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President Obama, three broken promises, and the 2014 midterms

President Obama, three broken promises, and the 2014 midterms

The President’s material falsehoods on health reform will make the difference in 2014

To understand the depth of dishonesty put on display by the proponents of the Affordable Care Act, you need only to watch two short videos.

The first video highlights three deceptive statements, made by the President in order to get his signature legislation passed. (h/t HotAir)

#1: “If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor.”

#2: “If you like your health care plan, you will be able to keep your health care plan.”

#3: “We will lower your premiums by $2,500 per family, per year.”

The second shows the first two of the three statements being repeated, over, and over, and over again.

These falsehoods — the first one in particular — were instrumental in getting the law passed.

The only way the administration was going to overcome the uphill climb of American reticence to national health reform was to assure the tax paying American that, for them, they would hardly notice a change at all.

Indeed, if anything, the administration needed to convince the American people that somehow they would be able to enjoy their current coverage at a lower cost as a result of their health reform plan.

As time has marched on, reality has shown that none of these promises turned out to be true. Moreover, each executive delay in the law has been nothing more than a delay on revealing the law’s logical conclusion for another election cycle.

David Jolly’s victory in FL-13 showed the value of continually connecting one’s opponent to Obamacare. Any Republican running in the upcoming midterms would do well to follow Jolly’s lead.

The President publicly and materially misled the American people at least 36 times about a key provision of a law that overhauled one-sixth of our national economy.

He wasn’t personally held accountable in 2012, but his party can be this November.

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“YOu can’t cheat an honest man”

The by word of the gifted grifter. If it’s too good to be true, it is.

The people of the US KNEW Obama was not telling the truth BUT they wanted to believe because if it WAS true they would make out like bandits.

This is the same greed and wishful thinking of people paying to participate in a 3 card monte game.

They know the dealer will try to cheat them and they also know (if they admit it to themselves) that he will most likely succeed but greed keeps them playing.

And the Grifter has shills to bring into the game to make it appear that it can be won. We had the entire MSM shilling for this fraud let along the entire apparatus of the WH and the Democrats.

What’s really surprising is to find that there are plenty of grifters ready and willing in the Republican party to take over the game instead of busting it up.

That should give everyone warning who thinks it’s a good idea to hand a majority in Congress to the Republicans.

    Rick in reply to jakee308. | March 18, 2014 at 4:25 pm

    While I count myself among those who have never believed a word obama has said, other than regarding his intent to fundamentally transform America, in part by causing electricity prices to skyrocket, some people did believe him. I do not think it is realistic to charge every American with sufficient knowledge to have figured out that promise #1 was a lie, at the time it was being made.
    Now, however, I think it is unreasonable for any American to believe anything obama says.

      MarkS in reply to Rick. | March 18, 2014 at 4:40 pm

      When you are mesmerized logic and reason elude you.

        Exiliado in reply to MarkS. | March 18, 2014 at 7:15 pm

        When Obama first started his presidential campaign I did not know who he was.
        Then I heard him talking.
        The term that popped in my mind back then comes back each and every time I hear him speak : snake charmer.

    Estragon in reply to jakee308. | March 19, 2014 at 1:14 am

    The public never embraced ObamaCare, which is why they had to resort to the “reconciliation” procedure after Scott Brown won the seat vacated when Ted Kennedy went to hell.

    Rosalie in reply to jakee308. | March 19, 2014 at 3:20 pm

    “What’s really surprising is to find that there are plenty of grifters ready and willing in the Republican party to take over the game instead of busting it up.”

    That’s not really surprising if you consider the Establishment.

moonstone716 | March 18, 2014 at 4:15 pm

Do you ever wonder about those statements? Did he really know they were huge lies at the time, or did someone he trusted convince him? (Absolutely not defending him; just can’t figure out if he’s completely evil or only somewhat evil and also a stooge.)

Also, where did they get the $2500.00 figure? Pull it out of their @sses?

    There is a video of Obama telling Paul Ryan in 2010 that some people would loose their health insurance. You are correct on the origin of the $2500 figure.

    Rosalie in reply to moonstone716. | March 18, 2014 at 5:30 pm

    Maybe he’s an evil stooge.

      moonstone716 in reply to Rosalie. | March 18, 2014 at 6:02 pm

      I shouldn’t be, but I am still amazed that he could say that over and over and over (what, 26 times?), knowing it was a complete lie. That’s Clinton-worthy lying.

