“Hey America, remember when I promised you could keep your plan and the law would make health care more affordable and accessible?”
But repeal it? No way.
In a speech to mark the beginning of the effort, Obama took aim at Republican lawmakers who have repeatedly called for repeal of the law and have attempted to use the troubled implementation to take shots at several vulnerable Democratic lawmakers up for re-election in 2014 who supported the Affordable Care Act.
“We’re not repealing it as long as I’m president,” said Obama, who was flanked by Americans who have benefited from aspects of the law. He said, “If I have to fight another three years to make sure that this law works, then that’s what I’ll do.”
He admitted that it’s not working (and things will probably only get way worse) but dammit, you’re stuck with it, America! Who cares if tens of millions will lose their insurance in spite of promises they could keep them. Since Obama won’t back the repeal of his signature disaster, I suppose convincing him to resign would be futile. The thought of “President Joe Biden” gives me pause in calling for that publicly though.