Skip to comments.Aides Debated the “You Can Keep Your Insurance” Line Before Deciding to Lie to American Public
Posted on 11/02/2013 12:38:20 PM PDT by Hojczyk
Team Obama reportedly debated the you can keep your health insurance line before they decided to lie to the American public.
President Obamas aides debated his now infamous if you like your insurance plan you can keep it line, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. Advisers discussed whether it was a promise that could be kept and even considered having the president add some nuance in media interviews. But they decided that the president should be sweeping and emphatic, or, as one former official put it, talk in broad, intelligible points that cut through. But aides were divided:
One former senior administration official said that as the law was being crafted by the White House and lawmakers, some White House policy advisers objected to the breadth of Mr. Obamas keep your plan promise. They were overruled by political aides, the former official said. The White House said it was unaware of the objections.
Some aides believed that the (inadequate) grandfather clause was enough to make Obamas assurance true enough, but the White House clearly didnt want to confuse people with the full story of the disruptions that would occur under the law. Simplification and ease of explanation were a premium, and that was true throughout the process, former speechwriter Jon Favreau told the paper.
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...because otherwise, it would never have passed.
Leftists: Please now begin to eat your own words regarding George W. Bush/Iraq/WMD/Niger/yellowcake...and Bush wasn't even deliberately lying.
Gushing how much the majority will swallow and lying to fit their agenda.. How DemonCRATic of them. Business as usual for the PROGRE$$ives..
I wonder which super extremist Marxist decided to go ahead with the lie. The Iranian, Valerie Jarrett?
Can I remit "simplification and ease of explanation" to pay my new higher insurance premiums?
Oh, I see. 0bama had nothing to do with the lie(s). 0bama didnt know.
Bush was telling the truth as he and the entire world understood it. He would have been negligent to do anything else.
Pray America will Wake Up
I wonder what else these rat bastards are lying about?
Who ever really believed this?
And where are our representatives in preventing this takeover?
They are not representing the American citizens.
The ends justify the means has always been a communist doctrine.
Even when the truth would serve them better.
Presumably, though, the President didn't know that it was a lie...because his advisors never tell him the truth of the matter.
I kinda doubt this spin is going to work...
Have to vote on it before you can know what's in it. That was a dead give away.
Most people these days have to be told what to think.
Hey, they lie every day to the public, so what made that day any different?
Sound to me this fits the criterion for a high crime:
(a) Except as otherwise provided in this section, whoever, in any matter within the jurisdiction of the executive, legislative, or judicial branch of the Government of the United States, knowingly and willfully
(1) falsifies, conceals, or covers up by any trick, scheme, or device a material fact;
(2) makes any materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent statement or representation; or
(3) makes or uses any false writing or document knowing the same to contain any materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent statement or entry;
shall be fined under this title, imprisoned not more than 5 years or, if the offense involves international or domestic terrorism (as defined in section 2331), imprisoned not more than 8 years, or both. If the matter relates to an offense under chapter 109A, 109B, 110, or 117, or section 1591, then the term of imprisonment imposed under this section shall be not more than 8 years.
Sorry Mr. asshat, knowingly has been expanded to include SHOULD HAVE KNOWN.
...... Simple ....... when their lips are moving.
They should run this message across the screen following any BO speeches, messages, addresses, etc.:
“I’m Barack Obama and I don’t approve this message, but reserve the option of plausible deniability.”
“0bama didnt know.
and even more so because the false statement element of knowledge has been expanded to SHOULD HAVE KNOWN.
So this is the newest trial balloon (after half dozen or more failed ones).
“We agonized over this - we REALLY did. But we came to the conclusion that Americans are way too stupid to understand nuanced arguments.”
When he said you could keep your doctor "period", he should have said "asterisk", meaning, if you doctor is in the ObamaCare system, you could keep your doctor, but if your policy was canceled and the only policy available was not in your doctor's system, you could not.
So, see? The president simply has a punctuation error....a simple thing really. What's wrong with you people?!?!?!
“keep your plan” = “read my lips”
.and Bush wasn’t even deliberately lying
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Don’t forget GHWB and his ‘read my lips, no new taxes’, got him virtually tarred and feathered, Crucified, burned at the stake and his honey coated body staked out over an ant hill AND he was made a supposed ‘liar’ due to the House and Senate ‘bribing’ him into a little tax hike - which we know the L/D’s would have called him a ‘liar’ if a couple of states had raised their cigarette tax a couple of cents.
Add Dan Quayle and his potato, his statement about Latin America which were used to paint him as less than a Court Jester.
Taking BO’s statements regarding debt ceilings and his non voting records aside, ANY R running for any office would have been ridiculed to no end over the 57 states, the YOU KEEP YOUR PRESENT INSURANCE - I GUARANTEE well, no need delving any deeper into this, I made my ‘point’.
‘We’ are caught in a hole that is getting deeper by the day and BO and jobama are buying more shovels and hiring more diggers.....
Time for US to bring in a couple of Cat Loaders and start filling the holes back in, if any diggers are still there, shame on them....
Smartest man in the world to his staff: “look, go in the other room there, discuss what we are going to do for a few hours, and then come out and tell me what to say. I’ve got to go golfing.”
The whole bunch are liars. Period.
So then it was a planned, DELIBERATE lie. Doesn’t that degree of intent and deception rise to an impeachable offense?
"I'm Barack 0bama and I won't know if what I'm saying is true until we all hear about it on TV months from now."
Jarrett is the strategist behind Obama.
He's the front man.
Isn't it strange how most if not all of Obama's advisors have transitioned in and out of the WH except Jarrett? I do believe she's the de facto President.
Agreed, go along to get along, drink ze beer and vine, pay no attention to ze UN&Foreign trucks in your neighborhood.. Trink Trink,, Enjoy your new hellllth care, we designed it especially fur you. Baaaaaaaaa...baaaaaaa
Political aides aka Valerie Jarrett.
” I’m BO ... if you want to know what I really meant, my MSM lickspittles will be along shortly.”
“BHO don’t know!”
They gave Conservative Republicans a gift for upcoming elections with this huge lie.
Yes! Let us never forget these people are trained professional liars. This is a craft they hone day in and day out. If they only lied occasionally now how good would they be? No, they must constantly practice their craft because practice makes perfect.
First Obama tried to deny there was anything wrong, until it became obvious to everyone. Then he blamed the Republicans for this train wreck and it didn't stick. Then he went after the Insurance Companies, no one bought it. Now he's throwing his speech writers under the bus.
Hey Barry, did you read the speech before you gave it? This deniability meme is verging on absurdity - how can you not know it when you said it yourself?
So we are to believe Obama is an automaton puppet...
I did not add the s/ tag.
This is the pragmatism of the left - the means (lying) justify the ends (getting their way). Truth means nothing in the highest offices of our nation.
So the new spin is Obama and the democrats lied about Obamacare to protect us from our own stupidity.
Tear up your insurance cards. Quit paying premiums. Tell the health care system to take a hike. It is time for a little rebellion!
If you agree to play the American health care system's game, you lose your right to complain about the system you are choosing. Boycott! That's what I'm doing.
It’s crackhead Barry vearing off the TOTUS. Nothing to see here.
Got to be “sweeping and emphatic” in your promising when you’re running for office or trying to get your legacy legislation passed by Congress. Winning is more important than telling the truth. What can they do after you’ve been elected? After you’ve signed the bill into law? Impeach you for telling big lies KNOWING they’re big lies? I guess that doesn’t rise to the level of high crimes and misdemeanors.
Only dims voted for this