08/09/2013 11:44 am ET Updated Aug 09, 2013

Grover Norquist: Obama Touts Health Care Law As His Success 'Since He Doesn't Have Many Others'

Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform, spoke out against Obamacare on Thursday, telling Newsmax President Barack Obama touts the Affordable Care Act "as his personal success in life since he doesn't have many others."

Norquist and members of the Obamacare Repeal Coalition reached out to House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) this week, sending a letter demanding a one-year delay on all 2014 provisions of Obamacare in any spending deal they approve. (Read their letter to the Republican leaders here.)

Norquist argued for that again in his Newsmax interview Thursday, saying a delay would only help Obama.

"The president has admitted that he's not ready for primetime... and this is the sort of delay that Obama could actually sign, look American people in the eye, and not feel completely humiliated," Norquist said.

Norquist has never been shy about his criticism of Obamacare. In July, Norquist and other conservatives were quick to respond to the news that the Affordable Care Act's employer mandate will be delayed for one year.

"Ouch. This is not the president’s critics saying his plan sucks," Norquist said. "This is the president saying 'my plan sucks. If you knew what was in it you wouldn’t like it. So I’m going to delay pieces of what’s in it.'"

Watch a video of Norquist's latest comments above.



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