Obama Says "Louisiana Purchase" in Obamacare Will Cover Earthquake in Hawaii… Um… What Earthquake in Hawaii? (Video)

Either Obama’s completely making up stuff now or we all missed some horrible devastating earthquake in Hawaii…
President Obama said tonight that he agreed with “The Louisiana Purchase” in Obamacare because it also covered the earthquake in Hawaii:

FOX News posted the exchange:

BAIER: Do you know which specific deals are in or out, as of today?

OBAMA: I am certain that we’ve made sure, for example, that any burdens on states are alleviated, when it comes to what they’re going to have to chip in to make sure that we’re giving subsidies to small businesses, and subsidies to individuals, for example.

BAIER: So the Connecticut deal is still in?

OBAMA: So that’s not — that’s not going to be something that is going to be in this final package. I think the same is true on all of these provisions. I’ll give you some exceptions though.

Something that was called a special deal was for Louisiana. It was said that there were billions — millions of dollars going to Louisiana, this was a special deal. Well, in fact, that provision, which I think should remain in, said that if a state has been affected by a natural catastrophe, that has created a special health care emergency in that state, they should get help. Louisiana, obviously, went through Katrina, and they’re still trying to deal with the enormous challenges that were faced because of that.


OBAMA: That also — I’m giving you an example of one that I consider important. It also affects Hawaii, which went through an earthquake. So that’s not just a Louisiana provision. That is a provision that affects every state that is going through a natural catastrophe.

Now I have said that there are certain provisions, like this Nebraska one, that don’t make sense. And they needed to be out. And we have removed those. So, at the end of the day, what people are going to be able to say is that this legislation is going to be providing help to small businesses and individuals, across the board, in an even handed way, and providing people relief from a status quo that’s just not working.

In 1868 there was a major earthquake in Hawaii that killed 77 people. In 1975 an earthquake in Hawaii killed 2 people.
Hat Tip Mr. Goodwrench

UPDATE: Obama lied. The language on page 432 of the Senate Bill applies to exactly one state: Louisiana.
ABC reported

On page 432 of the Reid bill, there is a section increasing federal Medicaid subsidies for “certain states recovering from a major disaster.”

The section spends two pages defining which “states” would qualify, saying, among other things, that it would be states that “during the preceding 7 fiscal years” have been declared a “major disaster area.”

I am told the section applies to exactly one state: Louisiana, the home of moderate Democrat Mary Landrieu, who has been playing hard to get on the health care bill.

In other words, the bill spends two pages describing would could be written with a single world: Louisiana. (This may also help explain why the bill is long.)

The bill did not cover the hurricane damage in Texas or Mississippi. The senate bill will not cover any state that has been “affected by a natural catastrophe” despite what Obama said.

UPDATE: Now you can contribute to the Hawaii earthquake fund.

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  • Liz

    He’s insane. This is worse than the 57 states thing. What up Bam-Bam?

  • Frank G

    Hawai’i. one of our 57 states…

  • Frank G

    damn, Liz :-)

  • Dell

    Hurricane Ike slammed South Texas; destroyed Billions of dollars of property….and that happened AFTER Katrina. So where’s OUR money dip wad?

  • aprilnovember811

    Who is this guy, where is his mind? I’d love to see this guys college records. He sounds like his brain is fried.

  • nadadhimmi

    If Obama said there was an Earthquake, then, by God, THERE WAS AN EARTHQUAKE. It all depends on how you define “Earthquake”.

  • Jules Hamil

    This guy is dumb, dumber and weird!! What’s he been smoking? Where was I when Hawaii had an earthquake? Help me out here.

  • bill-tb

    My guess is they shouldn’t let the guy go out without his teleprompter buddy.

    It’s just really unseemly for a president to lie in your face. At least Clinton tried to make lies sound plausible.

  • nadadhimmi

    Seriously though, I think he’s back on the crack.

  • jonasay

    If Bush said earthquake in Hawaii front page and lead story.

    Since Obama said it, no story.

    How many stupid things can Obama say before it becomes a story. At least 3000 percent less.

  • wtd

    Earthquake . . .that’s it . .. right. . .the earth shook in Hawaii and swallowed up all the birth records.

  • david

    if this crap passes we should not give up .we should fight even harder to throw these bums out and repeal this crap .lets go and fight.

  • Olga Centura

    Too much blow Barry?

  • Bobbi

    Yeah he’s definitely on crack. I love it that Bret said “so you think this crap will pass?”
    great job Bret

  • Moonbeam

    Lets’see now.. this earthquake ranks right up there with Obama mispronouncing his own daughters name.

    Orrrrrrr..Obama had a vision of a coming quake and thought we all saw it too.

    God Help US!!

  • Lisa T.

    Come on, give the pres a break…

    Hawaii – Hati what’s the diff???? They both start with that “H” letter don’t they??

  • Jo

    The Tenth Amendment makes it Clear that Obama, Pelosi, Reid and the Yeas on Heatlth Care are all criminals. I say death sentance to all of them, and do now!

  • kato

    Just a simple mistake. He meant the earthquake in Chile, one of the 57 states in the great nation of Detroit.

  • http://mybookofcommondays.blogspot.com Jeannetta

    Hawaii DID have an earthquake; the fact that you all haven’t heard of it shows just how small it was. The only reason I know is because we have friends who winter over there.
    Obama IS a moron, don’t get me wrong however 😀

  • Scott

    That’s awesome. He sounded so professorial when he made that “fact” up out of whole cloth. What a fricking fraud.