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Lie of the Year: 'If you like your health care plan, you can keep it' (Politifact)
Politifact ^ | December 12, 2013 | Angie Drobnic Holan

Posted on 12/12/2013 2:05:14 PM PST by Colonel_Flagg

It was a catchy political pitch and a chance to calm nerves about his dramatic and complicated plan to bring historic change to America’s health insurance system.

"If you like your health care plan, you can keep it," President Barack Obama said -- many times -- of his landmark new law.

But the promise was impossible to keep.

So this fall, as cancellation letters were going out to approximately 4 million Americans, the public realized Obama’s breezy assurances were wrong.

(Excerpt) Read more at politifact.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: lie; obamacare; politifact
From Politifact, no less. We knew it all along, of course.
1 posted on 12/12/2013 2:05:14 PM PST by Colonel_Flagg
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To: Colonel_Flagg

~~~But the promise was impossible to keep.~~~

No.

The promise was a bold-faced lie from the get-go.


2 posted on 12/12/2013 2:09:31 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

Just mentioned it on the Five, so funny.


3 posted on 12/12/2013 2:10:52 PM PST by jonsie
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To: Colonel_Flagg

“But the promise was impossible to keep.”

Impossible, politifact? Impossible? Can you stop your biased sugar coating for 5 seconds?


4 posted on 12/12/2013 2:12:13 PM PST by lowbridge
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To: Colonel_Flagg
WOW! Politifact may have just caught up with what at least 5.4 million already know and 100 million will soon find out first hand.
5 posted on 12/12/2013 2:13:38 PM PST by tobyhill
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To: Colonel_Flagg

Right up there with:

The check is in the mail and I promise to pull out.


6 posted on 12/12/2013 2:13:43 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (From time to time the.tree of liberty must be watered with the blood of tyrants and patriots.)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

The rank and file liberals are prefectly willing to be lied to by other liberals, however. Lying is just standard behavior to them. I’ve heard them say “All politicians lie, what’s the big deal?”. The only thing they really care about is putting socialists in power.


7 posted on 12/12/2013 2:14:20 PM PST by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Yikes. But accurate!


8 posted on 12/12/2013 2:15:34 PM PST by Colonel_Flagg (Some people meet their heroes. I raised mine. Go Army.)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

On the last episode of the TV show “The Walking Dead” the bad guys with a tank and lots of firepower are across from the men, women and children. One of the bad guys shuts down the “negotiations” by saying:

“What you have, is what we want. Period.”

I wonder if a closet conservative writer got that sentence in there. It was like putting Obama’s words through a truth machine.


9 posted on 12/12/2013 2:15:54 PM PST by 21twelve (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2185147/posts 2013 is 1933 REBORN)
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To: lowbridge

Of course, the promise was never meant to be kept. But still, for Politifact, this is rather extraordinary.


10 posted on 12/12/2013 2:16:08 PM PST by Colonel_Flagg (Some people meet their heroes. I raised mine. Go Army.)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

Didn’t you all get the memo? One of the plan’s architects said that you can absolutely keep your doctor and your insurance, but you’ll have to pay a lot more for the privilege. That’s what Mr. Obama MEANT. You can’t take him at his word, you gotta get the REAL meaning from his minions.


11 posted on 12/12/2013 2:22:02 PM PST by VideoPaul
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To: VideoPaul

Sorry, I missed that memo. But I’m sure Minister of Truth Carney will straighten us all out soon.


12 posted on 12/12/2013 2:24:41 PM PST by Colonel_Flagg (Some people meet their heroes. I raised mine. Go Army.)
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To: 21twelve
“What you have, is what we want. Period.”

Sounds like a campaign slogan. For either Obama or Mitch McConnell, sad to say.

13 posted on 12/12/2013 2:33:10 PM PST by Colonel_Flagg (Some people meet their heroes. I raised mine. Go Army.)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

well, that would make obama LIAR OF THE YEAR


14 posted on 12/12/2013 2:33:48 PM PST by dontreadthis
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To: VideoPaul

But Creepy Mister Emanuelle, Obama said PERIOD. In other words, whatever you say he meant to follow the statement with could not have been what he meant, because PERIOD means that’s all, there ain’t no modifiers.


15 posted on 12/12/2013 2:33:50 PM PST by savedbygrace (But God!)
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To: Colonel_Flagg
"Sorry, I missed that memo. But I’m sure Minister of Truth Carney will straighten us all out soon."


16 posted on 12/12/2013 2:35:04 PM PST by Grampa Dave ( Obamacare, ItÂ’s a Wonderful Lie! Obamaganda is failing 24/7! Soon Obamaganda will fail 24/365!)
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To: Grampa Dave

I’ve always loved that top graphic. Not so much what was said, because that’s what they do, but it’s funny to me.


17 posted on 12/12/2013 2:36:24 PM PST by Colonel_Flagg (Some people meet their heroes. I raised mine. Go Army.)
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To: Colonel_Flagg
THE LYING LIBERALS AT POLITIFACT THINK OBAMA'S LIE IS OVER THE LINE!!!

Think about that!
18 posted on 12/12/2013 2:40:01 PM PST by Tzimisce
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To: Tzimisce

Indeed. The very reason for my post.


19 posted on 12/12/2013 2:41:16 PM PST by Colonel_Flagg (Some people meet their heroes. I raised mine. Go Army.)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

The other 9 top lies rounding out the top 10 are also Obama’s and they all begin with “I was unaware of.....” fill in the blank.


