I understand we've turned the page to the next controversy -- Obama's unconstitutional immigration pander -- but I'd like to dwell a little longer on the previous travesty.
Obama administration health-care consultant
When asked about this in
"I just heard about this," Obama said. "... The fact that some adviser who never worked on our staff expressed an opinion that I completely disagree with ... is no reflection on the actual process that was run."
"We had a year-long debate," Obama exasperatedly continued. "Go look back at your stories. One thing we can't say is that we didn't have a lengthy debate over health care in
This statement is a falsehood, punctuated by deceits, supported by half-truths, in defense of a scam.
Let's give Obama the benefit of the doubt that he had "just heard about this." After all, he doesn't hear about a lot of terrible things he's ultimately responsible for -- the
The fact that Gruber was not a staffer is a small truth in service of a bigger lie. Gruber was far more indispensible than any staffer. Nearly every news outlet referred to the man as an "architect" of Obamacare. (Many of those outlets are now scrambling to unsay what they said.)
It's true that there was a big national argument about the Affordable Care Act. It's also true that the press covered it extensively. But an argument is not the same thing as a debate, never mind a transparent one. If Obamacare was so transparent, why did
Real debates require honesty. If I say, "Two plus two equals four," and you say, "No, it equals a duck," and then refuse to accept any contrary facts or evidence, that's not a debate, it's performance art.
"George," Obama responded, "the fact that you looked up ... the definition of tax increase, indicates to me that you're stretching a little bit right now. Otherwise, you wouldn't have gone to the dictionary to check on the definition."
In what open and transparent debate is the dictionary definition of a word irrelevant? By the way, if the
President Obama lied -- relentlessly -- during that so-called "debate." Most famously, he repeatedly said, "You can keep your doctor" (and your insurance) if you want. He often ended such lies by saying, "Period. End of story," as if his emphatic assertion were irrefutable fact. Either he knew he was lying, or the law is so un-transparent that even the man who signed it into law couldn't understand its most basic functions.
Speaking of transparency, The Washington Examiner's
Still, the biggest lie is the one Obama left unsaid in