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The Presidential “Apology”

News media everywhere are reporting that the President apologized for something about Obamacare–what for is not quite clear to me. The quote I’ve seen is:

“I am sorry that they, you know, are finding themselves in this situation, based on assurances they got from me,” Obama said.

I don’t see how this is an apology. Just because he said “I am sorry” doesn’t make it an apology. I am sorry the L.A. Dodgers didn’t get to the World Series, but I am not apologizing for it because I had no power to do anything about it. It sounds to me like the President is saying, “I am sorry people are having problems,” but he’s not claiming responsibility for it. He also is not saying he misled the people who have individual policies, which I think you could make a strong case for, since other news reports have said the White House knew three years ago that a lot of individual policies would not meet the minimum standards in Obamacare and would be cancelled. 

Regrettably, this is not an unusual stance for this President–to cobble together a “sort of” apology that isn’t, and to push blame off on other people. 

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admin on November 8, 2013