Tee hee: Obama mocks media for touting dismal ObamaCare polls

posted at 6:51 pm on April 1, 2010 by Allahpundit

Via the Right Scoop, this is as snarky as I’ve ever seen him; obviously, America’s cool reception to his world-beating boondoggle has hit a nerve. Forget the fact that if there’d been a huge spike in support, he and his lackeys would be on TV 15 times a day talking it up. That’s just politics. Instead, start with the fact that no less than Bill Clinton famously predicted that The One’s numbers would leap 10 points “the minute health care reform passed.” The actual result? The Democrats’ favorable rating is now at the lowest level recorded by Gallup since they started polling the question in 1992. At 41 percent, they’re actually a point lower than the GOP, whose brand has been in the toilet for a good five years now. No wonder vulnerable Democrats don’t want to talk about health care with their constituents during the recess.

But that, too, is just politics. Instead, savor the inanity of the situation. Here’s The One goofing on people for worrying about O-Care’s popularity — at a rally he’s been forced to hold to sell O-Care to the public. Not a one-off rally, either: He’s held a bunch already since the bill passed and will hold many more in the months ahead. If he were confident about the glories of our new health-care system revealing themselves in time, he wouldn’t need a perpetual campaign to spin it. As it is, looks like he’s taking the early numbers even more seriously than we are. But it’s even more absurd than that: As you’ll see, mere moments before he laughs at people for expecting an instant rebound in the polls, he mocks the GOP over the fact that O-Care … hasn’t instantly wrecked the economy. Why a bill that doesn’t kick in until 2014 would be an instant killer is beyond me; the basic GOP argument has always been that O-Care sets us irreversibly on a path to bigger government and welfare-state dependency and is likely to culminate in single-payer. The sky is indeed falling, but it’ll be a while before it lands. But then, that’s vintage Obama. Why address your opponents’ actual arguments when you can torch a straw man instead?

I’ll leave you with a piece from the Wash Times about how some economists are already worried that O-Care will cripple an economic recovery. Sample quote: “Businesses will probably remain cautious when it comes to hiring… They now face the certainty that their labor costs will increase in coming years.” Okay — but they haven’t faced increased costs this week, have they? Tee hee!


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We’re going to have to make some adjustments along the way, but it represents enormous progress. It enshrines the principle that every American should have the security of decent care…

This is so revealing of Zero’s outlook. It’s the thin edge of the wedge, the camel’s nose in the tent. Single payer or bust is what he’s always wanted. He is an absolute liar if he claims otherwise.

And how can one not call that socialism?

Missy on April 1, 2010 at 10:04 PM

Why is he running round giving these speeches in the first place?

STG it seems like this guy never spends more than 48hrs in Washington before he’s hopping aboard AF1 for another photo op.

Git yer ass back to Washington and git to work on creating J.O.B.S.

The Ugly American on April 1, 2010 at 10:37 PM

The Ugly American on April 1, 2010 at 10:37 PM

I would love for somebody to put a youtube together splicing all the times he’s said, “The time for talk is over”. The damn thing would probably last 20 minutes.

stldave on April 1, 2010 at 10:45 PM

I keep trying to figure out what music your lyrics belong to.

Sporty1946 on April 1, 2010 at 9:57 PM

Nowhere Man Lyrics by the Beatles

MB4 on April 1, 2010 at 10:46 PM

angryed on April 1, 2010 at 8:21 PM

your entire post is a cop out and sums up the current DC elitist worldview. It is a small step from thinking the serfs are stuipd to thinking they need to be cared for to they need to be told what, when and how to do something.

the moment you allow the rulers to think they are smarter better destined to rule you lose freedom.

Lazyness is not stupid, lack of knowledge is not stupidity. 30% of that 50% are hardcore socialists/marxists. They are not stupid. They are the ones thinking they will be the overseeers. 105 of that 50% are most likely tuned out of everything but their lives and what feels good. 10% are uninformed or illformed. Those 10% are the ones you want to win over. 50% are already against Obama and the dems you get that 10% ofuninformed people educated and you have a Reagan landslide.

It is hard work to educate people esp with the MSM acting against you. But if you want landslide mandates election you have to do the hard work.

unseen on April 1, 2010 at 11:34 PM

I don’t want to waste 6+ minutes of my life watching The One.

Judging from the picture and the looks on the faces of the audience – it would not get a favorable reaction in a Frank Luntz focus group and On&onme should try a different schtick.

