Obama Plays The Victim: 'I've Been Burned' By ObamaCare Website

Yeah, he caught and corrected himself. Too late.  When the chips were down, President Obama didn't step up and truly take responsibility for the disastrous rollout of Obamacare. Instead of acting like a leader and the President of the United States, Barack Obama's first impulse was to cast himself as the victim.

In an interview with NBC Political Director Chuck Todd aired on this evening's NBC Nightly News, President Obama said that "I've been burned by a website." View the video after the jump.

 


Reflect on the ultimate lack of leadership that President Obama's remark betrayed.

Will the MSM focus on this most telling moment of the interview?

 

BARACK OBAMA: I am deeply frustrated about how this website has not worked over the first couple of weeks. And, I take responsibility of that. My team takes responsibility of that. And we are working every single day, 24/7, to improve it. And it's better now than it was last week. It's certainly a lot better than IT WAS on October 1st. Having said that, given that I've been burned already with a website--well, more importantly the American people have been burned by a website that's been dysfunctional, what we've also been doing is creating a whole other set of tracks, making sure that people can apply by phone effectively, making sure people can apply in person effectively.

Mark Finkelstein
Mark Finkelstein is a contributing editor for NewsBusters.