The Democrat-written, democrat-passed, democrat-manipulated and democrat-postponed Obamacare law was been a mess from the start, and it isn’t over yet, not by a long shot.
The Obama administration has democrats deeply worried, because they are facing midterm elections, and the health care law that was supposed to create a grateful electorate that would vote overwhelmingly for them, is in a shambles.
As well as trying to repeal it outright, Republicans have tried to postpone parts of the law more than once. Each time they have been rebuffed by democrats and president Obama.
For their part, President Obama and the democrats have successfully moved the Obamacare goalposts many times. Each time it has been to avert a disaster – mostly an electoral disaster for themselves.
Watching Obama and the democrats damage themselves has been so amusing for House Speaker John Boehner that he has become a comedian. He sarcastically took on the Obama administration this week, for what he called their “loose interpretation” of the Affordable Care Act’s deadlines.
Boehner said, “President Obama hasn’t put enough loopholes into the law already. The administration is now resorting to an honor system to enforce it. What the hell is this? A joke? This is part of a long-term pattern of this administration manipulating the laws for its own convenience and it’s not hard to understand why the American people question this administration’s commitment to the rule of law.”
What most people don’t know is that the administration has made 35 changes in the health care law. For the recent 35th change, they announced individuals “may obtain health coverage under Obamacare after the March 31 deadline as long as they claimed to have attempted to enroll before the deadline but could not complete the process.”
As long as they claimed an attempt? Other than people who did genuinely try but were rebuffed by the useless system, this is an open invitation to lie, and the democrats know it, but they need to extend an olive branch to cover up for their ineptly created and ineptly handled oppressive law.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, fresh from a few terrible jokes of his own, shot hack at Boehner at his hastily organized news conference. “The joke, I say to my dear friend John Boehner (straight face), is him having more than 60 votes over there to terminate Obamacare. We’re at a point now where it really does appear to be extremely disingenuous that they oppose anything that’s good about Obamacare, anything good about anything this administration tries to do.”
Talking about the 35th change, and probably the whole laundry list, he said it is “the right thing to do.”
ABC News asked John Boehner about his use of the word “joke” placing blame on the entire enrollment process.
He answered, “March 31st is the end of the signups for this year, but the administration last night came out and said, ‘Well, we’re going to give you until April 15th if you’ve started the process,’ but it’s under the honor system. Why don’t they just say we’ve moved the date to April the 15th because that’s in effect what they’ve done.”
Boehner added, “I’ve got to live by the law, you’ve got to live by the law. The American people have to live by the law, and guess what – the president needs to live by the law as well.”