Saturday, April 3, 2010

Paging Bret Baier: Obama gives 17-minute answer to health care question

CBS News has a new poll out showing that support for ObamaCare continues to slip as well as Obama’s approval numbers. If anyone wonders why, you need look no further than Obama’s salesmanship. While trying to sell ObamaCare at a North Carolina rally, Obama was asked a simple question about the tax burdens of ObamaCare. In response, Obama gave a 17 minute and 12 second rambling answer. 
Washington Post: […]Toward the end of a question-and-answer session with workers at an advanced battery technology manufacturer, a woman named Doris stood to ask the president whether it was a "wise decision to add more taxes to us with the health care" package.
"We are overtaxed as it is," Doris said bluntly.
Obama started out feisty. "Well, let's talk about that, because this is an area where there's been just a whole lot of misinformation, and I'm going to have to work hard over the next several months to clean up a lot of the misapprehensions that people have," the president said.
He then spent the next 17 minutes and 12 seconds lulling the crowd into a daze. His discursive answer -- more than 2,500 words long -- wandered from topic to topic, including commentary on the deficit, pay-as-you-go rules passed by Congress, Congressional Budget Office reports on Medicare waste, COBRA coverage, the Recovery Act and Federal Medical Assistance Percentages (he referred to this last item by its inside-the-Beltway name, "F-Map"). He talked about the notion of eliminating foreign aid (not worth it, he said). He invoked Warren Buffett, earmarks and the payroll tax that funds Medicare (referring to it, in fluent Washington lingo, as "FICA"). […]
One of Obama’s classic tactics when faced with tough questions is to ramble on and on, so that there is no time left for follow-ups or to put out so much nonsense that you forget the original question. Too bad for Doris that Bret Baier was not on hand, he knows how to stop the rope a dope.

On Drudge today, there is a picture of a little girl bored silly at meeting Obama, perhaps she too was subjected to a 17-minute answer.


trinity said...

I guess those asking Obama questions at these events will have to start adding at the end...and I'd like that answer in one or two sentences...not your usual nonsensical ramblings.

Just a conservative girl said...

So I guess I should be glad that he didn't take questions to the one I went to.

Sparky said...

Correct, the 17 minute "answer" was just more smoke and mirrors from Comrade Zero. Good report ABC! :)

Anonymous said...

That little girl's face is awesome. I'm guessing she just realized all the money she's ever gonna make is already being spent by this Obozo. She's not even looking at him, must be a future conservative.

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