After Rep. Joe Wilson captured what many Americans were thinking during Obama’s Joint Session of Congress speech, I talked to an illegal alien to ask them, what do you think? Do you think if Obama’s plan passed you would get health care?
The first answer was, Yes, ObamaCare will give me health care because I get it now, paid for by the State, and I will get it under ObamaCare.
The second answer I got was more surprising, Obama can say he will not give health care to illegal aliens because he intends to make legal those who are here illegally.
Then, at the 9/12 Tea Party at the Capitol in D.C. I see this sign, saying precisely what the illegal alien told me.
So, low and behold, why should it surprise me that the President said the same thing that an illegal alien told me, and the same thing on the sign linked to above?
This morning in the Washington Times is reporting the following:
President Obama said this week that his health care plan won’t cover illegal immigrants, but argued that’s all the more reason to legalize them and ensure they eventually do get coverage.
He also staked out a position that anyone in the country legally should be covered – a major break with the 1996 welfare reform bill, which limited most federal public assistance programs only to citizens and longtime immigrants.
The have-it-both-ways statements by the President Obama is undermining his poll numbers, his credibility on both the deficit and health care, and is going to leave foreign leaders wondering if they can trust what he says.
The Obama Health Care Whoopers are directly impacting the recent Gallup Poll results: 52% of Americans disapprove of the way Obama is handling the health care issue. Only 43% of Americans approve of Obama’s handling of health care. His numbers on the deficit are even worse: hes has a current 38% approval on handling the deficit, and 58% disapproval.
And on the providing care without raising taxes, 6 out of 10 Americans flat out do not believe Obama.
Does anyone on the White House staff actually say, hey, we are saying something 180 degrees different than what we said in a nationally televised speech 10 days ago, so perhaps we ought not to say it? Or does this even occur to Obama? Is there no sense of shame at the flip-flops, or does Obama just say whatever he needs to at the time, to escape the political pressure of the moment?
Since we all now know what Obama means by an explicit ban on providing health care benefits to illegal aliens, it undermines Obama’s claim that he will have an explicit ban on abortion in his bill.
In fact, when the public can not take at face value what a President says, it creates a real problem each and every time the President makes some declaratory statement about his position or intent: everyone must immediately begin questioning, did he really mean it, what else could he mean, is this just a prelude to a flip-flop two weeks later — like his illegal alien position on ObamaCare?