HellCat on April 1, 2010 at 11:52 PM

Ill take Definitions for $500.00

A. He’s held a bunch already since the bill passed and will hold many more in the months ahead.

Q. What is the Definition of one trick pony?

DSchoen on April 1, 2010 at 11:55 PM

Cocky and bitter is no way to go though life, son.

29Victor on April 2, 2010 at 12:13 AM

We’re going to have to make some adjustments along the way, but it represents enormous progress. It enshrines the principle that every American should have the security of decent care…”

No it enshrines the principle that a dictator can order people to buy something regardless if they want it or need it.

The principle doesn’t have jack to do with health care.

DSchoen on April 2, 2010 at 12:19 AM

Everytime the news on the radio repeated this “smack” of BHO’s today, I gritted my teeth over his self-serving cheek.

The zombies behind him in the still frame look as if they have just realized that their opportinities for securing a job, much less a well-paying one, are going down the tubes, that they will see less and less spendable income after all of their government deductions take away what they had earned in the name of some childish sense of “fairness,” and that the healthcare they will have will not be a matter of their own choices but those of some bureaucrat who has as much interest in their welfare as the fry cook at the local hamburger joint.

Raise the voting age. Our government is being led by children who were voted in by children.

onlineanalyst on April 2, 2010 at 12:33 AM

Is this in a high school gym?

I’m wondering if the people behind him are some students and their teachers. The age mix just strikes me as strange.

INC on April 1, 2010 at 7:32 PM

Indeed, those kids must have gotten “community service” credits towards graduation or an “A” is social(ism) studies.

onlineanalyst on April 2, 2010 at 12:35 AM

His master plan is working, I’m too worn out from his endless snarky tirades to care anymore. He’s superfluous. Ef’m!

scullymj on April 2, 2010 at 12:36 AM

DcMike2K on April 1, 2010 at 8:54 PM

It’s called choice, skippy. A person is free to purchase the type of coverage that suits his own needs and his family’s needs as the family or age of the purchaser rises. It is the number of state mandates of coverage that have escalated the costs in too many states.

onlineanalyst on April 2, 2010 at 1:00 AM

Obama can diss the polls (and the GOP) all he wants. But the fact is Obama is still campaigning – ONE YEAR AND COUNTING – for a healthcare bill that the majority of Americans flat-out reject. The more businesses and states that learn the true costs of Obamacare, the harder the sell.

TN Mom on April 1, 2010 at 9:28 PM

Yes, and he is campaigning on the public’s dime.

If he wants to talk about the merits of the bill, then he should concentrate on that topic and be honest about when the benefits begin, as well as when the mandates/taxation begin. He doesn’t know enough about this bill to do a credible sales job.

onlineanalyst on April 2, 2010 at 1:06 AM

This guy has some serious issues. Serious. We are in the hands of a child.

Is he really going to keep repeating this crap line about the world not coming to an end?? How freaking stupid does he really think we all are? I know there are some real morons out there,, but it is not that difficult for people to understand the bill has not kicked in yet.
All this line does is open himself up to risk losing even more supporters! Even the useful idiots could come to realize the bill doesn’t take effect fully until 2013 0r 2014? All he can gain with this line is a moment of applause. Applause that could turn to scorn once these people sitting behind him realize he just played them for fools!
Sure, if they are supporting him, they are already fools. But you don’t want them to ever realize that!
This is not smart. Whoever told him to go out there and say this crap is so short sighted it is unbelievable!

In another year, he’s going to be looking at 20% support or less.

JellyToast on April 2, 2010 at 1:22 AM

Man, this guy is a condescending, holier-than-thou, elitist jerk.

And yet, there are still people who will vote for him. Sigh.

Theophile on April 2, 2010 at 4:53 AM

DcMike2K on April 1, 2010 at 8:54 PM

Making up quotes again?

saying “

that a lack of federal requirements for insurance companies would allow more choice for the consumer

.”

This sentence does not exist in the quote YOU cited.

DSchoen on April 2, 2010 at 5:43 AM

ask and you shall receive
DcMike2K on April 1, 2010 at 8:54 PM

Jeezzzzz not only did you get the quote wrong, you parroted it from the Citypages blog!

http://blogs.citypages.com/blotter/2009/09/michele_bachman_18.php

Parrot, plagiarist, why can’t we get smarter trolls?

