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Barney Frank on Obamacare rollout: ‘They just lied to people’
Washington Times ^ | 8-3-14 | Kellan Howell

Posted on 08/03/2014 8:56:52 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic

the mishandling of the new health care law.

“The rollout was so bad, and I was appalled—I don’t understand how the president could have sat there and not been checking on that on a weekly basis,” the former Democratic congressman told the website.

“But frankly, he should never have said as much as he did, that if you like your current health care plan, you can keep it. That wasn’t true. And you shouldn’t lie to people. And they just lied to people,” he added.

Mr. Frank told The Huffington Post that Mr. Obama should have better explained the situation to the American people, and laid out the possibilities of losing their existing plans.

“He should have said, ‘Look, in some cases the health care plans that you’ve got are really inadequate, and in your own interests, we’re going to change them.’ But that’s not what he said,” Mr. Frank said.

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


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government
KEYWORDS: aca; barneyfrank; governmentliars; medicine; obamacare; obamacarelies; obamalies
A stopped watch is right twice a day.
1 posted on 08/03/2014 8:56:52 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

A liar can spot another one easily. As can gays.


2 posted on 08/03/2014 8:59:18 AM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To win the country back, we need to be as mean as the libs say we are.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

How does this guy keep from getting hit by lightning?


3 posted on 08/03/2014 8:59:25 AM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Oh, gee Bawney! You mean your party isn’t a bunch of liars? Who’d a thunk?


4 posted on 08/03/2014 8:59:39 AM PDT by Safetgiver
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To: afraidfortherepublic
‘Look, in some cases the health care plans that you’ve got are really inadequate, and in your own interests, we’re going to change them.'

That would have gone over like gang-busters.

5 posted on 08/03/2014 8:59:47 AM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

All the dems (and pubs) knew exactly what the deal was. Now the dems are trying to distance themselves from it, and the pubs are too spineless to forcefully make it stick to them.


6 posted on 08/03/2014 8:59:49 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: TangoLimaSierra

LOL. on both points.


7 posted on 08/03/2014 8:59:55 AM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Don't accept the premise.

It's not "how" it was rolled out, but that it was rolled out at all that is the real crime here.

8 posted on 08/03/2014 9:00:40 AM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: TangoLimaSierra

To coin a phrase, it takes one to know one.


9 posted on 08/03/2014 9:01:11 AM PDT by shove_it (Directive 10-289 lives)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Barney Frank on the real estate crisis,”We just lied to people.”
Barney,you and your cabal of leftists lie about every issue.
I have to wonder what’s going on in the background that would cause Barney to make such a statement.


10 posted on 08/03/2014 9:03:34 AM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

““He should have said, ‘Look, in some cases the health care plans that you’ve got are really inadequate, and in your own interests, we’re going to change them.’”

Scratch a liberal, uncover a fascist.


11 posted on 08/03/2014 9:03:46 AM PDT by lowbridge
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To: Safetgiver
Honesty is not a value of the Left (nor, unfortuately, of many politicians on both sides).

The boy's concern has nothing to do with lying ... it's the result of his political calculation about what incompetence is doing to his beloved Democrat-Socialist Party.

12 posted on 08/03/2014 9:04:57 AM PDT by glennaro
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To: Steely Tom

I was just thinking the same thing...

government ...telling what is still basically a freedom loving people...”in your own interests?”

Wow...boom would go that balloon...LOL


13 posted on 08/03/2014 9:05:05 AM PDT by EBH (And the head wound was healed, and Gog became man.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

His colon cleaner was scrapped from his health coverage? He sounds like just another bitter pillow biter.


14 posted on 08/03/2014 9:05:51 AM PDT by deadrock (I am someone else.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Are pigs flying out of old Barney’s ass, I know there’s probably alot of stuff in there.


15 posted on 08/03/2014 9:06:14 AM PDT by Licensed-To-Carry (Every time you vote for a democrat, you put another nail in the coffin of the USA.....)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

“He should have said, ‘Look, in some cases the health care plans that you’ve got are really inadequate, and in your own interests, we’re going to change them.’ But that’s not what he said,” Mr. Frank said.”

