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NYTimes: Obama ‘misspoke’ when he claimed Americans could keep their health insurance
Daily Caller ^ | November 3, 2013 | Jeff Pour

Posted on 11/03/2013 1:13:38 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife

In its Sunday paper, The New York Times editorial board defended President Barack Obama from criticisms that he had intentionally misled the public when he had claimed if an individual likes their health insurance plan, they could keep their health insurance plan.

The paper’s board also attacked congressional Republicans for stoking fear and confusion, writing that Obama “clearly misspoke” when he repeatedly claimed Americans could keep their health insurance plans as he fought to pass the law and defend it during the 2012 election.

“Mr. Obama clearly misspoke when he said that,” the editorial read. “By law, insurers cannot continue to sell policies that don’t provide the minimum benefits and consumer protections required as of next year. So they’ve sent cancellation notices to hundreds of thousands of people who hold these substandard policies. (At issue here are not the 149 million people covered by employer plans, but the 10 million to 12 million people who buy policies directly on the individual market.)”

Later in the editorial, the Times described Obama’s contradicted claims as an overblown controversy.

“This overblown controversy has also obscured the crux of what health care reform is trying to do, which is to guarantee that everyone can buy insurance without being turned away or charged exorbitant rates for pre-existing conditions and that everyone can receive benefits that really protect them against financial or medical disaster, not illusory benefits that prove inadequate when a crisis strikes,” the editorial said.


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How many times is Obama on tape "misspeaking?"

10?

20?

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1 posted on 11/03/2013 1:13:38 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I wish everyone would stop dancing around this. When you know the truth and you intentionally direct people away from the truth, so that you will benefit...you are lying. How come this is so difficult?


2 posted on 11/03/2013 1:15:58 PM PST by Vermont Lt ( 1-800-318-2596, Mr President.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Not a surprise coming from the editorial board of the Slimes, they lie like 0bama.


3 posted on 11/03/2013 1:16:29 PM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

We need to start saying loud and wide...

the cancellations on the individual market we’re seeing - the very policies 0bama’s lies were seemingly focused on - those cancellations are just the beginning.

when employer mandate arrives, employer health insurance will be cancelled at the same rate...

it’s coming......


4 posted on 11/03/2013 1:16:33 PM PST by Principled
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Hundreds of times.

The guy only said three or four things about the whole damn law for three years; preexisting conditions, 26 year olds, bending the cost curve down, and keeping your plan, “PERIOD”.

two of the four things he kept mindlessly repeating have turned out to be lies. The other two are irrelevant.


5 posted on 11/03/2013 1:17:00 PM PST by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“Misspoke”? Something you said numerous times, including from prepared text? Saying if you already have insurance it will have “no effect” on you?

Did he also “misspeak” when he repeatedly said those who already have insurance would see their premiums decrease by $2500 per year and it would be like getting a pay raise?


6 posted on 11/03/2013 1:17:16 PM PST by Republican Wildcat
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

The serpent misspoke to Eve. < /lib>

7 posted on 11/03/2013 1:17:30 PM PST by gitmo ( If your theology doesn't become your biography it's useless.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
writing that Obama “clearly misspoke”

It's obvious to everyone that he "misspoke".

The point is that he did it intentionally and repeatedly to mislead the public.

8 posted on 11/03/2013 1:18:41 PM PST by oldbrowser (The debt limit is the emergency brake on government spending)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Misspoke?

That means lie.

Not tell the truth.

Mislead.

Intentional?

Of course.

The NYT is misspeaking here.

That means they are lying.


9 posted on 11/03/2013 1:19:39 PM PST by Chickensoup (we didn't love freedom enough... Solzhenitsyn.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

obama’s fluffers in the MSM strike again. this is servitude on the level of cramdy crowlady falsely declaring in the middle of a presidential debate that Obama called Benghazi a terrorist attack when he actually called it a protest over an Internet video.


10 posted on 11/03/2013 1:20:04 PM PST by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

He misspoke when he took the oath of office.


11 posted on 11/03/2013 1:20:05 PM PST by BulletBobCo
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

obama’s teleprompter misspoke on multiple occasions.


