Good Grief: WATCH Sebelius Botch Farewell Speech

Former HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius loses a page from her farewell speech, given Friday in the Rose Garden alongside her potential replacement as well as Obama.

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BREAKING: Sebelius Resigns From HHS

Reports indicate Barack Obama accepted the resignation of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius Thursday. The embattled official struggled for years to sell an increasingly unpopular healthcare law to the American public and, just days after the ObamaCare enrollment date passed, is calling it quits.

She apparently made the decision on her own accord, despite persistent rumors over recent months that she might be forced to resign by the administration.

Hours after enthusiastically announcing yet another supposed surge in healthcare sign-ups, two separate sources within the administration confirm her resignation. Obama is expected to name Sylvia Mathews Burwell, director of the Office of Management and Budget, to succeed her.

The U.S. Senate confirmed Burwell about a year ago to head the OMB after formerly presiding over the Walmart Foundation. She was also integral in the Clinton administration, at one point taking the helm as the president’s chief of staff.

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus reacted to the announcement, saying Sebelius’ replacement “will inherit a mess – Americans facing rising costs, families losing their doctors, and an economy weighed down by intrusive regulations.”

He explained that, regardless of the HHS secretary, “ObamaCare will continue to be a disaster and will continue to hurt hardworking Americans,” asserting that it is “time for President Obama to admit that Democrats’ signature law is a failure and heed Republican calls for a patient-centered healthcare reform.”

As Lois Lerner remains embroiled in her own controversy surrounding involvement in the Obama administration’s IRS scandal, many see Sebelius as yet another casualty of this administration’s disastrous policies.

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WATCH Kathleen Sebelius’ Awkward “Deer In Headlights” Moment

Kathleen Sebelius made an appearance on Oklahoma’s News 9 that left her speechless and staring blankly into the camera for about six seconds after News 9 anchor Stan Miller told her that 64 percent of Oklahomans don’t like ObamaCare.

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Sebelius: ‘I Don’t Know’ How Many ObamaCare Enrollees Have Paid

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MLK’s Legacy Hijacked To Sell ObamaCare

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Each January, America takes time to remember the lasting impact Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. made during a dark period of this nation’s history. As racial tensions reached a fever pitch, King embraced a non-violent approach toward civil rights that was completely at odds from the views of contemporaries including Malcolm X.

In the decades since his assassination, however, King’s legacy has been misused to insinuate he would have supported any number of leftist causes. One of the latest – and most egregious – examples came during Health and Human Service Secretary Kathleen Sebelius’ recent comments in recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

In a thinly-veiled plug for the monumentally unpopular ObamaCare law, Sebelius made a clumsy attempt to equate King’s fight for equality to the federal government’s dismantling of the nation’s healthcare system.

“As we celebrate the inspirational life of Dr. King,” she said, “please join us in this historic effort by helping your friends, neighbors, and loved ones get covered through the Marketplace.”

This was not the first time King’s memory was used by the Obama administration to sell socialized medicine to an unreceptive public. Last year, in recognition of the 50th anniversary of the famous civil rights march in D.C., Barack Obama himself suggested King would have been a supporter of the law.

Now, as the push to salvage ObamaCare has escalated, Sebelius is returning to that well in an apparent effort to convince wary citizens that, if he were alive, King would be a vocal supporter of the boondoggle.

“Dr. King memorably described inequality in health care as the ‘most shocking and inhumane’ form of injustice,” Sebelius claimed, suggesting “there is nothing more essential to opportunity than good health.”

Proponents of ObamaCare have already resorted to calling on leftist celebrities to pressure their fans to sign up for coverage. With the results of those efforts obviously lacking, the administration is now using the memory of an iconic civil rights leader to hawk the troubled law.

For the rest of the nation, however, it is a day to acknowledge the selfless, faith-driven mission King carried out during his quest to achieve equality for all Americans.

–B. Christopher Agee

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