The "Secretary of explaining stuff" will tell you what's good for you.
Obama asks Bill Clinton to explain why America needs Obamacare
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So, you know that health care law? The one Obama keeps unilaterally delaying? Sure you do. It’s the one that Americans overwhelmingly want repealed. You remember.
Well, it seems that, despite having signed the legislation in 2010, the Obama administration thinks it still needs to keep selling you on the ACA. Polls show you don’t like it - and you never liked it - but the White House knows what’s best, so they feel they have to keep making their case. Maybe they think that if they spend enough time telling you how desperately you want it to remain law, you’ll actually start to believe it.
So far, the President has done a truly miserable job on this front. The Affordable Care Act was unpopular upon its passage, and it’s less popular now. That just won’t do. In order to correct this, the administration is calling upon the man Barack Obama likes to call the “secretary of explaining stuff.” That man is Bill Clinton.
That’s right. According to MSNBC the President that just won’t go away is about to give a major policy speech on behalf of the President who just can’t seem to explain himself:
“Breaking news from the White House this morning. We can report to you first here, right on the Daily Rundown, that former President Bill Clinton is being tapped to deliver a major policy speech on behalf of the White House defending and explaining the health care law, the Affordable Care Act. He’ll do so at his presidential library in Little Rock, Arkansas, next Wednesday, one week from today. President Obama once dubbed President Clinton the secretary of explaining stuff. He actually had another word at the time, but ‘stuff’ is what’s been quoted.
“And that’s what the White House hopes Bill Clinton will do when it’s just the one-month mark before the health care marketplaces open up. And think about the setting for Bill Clinton’s health care speech on September 4. Yes, it’s at his library in Little Rock, Arkansas. But Arkansas. If somehow he can sway the Arkansas electorate, his former electorate, his former home, about health care, and it ends up saving Mark Pryor’s Senate seat, that’s where you see how the politics of all this falls. And why the White House believes they need Bill Clinton to do this.”
For years, Obama’s told you that you want, need, and desire Obamacare ...but you don’t believe him. So he’s bringing in someone you can trust implicitly.
How pathetic that the job of defending the President’s signature law - the piece of legislation that he’s proud to call Obamacare - is being handed-off to someone who left the White House a dozen years ago.