Obama hits back at DeMint on health care: It’s not about me

posted at 3:45 pm on July 20, 2009 by Allahpundit

Thus spaketh a guy who can’t open his mouth to say so much as gesundheit without referencing some aspect of his own biography.

We told you yesterday that the White House planned on using the comments of Sen. Jim DeMint, R-SC, about opposing President Obama’s health care reform efforts against the GOP.

“If we’re able to stop Obama on this, it will be his Waterloo, it will break him and we will show that we can along with the American people, begin to push those freedom solutions that work in every area of our society,” DeMint said on a conference call.

Today, Mr. Obama did so.

You’ll find his faux-indignant reply below. In fact, more than any other Democratic program thus far and probably any other to come before 2012, ObamaCare is indeed all about the O: Not only is it the ne plus ultra of The One’s gargantuan statist ambitions and the centerpiece of his domestic policy, its fate now depends almost entirely on whether he can leverage his dwindling political capital to push it through. That’s why he’s in such a rush to get it passed even though a more cautious approach would produce a better bill. The goal isn’t to offer Americans the best possible congressionally devised system and then let them decide if they want it; the goal is to make sure Obama keeps his cardinal campaign promise of passing universal health care, whatever that means in practice, and the only way to do that is to get whatever crap bill he can passed before the country turns on him over the economy. Tick tock.


Related Posts:

Breaking on Hot Air

Blowback

Note from Hot Air management: This section is for comments from Hot Air's community of registered readers. Please don't assume that Hot Air management agrees with or otherwise endorses any particular comment just because we let it stand. A reminder: Anyone who fails to comply with our terms of use may lose their posting privilege.

Trackbacks/Pings

Trackback URL

Comments

Comment pages: 1 2 3

Obama is such a narcissist.

Terrye on July 20, 2009 at 5:44 PM

I mean come on, if it is not all about him, why do they call it Obamacare?

Terrye on July 20, 2009 at 5:45 PM

He makes a great point. Republicans don’t care about the uninsured or underinsured or the hardworking Americans having to file bankruptcy over skyrocketing healthcare costs. They just want to win points and get back in power so they can do nothing for another 8 years. Trying to deny a huge portion of voters adequate healthcare coverage will be a thing they come to regret soon enough.

dcwvu on July 20, 2009 at 6:00 PM

Mark Levin is having a kick-ass interview with DeMint right now.

RepubChica on July 20, 2009 at 6:16 PM

It has always been about him…

d1carter on July 20, 2009 at 6:24 PM

OH my Lord!! dcwvu – you are a boob.

I busted my butt making $5.50/hour and still scraped enough money to always have my daughter insured. I made it without a phone, without gov’t assistance, without family help, without a t.v., without any dining out, without much furniture, and with one cheap friggin suzuki swift go-cart car that I drove for a solid decade. It is called sacrifice – it is also called HELPING YOURSELF.

You can buy an “individual” insurance plan – they are often cheaper than what is offered at the workplace, too. I have kept the same crappy job since 1990, unable to pursue my dream job & that is just the way it is – and I still pay for my family. Quit whining – work 2 jobs – work 3 jobs, work 7-days a week, like I have. And grow up!! The world is a messy place -find your own way, just like the rest of us did. gheeeesh

Ris4victory on July 20, 2009 at 6:27 PM

dcwvu on July 20, 2009 at 6:00 PM

Dude if you’re gonna be troll, you’ll hafta put a lot more effort into it.

bloviator on July 20, 2009 at 6:33 PM

dcwvu

You are such a doofus! Seriously, do you know how many people have to file bankruptcy each year due to medical costs? Less than 1%. That is from the AARP. Healthcare costs more, if you consume more. That has nothing to do w/access to healthcare. Everyone has access to it. Yeah, the GOP wants to keep people from being adequately covered. That’s the plan./
You are a retard. At least try to think things thru b4 you type. sheesh.

JAM on July 20, 2009 at 6:46 PM

He makes a great point. Republicans don’t care about the uninsured or underinsured or the hardworking Americans having to file bankruptcy over skyrocketing healthcare costs. They just want to win points and get back in power so they can do nothing for another 8 years. Trying to deny a huge portion of voters adequate healthcare coverage will be a thing they come to regret soon enough.

dcwvu on July 20, 2009 at 6:00 PM

This fails the Turing test.

Kralizec on July 20, 2009 at 7:20 PM

Isn’t that cute…somebody’s been getting governing advice from Mel Zelaya….

elduende on July 20, 2009 at 7:29 PM

He can’t even deliver a smug insult without reading it word for word off of his beloved prompter.

Is anyone else getting tired of being lectured by mother-in-law Obama?

jana on July 20, 2009 at 7:31 PM

dcwvu on July 20, 2009 at 6:00 PM

You are SO cute!

Ampersand on July 20, 2009 at 7:35 PM

Ris4victory on July 20, 2009 at 6:27 PM

Ris4,

Excellent response. Kudos. Impressed, too.

But I fear you are responding to one whose weekly allotment of Kool Aid was just replenished.

Yoop on July 20, 2009 at 7:36 PM

Funny watching this weird cycle Obama has himself stuck in, isn’t it?

Spend a lot of money and increase size of government–leads to–

Dropping poll numbers and support–leads to

Must try to “remake America” in a hurry because poll numbers dropping–leads to

Spend a lot of money and increase size of government–leads to

Further drop in poll numbers–leads to

Must push even harder and faster for big government programs and spending which . . . well, you know.

Special K on July 20, 2009 at 7:40 PM

It’s not about me!

Said the man who exclaimed I won!

