House Democrats say they are supportive of President Obama’s statements given the other day when he announced he’d now allow people to keep their old health insurance for another year (but only a year!).
They also say they’re very supportive of Obamacare and that they have no regrets in passing it.
Well, which is it? Do they support Obama’s new statements, his new diktats, on Obamacare that essentially protect people from Obamacare for another year? Or do they support Obamacare as it is written? They can’t support both, since one counters the other, and yet here they are, doing just that.
“I can almost unanimously say that our members were very pleased with the president’s statement today,” said House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. (How does one person “unanimously” say something, by the way?)
“Did I ever tell my constituents that if they liked their plan, they could keep it?” she said. “I would have if I had ever met anybody who liked his or her plan.”
Turn on the TV, woman. Open your Internet browser. There are millions of people who have lost their insurance plans, plans that they liked, as demonstrated by the fact that they’re complaining about having now lost those plans. Besides, whether they liked their old plans or not, that’s no excuse for omitting that they can’t keep their old plans.
How does someone have the gall to suggest that no one likes his health insurance and that taking that insurance away from him is therefore acceptable?
And here’s House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, managing the difficult task of sounding more absurd than Pelosi: “[Obamacare] is working for millions and millions of people right now, and will work for millions and millions of more people.”
Obamacare is working for millions of people? This is news. I haven’t even heard the Obama administration make such a claim. Is Hoyer aware of something that Obama is not? Is the administration’s touted official Obamacare “enrollment” number of 106,000 ten times smaller than the actual numbers?
According to Hoyer, it is. But that’s because Hoyer is a liar. One hundred and six thousand is not “millions and millions.”
Then we come to Congressman James Clyburn, another Democrat, who basically acknowledges that “if you like it, you can keep it” was a lie, but don’t worry, he has a perfectly reasonable excuse for it.
“[A]ll of us knew full well,” he said, “that all of our constituents, when made aware of what’s in the policies, would determine at that time whether they liked what they wanted. But when they become aware of what they did not have, I don’t think there’s anything for us to apologize for.”
So, yeah, it wasn’t true that you could keep your old insurance plans, but that’s okay, because when people see what Obamacare covered, they wouldn’t have wanted their old plans anyway.
Only with America’s media being under virtually total control of Democrats could Democrats feel so safe in making such bald-faced public lies.