I get it, the “Obamacare” rollout thus far hasn’t been what anyone would call smooth. Then again, I didn’t really expect it to be. Granted I never thought the website would have these kinds of problems, but I was well aware that there would be a high potential for some substantial growing pains.
And yes, the promise President Obama made about Americans being able to keep their old plans if they wanted to wasn’t exactly accurate. As I’ve said before, I’m not making an excuse for him not being exactly truthful. Though I wouldn’t go as far as to call his “promise” a lie. What he should have said is that if your previous plan met the requirements under the Affordable Care Act then you would get to keep your old plan. He didn’t, therefore the criticism he gets on that is at least partially justified.
Then again, had Republicans not spent billions spreading every kind of possible lie about the healthcare law in the first place, maybe President Obama could have spent more time explaining the details of the law instead of countering their lies.
While Obama might need to answer for not being completely honest with some Americans, for Mitt Romney to chime in and give his “expert” opinion on lying is laughable, to say the least.
Mitt Romney built an entire presidential campaign based on one lie after another. Hell, an adviser to his campaign said that Romney was like an Etch A Sketch. Meaning that during his campaign he could “shake things up” and just start over. This was made in reference to the many accusations people had thrown Romney’s way about his blatant flip-flopping on several major issues.
Even when Republicans and Democrats couldn’t agree on anything, they did agree on at least one thing—Mitt Romney is a liar.
Romney literally would go on Fox News and answer questions completely differently than he did earlier that day on CNN. Whatever group he was speaking to was the group he would pander to.
Even after the famous “47%” video came out, he said his comments were taken out of context. A raw, unedited video where he said:
“All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it. … My job is not to worry about those people. I’ll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives.”
Mitt Romney claimed that was taken out of context.
This is also the man who campaigned against a healthcare law that was based, nearly entirely, off the healthcare law he passed while he was governor of Massachusetts.
A man who had videos of him all over the internet declaring his stance on key issues, then completely contradicting those previous stances basically because it would have hurt his chances to win the GOP nomination.
While President Obama undoubtedly has to answer to the Americans he misled about keeping their old health insurance plans, Mitt Romney is one of the last people on earth who should be judging someone else for comments they made that might have been less than truthful.
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