Overexposed Obama

Just before Barack Obama and the G-20 prepared plans for a major shift in the way nations manage their economies, the president displayed his eagerness to takeover one-sixth of the U.S. economy by booking himself on five Sunday talk shows to defend ObamaCare — ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN and even Univision. Fox News Channel was conspicuously absent from the list, probably because the man of hope-n-change isn’t too “fair and balanced.”

Recording five shows back to back made more news than what he actually had to say. Which gives rise to the adage: If Barack Obama says nothing five times over in the media forest, has he still made a noise?

George Stephanopoulos of ABC News challenged Obama’s ridiculous assertion that a government-imposed penalty for not purchasing insurance is not a tax. “[T]he government is forcing people to spend money, fining you if you don’t [buy insurance]. … How is that not a tax?” Stephanopoulos inquired. Obama filibustered with one of his classic long-winded answers claiming that the penalty is not a tax simply because — well, he says it’s not. He remained undeterred, even accusing his interlocutor of making up a definition when Stephanopoulos grabbed his Merriam-Webster and recited the definition of the word “tax.” Obama’s response? “My critics say everything is a tax increase.” Word is Obama’s picture will be included beside the “tax” entry in the next Merriam-Webster’s edition.

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