At American Power, Donald Douglas links this piece at the Wall Street Journal and makes this observation about the “apology”
He didn’t really apologize, actually. It’s more like he feels sorry that people got screwed, not that he’s sorry for actually screwing people. It’s a few huge difference and people have noticed.
No, he did not apologize, he is, once again, refusing to step up and take any responsibility for the harm his “signature” legislation is causing. Consider this from the WSJ
The president’s comments marked a departure from his previous defense of the law and his oft-repeated vow that “if you like your plan, you can keep your plan.” Before Thursday, he had stood by his words, while adding some caveats. He had argued that the small percentage of people forced to buy new coverage would find more comprehensive plans in the new marketplace.
About 15.4 million people—about 5% of the population—are covered by individual health plans. Industry experts have said many of them will see their policies terminated by the end of the year as insurers switch to plans that comply with the health law.
Mr. Obama repeated Thursday that only a small percentage of Americans were seeing their plans canceled, but he acknowledged it was “scary” for those people and conceded the law was responsible for their situation. “Obviously, we didn’t do a good enough job in terms of how we crafted the law,” he said. “That’s something that we’re going to do everything we can to get fixed.”
That is a bald-faced lie and nothing more. Obama KNEW, that the HHS regulations would so narrowly define the grandfather clause in Obamacare that any change, no matter how minute, in existing insurance policies would make those policies illegal. He knew this, yet he continued to lie, and continued to lie, even after NBC News and others exposed the lie. This “apology” is as phony as it gets. Obama could have “fixed” this by not allowing the HHS to over regulate the grandfather clause. Sorry but this is nothing more than Obama going back into campaign mode.