The folks st the WaPo have to be wondering if Barack’s peeps at the White House know how important their paper is. After all, they scolded him with 2012’s “Lie of the Year” for his infamous pre-meditated, election-year promise that “if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor.” Yet, he continues to lie unabashedly, and they continue to give him those Pinocchios. From yesterday’s Fact Checker story, “Obama’s claim that 7 million got ‘access to health care for the first time’ because of his Medicaid expansion:”
“We’ve got close to 7 million Americans who have access to health care for the first time because of Medicaid expansion.”
– President Obama, remarks during dinner with the Democratic Governors Association, Feb. 20, 2014
The Fact Checker has written several times about the fuzziness of the Medicaid numbers issued by the Obama administration. But it is like playing whack-a-mole. Every time we rap someone for getting it wrong, the same problem pops up someplace else. …
He [Obama]seems to be falling into the same trap as other Democrats, and some reporters, by assuming that everyone in the Medicaid list is getting health insurance for the first time because of the Affordable Care Act. But that number is nowhere close to 7 million. It could be as low as 1.1 million (Avalere) or as high as 2.6 million (Gaba.) If one wanted to be generous, one could include people coming out of the woodwork, even though they would have been covered under the old law, but no one is really sure what that figure is.
In any case, no matter how you slice it, it does not add up to 7 million. It is dismaying that given all of the attention to this issue, the president apparently does not realize that the administration’s data are woefully inadequate for boastful assertions of this type.
He doesn’t realize? What’s the matter? Is he stupid? No, WaPo, he realizes everything. He knows he’s lying now just as he knew he was lying when he repeated that “Lie of the Year” for 3 years. Don’t you guys get it YET? The Left LIES. In democracies and representative republics, they have to, at least until they have tricked the people into giving them the opportunity to eliminate any possibility of their being removed from power. To paraphrase the writer Mary McCarthy, who not coincidentally was talking about another commie, Lillian Hellman, every word they write is a lie, including ‘and’ and ‘the.’
We also learned recently that 20% of people who signed up for Obamacare haven’t paid their premiums. Are these people being counted as Obamacare enrollees, more evidence of the “success” of this debacle? Of course they will, and Obama will include them in the mythical “7 million.”
I’ve got an idea for the WaPo. You should change Pinnochios to “Obamas.” He’s a much more legendary liar at this point.