20 posted on 12/12/2013 2:42:31 PM PST by subterfuge (CBS NBC ABC FOX AP-- all no different than Pravda.)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

Nice!


21 posted on 12/12/2013 2:49:31 PM PST by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

Time magazine take notice.

Front Cover: Person of the Year

Back Cover: Liar of the Year


22 posted on 12/12/2013 2:50:37 PM PST by George from New England (escaped CT in 2006, now living north of Tampa)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

From an email I got. Pass it on!

Obama Flowers - Have you ordered yours yet?

(Receptionist) Hello, Welcome to ObamaFlowers, My name is Trina. How can I help you?

(Customer) Hello, I received an email from Professional Flowers stating that my flower order has been canceled and I should go to your exchange to reorder it. I tried your website, but it seems like it is not working. So I am calling the 800 number.

(Receptionist) Yes, I am sorry about the website. It should be fixed by the end of November – or maybe December. But I can help you.

(Customer) Thanks, I ordered a “Spring Bouquet” for our anniversary, and wanted it delivered to my wife.

(Receptionist Interrupting) Sir, “Spring Bouquets” do not meet our minimum standards, I will be happy to provide you with Red Roses.

(Customer) But I have always ordered “Spring Bouquets”, done it for years, my wife likes them.

(Receptionist) Roses are better, sir. I am sure your wife will love them.

(Customer) Well, how much are they?

(Receptionist) It depends sir, do you want our Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum package.

(Customer) What’s the difference?

(Receptionist) 6, 12,18 or 24 Red Roses.

(Customer) The Silver package may be okay, how much is it?

(Receptionist) It depends sir, what is you monthly income?

(Customer) What does that have to do with anything?

(Receptionist) I need that to determine your government flower subsidy, then I can determine how much your out of pocket cost will be. But if your income is below our minimums for a subsidy, then I can refer you to our FlowerAid department.

(Customer) FlowerAid?

(Receptionist) Yes, Flowers are a Right, everyone has a right to flowers. So, if you can’t afford them, then the government will supply them free of charge.

(Customer) Who said they were a Right?

(Receptionist) Congress passed it, the President signed it and the Supreme Court found it Constitutional.

(Customer) Whoa.....I don’t remember seeing anything in the Constitution regarding Flowers as a Right.

(Receptionist) It is not really a Right in the Constitution, but ObamaFlowers is Constitutional because the Supreme Court Ruled it a “Tax”. Taxes are Constitutional. But we feel it is a Right.

(Customer) I don’t believe this...

(Receptionist) It’s the law of the land sir. Now, we anticipated most people would go for the Silver Package, so what is you monthly income sir?

(Customer) Forget it, I think I will forgo the flowers this year.

(Receptionist) In that case sir, I will still need your monthly income.

(Customer) Why?

(Receptionist) To determine what your ‘non-participation’ cost would be.

(Customer) WHAT? Your can’t charge me for NOT buying flowers!

(Receptionist) It’s the law of the land, sir, approved by the Supreme Court. It’s $9.50 or 1% of your monthly income.....

(Customer)interrupting) This is ridiculous, I’ll pay the $9.50..

(Receptionist) Sir, it is the $9.50 or 1% of your monthly income, whichever is greater.

(Customer) ARE YOU KIDDING ME? What a ripoff!!

(Receptionist) Actually sir, it is a good deal. Next year it will be 2%.

(Customer) Look, I’m going to call my Congressman to find out what’s going on here. This is ridiculous. I’m not going to pay it.

(Receptionist) Sorry to hear that sir, that’s why I had the NSA track this call and obtain the make and model of the cell phone your are using.

(Customer) Why does the NSA need to know what kind of CELL PHONE I AM USING?

(Receptionist) So they get your GPS coordinates sir

(Door Bell rings followed immediately by a loud knock on the door)

(Receptionist) That would be the IRS sir. Thanks for calling ObamaFlowers, have a nice day...and God Bless America.


23 posted on 12/12/2013 3:01:07 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

I believe that Politifact had a poll asking readers what they thought should be the Lie of the Year. I think I cast my vote there last week.

That would explain why they were pretty much forced to name this the Lie of the Year. But in doing so, they try desperately to argue that it wasn’t really a lie. Just kind of, well, I dunno, maybe a mistake of some sort.


24 posted on 12/12/2013 3:02:53 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

Lie of the year, 2009 maybe.


25 posted on 12/12/2013 3:05:48 PM PST by Personal Responsibility (Government: Slimy used car salesmen writing laws forcing you to buy their cars)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

The same lie will be in play next year when the business mandate kicks in and up to 100 million people lose their insurance plan. Then in 2015 the large employer mandate kicks in and Obama’s lie wins the award again.

Obamacare is a Marxist wet dream.


28 posted on 12/12/2013 3:35:44 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

If Politifact could have thought of ANY way to NOT have #Obama be the Liar of the Year and still continue the award,. they would have!


29 posted on 12/12/2013 3:46:57 PM PST by Onelifetogive (I tweet, too... @Onelifetogive)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

Last year “death panels” were the lie of the year, or was that the year before?


30 posted on 12/12/2013 5:22:01 PM PST by Excellence (All your database are belong to us.)
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To: Excellence

The article mentioned that Obamacare had produced three of the last five ‘lies of the year’. However, as we all know, death panels turned out to be 100 percent true.


31 posted on 12/12/2013 8:32:40 PM PST by Colonel_Flagg (Some people meet their heroes. I raised mine. Go Army.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

It’s the lie that keeps on lying.


32 posted on 12/12/2013 8:33:01 PM PST by Colonel_Flagg (Some people meet their heroes. I raised mine. Go Army.)
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