Mea culpa? Not quite. Obama says he is sorry… kinda

Following an interview with NBC News’ Chuck Todd that aired last night, the media is widely reporting that President Obama has buried the hatchet and officially apologized to the Americans who lost their health insurance as a result of Obamacare.

“I want to play quickly the kind of ‘I’m sorry’ from the President,” Glenn said on radio this morning. “Listen to his apology for this national nightmare that is Obamacare, where they say now 128 million Americans will lose their healthcare. Is he sorry about this? Listen to this apology.”

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While the words “I’m sorry” were indeed muttered, there is, as usual, a definite lack of accountability on his part. Over at CNN, it was debated whether or not the President’s remarks were a really showing of culpability or was he merely paying lip service to the millions of Americans (many of whom voted for him), who are now realizing the true implications of this law.

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VOICE: You heard the words there: I am sorry. But you also heard a whole lot of things before. You know we might have misled, we weren’t as clear as we needed to be. He didn’t run into the “I’m sorry” part.

VOICE: No. This President has been very reluctant to really take the reins of accountability when it comes to this colossal screw-up with healthcare.gov.

“Hang on just a second. He’s been very reluctant to take the reins of responsibility in this particular case,” Glenn asked. “I challenge anyone in America to show me where this man has taken the reins of responsibility. Tell me where he has taken the reins of responsibility of anything… that has gone wrong. Not a single thing. And where does this come from? The man doesn’t take the reins of responsibility in his own life! He couldn’t have gotten there all by himself. He would have never made it. He wouldn’t have ever done this. You don’t build something. You can’t create something! He’s never responsible. He’s never responsible for his own actions, even the good things, with an exception of killing Osama Bin Laden.”

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  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Bottom line – there are no ‘sorta..kinda’ apologies.

    One either apologizes or does not apologize. A half-hearted effort is still a lie, and a blatant one at that. We have seen that with Obama, not an apology, but a bald face lie because he got caught, not because he was sorry.

  • Anonymous

    “I’m sorry you’re so stupid”…or…”I’m sorry you’re not as intelligent as myself” is an apology – how – to who, maybe the gullible left – but certainly – conservatives aren’t swallowing this bitter pill.

  • Anonymous

    I’m feeling sorry….for myself….because I got busted telling the same exact lie almost 40 different times….period.

  • Justone View

    His words or he word mean NOTHING.

  • Anonymous

    He is sorry he was caught , he lied to America…again ! To anyone thinking about signing up for ObamCare, you might want to sign up for Life Lock first, it will give you a degree of protection from identity theft that is going to be rampant. My guess is most Americans will refuse to sign up as long as there are umpteen waivers and exemptions. What’s good for one is good for all Americans and that includes ALL in Congress, Senate and the President & his family !

  • landofaahs

    He’s sorry he’s been caught again. I’m really sorry but I’m not going to do anything that will correct it. The coward Obama marches on and leads the sheeple in the malaise that is obamanomics.

  • landofaahs

    It’s the people’s fault for not having the plan government would say you need. I hope you young people understand that Obama is destroying your future. Only liberty from oppressive government will allow you to chart your own course in life.

  • Anonymous

    Washington hmmmm, you’ll know when you see a liberal in the Halls of Congress their the ones wearing blindfolds

  • Coll

    Promissory Estoppel:

    “As a general rule, promises are not
    enforceable if they do not meet all the requirements of a contract.
    Nevertheless, in order to avoid injustice, in certain circumstances the
    courts enforce noncontractual promises under the doctrine of Promissory
    Estoppel. A noncontractual promise is enforceable when it is made
    under circumstances that should lead the promisor reasonably to expect
    that the promise will induce the promisee to take definite and
    substantial action or forbearance in reliance on the promise, and the
    promisee does take such action or forbearance.”

    What does this mean and how does it apply?

