David Gregory: Healthcare Debacle Is Obama's Iraq

Sunday, 17 Nov 2013 02:05 PM

By Greg Richter

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While many have called the failed rollout of HealthCare.gov President Barack Obama's "Katrina Moment" – NBC "Meet the Press" host David Gregory sees it more like another of President George W. Bush's problems: Iraq.

"Everybody looked at Bush through the prism of Iraq," Gregory said during Sunday's roundtable discussion on NBC's "Meet the Press"
"Here, I think people are going to look at Obama through the implementation of Obamacare."

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Columnist Kathleen Parker agreed, saying that Iraq was the last straw with many when it came to the Bush presidency. They saw his administration not only as untruthful, but also incompetent.

Obama, too, is being seen as untruthful and incompetent after promising people they could keep health insurance plans they liked, which turned out not to be true, and with the failed Obamcare website rollout which wouldn't allow people to log in to buy insurance.

Three polls last week showed Obama with disapproval ratings in the mid-50s, equaling Bush's dismal numbers in mid-2005.)

Obama's approval numbers are at 40 percent, and MSNBC host Chris Matthews said Republicans could conceivably cut that number in half.

"If you can hit Obama on character you can take that 40 percent, which is already eroding, down to about 20," he said.

GOP strategist Mike Murphy noted that Obama is facing a crisis of confidence and competence at the same time, which Republicans should take advantage of by coming up with their own policies.

"If we just sit around and high-five each other for being right about [Obamacare] that's a mistake," he said.

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