DSchoen on April 2, 2010 at 5:53 AM

Yeah, this Bill Cosby voice he throws in there is something I saw during the campaign…

Mocking his opposition for stuff they never said will bring the country together…

Yeah, W spent lots of speeches mocking the left…excactly

Dpet on April 2, 2010 at 6:47 AM

Yeah, W spent lots of speeches mocking the left…excactly

Dpet

Even Michelle knows your full of youknowwhat.

Grow Fins on April 2, 2010 at 8:04 AM

It’s only been a week..

Yes, one week closer to November 2nd…

Khun Joe on April 2, 2010 at 8:07 AM

Just keep pokin’.

rollthedice on April 2, 2010 at 8:29 AM

Can you imagine if Bush had said these things? Imagine if Bush had mocked his opponents in this way? The media would have savaged the man for being another uncaring Republican. When Obama finally goes down, it’s going to be like a redwood tree hitting the forest floor. Imagine how many overworked mental health professionals will be needed for the hopey-changey crowd when their idol’s feet of clay finally crumble. Get ready for madness on a big scale.

gordo on April 2, 2010 at 9:01 AM

That certainly doesn’t look like a happy audience behind him.

jeanie on April 2, 2010 at 9:07 AM

He’s going to be crushed in 2012. Tee Hee!

RobertE on April 2, 2010 at 9:10 AM

From President George W. Bush at the Republican National Convention, a speech on introducing Sen. John McCain, excerpted from the full prepared text at Clips and Commentary from CNN:

Fellow citizens: If the Hanoi Hilton could not break John McCain’s resolve to do what is best for his country, you can be sure the angry left never will.

The only other part where he talks about the opposition is the Democratic opposition in Congress. There is no mention of the “angry left” in that paragraph. Note that this is following a biographical paragraph about John McCain’s capture and captivity in North Vietnam where the Geneva Conventions were not upheld by his captors.

Do note that this was a campaign speech at the Republican National Convention and not a speech to push policy from the President’s Office. The President as a citizen is allowed to take off his civil hats that the office contains, while retaining his CinC status so as to protect the Nation. That was, indeed, President Bush but it was, foremost, citizen George W. Bush member of the GOP.

President Obama is acting as President with all of his office hats firmly on.

There is a difference between these two and as one of the commenters at Michelle’s said – the Left has nothing to complain about in GWB’s speech.

One is pointing out that a single man can uphold his morals and ethics against an angry segment of the population.

The other is a man chastising a part of the population for pointing out the Emperor has no clothes and does have an Albatross around his neck.

One of these Presidents has character. The other is a character.

ajacksonian on April 2, 2010 at 9:17 AM

No it enshrines the principle that a dictator can order people to buy something regardless if they want it or need it.

DSchoen on April 2, 2010 at 12:19 AM

That money you earned ain’t yours.

TinMan13 on April 2, 2010 at 9:36 AM

Question of the day should be:

Give me the the dates of the week(s) where Barack Obama has stayed in the White House and actually WORKED. Dunno if I am spelling this right. Headache hangover.

ProudPalinFan on April 2, 2010 at 9:45 AM

You can’t deny that, “After I signed the bill, I looked around . . . ” was funny.

Of course the country is screwed if we continue on this path.

But, that was red meat for his faithful. I can bear conceding that small point.

Pablo Snooze on April 1, 2010 at 9:54 PM

1. I disagree
2. He used the line last week.
3. It’s not the least bit Presidential, insightful or logical given that no one thought the sky would fall at the stroke of the One’s pens.
4. Are you sure you are on the correct site?
5. Out

screwauger on April 2, 2010 at 9:46 AM

We’ve only had a week to begin looking at what crap was passed on Obamacare, and your approval rating is at 44%. Wait until we unravel the rest.

I love the farm analogy. Except in this case, it is more like they planted a bunch of crops and everyone found out what the seeds were KUDZU.

ace tomato on April 2, 2010 at 9:46 AM

Instead, start with the fact that no less than Bill Clinton famously predicted that The One’s numbers would leap 10 points “the minute health care reform passed.”

Hillary, this is Bill. Get your runnin’ shoes on Obama took the bait.

Herb on April 2, 2010 at 10:14 AM

Why is he running round giving these speeches in the first place?STG it seems like this guy never spends more than 48hrs in Washington before he’s hopping aboard AF1 for another photo op.Git yer ass back to Washington and git to work on creating J.O.B.S.The Ugly American on April 1, 2010 at 10:37 PM

If ObamaCare was so wonderful, Obama’s popularity would be soaring right now, and he wouldn’t HAVE to make speeches about it AFTER it passed, after the dozens of speeches he made BEFORE it passed.

