President Obama is beginning his post-presidency the same way he began his presidency: by accepting a prestigious award for dubious reasons. Over the weekend, he was at the Kennedy Library in Boston to accept the Profiles In Courage Award for giving us Obamacare. I don’t know how much courage that took, but admittedly, it does take some superhuman chutzpah to look people in the eye and swear that they can keep their doctor and their insurance policy if they like them when you know that’s a giant load of horseradish.
Obama urged Congress to show “political courage” by not repealing Obamacare, despite the fact that it’s imploding on its own from fleeing insurers and skyrocketing premiums. Personally, considering the unconscionable level of dishonest demagoguery surrounding this issue, or any attempts to reform the DC bureaucracy, I think the real “Profiles in Political Courage” Award should go to anyone in Washington who has the guts to say that a giant government program is a failure and needs to be repealed and replaced.