By John W. Lillpop
Everyone knows that Barack Obama has a dangerously inflated super ego and is fundamentally unable to admit fault, accept responsibility, or, perish the thought, say, “I am sorry.”
His ego-driven reticence is legend.
Remember his outrageous claim two months ago that “I did not draw a red line on Syria” despite video evidence showing him clearly doing just that.
Which brings forth a pertinent question: Does allegedly tech-savvy Obama understand that his every utterance, deliberate and otherwise, is recorded and preserved? Is he aware of the fact that every one of his public pronouncements is stored on millions of cell phones, TV cameras and other devices, and can be retrieved on demand?
Does he even know that this is 2013?
Obama’s most recent losing battle with technology came over his ill-fated, “If you like your health care plan, you can keep it. Period!” lie.
Media types paid for chronicling such things determined that Obama repeated his You can Keep it pledge at least 30 times.
Still, Obama insisted that he had indemnified himself by adding the qualifying phrase, “If your health plan has not changed” caveat, although nobody on the planet has a record of such a caveat.
As the firestorm grew and spread, Obama’s handlers decided that a moment of transparency was needed so the president was put before cameras in a cozy interview with NBC’s Chuck Todd.
As reported at the reference, Obama’s apology consisted of a smug expression of sorrow that his well-intentioned words had been misinterpreted and that some people lost their insurance.
Nary a word of apology about deliberately deceiving the American public just to get the ACA passed.
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."
Why not shut down the web site and protect Americans from the huge security risks associated with that site, Mr. President?