The New York Times is a Leftist rag. We know that.
So, when an editorial declares that Obama's flat out lies and deception about ObamaCare are no big deal, we shouldn't be surprised. Still, it's absurd that anyone with even the slightest understanding of the English language could make the claims asserted by the Times.
Congressional Republicans have stoked consumer fears and confusion with charges that the health care reform law is causing insurers to cancel existing policies and will force many people to pay substantially higher premiums next year for coverage they don’t want. That, they say, violates President Obama’s pledge that if you like the insurance you have, you can keep it.Oh, for God's sake, ARE YOU KIDDING ME???
Mr. Obama clearly misspoke when he said that.
That's an embarrassingly ridiculous explanation. It's unbelievably lame.
The rest of the editorial is equally idiotic.
By law, insurers cannot continue to sell policies that don’t provide the minimum benefits and consumer protections required as of next year. So they’ve sent cancellation notices to hundreds of thousands of people who hold these substandard policies. (At issue here are not the 149 million people covered by employer plans, but the 10 million to 12 million people who buy policies directly on the individual market.)Why are hundreds of thousands of Americans upset about losing the health care plans THEY LIKE?
Are they such fools that they don't realize they have "substandard policies"? Are they so stupid that they don't understand Obama is going to make their lives better by forcing them to pay dramatically more for their coverage?
The fact that the Times Editorial Board would even publish such rubbish reveals that there is no excuse for Obama's lies. There is no way to excuse his deception. There is no way to explain his BS.
He's a liar. That's not a matter of misspeaking.
Obama intentionally set out to deceive the American people.
Some of us knew he was lying. I take no satisfaction at all in being right about the liar and his empty promises.
OBAMA: I know that there are millions of Americans who are content with their health care coverage. They like their plan and, most importantly, they value their relationship with their doctor. They trust you. And that means, 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 will be able to keep your health care plan. Period. No one will take it away, no matter what.
This is "misspeaking"?