Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Unbelievable: In 2009 Obama Warned Not To Misrepresent What's In Obamacare

PPPS (Littleton)—Pundit Pete caused a bit of a stir today with this tweet:

Pete found that quote in the Healthcare Reform speech President Obama gave to a joint session of Congress on September 9, 2009.  The quote was then posted in an article by Katie Pavlich at Townhall.com, and again later in an article by Andrew Malcolm at Investors Business Daily.

Here is a video clip, courtesy of fellow Coloradoan Caleb Bonham of Campus Reform.

It is perhaps a bit ironic that, just a few minutes earlier, Congressman Joe Wilson had called out the President on a part of his speech.

And it is perhaps even more ironic that, just as Americans are finally reaping the benefits of the Affordable Care Act, and discovering, as Speaker Pelosi once said, "what's in it", there are some who are suggesting that the President himself may have misrepresented "what's in this plan".

In fact, earlier in that very same speech, the President said this:

"First, if you are among the hundreds of millions of Americans who already have health insurance through your job, or Medicare, or Medicaid, or the VA, nothing in this plan will require you or your employer to change the coverage or the doctor you have.  (Applause.)  Let me repeat this:  Nothing in our plan requires you to change what you have."
Being part of the press, we are of course reluctant to question anything that our President says.

Citizen Pete w/ his old 2009 sign at a 2012 Rally
However, we would note that we recently received a letter, submitted by one of our readers, Citizen Pete, who indicated that because of the Affordable Care Act, his lovely wife, Citizen Caryn, was going to lose her health insurance, contrary to the President's statement. Pete, having apparently also learned that his wife may not be able to keep her doctor, and will end up paying much more for insurance due to implementation of the AFFORDABLE Care Act, was less than complimentary of the President, and even characterized what he had done as lying.

We will leave it to our readers as to whether the President lied about, misinformed us, or misrepresented what was in the Affordable Care Act.

Obama in 2009: We Will Call Out Those Who Lie About Obamacare
      —Katie Pavlich, Townhall.com (thanks Katie for the H/T credit & link)
Obama on health care reform in 2009 - video clip from Caleb Bonham of Campus Reform (thanks Caleb for the video clip)
President Obama didn't misspeak; He lied —Andrew Malcolm, Investors Business Daily (thanks Andrew for the H/T credit & link)
The White House Fable FactoryMichelle Malkin, and at Townhall.com

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