The president has dispatched first lady Michelle Obama to rally Democrats around his beleaguered Obamacare which she has boiled down to one religious phrase: “There but for the grace of God go I.”
At a New York City fundraiser for Senate Democrats Monday, the first lady opened with a long defense of Obamacare, suggesting her audience lives by the principle that everyone should have insurance.
“We don’t believe in handouts. We don’t think anyone should get a free ride,” she said this week in a speech at the Sheraton Hotel and Towers.
“But we also understand one simple principle – that there but for the grace of God go I; that in the blink of an eye, any of us – any of us – could be faced with a terrible diagnosis. Any of us could be injured in a horrible accident. Any of us could lose the job we count on to support our family – any of us,” she said.
“And when that happens, it shouldn’t mean falling off a cliff. It shouldn’t mean having to go without food, or medicine, or a roof over our heads – not here in the United States of America. Not in the greatest country on the planet. That is not who we are,” Obama added.
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