“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!”

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/1972220/youre_going_to_destroy_my_presidency.html?cat=9

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

  • it’s amazing that even with the mainstream media slant in favor of obama his ratings dive makes him less popular than bush. maybe we should just impeach him for stupidity and end his term early so we can get someone in who acts like an american instead of some banana republic leader with a bunch of czars…

  • Let’s hope for this country’s health that Obama’s Presidency is destroyed by this pathetic health care proposal. Please Lord, have mercy on America, rescue us from freaks in office, destroy their initiatives and stop this undeserved assault on America…we have suffered enough. Amen

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