Did you hear the one about Obamacare?

David Rutz draws attention to alleged journalist Charlie Rose and three of Barack Obama’s former speechwriters having a good laugh Monday night joking about the president’s infamous, oft-repeated false promise that under Obamacare, “if you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan” (video below). It must have been a helluva whopper for the leftist PolitiFact to name it the 2013 “Lie of the Year.”

As Rutz notes, Obama speechwriters Jon Lovett, Jon Favreau and David Litt appeared on Rose’s PBS program “to gush over Obama’s writing abilities and the art of speechwriting in general.” Rose asked if they had significant “impact” on Obama’s more “serious speeches.”

“The joke speech is the most fun part of this, but the things I’m the most proud of were the most serious speeches, I think,” Lovett said. “Health care. Economic speeches.”

“Lovett wrote the line about, ‘If you like your insurance, you can keep it,’” Favreau said.

“How dare you,” Lovett said, as Rose and the three wordsmiths roared with laughter.

The so-called legacy policies of the Obama administration have built on a mountain of shameless lies. Emphasis on shameless. When it comes to demonstrating the Democrat/Media Complex that has enabled these lies, this video makes for a useful exhibit.

Via NewsBusters/Washington Free Beacon.


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