Wednesday, November 6

New party line: Obama didn't really *mean* you could keep your health plan if you liked it

Ever see a clip of Obama saying "If you like your health insurance you can keep it" ?

One version is "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 matter what."

He's been videotaped speaking that line at least 36 times.  It was a cornerstone of the strategy to overcome resistance to passing Obamacare, since it promised voters that if they liked their old health insurance or their doctor, they'd be able to keep both under the proposed law.

A key to recognizing Obama's meaning is his use of the word "period" to end the phrase.  It implies that there's no fine-print, no catches in the previous statement--that the previous statement is absolutely unequivocal.

Of course as recent events have shown, that was a deliberate lie from the outset--that Obama and the Dems advising him knew all along that Obamacare would force millions of policies to be cancelled even if holders were happy with them.

So now, with exactly that happening to millions, the Democrats and the media have started a campaign to revise history about Obama's sweeping phrase:  In the new version what they're saying Obama actually said was "If you like your health insurance you can keep it...as long as not a single provision changes."

Even Obama himself has said this.

"Wait," you say, "that's not the same thing at all!"

Congratulations.

The latest WH/media spin is that whatever Obama *may* have said, he said it a long time ago, before the mysterious, faceless bureaucrats working for the IRS and HHS devised all the 50,000 pages of regulations needed to implement the thing.  The inference is that Barry couldn't possibly have known that the regs the unknown bureaucrats had actually written would induce--just sorta accidentally--insurance companies to cancel a policy or two.

And keep in mind, citizen, that the regs didn't *force* the insurance companies to cancel any policies!  Oh no no no!  Rather, the (greedy) companies--like all (greedy) companies--did that all on their own!  We Democrats didn't have nuffin' to do with that.  It was the companies.  Cuz, you know, greed.

Oh, wait:  A mere five DAYS before the rollout on October 1st, president Bamboozle gave a speech to an audience of adoring fans at a community college in Maryland in which he said
...about 85 percent of Americans already have health insurance -– either through their job or Medicare or through the individual market.  So if you’re one of these folks, it’s reasonable that you might worry whether health care reform is going to create changes that are a problem for you -- especially when you’re bombarded with all sorts of fear-mongering.

So the first thing you need to know is this:  If you already have health care, you don’t have to do anything. 
Gee, what did he mean by that last line?  "You might worry that Obamacare is going to create changes that are a problem for you--but don't worry"?  He didn't say it in those words, of course, but how else can that possibly be interpreted?  (Search the link for "fear-mongering.")

And keep in mind that he said that a mere five days before the rollout date.  And by that time it's imposible to believe he didn't know the claim was bullshit.

But don't worry, kids:  The Democrats have everything under control.  You'll really LOVE Obammycare, even if we had to, uh, be a bit loose with the truth (only because of Republican opposition, ya know) to get enough votes to pass it.  Cuz, like, it's gonna be so fair.

And us Dems is all about fairness.


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