“You’re Going to Destroy My Presidency!” — Barack Obama

(AC) It Really is About Him

President Barack Obama is quoted as exclaiming to an unnamed Democratic Congressman, “You’re going to destroy my Presidency!” when the Congressman tried to explain to the President the trouble health care reform is in.

According to a story in the National Journal, Senator Charles Grassley, the ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee, recounted the story.

“You’re Going to Destroy My Presidency!” — Barack Obama

“Grassley said he spoke with a Democratic House member last week who shared Obama’s bleak reaction during a private meeting to reports that some factions of House Democrats were lining up to stall or even take down the overhaul unless leaders made major changes.

“‘Let’s just lay everything on the table,’ Grassley said. ‘A Democrat congressman last week told me after a conversation with the president that the president had trouble in the House of Representatives, and it wasn’t going to pass if there weren’t some changes made … and the president says, ‘You’re going to destroy my presidency.’ ‘”

This account suggests that President Obama is more worried than he is letting on about how health care reform is doing in the Congress. President Obama sniffed, “This is not about me” recently when informed that Senator Jim DeMint had suggested that health care reform was going to be Barack Obama’s “Waterloo.”

Anyone who exclaims, “You’re going to destroy my Presidency!” over anything is also saying that yes indeed it is about him. And that brings us to a disquieting truth about health care reform.

Health care reform is no longer about providing health insurance to the uninsured, or controlling the costs of health care, or even about grabbing power over health care for the government. It appears that health care reform must pass in order to save the Obama Presidency.

It is remarkable that just over six months after he was inaugurated, with high poll ratings, with the love of the media, with even the grudging hopes of his opponents, Barack Obama could be so frightened about the fate of a piece of legislation that he would exclaim, to a Democrat mind, “You’re going to destroy my Presidency!”


2 Responses to “You’re Going to Destroy My Presidency!” — Barack Obama

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Show some support!

We are 100% Listener & User supported!! Every little bit helps us continue. Donations help fund the site and keep all the free information on it. Thanks in advance and KEEP UP THE FIGHT!!!

Visitor Map

Subscribe For New Posts & Updates

Enter your email address to subscribe to FederalJack and Popeyeradio and you will receive notifications of new posts by email.

News Categories
The Wigner Effect
Col. L Fletcher Prouty: Secret Team