Spoken like a true Marxist.


16 posted on 08/03/2014 9:07:25 AM PDT by headstamp 2
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To: afraidfortherepublic

“They” and not “we”? Right.


17 posted on 08/03/2014 9:07:34 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Barney was in the House.

He could have read the bill.

So, why is he surprised?


18 posted on 08/03/2014 9:08:06 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: afraidfortherepublic
“He should have said, ‘Look, in some cases the health care plans that you’ve got are really inadequate, and in your own interests, we’re going to change them.’ But that’s not what he said,” Mr. Frank said.

And that would have been a Democrat/Commie lie as well.

Explain how forcing a single man to pay for maternity coverage is in his own interest, Barney...

19 posted on 08/03/2014 9:09:02 AM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: TomGuy

The old knob polisher was too busy doing”other things.”


20 posted on 08/03/2014 9:12:12 AM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Earth To Barney F*G:It Takes One To KNOW ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


21 posted on 08/03/2014 9:12:37 AM PDT by bandleader
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To: bandleader

Typical DIMocRAT...liars lie. That’s what they do.


22 posted on 08/03/2014 9:14:57 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Such an ass. Why is he saying this now and not before it was rolled out. Always such a lib hypocrite.


23 posted on 08/03/2014 9:15:09 AM PDT by MacMattico
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To: afraidfortherepublic

He should be in jail right now for his an Frank Dowds lies regarding the mortgage meltdown. He repeatedly lied, saying things were alright, and he knew better.


24 posted on 08/03/2014 9:15:56 AM PDT by reefdiver (Be the Best you can be Whatever you Dream to be)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

And what is your excuse Barney? You are the King, rather Queen of liars. When did you last tell the truth about anything?


25 posted on 08/03/2014 9:18:34 AM PDT by Fungi
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To: afraidfortherepublic

“I don’t understand how the president could have sat there and not been checking on that on a weekly basis,”

Because he’s never had a real job with actual responsibility in his life until he became POTUS, ya’ MORON!


26 posted on 08/03/2014 9:22:14 AM PDT by TalBlack (Evil doesn't have a day job.)
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To: TangoLimaSierra

Gaydar and Liedar


27 posted on 08/03/2014 9:22:53 AM PDT by tophat9000 (An Eye for an Eye, a Word for a Word...nothing more)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

In Democrat Mission Control....Truth is not an option...


28 posted on 08/03/2014 9:24:30 AM PDT by tophat9000 (An Eye for an Eye, a Word for a Word...nothing more)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
“But frankly, he should never have said as much as he did, that if you like your current health care plan, you can keep it. That wasn’t true. And you shouldn’t lie to people. And they just lied to people,” he added.

Mr. Frank told The Huffington Post that Mr. Obama should have better explained the situation to the American people, and laid out the possibilities of losing their existing plans.

“He should have said, ‘Look, in some cases the health care plans that you’ve got are really inadequate, and in your own interests, we’re going to change them.’ But that’s not what he said,” Mr. Frank said.


If Obama had told the truth about ObamaCare the American people would have fought to the end and ousted every Democrat in office in 2012.

Obama and the Democrats knowingly and willfully lied to the American people about ObamaCare and they continue to lie about it to this day in a attempt to defraud the American people.

29 posted on 08/03/2014 9:27:53 AM PDT by rdcbn
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Barney Frank is accusing someone else of lying? Wow! Just wow!

This guy and his banking committee were more responsible for the 2008/2009 economic collapse than any other single entity, and yet it’s never talked about by the media.

If there are levels of hell, this guy is going to wind up in close to the worse level, if not the very worst.


30 posted on 08/03/2014 9:31:01 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Think how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of the populace is worse than that.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

What a POS. Just like McNamara finally speaking out about Vietnam. You might have done some good if you’d have making these points before the die was cast.


