President Obama Encourages Democrats to Defend Obamacare: 'I Do Not Think We Should Apologize'
President Obama proudly promoted record Obamacare signup numbers Thursday, boldly calling for Democrats to defend the law.
"I think that Democrats should forcefully defend and be proud of the fact that millions of people like the woman I just described, who I saw in Pennsylvania yesterday, we are helping because of something we did," Obama said. "I do not think we should apologize for it. I don't think we should be defensive about it."
When questioned by reporters, Obama dismissed the idea that the law was deeply unpopular.
Obama admitted that there were still some who were adversely affected by the law but insisted that it was a smaller number than the amount of people who benefited from the legislation.
He also dismissed polls that showed that the law was still unpopular.
“The other side is just polling – what's the general opinion of the law – which is attached to general opinions about me or about Democrats and partisanship in the country generally," he said.
President Obama said that it was only a matter of time before Americans realized that the law was helping millions of people and that accusations against the law were in the process of being “completely debunked.”
"This shouldn’t be a political football,” he said. “It should be something we take for granted.”