        ConradCA in reply to moonstone716. | March 21, 2014 at 5:36 pm

        If you want to see the real Obama you should read Thomas Sowell’s opinion piece “Phony in Chief” at townhall.com.

        http://townhall.com/columnists/thomassowell/2012/10/09/phony_in_chief/page/full

        Mr. Sowell tells about how in 2007 while running for President Senator Obama gave a speech to a largely black audience in New Orleans after Katrina. He complained to them that they weren’t getting the waiver to the Stafford Act that was given to NY after 9/11 and FL after hurricane Andrew. He said that it was because the federal government didn’t care about blacks.

        This was a lie and Senator Obama knew it. He knew it because he had voted against this waiver two weeks earlier and because it had been signed into law. He lied in order to make his audience angry with the government and to trick them into supporting him.

        This is the worst kind of lie and the same technique that the worst tyrants use to win political power. Tyrants that murdered millions of their “enemies” and destroyed their countries. How long will it take for Tyrant Obama to take the next step and open up concentration camps for his enemies?

    Exiliado in reply to moonstone716. | March 18, 2014 at 7:19 pm

    …Pull it out of their @sses?

    Well, I cannot think of any other possibility.

    And if he did not know, then his level of incompetence makes him not qualified to stay in the job.

    Confirmed: Obama Aides Debated the “You Can Keep Your Insurance” Line Before Deciding to Lie to American Public

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2013/11/figures-obama-advisers-debated-the-you-can-keep-your-insurance-line-before-they-decided-to-lie-to-american-public/

    moonstone716,

    Everybody — the media, politicians — everybody with a grasp of basic economics knew. Conservatives were warning about what was going to happen.

    Just about everything that’s happening now was predicted.

    Even now, everybody knows the enrollment figures coming out of the White House are bogus. The WH continues to lie every day.

    Jazzizhep in reply to moonstone716. | March 19, 2014 at 7:01 am

    One of the problems with such a vitriolic political atmosphere is that if you call someone a liar, it just gets chalked up to political posturing—even if the person is lying.

    Many people at the time said the numbers just don’t work, but the comments were considered just political opposition to a bill.

Emperor Penguin | March 18, 2014 at 4:43 pm

Now comes the fun part were we get to tell everyone that believed him “I told youuuuuu!!!!!”

Thomas Sowell:

“It is amazing that people who think we cannot afford to pay for doctors, hospitals, and medication somehow think that we can afford to pay for doctors, hospitals, medication and a government bureaucracy to administer it.”

Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/t/thomas_sowell.html#kFoLyeDu4OahFFRx.99

9thDistrictNeighbor | March 18, 2014 at 5:12 pm

Either one of these videos (although the second one is very compelling) needs to be broadcast heavily in October; also, billboards and bumper stickers. Clean, easy, clear, right to the point. Cut it to 30 seconds…15 seconds…doesn’t matter. Just hammer it home.

David Yotham | March 18, 2014 at 5:15 pm

What gets under my skin is why can’t this swindler and the majority of his administration be jailed for their actions?

It’s obvious to anyone who has had to manage the household budget, regardless if they’re dirt poor or upper middle class, that Obama was destroying America’s economy. He has made himself an enemy of America. He volunteered his leadership and there were hundreds who were just as devious supporting him.

Why should they get off with a free pass? Benghazi, IRS, Gitmo, etc… Three hundred years ago the King would have lost his head, but today they retire him to an island paradise with a semi-truck full of money and a set of golf clubs. Idi Amin would have been jealous.

    Rosalie in reply to David Yotham. | March 18, 2014 at 5:32 pm

    Justice Roberts should be jailed along with the rest of them.

      MarkS in reply to Rosalie. | March 18, 2014 at 5:54 pm

      He should be the first! I’m sure we’ll never know what threat compelled Robert’s decision.

        I’m as upset about Robert’s decision as everyone else. Except … part of me has wondered more than once if he knew what he was doing by declaring ACA to be a tax. That means that Congress can defund it; it means that it remains a political football.

        Obamacare may turn out to be more than a Pyrrhic victory for the Dems it may have become the catalyst that brings forth a free-market, constitutionally minded Republican Party.

        Estragon in reply to MarkS. | March 19, 2014 at 1:18 am

        The Republican argument against the mandate was that it was a tax. We screamed it aloud, every leader in House and Senate made the argument, and many of the rank and file repeated it. It’s on the record dozens of times.

        I don’t recall a single conservative blog or talk show host disagreeing. Most of them also made the same argument.

        Then, at SCOTUS, Roberts finds we were right, so he is declared a traitor?

