It’s become really hard for me to take Republicans seriously anymore. Especially when it comes to their seemingly endless attacks on President Obama. I can say with almost absolute certainty that we’ll never see another president bashed as often – and as aggressively – as Obama has been by the Republican party.
Not only do they constantly attack him, the way in which they attack him has just gotten absurd.
Take for instance Michele Bachmann’s latest rant about the very small two week delay President Obama announced for the Affordable Care Act. Basically what President Obama did was say people who have difficulty signing up by March 31 (I’m assuming because he knows people are waiting until the last minute and will flood the servers the last few days) have an extra two weeks to get in by this year’s deadline. That is, if they can provide proof of their hardship.
Not exactly what I would call that big of a deal. In fact, it’s a good thing that some people will have a couple extra weeks to get this done.
Well, not unless you’re Michele Bachmann and her fellow Republicans who want to use this 2 week extension as another example of the “lawless presidency” Obama has presided over.
Bachmann said on Fox News, “Unfortunately, it is the continuation of lawlessness from the administration. The administration gets to have it any way they want to have it. All their promises about Obamacare, completely hypocritical. They didn’t come through, and now this? More of the same.”
First, they’ve announced that the marketplace has now signed up 6 million people (with their goal being 7 million – and that doesn’t count those who got insurance through Medicaid expansion), so they’ve pretty much reached their goal despite the fact that for 2 months the site was barely working.
“I feel sorry, honestly, for the people who are trying to be the administrators of Obamacare,” she continued. “How in the world do they know what to comply with? Do you either follow the law as it’s written, or are you responsible for watching Jay Carney’s press conference to figure out what the law is? It’s complete incredibility on the part of this administration.”
Adjusting parameters slightly as problems arise when implementing something brand new isn’t “lawless behavior,” it’s called using common sense.
Her comments did nothing more than make her look like a complete fool. She took a simple 2 week delay for those who might experience trouble signing up in the closing days of Obamacare enrollment and tried to blow it up into some massive deal.
The reality is, almost all of the propaganda Republicans have tried to use against Obamacare has fallen apart and now they’re just grasping as straws. But Bachmann’s comments are nothing shocking. She’s made a political career out of embarrassing herself with ridiculous propaganda, blatant lies and asinine comments such as these.