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Obama really doesn't get it!

Once again, Obama uses the auto insurance vs health care insurance analogy, and again demonstrates that he is either not all that bright, lying, or thinks his supporters believe his fables!

In the clip he talks about just having graduated from COLLEGE, owning a clunker, and purchasing auto insurance, only to find out that the insurance he purchased would not cover him when he was involved in a fender bender a few months later.

Turns out Obama, the Ivy League College graduate and President of The Harvard Law Review, didn't know the difference between LIABILITY insurance (which everyone knows is the basic state requirement to legally operate a motor vehicle and what people with clunkers usually select because the car is not worth much more than the deductible ie: Safe Auto) and COLLISION/COMPREHENSIVE insurance!

CNN clip from actual health care summit:

What do you think??????


Asked by LoriKeet at 8:10 AM on Feb. 28, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (48)
  • IMO, Obama has to emotionalize the whole health care debate to get people to not pay attention to it's ridiculously high price tag and absurd demands. It is an unconstitutional bill, but for some reason those that scream about constitutional rights are right there behind him on this bill. Also ignoring the PA being extended. My how the times are a changin'.

    I don't know that I think he doesn't understand the auto insurance thing, but retelling his story some years later when people without an ivy league degree can plainly understand that he didn't have the right kind of insurance doesn't paint him in the best light. I guess times are desperate. I knew the difference between liability and comprehensive in high school.


    Answer by QuinnMae at 9:15 AM on Feb. 28, 2010

  • And another point: When a rear-end collision occurs, it is common knowledge that it is the fault of the driver who hits the rear end of the other car. Obama should have called that driver’s insurance company (unless of course they too only had LIABILITY insurance) assuming that this event even happened!

    All this little story illustrates is that Obama has never learned a thing about insurance (since he's retellign this story some 20+ years later) this the man we want in charge of "reforming" the entire health-insurance sector?!

    Answer by LoriKeet at 8:19 AM on Feb. 28, 2010

  • O knows it. He just knows that many of his supporters don't know it and he plays into it. Many of the left and "moms" in here believe in everything he has to say, regardless if it is a lie or false. He could say that the sky was purple and there would be those that would argue that it would be true. He does these things to prove his point regardless, if it is true or not.

    Answer by pvtjokerus at 8:28 AM on Feb. 28, 2010

  • His problem.... He thinks the American people are dumb enough to believe him... He hoodwinked so many to get the vote... But reality is hitting him... Bring on 2010.... Then onto 2012!

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 8:47 AM on Feb. 28, 2010

  • your right he is an intelligent man he couldn't have gotten his degree with out being and he is a con man i am so tired of him being called the senator from illinois he ran and then immediately ran for president didn't do squat for illinois and wont do squat for the country. he is a smooth talker that is all. when will america quit falling for smooth talkers and charisma and go for experience and knowledge.

    Answer by mom2snsb at 8:52 AM on Feb. 28, 2010

  • go for experience and knowledge.'

    You mean like BUSH? ROFL

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:53 AM on Feb. 28, 2010

  • go for experience and knowledge.'

    You mean like BUSH? ROFL

    Unless I'm wrong, BUSH wasn't running against Obama.

    Obama is the PRESIDENT for goodness sake. I would expect a president who is as smart as his supporters say he is to understand auto insurance. Most intelligent people do. It is a ruse. He is trying to appeal to the "common/unintelligent" man who he thinks doesn't understand insurance. Surely, one of his intelligent cabinet would have set him straight the first time he said it.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:02 AM on Feb. 28, 2010

  • HE THINKS they are dumb

    Sorry, I don't agree. There are DUMB people on both side, which Republicans and Democrats play .

    Wow, amazing, you know what Obama thinks now!

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:04 AM on Feb. 28, 2010

  • Sorry, I don't agree. There are DUMB people on both side, which Republicans and Democrats play .

     LOL.. You got caught and now you are back peddling.. Classic anon.. No one say there aren't dumb people... All over the world.. Just like there are strong minded people, people who own their words, and people who don't hide behind punctuation marks rushing to "sting" people's comments.... IN THIS QUESTION~ Politicians (ALL of them) need to stop treating the American people the way Obama is doing in this particular example... Obama made a mistake that would have given him a free pass during the campaign. But people are waking up! The American people are not falling for this crap anymore....  BRING ON 2010!!  Then onto 2012!!!


    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 9:12 AM on Feb. 28, 2010

  • I guess he didnt read his policy just like some who have health insurance. They just figure I have insurance, so it must be covered....

    It's like the patients who call my office. Their insurnace denies the claim, they call and DEMAND we change things so their insurance will cover the visit. They get extremely PISSY when we wont commit FRAUD..

    Answer by PestPatti at 9:17 AM on Feb. 28, 2010