Barack Obama did not lie about Obamacare

Barack Obama did not lie about Obamacare when he promised that everyone could keep their health care policies and doctors because he didn't know what the hell he was talking about when he (repeatedly)  said it.

For an untrue statement to be a lie,  it has to be made with an intent to deceive. You can't lie if you believe that what you said is the truth.

Thus it is with Obama's false promise:

No matter how we reform health care, we will keep this promise. If  you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor. Period. If you like your health care plan, you will be able to keep your health care plan. Period. No one will take it away. No matter what.

It is my belief that Obama actually believed this to be true. He, like so many of his supporters, are blinded by their ideology. Reality and facts don't intrude into their utopian vision. If you disagree with their opinion, no matter how factual and logical your objections may be, you are mean and cold-hearted.

Even if Obama sees the error of what he said, he may be powerless to fix it because of his appalling incompetence and his failure to see the reality of what he was getting himself into.

Charles Krauthammer so well explained Obama's stunning naiveté:

In explaining the disastrous rollout of Obamacare, President Barack Obama told MSNBC's Chris Matthews he had discovered that "we have these big agencies, some of which are outdated, some of which are not designed properly."

An interesting discovery to make after having consigned the vast universe of American medicine, one-sixth of the U.S. economy, to the tender mercies of the agency bureaucrats at the Department of Health and Human Services and the Internal Revenue Service.

In the face of the obvious and growing failures of Obamacare, 43  percent of Americans  still approve of Obama's job performance and 41 percent that still approve of Obamacare, a level of endorsement that can only be explained by a staggering and stubborn loyalty to an ideology  infused beyond imagination with romantic notions.

No, Obama didn't lie. He only spoke what he thought was true. And that's the scariest part.


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  • Sorry to disagree - he knew it was a lie when he repeated this claim and its still up at today.

    Lie of the year? No, lie of the century! I made this parody video to illustrate all the lies told to sell Obamacare, and its funnier than the clownshow over at Politifarce too!

    Hitler's health insurance is cancelled



  • In reply to Opinionated Vogon:

    Lie of the century? You must be a victim of selective memory which seems a contagion among Republicans. Self-servingly you forget how we got involved in Iraq under GW.

  • But what is the Republican health care plan? Do they even have one?

  • Yes, Republicans have introduced legislation and have spoken out about what they would do. I have criticized them for not doing enough to put their plans before the public. But it's time to stop pretending that they don't have any proposals.

  • In reply to Dennis Byrne:

    What are their proposals?

  • In reply to Aquinas wired:

    Jeez, you want me to do all your work for you? Just Google "Republican" "Obamacare" and "Replacement" and 5 million hits will instantly show up. The first one is: House conservatives submit bill to replace 'ObamaCare,' amid …"

  • In reply to Dennis Byrne:

    Aquinas is of the "Democrat good" and "Republican bad" camp. Why a person would worship at the altar of any political party is beyond me, especially someone with the alias of "Aquinas". A good guy, he is, but a true believer in a man-made utopia, it appears. Facts interfere with the faith in the Democrat Party and its pope, Obama.

  • In reply to Dennis Byrne:

    OK. Fair enough. But I thought you could put it in a few pellucid words.

  • In reply to Aquinas wired:

    Got me again. I had to look up "pellucid."

  • Obama knew what the results of ObamaCare would be. It is his stated goal to get to a single payer system. Like the old Soviet Union, the government creates a crisis and then solves it with more "oversight" and control.

    If you have read Obama's books (even if they were ghost written) you know that he is a true believer in collectivism and that he believes that the ends justify the means.

    The man simply does not care how he achieves his goal. It is that simple. He is no simpleton.

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