Obama defends ObamaCare in Maine 

President Obama, in Portland:

So after I signed the bill, I looked around.  (Laughter and applause.)  I looked up at the sky to see if asteroids were coming.  (Laughter.) I looked at the ground to see if cracks had opened up in the earth.  You know what, it turned out it was a pretty nice day.  (Laughter and applause.)  Birds were still chirping.  Folks were strolling down the street.  Nobody had lost their doctor.  Nobody had pulled the plug on Granny.  (Laughter.)  Nobody was being dragged away to be forced into some government-run health care plan.

But the president knows that none of those things are scheduled to happen until 2014, when ObamaCare goes into effect. And don’t bring up the new taxes on Maine’s tourism industry.

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David Freddoso

David Freddoso came to the Washington Examiner in June 2009, after serving for nearly two years as a Capitol Hill-based staff reporter for National Review Online. Before writing his New York Times bestselling book, The Case Against Barack Obama, he spent three years assisting Robert Novak, the legendary Washington... more
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