If ObamaCare was so great, it would speak for itself, and Obama would move on to another project, but in reality Teh One has to keep defending it!

Obama: Falling poll numbers? The voters are stupid, and I gotta ejacate them!

Steve Z on April 2, 2010 at 10:23 AM

He’ll be snarking out of the other side of his mouth in 2013 when he takes that college job, then he’ll spend the rest of his life seeking justification like Jimmy the Jew Hater.

SurferDoc on April 2, 2010 at 10:24 AM

Hmmmm, when was the last time you saw an audience behind Obama that didn’t include some black faces? Maybe he’s trying to reassure all those white, middle-aged Tea Partiers?

E9RET on April 2, 2010 at 10:52 AM

Immature pompous jerk.

geckomon on April 2, 2010 at 11:37 AM

The part-time junior senator community organizer with no work experience has taken the most prestigious and powerful job in the world, POTUS, and reduced it to that of some spoiled rich guy running an endless bad campaign for a local city council seat.

sgtstogie on April 2, 2010 at 12:41 PM

Hmmmm, when was the last time you saw an audience behind Obama that didn’t include some black faces? Maybe he’s trying to reassure all those white, middle-aged Tea Partiers?

E9RET on April 2, 2010 at 10:52 AM

On his trip to Japan? During the non-bow-oh-look-theres-some-trash-on-the-floor bendover to the Saudi King?

Lots’O examples.

BobMbx on April 2, 2010 at 1:06 PM

Allah, your posts are reaching the superb level, truly (and I love not just 1,but 2 “Tee hee”s).

BTW, I’ve never (white) people look so miserable as the folks in that audience.

Maobama really would have been wiser not to have held these speeches/faux rallies–everyone knows they’re forced marches of the faithful.

Jenfidel on April 2, 2010 at 2:35 PM

Is Mr. Obama a President, or a nightclub lounge act?

He is our first Mocker In Chief!

Mark7788 on April 2, 2010 at 4:14 PM

It’s pretty obvious this administration underestimated the intelligence, patriotism and spirituality of American Citizens.

Add to the – self worth
self reliance and
sense of responsibility.

Probably because in the circles they dally in, no one has these attributes.

Overreach. I’ve said it since Jan 5, but still ache for my Country.

Be strong.

seesalrun on April 2, 2010 at 4:15 PM

Words can barely describe what an immature, hyper-sensitive, whiny, thin-skinned, wussified, cry-baby, girlie-man we have for a president.

Dopenstrange on April 2, 2010 at 5:32 PM

32 seconds was all I could take of this buffoon.

Dopenstrange on April 2, 2010 at 5:59 PM

Any chance Billdo pushed the bill so hard cause he knew it would blow up in The Precedent’s face and open a possible end round for Hilldo in 2012?

chickasaw42 on April 2, 2010 at 10:23 PM

I see a lot of dorks in the background. That guy with the beard and . . . . gaping mouths . . . .Why does our Leader always speak with a rising intonation? I despise him more than ever and I am writing this as I listen to his crumby speech. Talk about anger. I am there, Obummer!

Obummer is doing some evil stand-up comedy routine that ain`t one bit funny.

Yeah, where is he making this double-speech anyway?

Sherman1864 on April 4, 2010 at 5:17 AM

Yes Mr. President, it is a disaster. I have read the legislation that you and a few of your lackeys have produced. When you search all 2,000 plus pages and ask the right questions the disaster becomes clear.

Excess control, if you do not procure insurance then you will be fined or incarcerated (do not fear the President and his Cabinet are exempt from complying).

The epitome of taxation without representation – tax the population now with the hope of some change in the future.
This legislation does not take effect for four more years, if it even exists at all in that time.

The Demoncrates view that the population only exists for their amusement. Public Service for Demoncrates means the Public serves the Government.

MSGTAS on April 4, 2010 at 10:22 AM

Go Barry Go!
Keep kicking those media traitors in the teeth! LOL

Isn’t it amazing how Obama needs absolute control of the media message? Any time one of his sycophants falls off the reservation for any reason he punishes them. I doubt it will happen, but you would hope that the journalists would eventually see how they are being controlled and grow a pair.

Hawthorne on April 4, 2010 at 5:01 PM

I have reached the conclusion that The Won is not black, he’s just sh!t colored, like any other turd in the bowl.

What a moron.

PJ Emeritus on April 5, 2010 at 2:19 AM

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