Published: Friday, Nov. 8 2013 12:00 a.m. MST
Unlike Ms. Parker, I am not a mind reader so I cannot tell if Obama is a
conscious liar. But the lesson for him is clear -- whatever you do, don't
try to make people's lives better. They will hate you for it.
You can't say it better than that. The president lied to get the bill
passed and him reelected. There was no confusion over such a simple point. He
said it again and again and again PERIOD. NO MATTER WHAT! Who will ever believe
this guy again? There is going to be a blood bath over this next November. The
Democrats are already running for cover.
Ms. Parker could have saved some space by just saying Obama was a liar. She
used several sentences saying just that but didn't ever say just that. Mr.
Obama doesn't care what he says as long as he gets what he wants.
A Summary:Earlier Comment Made (Multiple Times): “"No
matter how we reform health care, we will keep this promise to the American
people. If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor, period.
If you like your health care plan, you'll be able to keep your health care
plan, period. No one will take it away, no matter what." [06/15/09,
President Obama]Latest Comment Made: “If you have or had one
of these plans before the Affordable Care Act came into law, and you really
liked that plan, what we said was you keep it if it hasn’t changed since
the law was passed.” [11/03/13, 6:10pm, President Obama]Two
possible conclusions can reached from both comments:One: He
flat-out misspoke (possible deception) to the people back in 2009-2010.Two: He flat-out lied to the people back in 2009-2010.Here is the
impact: Right now more than 4.2 million individuals have had their coverage
cancelled and it is rapidly growing. That is more than 4.2 million voters, who
will not have short memories, come election time on 04 Nov 2014 when they vote
for their House and Senate members in Congress.
I agree..... Obama should have been full disclosure that if you buy yourself a
minimalist policy, it will likely not meet the new minimums. It should have
been said. Most people will be able to carry forward their coverage - those
who have full coverage plans. But there are those policies that fall well
short of that.... and that should have been made clear.It was a
mistake, and it should be owned up to.
Deception in government you say? I'm shocked, shocked.
Ms Parker very well said but I am from the old school and it smells an awful lot
like a lie so I call it a lie.Utah Blue Devil "It was a
mistake, and it should be owned up to.When are you folks going to
quit carrying Obamas water? Mistake? It was a deliberate and intentional lie
told 1. to con everyone for his election.2. to further his socialist/communist
agenda.It really passes the smell test, the sight test, and the taste test.
The recent statements by Mitt Romney and now Kathleen Parker feed a cynicism
that political talk thrives on. It reminds me how GW Bush was called a liar when
he was proven wrong about Saddaam s weapons of mass destruction. Does having to
concede we were wrong about something mean we were willfully trying to deceive?
Who among us in 20/20 hindsight would not be vulnerable to having our integrity
questioned at various points in our lives?
And yet all these "my premiums will skyrocket" stories on Hannity and
elsewhere keep leading to articles from people finding out "actually...
there's a plan available on the exchange that covers what you had before
and is either cheaper or comparable in price".
@ Irony Guy. Obamacare is a scam to rob Peter to pay for Paul's health
insurance. It may help Paul but it sure doesn't help Peter! It appears most
of the Peters in America resent being lied too! Shame on them, right?
Kathleen Parker, you are my hero. Working for the Washington Post, writing
editorials like you do, and keeping your job. Remember, Fox News will be there
when the heat gets too much at the Post. Needless to say, I agree with what you
wrote. Thanks for being one of the few voices of reason coming out of the
Kathleen, a lie is a lie... I think that's your point, right?The Democrats have little or no trouble or hesitancy calling President George
W. Bush a liar over Iraq's WMD.
The President is fair game for having his words parsed by a high-handed
columnist using not so subtle metaphors like “sins of omission” to
characterize not only what the President said but what he failed to say.
“Duped” and “willfully misled” are terms that are not in
turn to be likewise parsed when they flow from a poison pen writing in ill
temper whether hard facts support such stark semantic choices or not.But Barack Obama knows all that. It comes with the job of being President.
I believe that had Obama gone before the American people on a national broadcast
and said, I'm sure sorry that this ACA has not worked like we in my
administration thought it would, and we are going to fix these problems before
asking you to sign on. ect. He would probably be in the 70% popularity rating
right now. His egotistical sense that he knows best and is never wrong, and his
personality, (narcissistic), will never allow a man like him to be humble.
Pride comes before the fall. And humility is one of the best virtues. Obama
has too much of one and not enough of the other.
Irony guy: "But the lesson for him is clear -- whatever you do, don't
try to make people's lives better. They will hate you for it."I am all for making people's lives better. But Obamacare does not do
that. Sure, it helps people who did not have insurance before (and there were
quite a few of them), but it makes millions of other people's lives worse.
I wouldn't be surprised if even fewer people have health insurance after we
go through all this pain, than before it all started.This program
hurts workers, businesses, and taxpayers. It takes away personal liberty and
adds a HUGE new government bureaucracy that will be inefficient and full of
fraud and abuse.But obviously, being against such a monstrosity
means that you hate "helping people", right?
How anyone could defend a lie tells you something about the electorate. Obama
is Obama, but citizens who defend someone who is lying tells you where we are in
our society. People will have ears for what they want to hear, including
listening and nodding while someone is lying.
Irony guy: You couldn't have said it better, which is why the government
needs to stay out of Health care and every other thing that citizens should be
doing for themselves. I can't believe that those who understand the it on
a personal level completely become lost at a public level. Doing something for
a child that he/she can do for him/her self only creates selfish, self-absorbed,
and irresponsible children.
No Obama didn't dupe them It was Bush. Everything is Bush's fault when
something bad happens under Obama. Why don't you know that yet?
@VST" Right now more than 4.2 million individuals have had their
coverage cancelled and it is rapidly growing. That is more than 4.2 million
voters, who will not have short memories, come election time on 04 Nov 2014 when
they vote for their House and Senate members in Congress."I'm not concerned since most of them will end up with better and/or more
affordable plans on the exchanges anyway.
Atl134: Of course, as is the case with all progressives, the lie is ok as long
as the Outcome fits their idea of what is best. that, my friend, is our biggest
problem, not obamacare or any other legislation. The grand wizard loves that
reasoning for it unfolds numerous opportunities to destroy liberty and enslave
us all. after all, ask a progressive who is more powerful or dependable-God or
government- and I would bet all the money I have (not much) that government will
get the nod, if not all the support.
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