    Your
    theory is that his ‘apology’ is not really an apology. Your theory is
    that when he said, ‘I am sorry that they are finding themselves in this
    situation based on assurances they got from me,’ he was actually not
    apologizing. Your theory is that he could have been sidestepping the
    apology because he was in essence merely saying that he was sorry that
    they put themselves in this position because of what they heard him say
    (and not promise in writing). Typically, promises are not enforceable.
    However, when a promisor (Barry) makes a promise (that you can keep your
    health care coverage if you like it) in exchange for your action
    (voting for him) then the promise becomes enforceable.

    Very interesting.

  • Tony Viscardi

    As far as I’m concerned were FINISHED!! When you have a President who has put darn near 20% of the entire population on welfare programs for the sole reason of BUYING votes, then have the gall to make the Conservitives pay for it, we have no hope. Everyone is talking about the lie “You can keep your insurance and doctor”, no one is talking about all the other blatent lies about Obamacare, such as, it will save a family of 4 up to $2,500, It will reduce the deficit. Finally, the 30 million uninsured will finally get healthcare. It’s All LIES. If one questions my opinion that were finished as a country, just look at what happened in Virginia on Tuesday.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDFGELoC4zc Sam Fisher

    Obama’s views on his screw ups.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDFGELoC4zc Sam Fisher

    I ma sorry but if he truly meant it he would get rid of Obamacare and leave us the hell alone.

  • Anonymous

    All of the sudden it’s “we”. What happened to I, I, I, ??

  • Anonymous

    Yeah, the only thing missing here is him laughing in America’s face! It is the weakest apology anyone can imagine. The meaning of his apology is that he’s sorry for all the suckers who believed his promises.

  • Anonymous

    Me, Vacman, Moob, and Gristle have this one all figured out. Since the day the ACA was being debated in Congress. The second we heard you can stay on your parents insurance until the age of 26, we high five’d each other. I mean why not, we already live in mum’s basement.

  • Anonymous

    That neck looks like Michael Moore’s

  • Anonymous

    And killing Osama was not done by this president but, was done by our brave men in uniform and he could not even watch what was happening in real time.

  • Anonymous

    How right your are!

  • Anonymous

    The truth can stare these people in the face and they still vote for the left. There is little hope for this country, I agree.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDFGELoC4zc Sam Fisher

    Sad thing is that is true.

  • Anonymous

    So, what is the recourse to all his lies and broken promises?????

  • Anonymous

    True and funny!

  • Anonymous

    The liar Obama needs to apologize for lying to intentionally deceive and then resign. Instead the liar Obama gives us spin and damage control.

  • TFK

    how dare this dictator attempt to give relief to the poorest among us? how brazen!

  • TFK

    maybe we should blame the weakest and most needy among us for our problems

  • Anonymous

    Sorry if I had to lie to sucker the public into believing me, but it’s not my
    fault you believed me. Hahahahahahah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    “I am sorry, they are finding themselves in this situation….” – Barack Obama

    That is no apology. He may feel sorry, but it’s not for anything he’s done. It’s like he feels he’s just an innocent bystander. It’s like he just witnessed a bad car accident, and while standing aside of the road, says to the victims, “I am sorry you found yourselves in this situation.”

    Honestly, we still have three more years of this BS?

  • JonL

    Typical liberal logic, lmao.

  • http://suzeraining.wordpress.com/ suz

    bravo glenn.

  • landofaahs

    I’ll give Obama a small break. I believe he is the sorriest president we ever had.

  • Anonymous

    There was no apology as far as I am concerned. He didn’t even look into the camera he was to busy looking down or at the person sitting across from him. He is not sorry, this was all planned so that the American people would lose their insurance and have to go into the exchanges to support his so called LAW. He is furthermore ruining America which he doesn’t care.

  • Anonymous

    Yes the 30 million will get healthcare, but 120 million Americans will lose their. Go figure.

  • annon.

    It’s actually quite comical to watch his cronies trip all over themselves trying to defend the fact that he LIED!

