MSNBC contributor and Chicago Tribune columnist Clarence Page joined conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt on Monday and admitted that when President Obama said Americans would be able to keep their plans if they like them, he was fully aware he was lying and exaggerating about it.
Page told Hewitt that Obama knew “there was no guarantee everybody was going to keep their insurance because people couldn’t keep their insurance under the old system.”
Hewitt asked, “He knew he was lying?”
Page replied, “Probably, but that’s one of those political lies, you know.”
Page partly defended Obama by saying that “most people” will be able to keep their insurance policies and Obama was simply being “too grandiose.” Hewitt found it striking that this wouldn’t really bother Page that much, but Page maintained that Obama is mostly guilty of overselling a program.