By Tom Quiner
Barack Obama was elected president for a simple reason: a majority of voters trusted him.
With lofty rhetoric, he vowed “hope and change.”
With a faith laced with religious zeal, a majority of voters believed him and placed their trust in the man who vowed a new kind of White House.
With our economy in shambles, Mr. Obama set aside strategies for getting people back to work and focused all of his political capital on creating a new, expensive entitlement, which is now known as Obamacare.
The law would never have passed had Mr. Obama been honest at the outset and informed Americans that he was going to force people of faith to violate their conscience and pay for contraception and abortifacients in their health insurance.
This came after the president made an “ironclad” promise to Democratic Congressman Bart Stupek that he would sign an Executive Order to keep abortion coverage out of Obamacare, which he did. Mr. Obama broke this ironclad promise by imposing the HHS Mandate which undid his Executive Order. Mr. Stupek was shocked by the double cross:
“I am perplexed and disappointed that, having negotiated the Executive Order with the President, not only does the HHS mandate violate the Executive Order but it also violates statutory law.”
Even more the law would have crashed and burned had they known the president was lying when he said you could keep your doctor and current health insurance coverage if that was your preference.
And, of course, it would have imploded had Americans heard what Obama’s mastermind of the plan was saying behind closed doors. Jonathan Gruber of MIT was caught on video explaining that lack of transparency in the language of the bill and the stupidity of Americans was the only way to pass Obamacare. For the record, the Obama administration paid him $400,000 for his advice. His words:
“Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage. Call it the stupidity of the American voter or whatever, but basically, that was really, really critical for the thing to pass.”
As Mr. Gruber candidly admits, the truth had to be jettisoned to get this law passed.
The ends justify the means.
Thus goes the character of our president and his administration.