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Obama Speaks About Health Care Tech Problems, Assists Woman Who Gets Sick During Speech: VIDEO


President Obama spoke about problems with the website for the Affordable Health Care Act in a speech from the Rose Garden today:

“We did not wage this long and contentious battle just around a Web site. That’s not what this was about,” Mr. Obama told supporters during 25-minute remarks in the Rose Garden.

The president acknowledged that had not provided the easy opportunity to sign up for health insurance that White House officials promised for months. But he said that some people had managed to get insurance, and he urged critics of the law to support it.

“It’s time for folks to stop rooting for its failure, because hard-working, middle-class families are rooting for its success,” he said.

Near the end of the speech the President came to the assistance of a woman behind him who was clearly getting ready to faint.

"This is what happens when I talk too long," the President said.



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  1. I just dislike when the President doubts himself and says something like "Don't take my word for it". This just communicates weakness and this makes him and his message ineffective. He needs to have more spine and get behind his words.

    Posted by: Jay | Oct 21, 2013 1:23:19 PM

  2. Have patience with the new system. Republicans would rather seize on ANYTHING NOW and be contentious than even give it, let alone the website a chance . . .

    Posted by: Mike | Oct 21, 2013 1:33:33 PM

  3. I rather like it when politicians say "Don't take my word for it" and encourage people to research some facts and think for themselves. Politicians are a notorious breed of unscrupulous liars, so one who encourages people to fact check them is more believable than one who doesn't. It's a sad fact that no one believes politicians at face value, but that's what the world has come to. For someone as routinely vilified as President Obama, this tactic is even more appropriate, imo.

    Posted by: Zlick | Oct 21, 2013 1:54:52 PM

  4. Zlick Most people do not check facts, all they perceive is weak, ambiguous message that creates doubts in their minds.

    Posted by: Jay | Oct 21, 2013 2:25:34 PM

  5. "Why can't I take the President on his word, is is worthless?" That's the kind of though his recurrent speech invokes.

    Posted by: Jay | Oct 21, 2013 2:29:37 PM

  6. I hope after 2014 Obama stops being afraid of being seen as an angry black man and delivers a big can of whoopass.

    Posted by: QJ201 | Oct 21, 2013 2:45:21 PM

  7. Fake.

    Posted by: Sargon Bighorn | Oct 21, 2013 3:00:04 PM

  8. I agree with QJ201 - its about me some WHOOOPASS was deployed in full force!!! "Angry Black Man Initiate!"!!!

    Posted by: disgusted american | Oct 21, 2013 4:34:42 PM

  9. Obama shows some Presidential WHOOOPASS when NEEDED! Bin Laden certainly got it full force at a time when Dubba and other ReFLUBlicans had made a mess, (and huge profits for themselves) in Iraq. As you might recall, they were saying at the time that "he REALLY didn't matter anymore" . . .

    Posted by: Mike | Oct 21, 2013 6:11:38 PM

  10. You guys are a trip. Do practice kissing POTUS's bum everyday?

    It's a textbook example of a cluster-phuk. No surprise. And most Americans reading this will see their premiums INCREASE. The only folks making out like bandits with ObamaCare are the health insurance industry and 'poor' folks who get 'free' heath insurance.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Oct 22, 2013 7:04:43 AM

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