Nov 2nd, 2013 · Categories: Politics · 1 Comment

Lies, damned lies, and Presidential lies

Presidents lie.  Sometimes they lie during the campaign (“Read my lips – no new taxes”, George H. W. Bush).  Sometimes they lie to avoid impeachment (“I am not a crook”, Richard Nixon).  Sometimes they lie to achieve some international objective (the Bay of Tonkin – Lyndon Johnson).

Sometimes they lie to try to rescue their tattered image – Bill Clinton pointed his index finger at the American people and declared “I did not have sex with that woman”.

But it’s another thing entirely to extend your middle finger to the American people and say “If you like your insurance, you can keep your insurance.”  0bama uttered and repeated this deliberate lie to prop up waning public support for his assault on private health care and, ultimately, on the American economy (a war he is largely winning with help from some Republicans).

We know that the lie was deliberate and that it was part of his plan all along.  When he told the lie, many private insurance policies would have survived the attack of 0bamacare.  But he went on to ensure that HHS would add more restrictions that would keep more and more existing policies from being grandfathered.  The result was exactly what he wanted – cancellation of millions of policies and forcing millions of people into his vision of socialized medicine.

When the employer mandate (which 0bama unilaterally and illegally suspended to satisfy his corporate sycophants) goes into effect next year, millions more will be driven into the loving, suffocating arms of 0bama’s nanny state.

The Culpability of the Democrats

Democrat Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is justly reviled for saying that it was necessary to pass 0bamacare to find out what was in it.  Yet, in a twisted and revealing way, she was right.

The “Affordable” Care Act was written at the direction of the newly-elected Democrat President.  It was written by unelected Democrat staffers and lobbyists, its 1000+ pages unread by most Democrat Representatives and Senators.  It passed into law by the Democrats who controlled both houses of Congress.  With great fanfare, it was signed by the Democrat President who got exactly what he wanted.

It was not until the 11,000+ pages of regulations written at the direction of Democrat cabinet secretaries and lower-level Democrat appointees that the full scope of the disaster was known.

To their everlasting shame, Democrats in Congress, only now cognizant of the monster they had created, supported and defended every provision.  They have cravenly repeated every lie this President has told – about 0bamacare, about Benghazi, about Fast and Furious, about IRS targeting of political opponents.

Why?  Because every one of them is far more interested in protecting their own prerogatives and their fellow Democrat 0bama than they are in protecting the American people or even their own constituents.

Disclaimer:  I am not a Republican and vote for Republicans only when it is utterly impractical to do otherwise – i.e. when the only alternative is a Democrat.

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One Response to “Lies, damned lies, and Presidential lies”

  1. Grumpy Says:

    July 10th, 2014 at 4:17 am

    I recently came across an apt description of the legislative process explained by Nancy Pelosi, that Congress “had to pass the bill [Obamacare] to find out what was in it.” That, said the commentator, is the exact description of a stool sample. Indeed.

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