WASHINGTON, November 21, 2013 — Many, including those on the left, believe President Obama’s presidency is failing.
Perhaps the biggest political challenge by President Obama was his disastrous attempt at reforming health care coverage in America. This is turning out to be far worse than anything related to last month’s debt ceiling crisis or even Benghazi.
This president is fighting to save his legacy and regain credibility with the public, but this time a flattering speech isn’t going to work. Yes, the President has a wonderful talent for giving great ‘feel good’ speeches, but the same qualities that kept him popular are diminishing his gleam. People are starting to recognize that the words he speaks to not reflect reality and, in fact, that they contradict the truth.
The public is starting to understand the failures surrounding his health care law, which has very little to do with actual ‘health care access’ and more to do with ‘Insurance reform’.
In a recent White House press conference, the President claimed, “It’s legitimate for them to expect me to have to win back some credibility on this health care law in particular and on a whole range of these issues in general,” which indicates that the President himself has given up and admits that he may have stretched the truth a bit on this healthcare law. In an effort to avoid remaining on a sinking ship, numerous elected officials that once supported the legislation are now distancing themselves from the White House.
Democrats are now finding themselves concerned over the political aftermath of the President’s health care law, worrying it could negatively impact their own chances for re-election.
Washington is still the same Washington, as Republicans are facing the lowest approval ratings ever, with an all-time low ratings and an internal battle over the direction of the GOP and its leaders, while being blamed for anything wrong with D.C. Until now.
Now, Republicans don’t have to accept all of that blame, as even Democrats has slightly distanced themselves from the President. Therefore, without any success coming from the “healthcare law”, the President will steadily decline in the polls and the public will continue to view him as “untrustworthy”.
The heathcare.gov site was a disaster from the start. The technical issues were followed by the problem of millions of Americans losing their insurance plans despite promises from the President that they could keep their plans. U.S. Health and Human Service Secretary Kathleen Sibelius still is allowed to maintain her post, even in the aftermath of the healthcare.gov site debacle.
The failure of the healthcare law, which was intended to help millions of Americans, has now tainted the public’s view of President Obama.
Conservatives and now liberal groups, through survey’s and polls, are claiming that the President has lost credibility, and more believe that he’s simply failed in his executive leadership. Obama’s is seconds from having his legacy tarnished by the failed healthcare issue, compounded by his lies about the program.
Although the president knows it will take more than his’ words, and personality to save his second term, President Obama must now decide if his legacy towards ‘healthcare reform’ is even worth saving.
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