It should be a stunning fact that every proposition on which President Obama promoted the sale of Obamacare was a complete and utter lie. I tried to document the foundational lies and their close relations in the endless Power Line series “Lies of Obamacare,” featuring the thumbnail image of the man having Obamacare shoved down his throat.
If politicians were subject to truth in advertising laws, Obama would be behind bars. Obama is incorrigible. When it comes to lying to advance the cause, he and his Democratic allies simply lack a conscience. Indeed, they are still lying about it. Earlier this year, David Catron look at “Obamacare at six: A legacy of deception.”
In the fullness of time, Obamacare premium rate hikes have revealed another of the foundational lies of Obamacare. According to the endlessly repeated assertion of President Obama, Obamacare would reduce the health insurance premiums of Americans “$2500 per family per year,” or “as much as” or “up to” $2500 a year. Instead, we have “Obamacare sticker shock.” Try to watch the video compilation without retching.
We can look back in anger, or seek comic relief. In 2012, PolitiFact 2012 explored the putative subtleties of this particular assertion. In 2014, the Daily Beast’s Michael Tomasky dubbed the assertion that “premium rates will shoot through the roof” one of “The five biggest lies of Obamacare.” If you have retained the Daily Beast as a trusted news source, you may want to reconsider.
And then we have what Ed Driscoll tentatively posits (with a question mark) to be “the ultimate Vox workplace accident” (below).
I grabbed a few but almost his entire history is disappearing….. pic.twitter.com/4VTXXzaGUJ
— EducatédHillbilly™ (@RobProvince) October 26, 2016