Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Carney bristles at 'Lie of the Year' designation
The Hill ^

Posted on 12/13/2013 12:25:02 PM PST by Sub-Driver

December 13, 2013, 02:41 pm Carney bristles at 'Lie of the Year' designation

By Justin Sink

The White House on Friday said President Obama had "in a very honest way addressed" questions over his statement that individuals could keep their health care plans under ObamaCare, named by fact-checker PolitiFact as "Lie of the Year."

"The president, in an interview earlier this fall, took this question head-on and expressed his concern for those individuals, those Americans, who received cancellation notices and were potentially adversely impacted by or affected by that," White House press secretary Jay Carney said.

But the White House spokesman went on to jab the fact-checking organization, who in 2012 had declared the president's statement "half true."

"You know, end-of-the-year categorizations like that are always fun, even when they don't jive with past characterizations of the very same statement, but we're focused on implementation of the Affordable Care Act," Carney said.

Millions of individuals who privately purchase their health insurance have received cancellation notices about their policies, told that instead they must purchase plans that satisfy a set of minimum ObamaCare standards.

Earlier this year, the White House announced a workaround that allows — but does not mandate — insurers to offer previous plans. But it still appears that many Americans will be forced to change coverage.

Carney said that the White House was not concerned that the broken promise had come under renewed scrutiny, saying instead the focus was on addressing problems with the rollout of the law.

"I don't think that history's assessment of this period will depend on, you know, end-of-the-year lists," Carney said.

"I think it will depend on, in our view, how we responded to the absolute necessity of making the fixes to HealthCare.gov, the absolute necessity of addressing the problem for those who received cancellations and the absolute necessity of ensuring that we are making it possible for the millions of Americans who have so clearly demonstrated their desire for and interest in enrolling in health insurance plans through the marketplace that that they're able to do that. And that will be the test in the long run."


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: lieoftheyear; lyingliar; obamacare; obamafail; obamalied; obamalies; peopledied; youcankeepitgate
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-52 next last
FAIL...........
1 posted on 12/13/2013 12:25:02 PM PST by Sub-Driver
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver

He’s just ticked off because he didn’t get the award.


2 posted on 12/13/2013 12:25:39 PM PST by RedMDer (Happy with this, America? Make your voices heard. 2014 is just around the corner. ~ Sarah Palin)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver

WELL! If he expressed his concern, then egbok! Everything’s gonna be ok.


3 posted on 12/13/2013 12:26:35 PM PST by morphing libertarian
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver

Why, was he nominated too?


4 posted on 12/13/2013 12:27:56 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet ("Of the 4 wars in my lifetime none came about because the US was too strong." Reagan)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver

Oh, the High School sophomore became upset, did he?


5 posted on 12/13/2013 12:30:22 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver
"FAIL..........."

Period. . . .

6 posted on 12/13/2013 12:30:51 PM PST by DeaconRed (I love you Granddaddy: The most beautiful words ever spoken.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver

7 posted on 12/13/2013 12:31:45 PM PST by Grampa Dave ( Obamacare, It’s a Wonderful Lie! Obamaganda is failing 24/7! Soon Obamaganda will fail 24/365!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver
I can understand their being upset. It should've been the 'Lie of the Decade'. Or even the century, thus far...
8 posted on 12/13/2013 12:31:46 PM PST by DJ Frisat ((optional, printed after my name on post))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver

” the absolute necessity of addressing the problem for those who received cancellations” The only received the notices because of the law. Wow.


9 posted on 12/13/2013 12:32:37 PM PST by pas
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver

10 posted on 12/13/2013 12:33:09 PM PST by Grampa Dave ( Obamacare, It’s a Wonderful Lie! Obamaganda is failing 24/7! Soon Obamaganda will fail 24/365!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver

Carney is the biggest slimeball I’ve ever seen. He’s just icky.


11 posted on 12/13/2013 12:34:24 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver
'President Obama had "in a very honest way addressed..."'

'Honestly' is an odd choice of words in discussing an oft-repeated lie.

12 posted on 12/13/2013 12:34:37 PM PST by DJ Frisat ((optional, printed after my name on post))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver
CORRECTION:

"The president, in an interview earlier this fall, took this question head-on and expressed his PRETEND concern for those individuals, those Americans, who received cancellation notices and were potentially DELIBERATELY adversely impacted by or affected by that,"

There fixed it.

Any carney at a county fair picked at random would certainly be more truthful and trustworthy than the circus Carney that defiled our White House!

13 posted on 12/13/2013 12:34:44 PM PST by PATRIOT1876
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver

But the White House spokesman went on to jab the fact-checking organization, who in 2012 had declared the president's statement "half true."

"You know, end-of-the-year categorizations like that are always fun, even when they don't jive with past characterizations of the very same statement, but we're focused on implementation of the Affordable Care Act," Carney said.

So half true is the gold standard for the Obama regime? What an embarrassment these clymers are!

