It's disgusting to see how often Obama's ''useful idiots'' in the media defend his lying? How many times did Barack Obama make that false claim about his signature legislation? Time after time, before and after the law went into effect, the President and his aides have promised that people who liked their current health insurance would be able to keep it under the Affordable Care Act.
''If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor, period,'' Obama said in a speech to the American Medical Association on June 15, 2009. ''If you like your health care plan, you'll be able to keep your health care plan, period. No one will take it away, no matte what.'' The president and his cronies have repeated variations on the pledge countless times. The thing is, he wasn't telling the truth; So imagine the surprise of many Americans last week when they received notices that their health insurance policies were being cancelled.
The reality is....right from the start, Obama's team knew this was a lie, but approved it! One former senior administration official said that as the law was being crafted by the White House and lawmakers, some White House policy advisors objected to the breadth of Mr Obama's ''keep your plan'' promise. They were overruled by political aides, the former official said. Some aides believed that the (inadequate) grandfather clause was enough to make Obama's assurance true enough, but the White House clearly didn't want to confuse people with the full story of the disruptions that would occur under the law.
Now Obama is lying about the lying! He says he said, Now, if you have or had one of these plans before the Affordable Care Act came into law and you really liked that plan, what we said was you can keep it if it hasn't changed since the law passed.'' Yeah...right. So it is so very useful to Obama to have a leftist paper like the New York Times spin for him, calling a lie something nicer. An editorial in their Sunday Review page entitled ''Insurance Policies Not Worth Keeping'' they wrote "Mr. Obama clearly misspoke when he said that by law insurers cannot continue to sell policies that don't provide the minimum benefits required as of next year.'' MISSPOKE? As in accidentally used the wrong words? The New York Times is a disgrace. It lies to defend a lie by a liar who now lies about it , too. Team Obama members, like Debbie Schulz, (above) came out publicly to also back up her boss's falsehood.
Former Massachusetts Gov Mitt Romney, on NBC's ''Meet the Press'' accused the president of ''fundamental dishonesty'' with his ObamaCare promise. ''He wasn't telling the truth and he, and now we, know it! That fundamental dishonesty has really - has really put in peril the whole foundation o his second term,'' Romney said. "I think it is rotting it away. What has really undermined the president's credibility in the hearts of the American people is that he went out, as a centrepiece of ObamaCare over the last several years, saying time and time again that fundamental to his plan was the right people would have to keep their insurance, and he knew that was not the case.''
Romney added; Had the president been truthful and told the American people that millions would lose their insurance and millions more would see their premiums skyrocket...there would have been such a hue and cry against it, that it would not have passed. So Mr Obama turned deceitful.''
The White House quickly went on the defensive. They brought out Ezekiel Emanual, an architect of the Obama plan. He explained, ''You would expect at this stage of the game (?) after the initial shock wears off, that not a lot of people will sign up. People will put off buying until the end.'' The flawed debut of the health website, with delays, outages and software errors, is tarnishing Obama's legislative achievement and has complicated his second term agenda as his approval rating dropped.
|Veteran Comedian Jackie Mason|
The Way I See It.....the right way to deal with health care reform is not to have a one-size-fits-all plan that's imposed on all the states, but recognizing the differences between different states' populations, states should be able to craft their own plans to get all their citizens insured, and to make sure that the pre-existing conditions are covered. I think they are going to find, when it's all said and done, after all these states, getting away from Obama's socialist agenda, that are now laboratories of democracy get their chance to try their own plans and find the best path that'll end up with a nation that has taken a mandate approach. Romney's final word says ''Obama must work with Republicans if he's going to fix the mess that the ObamaCare rollout has become.''
UPDATE: Obama's overall job rating has dropped to 41% since last December. A majority (53%) now disapproves of the way he is handling his job as president.