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Bryan Preston

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October 31, 2013 - 2:42 pm

During today’s White House press briefing, National Journal’s Major Garrett asked Jay Carney if Americans should feel “lied to and misled” by President Obama for repeatedly promising that “If you like your healthcare, you can keep your healthcare. Period.”

Rather than answer it, Carney referred to inoperative comments he and the president have already made on the subject, which have been proven to have been false. Garrett retried, and Carney ends up telling yet another lie.

Carney ends the sequence claiming “The fact of the matter is, if you had insurance on the individual market prior to the passage of the Affordable Care Act, and you have that plan today, you can keep it, you’re grandfathered in forever. No matter how crummy the plan is.”

This statement simply isn’t true. It’s Pants on Fire false. Obamacare bans even most plans that were “grandfathered” in by dictating that they cannot have changed much at all, in some cases by as little as $5 in premiums. It further dictates that if your insurer cancels your plan, which under the law they must if your plan doesn’t meet HHS bureaucrat approval, you have to buy a new one that somehow escapes Carney’s “crummy” designation — even if that plan costs you more, covers you less, and forces you to deal with a much higher deductible.

None of what Jay Carney said is actually true. Slap him with Four Pinocchios, Pants on Fire, whatever. He doesn’t seem to care.

As for “crummy” plans, Obama never once sold Obamacare as “If the Kathleen Sebelius and her army of regulators like your healthcare, you can keep your healthcare.” Not one time. But he is selling it that way now, both in his speech yesterday and through Jay Carney today. That will be the sales job going forward. The whole Obamacare structure is house of cards built on a foundation of lies.

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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Just ONE TIME I would like to see a reporter stand up and say "quit lying to us Jay" and just walk out (with all the rest of the "reporters" in the room following suit). JUST ONE TIME, with the cameras rolling!
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It's a tax. It's a penalty. It's two...two scams in one!
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I have been thinking about a proposal we could make to Jay Carney. If he stops lying to us, we will stop telling the truth about him.
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Only 2 things in life are certain, death & taxes. No, wait, I mean Obamacare & taxes. No wait, I mean death & Obamacare. No wait, I mean Obamacare & Obamacare. No wait, I mean Obama & Carney lying every time they speak.
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Just ONE TIME I would like to see a reporter stand up and say "quit lying to us Jay" and just walk out (with all the rest of the "reporters" in the room following suit). JUST ONE TIME, with the cameras rolling!
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Jay is the Carnival Barker. Why would anyone expect him to tell the truth, especially when that truth might be damaging to or inimical to Commander Zero????
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I think Carney should just dispense with the suits and wear a powdered wig and frock. He can even put on a fake French accent, and just read the daily dictates to the court jester press. It isn't like the Sun King is going to treat us peasants any differently than he does now.
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It's a tax. It's a penalty. It's two...two scams in one!
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If what we know about it so far is this bad, how bad are the death panels going to be?
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Carney knows he has to lie to protect his boss. That's no secret to anybody, so why do the journalists keep playing a pretend game where they ask questions, ostensibly expecting a truthful answer?

The entire Obama regime lies routinely, day in, and day out. The only surprise is that there are still non-comatose Americans who still believe them.
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