Stalwart liberal slams President for lying about Obamacare
Former Democratic Congressman and outspoken liberal Barney Frank has some surprisingly harsh words for President Barack Obama.
Frank was interviewed recently by The Huffington Post:
“The rollout was so bad, and I was appalled — I don’t understand how the president could have sat there and not been checking on that on a weekly basis,” Frank told HuffPost during a July interview. “But frankly, he should never have said as much as he did, that if you like your current health care plan, you can keep it. That wasn’t true. And you shouldn’t lie to people. And they just lied to people.”
“He should have said, ‘Look, in some cases the health care plans that you’ve got are really inadequate, and in your own interests, we’re going to change them,'” Frank said. “But that’s not what he said.”
Frank was a 16th term Congressman from Massachusetts who retired from career politics in 2012. But he has always been an outspoken supporter of Obama and the Obamacare law itself.
In fact, just four years ago, Frank equated Obamacare opponents to bullies that drive teenagers to suicide.:
However, just this week the Kaiser Family Foundation released poll numbers showing a steep drop in support for Obamacare among the American public at large.
After remaining steady for several months, the share of the public expressing an unfavorable view of the health care law rose to 53 percent in July, up eight percentage points since last month’s poll. This increase was offset by a decrease in the share who declined to offer an opinion on the law (11 percent, down from 16 percent in June), while the share who view the law favorably held fairly steady at 37 percent, similar to where it’s been since March.1 Republicans continue to be the group with the strongest opposition to the law, but the increase in the share with an unfavorable view between June and July was similar across the political spectrum and different demographic groups.
Now the liberal lion Barney Frank has joined the masses and lost faith in Barack Obama and is angry at the lies. President Obama… if you’ve lost Barney, you’ve lost your base.DONATE
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