14 posted on 12/13/2013 12:34:55 PM PST by Dahoser (Separation of church and state? No, we need separation of media and state.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver

Your boss is a liar. You lied for him. Proud of yourself?


15 posted on 12/13/2013 12:36:38 PM PST by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver
Robert's Revenge is setting in.

If he hadn't passed the bad, but legally passed, Obamacare bill on into the mess that it is proving Obamacare to be, right wing Americans would be taking an INCREDIBLE LEVEL OF LEFT-WING FLAK for not giving socalists their now-proven lousy socialist "signature" legislation.

A "thank-you" to Roberts - from all of us - is waranted.

16 posted on 12/13/2013 12:38:42 PM PST by OldNavyVet
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver

Prisedent Obama has expressed ‘his concern’ that he lied and no one is more upset than he is.


17 posted on 12/13/2013 12:40:04 PM PST by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it. Period.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver

18 posted on 12/13/2013 12:40:19 PM PST by McGruff (Obama lied. Period!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: McGruff

You see. It’s OK to lie as long as you address it later, with another lie.


19 posted on 12/13/2013 12:43:32 PM PST by spawn44 (MOO)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver
...don't jive with past characterizations ...

It does jive but in no way does it jibe with past characterizations. This from an Ivy League grad.

20 posted on 12/13/2013 12:43:52 PM PST by shove_it (long ago Orwell and Rand warned us of Obama’s America)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: VerySadAmerican

Slimeballs everywhere ought to take you to task for calling Jay Carney a “slimeball”.

He is really much worse, and does not have enough cohesiveness to actually form a ball of any kind. More like just a slick ooze all over the sidewalk....

But that is the primary requirement on the resume when applying for the job in a Democrat regime.


21 posted on 12/13/2013 12:45:12 PM PST by alloysteel (Those who deny natural climate change are forever doomed to stupidity. AGW is a LIE.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: I want the USA back
The election contest between the African and the Mormon was thrown based on his deliberate lie about his health care scheme. The lie was told to ensure that he won the presidency again.

Millions of Americans will be adversely affected by his fraudulent claims and still the republicans in Congress refuse to bring articles of impeachment against him. Interesting.

22 posted on 12/13/2013 12:46:44 PM PST by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: shove_it

‘It does jive but in no way does it jibe with past characterizations. This from an Ivy League grad.’

_________________________________________________________

I was wondering about that.

Now that song from the 70`s is in my head, `Jive Talkin’``


23 posted on 12/13/2013 12:50:20 PM PST by proud American in Canada (R.I.P., James Helmuth, my nephew who passed away at ten years old, from cancer, on March 23.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver

I have one of the first comments on the The Hill thread:

Comrades, please understand that “lie” and “truth” used this way are obsolete bourgeoisie concepts. In new socially-progressive definition, Dear Leader Obama’s small white lie was “higher truth,” because masses were not yet ready to accept inevitable march of social justice.

Dear Leader explained this to AFL-CIO labor unions in 2003, when he said of course, single-payer National Socialist health planning is our ultimate goal, but it will take several steps and maybe ten years to accomplish. And look, dear comrades, ten years later and here we are! Glorious National Socialist medical rationing will soon be reality in new USSA, same as in people’s paradises of Korea and Cuba, and during best days of glorious former USSR.

And best of all, National Socialist healthcare rationing will be free of cost for good comrades, but bad comrades will be excluded by commissars working day to night in new ACA-NSA-IRS data hub fusion centers. Soon reactionary forces will understand wisdom of being good comrades and shutting mouths about “quality” and “delays”, if they want medicine or operation for wife or kids!

Welcome to the USSA, where good comrades will be welcomed, and bad comrades will be punished until they understand history’s march of progress toward true economic democracy and social justice!


24 posted on 12/13/2013 12:51:18 PM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver
He addressed his lying "in a very honest way."

Only in the District of Corruption.

25 posted on 12/13/2013 12:52:36 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver

satan bristles also.


26 posted on 12/13/2013 12:52:58 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver
"You know, end-of-the-year categorizations like that are always fun, even when they don't jive with past characterizations of the very same statement, but we're focused on implementation of the Affordable Care Act," Carney said.

Yabbut, now we know (more of) what's in it!

27 posted on 12/13/2013 12:53:30 PM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: atc23
the republicans in Congress refuse to bring articles of impeachment against him.

In so doing, conservatives can't try to impeach liberal, left wing, legislators like Harry Reid. That's a matter for the general electorate.

Nonetheless, the impeachment of legislators might be an excellent subject in the form of a Constitutional Amendment.

28 posted on 12/13/2013 12:58:02 PM PST by OldNavyVet
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: proud American in Canada

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVjITlgqlHo


29 posted on 12/13/2013 1:00:56 PM PST by shove_it (long ago Orwell and Rand warned us of Obama’s America)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver

Obama? A “very honest way”? Since when?


