“I think with regard to this idea of keeping the plans…this is another example of the message really having been not properly, uh, given…The number one cause of bankruptcy in the United States is medical bills, and a large part of that is because there are really bad plans out there. I think this is a little bit of a red herring. And if you look at the numbers, this is a relatively small portion of the population that we’re talking about.” – Sanjay Gupta
CNN’s own Sanjay Gupta recently went on record, claiming that the furor over Obama’s faux promise that we could keep our insurance is really not that big of a deal. In his explanation, he mentions that really not that many folks will lose their coverage, and those who do didn’t have good plans to begin with. Neither excuse addresses the main issue, however.
The issue at hand–the issue that is being spun by Liberals–is that Obama knowingly lied when he promised Americans that they could keep their insurance. The evidence goes down easy–see if this is as simple to follow as I believe it to be:
1. Recent reports have revealed that Obama knew as early as 2010 that as many as 12-14 million Americans would lose their insurance plans upon the initiation of Obamacare.
2. Obama—post 2010—repeatedly promised us that if we liked our insurance, we could keep our insurance. Period.
3. Americans are, just as the White House expected, losing their insurance as a direct result of Obamacare’s provisions.
4. Obama lied.
Simple to follow. The issue at hand is that the president looked us right in the face, and lied. No one cares whether the insurance companies offered “bad apple plans,” or if under Obamacare, Americans will receive better plans (not true, but for another time), all we care about in this instance is that our president lied to us. Obama lied to us.
The Left wants to spin this into a parable showcasing the greatness of Obama, but they can’t. They want Obama to emerge from this crisis looking like the savior, taking on the evil insurance companies that you wouldn’t want anyway. All I want out of this is an impeachment. Ok, I know that’s never going to happen, but I can dream.
This is the fact: Obama lied. The media can do wherever they want to bend the situation to his favor, but the fact remains that Obama lied. Period.