Barack Obama spoke out this weekend about the vote in the House of Representatives to repeal Obamacare.
Obamacare was the signature accomplishment of the Obama administration, notwithstanding that it was plagued by problems since its implementation.
The legislation now goes to the Senate where it will undoubtedly undergo some modifications and then be returned to the House for the reconciliation process.
There is a time-honored tradition that former Presidents refrain from engaging in partisan politics after they leave office, but Mr. Obama apparently feels that doesn’t apply to him.
Obama was speaking at the John F. Kennedy Library where he accepted the annual Profile in Courage Award. The Daily Caller reported that the former President could not resist lobbying Congress to save his beleaguered health care program.
It is my fervent hope, and the hope of millions, that regardless of party, 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.
I hope that current members of Congress recall that it actually doesn’t take a lot of courage to aid those that are already powerful, already comfortable, already influential, but it does require some courage to champion the vulnerable, and the sick, and the infirmed.
— Barack Obama