Published On: Thu, Oct 17th, 2013

Jay Carney asked if GOP will delay heart attacks as Tommy Christopher talks about his mom during press conference VIDEO

Mediaite’s Tommy Christopher asked White House Press Secretary Jay Carney on Tuesday aboput the status of negotiations between Congressional Republicans, Senate Democrats and the White House on a plan to raise the debt ceiling and reopen government.

photo White House press office

photo White House press office

Sadly the questions were just odd and bizarre.

“When I had a heart attack a few years ago, I was uninsured and I haven’t been able to get insurance ever since then,” Christopher began his first question. “Listening to all the pressure on the president to negotiate, some of it coming from inside this room, made me think: Is there a chance the president would be willing to delay Obamacare for a year if Republicans would agree to delay heart attacks for a year?”

Carney replied that the White House believes that the ACA needs to be fully implemented. Christopher noted that he has been able to access the health care exchanges online.

“I was talking to my mom this morning,” Christopher continued, “and she asked me to ask you to please open the government back up again.”

“She’s really worried about her social security check,” he added. Christopher asked if former Obama advisor Steve Rattner was correct when he warned that October 23 was a “drop-dead date” at which point Social Security recipients may be negatively impacted by a post-default scenario.

Carney replied that default could potentially imperil “the obligations that the Congress has made and we have made to America’s seniors.”

“It crystallizes the fact that there are real people who depend on some basic things,” Carney said.


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