CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: Look, this is the Gulf oil spill — drip, drip, drip — and the president being utterly helpless. Except that Obama is the one who drilled the well. And this is not outside of him — this is his doing, his signature achievement. I think as damaging as the website problems are, I think much more damaging is what his numbers are with people rating him on job approval and whether they have a favorable opinion of him.
It has dropped like a stone, and the reason is he was caught in an obvious deception. The one thing he did in the interview last week that I think was not picked up on is the fact that he compounded it when he said, ‘Oh, we’re really sorry about all those people who lost their insurance.’ It’s because they didn’t craft the law appropriately. That is precisely opposite of the truth. He’s done it again.
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