        Sorry, it simply makes no sense at all.

    David,

    Mark Levin was railing on the same point today on the radio. If the people lying about Obamacare were in the private sector, they’d be in prison or on their way there.

Do not underestimate the power of the Big Lie, because it is being used right now.

As of yesterday, NPR was carrying a “news” article with lots of quotes from Harry Reid, calling Republicans “liars” for saying that anyone, anywhere, has been harmed in any way by Obamacare. And, the NPR “reporter” “confirmed” this by saying Reid was telling the truth.

I could not find the transcript yesterday. They tend to be well behind the news cycle with their print articles.

Makes me wonder about the poor getting health care. If it’s too darn hard or impossible for them to get ID to vote, how do they get ID for health care?

Henry Hawkins | March 18, 2014 at 8:20 pm

“He (Obama) wasn’t personally held accountable in 2012…”

Oh yes he was. His presidency was not held accountable, but history will not treat Obama well. He will go down as more of a crook than Nixon, more inept than Carter, and a bigger liar than Clinton. That is his legacy: worst American president. That is the price he pays.

    Lite stuff compared to the price the country has and will continue to pay. Anybody miss Jimmy Carter?

      Henry Hawkins in reply to MarkS. | March 18, 2014 at 9:38 pm

      It is because of a sycophantic press that Obama’s lies and malfeasance are not brought to the people, but that only serves Obama in the very short term, the 2012 election included. Nobody knows any candidate except through the media. This is how a Sarah Palin gets tagged as a rube and Obama as an intellectual. Advertising can declare a Honda Civic superior to a Maserati – until you drive them and all the advertising effects disappear. They cannot delay the ill effects of Obamacare forever and soon enough the people will be forced to ‘drive’ it.

      Obama will spend the rest of his life reading articles declaring him the worst president in American history and he’ll have no way to alter or fix it. This is a guy who *started* his career with not one, but two autobiographies. To a narcissistic egomaniac like Obama, this is the definition of hell, to be saddled with a negative historical rating he cannot change.

      Nothing Obama, et al, have done is irreversible. But the liberal ideology has been fatally damaged for a generation at least. That is also Obama’s legacy – a radical lib lied his way into the White House (“Yay!” say the rad-libs) and then promptly blew it. That is his legacy too.

DINORightMarie | March 18, 2014 at 9:41 pm

David Jolly’s victory in FL-13 showed the value of continually connecting one’s opponent to Obamacare. Any Republican running in the upcoming midterms would do well to follow Jolly’s lead.

The President publicly and materially misled the American people at least 36 times about a key provision of a law that overhauled one-sixth of our national economy.

He wasn’t personally held accountable in 2012, but his party can be this November.

A couple of things on the above:

-Jolly won because he hammered ObamaCare AND stopping illegal immigration. That is not being reported, but it is CRUCIAL that candidates in 2014 hammer BOTH issues.

-The POTUS didn’t “mislead” – he LIED. The “lie of the year” in 2013 is that one repeated 36 times…..

-Yes, his party, along with the RINOs in the Senate who have been worse than useless since that election ALL need to be on notice.

Hammer every Democrat with BOTH ObamaCare AND illegal immigration. Hammer the Republicans in their primaries to either HAMMER these two things, or pack up and let a REAL leader do the work!

Let’s get this 2014 election done RIGHT – with massive turnout, with solid Conservative candidates, and with TRUTH!!!

They absolutely knew all three statements were lies from the start.

They also knew honesty would never get it passed.

There were a LOT more than 3 LIES.

Start with a transcript of Obama’s speech to the joint session of Congress that he used to ‘sell’ Obamacare to the nation.

EVERY statement in that speech on Obamacare was provably false at the time, and now that we’ve “passed the bill so we can see what’s in it” you can document the fact that ALL of Obama’s promises have been proven LIES.

Its not just that predictions didn’t come true. His statements at the time contradicted the clear text of the bill he was pushing. Anyone that bothered to look, like Congressman Wilson did, could see for themselves that the bill passing through Congress proved Obama’s promises to be LIES. He KNEW, at the time, that his statements were false.

Its not just him either. EVERY Democrat in the House and Senate at the time, and those elected since, have repeated these lies for years.

What passes for “media” in this country is a pathetic joke.

How is it that Obama can go on national TV, with some 40 million people watching, at a joint session of Congress and lie from start to finish and the only outrage the media could drum up was over Congressman Wilson calling him out on just one of his lies?

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