Did You Know...


Obama: ‘If you like your plan you can keep it’ was a lie, and that’s why I’ve kept that promise

By Doug Powers  •  November 4, 2013 11:24 PM

**Written by Doug Powers

“If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor, period. If you like your health care plan, you’ll be able to keep your health care plan, period. No one will take it away, no matter what.” – Barack Obama, June 15, 2010

“If you like your plan you can keep your plan” is fast becoming the lie of the century. With that in mind, speaking to a friendly gathering of OFA Obamacare proponents Monday, President Obama figured it might be a good time to again re-write history:

“While virtually every insurer is offering new, better plans and competing for these folks’ business,” Obama said of the people who are losing their current insurance, “I realize that can be scary for people if you just get some notice like that.”

“If you had or have one of these plans before the Affordable Care Act came into law,” the president said, “and you really like that plan, what we said was, you could keep it… if it hasn’t changed since the law’s passed.”

“If it hasn’t changed since the law’s passed” is an addendum to the promise that Obama has previously mentioned… never.

Wait, it gets better. Obama also said that his guarantee of “if you like your plan you can keep your plan” wasn’t true, but that was for your own good, and that was part of the same promise, or something:

For more on that dizzying spin style do a quick search for “liar paradox.”

Arnold Schwarzenegger performs a much shorter and more effective version of what Obama was trying to say here.

And for the 100th time, Obama’s original selling point:

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



Here’s a good accompanying soundtrack for Obama’s latest spin: “I’d lie for you and that’s the truth”:

**Written by Doug Powers

Twitter @ThePowersThatBe

blog comments powered by Disqus

Obama and Clinton once again gunning for ‘Firearm Salesperson of the Year’ trophy

October 6, 2015 09:07 AM by Doug Powers


Unwittingly good for business

Live from New York, it’s a 6-minute campaign ad for Hillary Clinton! (a Sunday open thread)

October 4, 2015 11:03 AM by Doug Powers


Satire within a satire

Joe Biden schools people who think the 2nd Amendment mentions bazookas and F-15s

October 2, 2015 02:11 PM by Doug Powers


Straw men in the crosshairs

Hey look, Obama was right… the 1980’s ARE calling

September 30, 2015 09:10 PM by Doug Powers


Anybody seen the re-set button?

Another day, another ‘Obama administration caught off guard by…’ story

September 29, 2015 10:11 AM by Doug Powers


Didn’t see that one coming… again

Categories: Al Qaeda, Barack Obama, Democrats, Iran, Iraq, John Kerry, United Nations

Follow me on Twitter Follow me on Facebook