Flashback: Politifacts’ 2009 “Lie of the Year”

“If you like your health care plan, you can keep it … and, your family’s annual healthcare costs will go down by $2,500″
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Joe Biden is outraged that Trump “followed the science” and minimized the likely impact of the coronavirus.

For details, see: Fauci: “He was saying what we were telling him”

Biden: “Lied to the American public. Clear evidence of incompetence and dereliction of duty”.

The first part “lied to the American people” brought back bad memories.

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Remember Obama’s infamous line: “If you like your health care plan, you can keep it … and, your family’s annual healthcare costs will go down by $2,500″

Biden oft repeated the line when selling ObamaCare … and, reprised it in the primaries when fending off opponents’ Medicare-for-All promises.

What’s the rub?

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The rub: That line was was selected by left-leaning Politifact as the “Lie of the Year”.

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PolitiFact counted 37 times when he’d included no caveats, such as a high-profile speech to the American Medical Association in 2009:

“If you like your health care plan, you’ll be able to keep your health care plan, period. No one will take it away, no matter what.”

As PolitiFact observed:

It was a catchy political phrase but an impossible promise to keep.

What’s worse is that “they” knew it and kept repeating it.

Why?

Because they figured that folks would be too stupid to see through the lie.

How do I know?

Prof. Jonathan Gruber said so.

Gruiber is an MIT economist who  was one of the primary architects of ObamaCare.

He was caught on video  speaking quite frankly about the crafting of ObamaCare.

His basic message:

Basically, call it the stupidity of the American voter or what … that was critical to getting the bill to pass

Watch the video … it’s even more chilling to hear Prof. Gruber say the words: Obfuscate and bank on American stupidity.

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Hmmm.

Think Biden considers the Lie of the Year to be “Clear evidence of incompetence and dereliction of duty”.

I hope that Trump brings it up in the debates.

 

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