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CHUCK TODD: Thanks to you. I’ll start with health care. It’s probably the most quoted thing or requoted thing you have said in your presidency, “If you like your health care plan, you can keep it.” You said it a lot during the run up. … Some of those people liked those policies. And they can’t keep them. What happened?
PRESIDENT OBAMA: Well– first of all, I meant what I said. And we worked hard to try to make sure that we implemented it properly. But obviously, we didn’t do enough– a good enough job– and I regret that. We’re talking about 5% of the population– who are in what’s called the individual market. They’re out there buying health insurance on their own.
CHUCK TODD: Do you feel like you owe these folks an apology for misleading them?
PRESIDENT OBAMA: You know–
CHUCK TODD: Even if you didn’t intentionally do it, but at this point, they feel misled. And you’ve seen the anger that’s out there.
PRESIDENT OBAMA: You know– I regret very much that– what we intended to do, which is to make sure that everybody is moving into better plans because they want ’em, as opposed to because they’re forced into it. That, you know, we weren’t as clear as we needed to be– in terms of the changes that were taking place. …
CHUCK TODD: You’ve been getting some tough criticism on this quote. …
PRESIDENT OBAMA: No, I– I think we, in good faith, have been trying to take on a health care system that has been broken for a very long time. And what we’ve been trying to do is to change it in the least disruptive way possible. …[Read more Obama unvarnished bull$#!+ here]
So it was a forced error. If you weren’t smart enough to know, as a 65-year-old man living in, oh, I don’t know, Missoula, that you might need that partial hysterectomy some day, what else could your president do? I, no, we, uh, acted in good faith with, uh, people too dumb to, uh, buy the insurance I, no, uh, we knew was best for them…
So Barry cowboy’s up and takes the hit on that one.
Have I missed something? Was there an apology in there that any rational human being would recognize as genuine?
I regret it, but I only said it to save you from yourself, is a far cry from acknowledging and apologizing for repeatedly speaking an untruth after you knew it was an untruth.
“So anyone peddling the notion that insurers are canceling peoples’ plan without mentioning that almost all the insurers are encouraging people to join better plans with the same carrier and stronger benefits and stronger protections while others will be able to get better plans with new carriers through the marketplace, and that many will get new help to pay for these better plans and make them actually cheaper—if you leave that stuff out, you’re being grossly misleading, to say the least.”
Except for the infinitesimally minute and unimportant 10-to-15 million I actually did lie to. King’s X on that and everything, okay?
And in the process of edging out Bart Simpson as the most outlandish liar in a decade, and making sure that everyone, down to the lowliest White House staffer, gets his or her full share of the blame for his abject failure, the president threw his adoring minions in the liberal MSM under the ObamaCare campaign bus.
Like those at the New York Times, who went to embarrassing extremes covering for his obvious lies.
No, what we heard this week was not a serious attempt to set the record straight; it was pure Obamaspeak. Obonics, if you will. A language unto itself.
Note: My sincere thanks to Domestic Geek Girl for honoring the RG with a One Lovely Blog nomination this week. Drop by and visit this new mom with the hero husband, every chance you get. Also, thanks to my blog buddy Chandler’s Ghost for tipping me to DGG’s blog.
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