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Friday, November 8, 2013

Why Obama's non-apology won't work -- By Philip Klein, The Washington Examiner

There’s a long-standing theory that when politicians are in trouble, the best thing for them to do is to own up to the problem. But there are cases where that’s easier said than done.

When President Clinton apologized for lying about his relationship with Monica Lewinsky, he was able to argue that it was ultimately a personal matter and successfully urged the public to move on.

But President Obama’s current problems are not of the personal nature. Instead, over a period of five years, he repeatedly told Americans that under his health care legislation, those who liked their current health care policies could keep them.

And now that millions of Americans have been receiving cancellation notices from their health insurers, the media has finally awakened to the fact that he was lying all along.

So, when Obama sat down for an interview with NBC's Chuck Todd Thursday, there wasn't much that he could say that could improve his situation. This didn't stop Obama from spinning webs.

Obama kept saying that the cancellations only affected a “small percentage” of Americans. But the Associated Press tally of current cancellations - at least 3.5 million people - is greater than the population of his beloved Chicago.

If every Chicagoan had suddenly lost insurance coverage they liked under President Bush, would Obama have dismissed the problem as only affecting a small number of people?

Not to mention the fact that the very people he is trying to reassure are the people who are losing their insurance.

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