  • Anonymous

    Interesting legal/intellectual argument. Does that mean that all the millions who have lost their insurance can file a class action law suit against the President of US? With the justice department under his control, how far do suppose that would get. Is it an impeachable offence, legally speaking? What course of action is open the millions who are screwed because of his deception?
    I used to say “liars shouldn’t lie” but then they wouldn’t be liars would they and Obama is pathological.

  • Anonymous

    Don’t forget he acknowledged that “I got burned by this website….. uh I mean the American people got burned….”. It’s still about him, it always will be.

  • Anonymous

    Thanks for the laugh Sam Fisher!

  • landofaahs

    He just learned a little French. But just a wee bit though.

  • landofaahs

    And I always thought it was to show possums and armadillo’s that it could be done.

  • landofaahs

    I heard Herman Caine and Hillary were going to be on the same ticket and that KFC was supporting it with the Caine/Clinton special. 2 small breasts, 2 large thighs and two left wings for only 9.99.

  • HP McLovincraft

    I can’t believe a website didn’t launch the way the owner’s imagined. And I definitely can’t imagine that insurance companies would hire lawyers to find loopholes in an already insurance/pharma industry friendly law to drop bitches like they was last week’s fish. That’s crazy talk.

    What if if takes a little while to iron out the kinks?

    Holy Fucking Constipated Jesus!

    That would be like things are right now…except asthmatics, and autistic kids, and the cancer patients, and the mentally ill, and diabetic people, and the elderly, and poor people would be able to get insurance instead of opting for Catastrophic Care, which is free (although Motherfucking Expensive, like it was Gucci, Louis, Fendi or Prada or some shit).

    Really?

    You’d rather pay for a Ferrari you will never drive than a SmartCar we can share?

  • HP McLovincraft

    Lincoln suspended the Bill of Rights, Habeus Corpus and is the reason we have the fucking posse comitatus act.

    You make America Suck More.

  • HP McLovincraft

    See my post Re: Lincoln. FAIL

  • HP McLovincraft

    Oh melhornh, you are hilarious or not.

  • HP McLovincraft

    F’reals. Jesus kicked poor people in the nuts for being born poor…oh, wait…my bad…Jesus was in favor of actually helping poor people…

  • HP McLovincraft

    What a dick. How dare He think people with asthma deserve insurance? Bastard! Diabolical Motherfucker! What kind of sick freak thinks kids with Cerebral Palsy deserve the finest treatment available without earning millions of dollars a year?

    Kill the poor.

  • HP McLovincraft

    What the fuck does your statement even mean?

  • HP McLovincraft

    Math baffles you. See: Catastrophic care costs vs. Socialized medicine.

  • HP McLovincraft

    Even Jesus thinks you’re a cunt now.

  • HP McLovincraft

    You do realize Verizon had a hand in this and Verizon supports piTea Party candidates, right?

    Do Teabaggers have ANY Intellectual Honesty?

  • HP McLovincraft

    If you truly meant it, you would beg your Messiah for forgiveness. And the English language. Seriously. You are Fucking Stupid.

  • HP McLovincraft

    Sam Fisher’s version of English:

  • HP McLovincraft

    Do you believe in Intellectual Honesty?

  • HP McLovincraft

    Don’t laugh at retarded people. That isn’t nice.

  • HP McLovincraft

    It’s funny because it’s racist.

  • HP McLovincraft

    False Christians have to suck a lot of demon cock in Hell.

  • HP McLovincraft

    Glass Houses and Stones, bro.

  • Anonymous

    He isn’t taking any responsibility. He’s sorry for the mess that the people found *themselves* in based on his “assurances”.
    Obama didn’t have a law passed — he had an *idea* passed and the progressives hadn’t fully decided on what the idea was — except that everybody gets covered. Except: Everybody doesn’t mean everybody and covered doesn’t mean covered.

    It’s like covering your car with fishnet expecting to protect it from the rain.