DSchoen on July 20, 2009 at 7:42 PM

Reminds me of my dog chasing her own tail . ..

Special K on July 20, 2009 at 7:42 PM

He has turned the health care initiative into a personal thing. Not sure he meant to or even realized that he was doing so, but he has…to his own everlasting detriment. A wiser man would have sat back and gone over each and every part of this with one goal only–what is best for the People. The Hill should be doing the same thing. Then come back with sound arguments for any parts of this Bill that might have a chance of working and get rid of the rest. That is the only approach that will work but it’s too late. The opportunity to show himself as a thinking and practical leader was there and he threw it away. I’m not sure whether I feel sorry for him or not. I do know I feel sorry for us.

jeanie on July 20, 2009 at 7:58 PM

Obama’s comments were not intended for Americans, since he continues to bluff that he knows they still love him.

His comments are intended for the Dems who are wavering and who are actually listening to the rainstorm going on outside brought on by angry consituents.

He is preaching his “united we stand” sermon, based on the principle that “together,we are too big to fail.” The subscript might be: what are they gonna do, vote us all out?

rwenger43 on July 20, 2009 at 8:19 PM

“We hear a lot these days about 45 million Americans who don’t have health insurance.

…According to the US Census Bureau, 17 million of those without health insurance live in households having over $50,000 in annual income. That’s 38% of the uninsured in America.(2)

…And then there are the young invincibles. Over 18 million of the uninsured are people between the ages of 18 and 34. (4) They spend more than four times as much on alcohol, tobacco, entertainment and dining out as they do for out-of-pocket spending on health care.(5) They represent 40% of the uninsured in America.

…14 million people without health insurance are eligible for government health care programs like Medicaid and S-CHIP but choose not to enroll. (7) They represent %31 – nearly one third – of the uninsured in America.

…The U.S. has 12 million illegal immigrants who don’t buy health insurance but still get health care.

…So, how many are truly uninsured? Around eight million. Just 18% of the 45 million that we hear about so often.”

RWExtremist on July 20, 2009 at 9:03 PM

RWExtremist on July 20, 2009 at 9:03 PM

Great info… thanks.

jana on July 20, 2009 at 9:38 PM

If its not all about him, then why the rush? Slow down and do this right!

Haste makes waste!

TN Mom on July 20, 2009 at 10:11 PM

He makes a great point. Republicans don’t care about the uninsured or underinsured or the hardworking Americans having to file bankruptcy over skyrocketing healthcare costs. They just want to win points and get back in power so they can do nothing for another 8 years. Trying to deny a huge portion of voters adequate healthcare coverage will be a thing they come to regret soon enough.

dcwvu on July 20, 2009 at 6:00 PM

At least people can file for bankruptcy if they have loads and loads of medical bills. That is much better than having skyrocketing taxes and not being able to pay for food. You can’t put taxes in a bankruptcy filing.

MobileVideoEngineer on July 20, 2009 at 10:24 PM

Of course its not about Obama;its about Boooooooshitler.

DDT on July 20, 2009 at 10:34 PM

Gotta LOVE the pic on Drudge ! :-)

pambi on July 20, 2009 at 11:45 PM

He makes a great point. Republicans don’t care about the uninsured or underinsured or the hardworking Americans having to file bankruptcy over skyrocketing healthcare costs.

DRIVEL WILL ROBINSON!! DANGER DRIVEL WILL ROBINSON

Do you think Obama give a rat’s furry smelly butt about anyone other than his jug eared self? This is a guy whose brother is living in a mud hut on 12 bucks a year while Jugears is living in a mansion he got courtesey of a convicted felon who got control of a hosptial board courtesy of a junior senator from keyna Illinois

What about the trial lawyers raping the system? You know that VP contender John Edwards who channeled the spirtits of dead babies for fun and profit.

Speaking of dead babies you want to place your family’s lives in the hands of a guy who through it was ok to throw babies into a hospital storeroom to die???

Methinks you are a bit daft sir.

They just want to win points and get back in power so they can do nothing for another 8 years.

No, they are trying to prevent this marxist freakshow from ruining the best medical system in the world and turning the US into a third world cr*phole.

Win POints??? I remember a certain jug eared jackass who pushed to force lenders to give homes to people who could not possibly afford them. IE I give you a home, you vote for me.

Trying to deny a huge portion of voters adequate healthcare coverage will be a thing they come to regret soon enough

.

Listen einstein. When your 80 year old mother is denied life saving treatment because her old carcass just isn’t worth saving, MAYBE you will see what you foisted on America. Maybe.. OTOH, you will probaly be screaming “ITs all BOOOOOOOShhhhhes fawt” as they put the toe tag on her.

dcwvu on July 20, 2009 at 6:00 PM

bullseye on July 21, 2009 at 10:13 AM

If Obamacare is so good, why won’t he enroll his family in it? That’s alright, go ahead and say it, we already know the answer.

generouse on July 21, 2009 at 10:58 AM

Republicans Democrats don’t care about the uninsured or underinsured or the hardworking Americans having to file bankruptcy over skyrocketing healthcare costs. They just want to win points with the SEIU and other unions who want to unionize a million health care workers and get back stay in power forever so they can do nothing for another 8 years draw fat government paychecks and pensions for the rest of their lives while leaving the rest of us penniless. Trying to deny give a huge portion of voters adequate crappy, rationed government healthcare coverage will be a thing they come to regret soon enough.

dcwvu on July 20, 2009 at 6:00 PM

FIFY

rockmom on July 21, 2009 at 11:24 AM

Oh yes it is slime ball

bluegrass on July 21, 2009 at 12:43 PM

Comment pages: 1 2 3