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Former Obama speechwriters have a good laugh recalling the crafting of ‘if you like your plan’ whopper

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By Doug Powers  •  May 11, 2016 07:28 AM

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The formulation of 2013’s “lie of the year” sure sounds like it was fun… for some:

On Monday’s edition of PBS’s Charlie Rose show the host invited on former Obama speechwriters David Litt, Jon Favreau and Jon Lovett to wax fondly about Obama’s “great” communication skills when it came to delivering both serious speeches and funny lines. When Lovett, now a writer in Hollywood, told Rose he was most proud of the “serious speeches” on the economy and health care, Favreau jokingly jabbed that Lovett was responsible for the now infamous lie about keeping your health insurance plan. Rose and the entire panel cracked up at the line.

The millions on the receiving end of the lie don’t find it nearly as funny as the people who wrote it:

And that helps explain how Favreau wrote tragicomedy for Obama before he started writing it for Hollywood.

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