes and there is a cadre of doctors and hospitals that only service the very wealthy or the politically powerful and their friends.

Asher on June 25, 2009 at 9:51 AM

This is why it will need to undercut private plans and put them out of business, so it can transmogrify into a monopoly. In most provinces in Canada, private medical practice is ILLEGAL.

ProfessorMiao on June 25, 2009 at 10:03 AM

If ObamaCare isn’t good enough for Sasha, Malia, or Michelle, then it’s not good enough for America.

Ed, I know you’re just trying to take a jab at Obama, but what exactly is your point here? You agree with this.

In the current system, rich people can afford better health care than poor people. You want the current system. And even if you allow for a change to the system, you want it to be through private insurers, in which case it will still be true that rich people can afford better health care than poor people.

This entire time you’ve been ripping Obama’s plan because it’s important that Americans (who can afford it) have access to the very best. Obama says this will still be the case and you have a problem with it? Would you rather he say that in fact everyone, rich and poor, will be forced into the government plan?

tneloms on June 25, 2009 at 10:03 AM

They need to scream this from the rooftops.

BuckeyeSam on June 25, 2009 at 10:01 AM

It seems, based on current events, if this is screamed from rooftops, we are also going to get bludgened with the nightstick.

WashJeff on June 25, 2009 at 10:04 AM

The left moans about excessive tests and the need to cut costs from doing less testing. ut let’ say 60/100 tests are excessive and not needed. How do you know which 60 are “excessive” tests and which 40 are “worthy”.

You don’t of course. That’s why they’re tests. If a doctor knew for sure the results, he/she wouldn’t order the tests.

People have this notion of doctors knowing everything all the time. They don’t. Medicine is a lot of guess work, trial and error. And if you have to have 8 tests that show nothing, before the 9th shows something, that’s just the way it has to be. I’d rather have 9 tests and get to the right result, than have no tests and die 2 years later.

angryed on June 25, 2009 at 10:04 AM

and where do the Obama Girls go to school again?

Washington DC Public? I think not!

Dpet on June 25, 2009 at 10:00 AM

Obama, Sidwell Friends, and the Achievement Gap

http://ednews.org/articles/obama-sidwell-friends-and-the-achievement-gap.html

izoneguy on June 25, 2009 at 10:05 AM

Well, you won’t. That guy won’t get treatment. Of course, if you do something that’s considered unsafe or unhealthy, they might just cut you off as well.

Asher on June 25, 2009 at 9:59 AM

Everyone gets older and will eventually fit in that category.

a capella on June 25, 2009 at 10:05 AM

They need to scream this from the rooftops.

BuckeyeSam on June 25, 2009 at 10:01 AM

It seems, based on current events, if this is screamed from rooftops, we are also going to get bludgened with the nightstick.

WashJeff on June 25, 2009 at 10:04 AM

Or sent off to be “re-educated”.

izoneguy on June 25, 2009 at 10:05 AM

Well, OF COURSE he said that!!!
This is the norm for the self-styled “elites.” They are not constrained by the same rules as the rest of us. They don’t wait in lines or pay full price. They have an expectation of getting whatever they want, whenever they want it.
Frankly, I blame the American people for allowing this to happen. Even though it took many generations to happen (and it’s been around for many as well) we the people chose to take the easy way out and not participate in government, letting instead a group of “experts” – the professional politician – do our job for us.
I’m not saying every one of us should run for office. Wat I am saying is that we all have a duty to know what’s going on in our governing bodies and make sure these pols know exactly who works for whom. I have a feeling that the current state of affairs is finally stirring the masses to action. I hope its not too little, too late.

n0doz on June 25, 2009 at 10:05 AM

The more he talks off teleprompter the more moments like this he will have.

t.ferg on June 25, 2009 at 10:06 AM

That clip should run in EVERY ad.

wildcat84 on June 25, 2009 at 9:54 AM

And ABC will scream copyright infringement.

DrSteve on June 25, 2009 at 10:06 AM

At least Dukakis is proud to be an American and loves his country.

This current POTUS can’t make the same claim as he rushes to undue every possible fail safe to keep this country secure and prosperous.

Hening on June 25, 2009 at 10:06 AM

I didn’t watch the infomercial last night. I chose to watch a recorded episode of Deadliest Catch, much more informative if you ask me. Anyway, this guy is on a daily basis showing his true colors. He is beyond an elitist snob, he has no clue how to govern a country and he is dangerous beyond comprehension. His socialist agenda needs to be stopped and now!

milwife88 on June 25, 2009 at 10:07 AM

Are you talking about the same group of losers who are currently in Washington? The same morons who blew the last election and couldn’t hit water if they fell out of a boat?

flytier on June 25, 2009 at 9:45 AM

Nah, I’m sure John McCain will have a much smaller role this time around

Zetterson on June 25, 2009 at 10:07 AM

Loyalty is a valuable commodity.
a capella on June 25, 2009 at 10:02 AM

More than loyalty, millions of contributions to the Dems coffers from unions like the S.E.I.U. (plus a whole lot of shared Marxist ideology).

Buy Danish on June 25, 2009 at 10:08 AM

Or sent off to be “re-educated”.

izoneguy on June 25, 2009 at 10:05 AM

Well, Drudge has a link to the WashPost that states Michelle is looking for a purpose. You will support helathcare and Obama’s other stupid policies with her leading the re-education. NO ONE can resist the arms!!!

WashJeff on June 25, 2009 at 10:08 AM

and where do the Obama Girls go to school again?

Dpet on June 25, 2009 at 10:00 AM

Sidwell Friends, which reportedly costs something like $30,000 per year.

AZCoyote on June 25, 2009 at 10:09 AM

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