  • Anonymous

    I wouldn’t share a SmartCar with you and have no expectations of surviving an accident in one. Equating good health with “being covered” is a delusion.

    HR Pufuncraft.

  • Anonymous

    You receive what you embrace.

  • HP McLovincraft

    That’s because you are stupid. Smartcars, just like Mini Coopers are built like tiny tanks. When have you heard of any fatalities? Never!

    And who needs healthcare, pshaw!

    Gullible dipshits.

  • HP McLovincraft

    I guess that means you have a lot of dumbfuckery to look forward to….

  • HP McLovincraft

    As far as I’m concerned you are RETARDED!

  • Anonymous

    What would you know about honesty? You demonstrate your own lack of intellect with almost every post you make HP. I see you are still fixated on your favourite oral and annal perversions. You offer nothing of any intellectual value to the world and yet God still loves you, Christ still paid your debt for the sins you so publicly display and I’m still praying for your salvation. God open your eyes to the demons you entertain and show you how much they hate you and what a fool they think you are. God grant you repentance and turn your hate-filled heart of stone into a heart of flesh before it is too late. God have mercy on you HP.

  • Nicole Hidu

    You are such a troll…

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  • HP McLovincraft

    How does anything I do or do not do impact your intellectual honesty or lack thereof? Is it not important to you?

    FAIL.

  • Anonymous

    “If you like your plan, you can keep it”….PERIOD.

    “I am sorry that they are finding themselves in this situation based on assurances they got from me,” PERIOD.

    PREVARICATUS POSPOTUS

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  • Anonymous

    Apparently, he did not even read his signature legacy healthcare tax law.

  • Anonymous

    Thirty million won’t get healthcare. They get to pay a tax on healthcare insurance to pay for the poor to have health insurance. But, doctors have fled, hospitals have closed. Nursing used to be a sure job, but it isn’t anymore. I think the best retort to the apology I have heard, is someone who twitted a news progra said, “Mr Prez, if you like your apology, you can keep it!”

  • Anonymous

    The administration, both houses, and the staff are exempt from paying healthcare tax built in prices of policies on the exchanges. It is said there was an exemption built into the law for unions since they were part of the team that participated in writing the bill. But, since SCOTUS, found it constitutional as a tax, my question is except for soldiers, how can anyone else be exempt from a tax?

  • Anonymous

    Well, “sorry” just doesn’t cut it.

  • Anonymous

    Additionally, the bill was never voted on as a “tax” but rather as legislation. Only Congress can levy taxes, not the executive or judicial branches. Before it’s hasty passage, Obama declared in a tv interview with George Stephanopolous that obamascam is “not a tax.” The entire debacle needs to go back for a vote as taxation, otherwise it is 100% illegitimate.

  • Anonymous

    Evidence shows via a memo months prior to this “tax/aka bill” being hastily passed that the administration knew millions would lose their health insurance plans they liked. Outright lies from the get-go and pure deceit. When are impeachment proceedings going to go forward for knowingly and willingly lying to the American people?

  • Anonymous

    No matter what miserable failure his healthscam proves to be, he and his minions have finally gotten within their grasp the huge power grab to control the people. This is a slam dunk for the marxist theory. It’s not about health care.

  • Anonymous

    Dyed-in-the-wool democrats (now known as liberal leftists) would vote for Satan if he were running for office.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDFGELoC4zc Sam Fisher

  • http://sharethisurlaboutglennbeck.com/ Gadamer too

    When will Beck apologize for lying?

    Don’t hold your breath.

  • batmanroxus

    He has been lying about everything for over 5 years. If he really means it he’ll repeal it. that vote will likely come from the house and senate soon.

  • Guest

    Beck has been lying about everything for over 5 years. Of course, Beck doesn’t have the decency to apologize for anything. Ever.

  • Guest

    How come you don’t give a crap about Beck’s many lies?

    Oh, right. Double standards.