31 posted on 08/03/2014 9:32:02 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: deadrock

Just one twink whining about another twink.


32 posted on 08/03/2014 9:36:37 AM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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33 posted on 08/03/2014 9:45:09 AM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

When did Barney and Barack break up???


34 posted on 08/03/2014 9:47:03 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Barney Frank vindicating South Carolina’s Joe Wilson. On Obama Lie. Who would have thunk it, the press sure as heck won’t have the decency cover it.


35 posted on 08/03/2014 9:49:11 AM PDT by Monorprise
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To: afraidfortherepublic
A stopped watch is right twice a day.

Not so much in this case, actually.

Frank was there. As a Senior Democrat, and Chair of a powerful House Committee he knew what the deal was - even had a hand in creating the thing. He had the opportunity, and indeed the duty, to correct the Administration and his own leadership on the lies.

He chose to keep his mouth shut. So while he can accuse the Administration of lies of commission, he proves himself guilty of lies of omission. Which, if my upbringing taught me anything, are just as bad.
36 posted on 08/03/2014 9:49:36 AM PDT by tanknetter
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37 posted on 08/03/2014 9:49:54 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

That’s the Liberal MO, lie to people and hope they change their minds later and that it wont matter.

They lied about Obamacare, and they are lying about Global Warming.


38 posted on 08/03/2014 9:57:45 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Gee Barney why didn’t you bring this information up when it could maybe done some good like when Obamacare was rolling out?


39 posted on 08/03/2014 9:59:20 AM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Thanks a lot for telling the truth now Barney.

Lot of good it will do.


40 posted on 08/03/2014 9:59:24 AM PDT by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Obama is having the Affordable Healthcare Act hung on him by fellows Democrats like a necklace — the flaming South African kind.

They will now shift gears and go for the Canadian Solution.


41 posted on 08/03/2014 10:37:35 AM PDT by Tallguy
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Barney Frank lies under people.

Face down, usually.


42 posted on 08/03/2014 10:43:26 AM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: TalBlack
“I don’t understand how the president could have sat there and not been checking on that on a weekly basis”
Because he’s never had a real job with actual responsibility in his life until he became
including POTUS
Words mean things. A president has authority, but only a Republican president has responsibility.

43 posted on 08/03/2014 11:32:21 AM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion ("Liberalism” is a conspiracy against the public by wire-service journalism.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Rumor has it Barney Frank..... SUCKS..


44 posted on 08/03/2014 12:25:09 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
“He should have said, ‘Look, in some cases the health care plans that you’ve got are really inadequate, and in your own interests, we’re going to change them.’ But that’s not what he said,” Mr. Frank said.

Well that wouldn't have been true either. The equivalent plan with a much higher deductible and much higher premiums is not an improvement of circumstances.

45 posted on 08/03/2014 12:26:04 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: tanknetter

Not to mention his role in the financial crisis which was devastating to the economy. “Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are not in a crisis...they are very stable financially.”


46 posted on 08/03/2014 12:27:16 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: Republican Wildcat
Not to mention his role in the financial crisis which was devastating to the economy. “Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are not in a crisis...they are very stable financially.”

You, and everyone else, should really read this

To summarize: the Bush Administration came to Congress (specifically to Frank's Committee) and issued major warnings. Frank and his Democrat colleagues assumed that the Bush Administration was just playing racial politics (aside: about as clear a case of projection as I've ever seen) so decided to play politics right back.

Frank, in his most detailed explanation to date about his actions, said in an interview he missed the warning signs because he was wearing ideological blinders. He said he had worried that Republican lawmakers and the Bush administration were going after Fannie and Freddie for their own ideological reasons and would curtail the lenders’ mission of providing affordable housing.
47 posted on 08/03/2014 1:20:10 PM PDT by tanknetter
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To: afraidfortherepublic

“They” didn’t know, huh?

You were just standing around and never voted for it, right?

FUBF...oh wait, he would like that.


48 posted on 08/03/2014 5:53:08 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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