In a perfect example of the old adage “when it rains, it pours,” the American mainstream media is admitting that Barack Obama knowingly and willfully failed to tell the truth to the American people when he said repeatedly if you liked your health care plan/doctor, you can keep same, as reported by The Washington Post on Nov. 5, 2013.
Long accused by many on the right of carrying water for the Obama Administration, the Washington Post’s Ezra Klein and Evan Soltas left little to the imagination when they matter-of-factly accused Obama of lying to the citizenry:
President Obama promised that ‘if you like your plan, you can keep it.’ This is true for the vast majority of Americans, but the small fraction for whom it isn’t true still represent millions of people.
Obama broke his promise to them. Worse, he made the promise cynically, knowing it would never be kept. He should’ve said ‘almost all Americans who like their plans can keep them.’ But he knew that wouldn’t poll as well.
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With the revelation now dawning on the masses that the promise was more than just slightly less-than-truthful, the White House is making no mention of the Obama Administration urging the populace to contact the very same White House if anyone spoke ill of ObamaCare.
Considered by many conservatives as Team Obama resorting to Gestapo tactics, the right-of-center news portal TownHall.com‘s Austin Hill penned in August, 2009 regarding Linda Douglass, who once sported the impressive title of Director of Communications for the White House Office of Health Reform, of essentially goading supporters of Obama to cyber-tattle on them if they openly spoke negatively of his signature legislation.
Douglass, who left the White House in 2010, made headlines after the Affordable Care Act was enacted after she egged on the masses to fight opponents of ObamaCare from “spreading disinformation” by contacting the White House with the verboten specifics:
There is a lot of disinformation about health insurance reform out there, spanning from control of personal finances to end of life care. These rumors often travel just below the surface via chain emails or through casual conversation. Since we can’t keep track of all of them here at the White House, we’re asking for your help. If you get an email or see something on the web about health insurance reform that seems fishy, send it to flag @ Whitehouse.Gov. [Emphasis added]