Obama Urges Congress Show “Courage” On Health Care Repeal


Former President Fights For Obamacare

Barack Obama | Photo Credit Barcroft

Former President Obama has come out of the shadows to join the controversial discussion about his signature health care plan. In his first public comments, he asked for Congress to demonstrate political courage.

This courage, of course, was asking for certain Republicans to stand against their party. Obama’s appearance came about as he arrived to accept the annual John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award at the JFK Library in Boston.

Obama gave a 30-minute acceptance speech.

Obama Tip-Toes Around Controversial Issue

No Obamacare | Photo Credit US News & World Report

During the speech, Obama managed to avoid partisan attacks and never mentioned President Trump. Obama then recalled members of Congress who voted to pass the ACA, but lost their seats in later elections.

“They had a chance to insure millions. But this vote could also cost them their seats, perhaps end their political careers,” said the former President. All in all, he made no direct reference to last Thursday’s vote.

“It is my fervent hope and the hope of millions… such courage is still possible, that today’s members of Congress regardless of party are willing to look at the facts and speak the truth, even when it contradicts party positions,” said Obama.

Obama Speaks About “Courage”

President Kennedy | Photo Credit Huffington Post

Reuters reports:

“Referring to former President John F. Kennedy’s book on political courage, he noted that many members of Congress risked and ultimately lost their seats when they voted for Obamacare, which helped give rise to the conservative Tea Party movement.”

“As everyone here now knows, this great debate is not settled but continues,” Obama said. “And it is my fervent hope, and the hope of millions that, regardless of party, such courage is still possible.”

Courage to go against their constituents, and risk their seats? No wonder why they can’t figure out how they lost the last election.

  • Pooran Barman

    Dear EX President Obama, you are history now and your Caliphate is finished. Take it or leave it , we are over you and the next President will do what you and Gruber tried to force on us. Enjoy your days in the retirement, better learn some profession as you have already been debarred.

    • Anonomus1

      Disbarred! Lol

  • Anonymous

    The level of hate is so extreme that one wonders, ” What is THIS SMOKESCREEN designed to hide? “— a classic move thieves use to distract while stealing.

  • Donna Smith

    Obama, just SHUT UP and GO AWAY already!

  • Donna Smith

    Obama, just SHUT UP and GO AWAY already!!!!

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