Obama Wanted a Primetime Address on the Networks to Crow About Obamacare's '7 Million'?

My goodness, what an out-of-touch braggart we have in the White House.

WASHINGTON — White House officials sought valuable primetime air for a rare, impromptu Tuesday night address to tout the accomplishment of signing up more than 7 million people under the Affordable Care Act.

But network officials refused to make the kind of accommodation they did previously for the announcement that Osama Bin Laden had been killed, for instance, and Obama was left instead cutting into the much smaller audiences ofEllen and other daytime shows.

Three sources familiar with the request confirmed the White House asked for the primetime slot in their effort both to emphasize a bright moment following the challenging roll out and, more important, to try to reintroduce the country to a law that remains unpopular. One top White House official referred BuzzFeed to another top official for comment on the conversation with networks, but the second official did not respond to a request for comment.


For once, the networks made a good call.

Or, on second thought, maybe they didn’t.

The majority don’t want Obamacare. It’s hurting people right now. It’s even a subject of ridicule on the late night shows. The networks may have done Obama a favor by keeping his smug mug off the air when he could have irked the most people at once.



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