Bachmann: 'I Feel Sorry' for Obamacare Administrators

By Susan Jones | March 27, 2014 | 5:14 AM EDT

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) rallies tea party conservatives. (AP File Photo)

( - After repeatedly insisting that they would honor Obamacare's March 31 open enrollment deadline, the Obama administration is now giving Americans an extra two weeks to complete the sign-up process.

"I mean, isn't it a wonderful world? The administration gets to have it any way they want it have it," Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) told Fox News's Neil Cavuto on Wednesday.

"And I feel sorry, honestly, from the people who are trying to be administrators of Obamacare. How in the world do they know what to comply with? Do you either follow the law as it's written or are you responsible for watching Jay Carney's press conference to figure out what the law is?"

Bachmann called the latest delay a continuation of the Obama administration's "lawlessness."

"What they are essentially planning is that people can actually enroll whenever they want to enroll, because they want to get to their numbers. And let's face it, this is an admission of failure. This is not working, the sign-up on Obamacare, and it's a program that will never pay for itself, ever."

All the Obamacare delays have been done for one reason, Bachmann said:

"It is about President Obama trying to keep the Senate in Democrat hands in 2014 That's it.

"Not one of these changes has a thing to do with helping the American people as to whether they can lower their insurance premiums or have better access to health care. That isn't what it is -- what it's about. It is about the president's agenda, holding on to a Democrat Senate. Let's face it."

Bachmann said she doubts President Obama would allow any delays in the April 15 deadline for filing income tax returns.

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