Just imagine if Bush had said something like this. Now, I’m not a Bush fan, but anytime a member of the GOP makes a gaffe, that person is excoriated in the media. When it’s a Democrat, well, he was probably tired from all the hard work from his many years of service to this country, which he loves dearly.
When he was campaigning for president, Obama was recounting to his audience that he had visited “57 states.” Either there are 7 more states that we don’t know about, or Obama didn’t have his teleprompter handy.
But he was given a pass, since campaigning is hard work, and he “hadn’t gotten a lot of sleep in the last 48 hours.” Well, it’s hard for Democrats anyway. Running for public office is easy for Republicans, so they don’t deserve to make excuses for their rhetorical mistakes when campaigning.
It was on a conference call hosted by Organizing for Action that Obama claimed that 100 million Americans had enrolled for healthcare insurance on the Obamacare exchange. Some 200,000 community organizers people were listening in. The Daily Mail pointed out that ironically, the website which was used for the conference call had its own share of glitches and errors while everyone was trying to get everyone on.
“I just wanted to take a few minutes to speak to everybody because you guys are the ones who are in the trenches, day-in, day-out,” Obama said, complaining of “misinformation” that has circulated about his health insurance overhaul law.
But “problems with the website … have created and fed a lot of this misinformation,” he admitted. Boasting of his administration’s skill in encouraging taxpayers to buy health insurance policies through public marketplaces, he claimed that “in the first month alone, we’ve seen more than 100 million Americans already successfully enroll in the new insurance plans.”
He didn’t even go back to correct himself. He just kept going.
A 100,000…a 100 million…at this point, what difference does it make, right?
So what’s his excuse? Was he just really tired? Maybe he didn’t have his teleprompter in front of him. Or maybe it really is true that Obama is an actor groomed by Harry Lennix, whose looks and mannerisms are uncannily similar to Obama’s, and Obama just forgot his lines. Who knows, but I’m sure the media will come to his defense and fill us in shortly.