30 posted on 12/13/2013 1:08:28 PM PST by Dapper 26
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver

I hope it not too late to get Boehner in the running. If you are for deficit reduction you should be for this budget deal is a strong candidate.


31 posted on 12/13/2013 1:09:48 PM PST by depressed in 06 (America conceived in liberty, dies in slavery.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver

If you think a man named Carney was chosen as White Hut Press Secretary.. BY ACCIDENT..
You’d be WRONG..

Obama’s handlers laugh at the whole process..
And that George Bush resembles Alfred E. Nueman almost exactly.. (by accident) you’d be wrong again..

Cause the two men are handled by the same people..
Add in the Clintoon’s... and you’re beginning to get the picture..

The Coup D’Etat happened long ago... only a few are beginning to realize it..
If you think you’re vote counts.. you are indeed a moron..
At least the last three Presidents were cartoon figures..

Question; What are YOU gong to do about it?..


32 posted on 12/13/2013 1:13:23 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver

How did Nancy Pelosi put it? Carney can “embrace the suck.”


33 posted on 12/13/2013 1:18:36 PM PST by madison10
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver

Carney bristles? Maybe he’d better get a shave.


34 posted on 12/13/2013 1:19:46 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver
I heard he got a new title.


35 posted on 12/13/2013 1:22:43 PM PST by McGruff (Obama lied. Period!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver

“when they don’t jive with past characterizations”

Well hey, JJ....Dyno-Mite!


36 posted on 12/13/2013 1:31:50 PM PST by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver
If you like your plan you can keep it.

If you like your doctor you can keep him/her.

The average household will save $2,500 a year.

ALL STINKING,BOLD FACED,LIES!!


37 posted on 12/13/2013 1:38:17 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Osama Obama Care: A Religion That Will Have You On Your Knees!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver

I wouldn’t have carneys job for all the tea in china.

To stand in front of intelligent people and tell flat out lies to them day in and day out has to be depressing.

How can he live with himself, knowing the he is paid to mislead people stupid enough to believe him.


38 posted on 12/13/2013 1:39:01 PM PST by Venturer (Half Staff the Flag of the US for Terrorists.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: shove_it

In this whitehouse, jive is definitely more appropriate as in “that jive talking negro done sold us a bill of goods”.


39 posted on 12/13/2013 1:39:55 PM PST by RC one
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver
Carney bristles at 'Lie of the Year' designation

Jay you are correct, for this size of lie it's more like 'Lie of the Century"!

40 posted on 12/13/2013 1:44:04 PM PST by Lockbox
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver
said President Obama had "in a very honest way addressed How would obama know what 'honest' is? He sure hasn't done much honesty to the public in 5 years.
41 posted on 12/13/2013 1:47:39 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11) Hey, Harry Reid.. 1-800-318-2596!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Grampa Dave

That photo is hilarious!!!


42 posted on 12/13/2013 1:48:37 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11) Hey, Harry Reid.. 1-800-318-2596!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: Venturer

That’s the job description, and he’s paid well. When this job ends, his performance will provide him with a job that is better paid, based on his performance.


43 posted on 12/13/2013 1:50:39 PM PST by Robert Teesdale
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 38 | View Replies]

To: DJ Frisat

‘President Obama had “in a very honest way addressed...”’

‘Honestly’ is an odd choice of words in discussing an oft-repeated lie.

****************************************************************

I caught that one too... probably a focus group tested manipulation.


44 posted on 12/13/2013 1:59:21 PM PST by GOPJ ("Remember who the real enemy is... ")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: Mr. K
*Prisedent Obama has expressed ‘his concern’ that he lied and no one is more upset than he is.*

IF Hitler had lived to be present at Nuremberg:

“Ja, I am on record of having nothing but good feelings for the Jewish people. No one is upset than I am that these, vhat do you call them? These...Concentration Camps?
Ja, my mother was a Jew!”

Same BS, different dictator.

45 posted on 12/13/2013 2:01:49 PM PST by PATRIOT1876
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver

If you like your health plan you can keep your health plan. This is replacing “I love you” in the three biggest lies list....


46 posted on 12/13/2013 2:10:45 PM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver

Obama will doubtlessly break from the beach in Hawaii on New Years Day long enough to greet the nation and proclaim Ocare a great success ....

... thus locking up lie-of-the-year honors two years running, with 364 1/2 days to go.


47 posted on 12/13/2013 2:20:38 PM PST by sphinx
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver
-- YOU LIE !! --


48 posted on 12/13/2013 2:41:22 PM PST by TexasCajun
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RedMDer

Yeah, he knows he’s told a few whoppers himself.


49 posted on 12/13/2013 2:43:30 PM PST by Fledermaus (If we here in TN can't get rid of the worthless Lamar, it's over.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: DJ Frisat

or Millenium, so far


50 posted on 12/13/2013 3:56:27 PM PST by Scrambler Bob ( Concerning bo -- that refers to the president. If I capitalize it, I mean the dog.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-52 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson