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    Re: Obama: "What We Said Was You Can Keep It If It Hasn't Changed Since The Law Passe

    Quote Originally Posted by WillyPete View Post
    Wow, you seem to be really working hard to convince someone.

    I don't think anyone believes Obama is literally denying that he said those words.

    Clearly his original statement is not accurate in every case.

    Do you think you'd be even more worked up if he had said "You can keep your coverage and doctor forever, even if the doctor dies, the parent corporation goes bankrupt and the hospital is burned to the ground!"?

    That's what I thought he meant. I feel so betrayed.
    The Word PERIOD is pretty definitive.

    It leaves no wiggle room to insert anything.

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    Re: Obama: "What We Said Was You Can Keep It If It Hasn't Changed Since The Law Passe

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    Some existing plans?? Try...upwards to 93 million! I'd say that's a bit more than "some".

    In any case, insurance companies are in the business of providing a variety of products their customers will be willing to pay for. The same as any other business. Now we have the Democrats telling insurance companies...and the people...that there is only ONE product that they MUST buy.

    For a lot of people...thanks to Obama's lie...that is very much a surprise.
    Haven't we seen reports of people that had great plans that covered just about everything and they were still cancelled?

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    Re: Obama: "What We Said Was You Can Keep It If It Hasn't Changed Since The Law Passe

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    Haven't we seen reports of people that had great plans that covered just about everything and they were still cancelled?
    I don't know. Do you have any links?

    In any case, I have seen reports of people who were happy with their insurance coverage...the prices, the coverage...it was all acceptable to them. But now they can't have it and they feel they were lied to when Obama was trying to sell Obamcare to them.
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    Re: Obama: "What We Said Was You Can Keep It If It Hasn't Changed Since The Law Passe

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    The Word PERIOD is pretty definitive.

    It leaves no wiggle room to insert anything.
    It was. The problem is the president is now back stepping on that saying that was not what he said as at that dinner in Washington. He has begun to parse it and lawyerese it. That maybe one reason for him dropping from around 45% approval down to 39%. No one like lawyers and he is starting to speak like one.
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    Re: Obama: "What We Said Was You Can Keep It If It Hasn't Changed Since The Law Passe

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    It was. The problem is the president is now back stepping on that saying that was not what he said as at that dinner in Washington. He has begun to parse it and lawyerese it. That maybe one reason for him dropping from around 45% approval down to 39%. No one like lawyers and he is starting to speak like one.
    well he was head of the Harvard law review at one point in time, so it is no surprise that he sounds like a lawyer.

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    Re: Obama: "What We Said Was You Can Keep It If It Hasn't Changed Since The Law Passe

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    well he was head of the Harvard law review at one point in time, so it is no surprise that he sounds like a lawyer.
    True, he was riding high before he started to sound like a lawyer though.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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    Re: Obama: "What We Said Was You Can Keep It If It Hasn't Changed Since The Law Passe

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    The Word PERIOD is pretty definitive.

    It leaves no wiggle room to insert anything.
    "shall not be infringed" is pretty definitive and you have seen how they are trying to wiggle around that... jus' sayin'
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    Re: Obama: "What We Said Was You Can Keep It If It Hasn't Changed Since The Law Passe

    Quote Originally Posted by WillyPete View Post

    I believe it is a lie by omission that has been inflated.

    If it was known years in advance, and is so compelling it would have prevented passage, why didn't GOP blow it up then? They've been throwing the kitchen sink at Obamacare for years.

    I see this as just the next scene in the political theater. The GOP is (still) aggressively trying to turn public opinion against Obamacare however they can, with an eye on reaping benefits in 2014 and 2016. they would do the same whether there were Obamacare implementation problems or not.




    I actually think the GOP is better, as they seem to be less likely to be called out on their lies. As an example, Oliver North is a GOP hero today.
    There is no omission. Obama straight up said "If you like your policy **********. Period"

    Oliver North has nothing whatever to do with Obama lies. Neither has the GOP.

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    Re: Obama: "What We Said Was You Can Keep It If It Hasn't Changed Since The Law Passe

    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony60 View Post
    I guess we kind of agree on this, though I think it is quite a serious offense, not run of the mill political huffing and puffing.
    That's exactly what it looks like from over here, but then I support the idea of improving the U.S. health care system, whereas most of the opposition seem to like the old status quo fine.

    Oh, I think there were people expressing disbelief on what Obama was saying, but nobody listened.
    Well, it didn't prevent its passage, so we can put that idea to bed.

    Now that, surprise, people have actually lost policies that they were told they could keep, it has hit them square in the head. And, now, (this is incredible), Obama was out there claiming that he said "...as long as the policies don't change..."! That is an even bolder lie than the first one!!! He obviously doesn't give a crap what we think, that much is clear.
    Attempting to clarify what he meant was a mistake, because folks looking for an excuse to go on the attack will get one every time.

    He should have qualified his statement the first time, but kicking him again when he tries to clarify himself is vindictive.

    If he didn't care at all, why would he bother responding to criticism?


    I would have to strongly disagree on that. I think the left is built on misleading and deception, they wouldn't win half the seats that they have if both parties just told the truth.
    I see no major difference in the willingness to mislead between the parties, so we'll just have to disagree. Maybe you are fully aware of this history, but I'd recommend you look into the seamier sides of the last few Republican administrations. There's plenty of muck to sling all over everyone. Not all of it landed where it should have.

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    Re: Obama: "What We Said Was You Can Keep It If It Hasn't Changed Since The Law Passe

    Quote Originally Posted by WillyPete View Post
    Well, it didn't prevent its passage, so we can put that idea to bed.
    It was a straight party line vote with almost zero debate. No amount of criticism would have prevented the passage.

    I see no major difference in the willingness to mislead between the parties
    very true statement.

    In the end, the President lied by ommission. I believe it was calculated.

    I wrote a letter to my Congressman and my Senators asking them what happens when a plan is not up to the standard? How long will the "grandfathered clause" be in effect? What is to keep the insurance companies from cancelling any plan that has been grandfathered so they can make more money on a newer, ACA compliant plan?

    My Rep and one Senator (Republicans) replied with the canned "we will do everything we can to repeal this invasion of our rights , blah blah blah send me money....."
    The other Senator (Democrat) replied with the equally canned " The ACA is a great step forward for our country, side step side step, blah blah blah send me money....."
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