Obama won’t take the health care pledge

Well, did you really expect that he would?

Dr Orin Devinsky puts the question well. You politicians always exempt yourselves from plans we must participate in … so what say you Mr President? His answer is no answer which tells you all you need to know. Hey, we all want to save our families … but it just costs soooooo much. Once again … as you work your way through this completely evasive answer remember … they always right exemptions for themselves and their buddies.


Oh, and lest you think you can keep your plan anyway … as the Sound Off Sister points out … why, you are not exempt.

Aetna CEO Ron Williams knows the score. Hey, if you make the rules, how is this a level playing field? Obama’s answer, yeah we make the rules, and we don’t have to even break even. What makes you think you can’t compete with that? Perfect. And close attention to Diane Sawyer’s question about dirty profits. Think she might level that question at Disney. Charging little kids to see their cartoon heroes. Disgraceful Diane.


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  1. Dimsdale on June 25, 2009 at 2:43 pm

    Why does he think this promise would be any more binding than all the others that have the functional life span of the common house fly?

  2. Lucinda on June 25, 2009 at 7:12 pm

    I can't help but notice how Obama deflects the subjects of the doctor's question (the doc asked "your wife or your daughter") to change it to an end of life situation with his grandmother.

    Mr. President, if this were eleven years ago, when my son, who was 16 at the time, was diagnosed with a rare childhood cancer with a 50% chance of relapse and a 50% chance of surviving 5 years, would you be able to look me in the eye and say his chemo and radiation would be too expensive, what with all those hospital stays and expensive drugs and stuff, and we don't want to spend all that money unless we can be assured of a successful outcome, so we have to take a less successful course of treatment? Or would you be able to tell one of my friends whose 11 week old son was diagnosed last year with a rare childhood cancer, with same odds as my son had, who needed a bone marrow transplant, it would be too expensive, because there may be long term complications, if he even survived?

    This is what you are telling us, that treatment will be less than the best, unless the outcome is sure.

    By the way, my son is a ten-year cancer survivor, and my friend's son is 10 months post transplant. Both are doing quite well.

  3. Dimsdale on June 26, 2009 at 5:55 am

    The Obamateur is a gutless, elitist, socialist. I know, I know: don't sugarcoat it.

    I just didn't think we mindlessly followed self proclaimed tin gods in this country.

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