Ann Coulter, author of Never Trust a Liberal Over Three - Especially a Republican, joined Glenn on radio this morning to talk about the latest issues with Obamacare and what it means for the Republican Party in 2014. After agreeing that Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius’ testimony on Capitol Hill yesterday was “arrogant” at best, Glenn asked Ann to respond to this gem from President Obama yesterday:
PRESIDENT OBAMA: It is true that some Americans who have health insurance plans that they bought on their own through the old individual market are getting notices from their insurance companies suggesting that somehow, because the Affordable Care Act, they may be losing their existing health insurance plans. This is the, this has been the latest flurry in the news. If you're getting one of these letters, just shop around in the new marketplace. That's what it for.
“How do you respond before I have an aneurysm,” Glenn asked Ann.
“The old, the old system was: You got to pick the health insurance you wanted. Now, the government will tell you what plan you must get. So you know, if you're a gay guy, you have to get full maternity care,” Ann said. “I know a lot of doctors they told me people think they're getting something free. You know, no. All [the doctors are] allowed or required to tell [their patients] is, you know, don't smoke, wear a seatbelt, silly things like that. But if [the patients] say, ‘While I'm here could you look at this rash on my arm?’ No I'm sorry you'll have to make an appointment for that. So your big free no co-pay visit for preventive services just requires a doctor to read you a list of, you know, PC preventive health rules.”
As Glenn explained, any rollout is going to have its problems, and everyone knows you sometimes have to break a few eggs. But in this case, the government appears to be breaking the entire system.
“It's very important to repeal this as soon as possible, which is why winning congressional elections next year is so vitally important… Republicans can get this done if they take the Senate back and hold the House… As soon as we have a majority, we will rid of you this,” Ann said. “I mean Obama has the media covering for him. These liberals, these Democrats in the media, they are out right lying about it. But people are going to get their new health insurance premiums in the mail, and I think enough of them are going to know they're being lied to.”
Earlier this week, Glenn asked a very simple question about the Obama Administration: Who’s in charge? Time and time again President Obama seems to find things out from the newspapers – just like you and me. The latest offense? The fact that days before the disastrous Obamacare rollout, the President seemed woefully unaware of any potential problems.
“I said earlier this week, if he didn't know then there's been a coup,” Glenn said. “Who doesn't tell the President? You have a study that shows all of this stuff. And you don't show the President and you allow him to go out and say these things? Who's running the country because, obviously, this guy is not. There's nobody in the Administration that will tell him, ‘Mr. President, I want you to know, you're not telling the truth here.’”
“Oh, you're giving him way too much credit,” Ann concluded. “He was lying and he has to lie because, if he had told the truth, if Democrats told the truth about Obamacare, even with their majority in the Senate and the House, they could not have passed this.”
Watch the entire interview below: