In a remarkable instance of forgetfulness, a close friend of Hawaii governor Neil Abercrombie retracted his previous statements concerning a conversation he had with the governor concerning the increasingly-concerning issue of President Barack “Barry” Hussein Obama’s birth certificate and location of his birth.
So-called “Birthers” have been derided as partisan freaks for two years now by the White House and Democrat minions such as Abercrombie and “celebrity journalist” Mike Evans sought to clear the air last week on Minnesota’s KQRS radio. At that time, good buddy Evans “said he’d been told by the governor himself that Obama’s birth certificate was nowhere to be found.”
Speaking without an audioprompter, Evans specifically said on January 20th: “Yesterday, talking to Neil’s office. Neil says that he searched everywhere using his powers as governor . . . there is no Barack Obama birth certificate in Hawaii. Absolutely no proof at all that he was born in Hawaii.”
Listen to that blockbuster revelation here: http://tiny.cc/xbtzy
Less than six days later, Evans went public with his retraction. He was truly sorry for telling that whopper, if indeed it was a whopper, and was “remorseful and embarrassed that he appeared to have given the impression that he had discussed the search for Obama’s birth certificate with Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie:” http://tiny.cc/3ptm4
Appeared to give the impression? Evans had forthrightly and unequivocably stated he had called Abercrombie, “an Obama-lover,” as Evans described him, and the governor had admitted no such certificate existed.
With no suggestion of intimidation by either Abercrombie’s office or the White House, the celebrity reporter now says he misspoke, which is either a euphemism for having told a baldfaced lie, a CYA moment, backtracking to conceal the truth which neither the governor nor the president want revealed, or all of the above.
It’s odd, amusing, and pathetic how this inept administration keeps getting deeper and deeper into the Birther hole.
Another lie related to the administration is in process of being outed although the presidency isn’t immediately at stake in this one, just the president’s and Congress’ credibility.
Despite pledges that Obamacare would be administered fairly and equitably, in fact, like so many other Obama pledges, the health care program is being used as a political reward program. More precisely, if businesses and organizations are on the good list, they are being rewarded by HHS with exemptions from Obamacare’s onerous burdens. If you’re just another poor, ignorant schlep, you’re still stuck in the 2,309 page swamp that no one bothered to read.
Candidate Obama wanted to “share the wealth.” The chief problem with Obamacare exemptions, exceptions, and waivers is that they negate the stated aim of sharing the pain of paying for health insurance for those alleged 30 million uninsured Americans, many of whom didn’t want to be insured in the first place. The smaller the pot of participants, the greater the cost for those forced to participate, those aforementioned schleps.
And that pot is rapidly shrinking.
As of November 1st, 2010, some 111 swamp waivers had been extended to a variety of enterprises. By December 7th, that number had grown to 222, ranging from Dardens to McDonald’s to other restaurant food chains, from CIGNA to Aetna to other insurers, from Dish Network to O’Reilly’s Auto Parts, whoever they are.
The principal exemption beneficiaries, by far, have been those groups which all but universally supported Obama’s candidacy–labor unions–with the United Auto Workers at the top of that list. Now Obama’s designated henchmen, those assigned to break heads and kick ass whenever head-breaking and ass-kicking are needed, the Service Employees International Union, have been welcomed onboard the exemption gravy train.
Three SEIU locals, including Obama’s adopted hometown SEIU Local 25, have gotten Obamacare waivers. It’s only a matter of time before the other two million SEIU members in the nation demand and get preferance as well. After all, $27,000,000 of their hard-earned money went to support Obama in 2008: http://tiny.cc/xt3vx
They’ve paid their dues and will want their due. As for the rest of us, we have to wait until 2012 to rectify the debacle that is Obamacare. By that time we may also know if we have been governed by a Muslim Kenyan for four years.