You got to give Barack Obama the credit that he is due; he may well be focus of the greatest existential threat to America and to Liberty in at least several generations, but he does possess the rare innate ability to drop gems of humor when he forgets to let the TOTUS decide what he should say in public, even a carefully controlled a scripted venue.
You’ve just got to laugh at this little blip of truth and humor; when I first read it, I thought it was from Biden:
I think private insurers should be able to compete. They do it all the time. I mean, if you think about, if you think about it, um, UPS and FedEx are doing just fine. Right? The, uh, no they are. I mean, it’s the post office that’s always having problems.
– President Obama
August 11, 2009, Portsmouth, NH Pseudo-Town Hall
Exactly, Mr. President! You’ve, quite unknowingly and unintentionally hit the nail on the head. UPS and FedEx are doing just fine while their government-ran competitor is failing and falling into chaos.
Americans do not want, and will fight tooth and nail against, spending literally trillions of dollars in order to “give” us a healthcare system that functions no better than the US Postal Service as compared to the private system that we Americans already have and are largely content with.
In any case though, in January, 2013, when President Obama becomes unemployed – don’t fret; he gets to keep his health insurance for life – he should really show the video of this blurb to his friend, Wanda Sykes. She might be able to get him a comedy special on one the cable networks.