A thief takes your car. You know each other, so the next day, he drives up – in your car – to apologize for the inconvenience he’s caused you. He doesn’t return your car; he drives off in it again.
Was his apology sincere? Of course not. Had he been sincere, he would give back your car. He just wanted to blunt your well-justified anger, which could inconvenience him in the future. He hoped to manipulate your good nature.
Have no fear, kids: President Obama is here to show us how it’s done.
President Obama said Thursday that he is “sorry” that some Americans are losing their current health insurance plans as a result of the Affordable Care Act, despite his promise that no one would have to give up a health plan they liked.
“I am sorry that they are finding themselves in this situation based on assurances they got from me,” he told NBC News in an exclusive interview at the White House.
“We’ve got to work hard to make sure that they know we hear them and we are going to do everything we can to deal with folks who find themselves in a tough position as a consequence of this.”
Here are a few of the things Obama *didn’t* say, any of which would have made it a sincere apology:
- I admit Obamacare was a huge mistake, and I’ve asked Congress to repeal it.
- I admit Obamacare was a mistake, and I’m letting Republicans write the bill now to solve its huge flaws.
- To give people immediate relief, I’ve agreed to delay Obamacare by six months.
- I’m not delaying Obamacare; but, to give people immediate relief, I’ve signed an order that will re-grandfather all plans that existed as of Oct 1, 2013.
But he said none of them. His “apology” was geared to one purpose only: trying to gain a few points in opinion polls for Barack Hussein Obama.
- Young people Just Say No to Obamacare. As well they should; it rips them off.
- By driving doctors to retire and squeezing out small practices, Obamacare is increasing the doctor shortage.
- Even The New Republic admits that Obamacare kicks people off of good plans, pushing them into worse plans with higher costs and less doctor access.
- Even the Washington Post agrees that people’s cancellations should not be blamed on the insurance companies.
- Obama was lying about Obamacare’s impacts on people as recently as Sep. 26, 2013.