"No asteroids were falling"
Obama Mocks Over Half the Country
We've seen it before. This jerk thinks he's still campaigning. Someone forgot to tell Barack Obama that he's the president of ALL the country. Whatever happened to being gracious in victory? Don't expect it from this asshat.
Speaking without his suit jacket, Obama suggested that opposition springs from "fear-mongering and plenty of overheated rhetoric.''
He added: "You turn on the news, you'll see the same folks are still shouting about how it's going to be the end of the world because this bill passed. .... Leaders of the Republican Party, they called the passage of this bill 'Armageddon.' Armageddon! End of freedom as we know it! So after I signed the bill I looked around to see if there were any asteroids falling. Some cracks opening up in the Earth! Turned out it was a nice day!''
Obama threw down a challenge to those who think the law can be repealed: "Go for it." See the video here.
Update. Someone yesterday asked a good question: What's with the adoring crowds in Iowa? My answer was that Obama's public appearances are always carefully staged, but that was only a partial answer. Where did he give his speech in Iowa City? At the University of Iowa field house. His handlers packed in 3,000 selected supporters, including a large number of students from the University.
"This is your victory," Obama said at the University of Iowa. Health care reform "was about the future of our country. And today ... that future looks stronger and more hopeful and brighter than it has in some time."
The crowd, in turn, repeatedly chanted Obama's [childish and simplistic] campaign theme: "Yes, we can."
What really disturbs me is that this man evidently is never allowed to see people who disagree with him. They put him in front of 3,000 chanting, adoring 20-somethings while the people who disagree with his policies are left outside. For someone who has "issues" with narcissism, that sort of strategy only feeds into his oversized attitude about himself. This man is truly on the path to being the most disasterous president in American history. Historic.