12 posted on 11/03/2013 1:20:09 PM PST by Donald Rumsfeld Fan (The)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“Our previous statements are inoperative”. “I will not send American boys to fight a war that is the responsibility of Asian boys”. “It depends on what the meaning of ‘is’ is”. All of these must have been Presidents misspeaking rather than lies. So the NY Times will now embrace Richard Nixon as he never lied, just misspoke???


13 posted on 11/03/2013 1:20:33 PM PST by laconic
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

23 times according to one video.


14 posted on 11/03/2013 1:21:49 PM PST by vladimir998
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

NY Slimes-— Pravda on the Hudson giving cover for their chosen One.


15 posted on 11/03/2013 1:22:20 PM PST by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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16 posted on 11/03/2013 1:22:47 PM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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Let's not forget that this is the NY Slimes, that to this day, defends the writings of Durante, who covered up Stalin's murder of tens of millions of Ukrainians.

The NY Slimes had nothing on Pravda or Isvestia at the height of Stalin's rule over the Soviet Union.

Despicable doesn't begin to describe the Slimes, given their record of hiding genocide.

Mark

17 posted on 11/03/2013 1:24:05 PM PST by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Well, I guess when Democrats refuse to vote for the Democrat candidate next time they can just tell them Democrats, “Sorry, we just misvoted.”


18 posted on 11/03/2013 1:24:41 PM PST by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off. -786 +969)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Barry’s bootlickers are at it again. Gotta defend their boy. He may be the worst president ever but he’s THEIR president.


19 posted on 11/03/2013 1:25:58 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (All your health decisions should be between a provider bean counter and the IRS - Obama)
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20 posted on 11/03/2013 1:27:14 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; All
This related thread suggests that WH had discussed the level of honesty (dishonesty?) concerning keeping healthcare insurance.
Aides Debated the “You Can Keep Your Insurance” Line Before Deciding to Lie to American Public

21 posted on 11/03/2013 1:27:15 PM PST by Amendment10
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To: Chickensoup; All
The president had already made up his mind, according to a White House official who spoke on the condition of anonymity in order to be candid. Obama wanted his health policy team — led by Nancy-Ann De­Parle, director of the White House Office of Health Reform — to be in charge of the law’s arduous implementation. Since the day the bill became law, the official said, the president believed that “if you were to design a person in the lab to implement health care, it would be Nancy-Ann.”.. [excerpt from Washington Post Nov 2,2013 article: "HealthCare.gov: How Political Fear Was Pitted Against Technical Needs"

About Nancy-Ann Min DeParle:

"DeParle was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and raised in Rockwood, Tennessee, where she graduated from Rockwood High School. Her mother died of lung cancer when Nancy-Ann was 17

She attended the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, where her major was history and her senior thesis was entitled "Uncle Sam, Hirohito, and Resegregation: The Tule Lake Segregation Center, 1943-1946." She was awarded a B.A. degree with highest honors and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and selected as a Phi Kappa Phi scholar. She was the first female president of the University of Tennessee student body and was a member of the Gamma Alpha chapter of Delta Gamma. In 1978 Glamour magazine named her one of the year's top ten college women.

After graduating from Tennessee she enrolled in Harvard Law School, but interrupted her studies there when she was awarded a Rhodes scholarship. As a Rhodes scholar, she went to Balliol College of Oxford University, receiving a B.A. from Oxford in 1981. After returning to Harvard, she earned a J.D. degree in 1983.

She is married to Jason DeParle, a reporter for The New York Times.

She has Chinese ancestry.

......DeParle has drawn criticism for her lucrative service on corporate boards after her tenure in the Clinton administration. Msnbc.com reported that she was paid more than $6 million, and served as a director of half a dozen companies that faced federal investigations, whistleblower lawsuits and other regulatory actions. Many of these companies have a stake in the health care reform that she led.

She served as a director of Accredo Health Inc., Boston Scientific, Cerner Corp., DaVita, Guidant, Medco Health Solutions, Speciality Laboratories, and Triad Hospitals. She was a managing director of CCMP Capital....... Source

22 posted on 11/03/2013 1:27:23 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

He was evolving ... that’s what the MSM uses for “lying”


23 posted on 11/03/2013 1:27:33 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

How do you misspeak when you’re reading from a teleprompter?


24 posted on 11/03/2013 1:31:05 PM PST by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

25 posted on 11/03/2013 1:32:31 PM PST by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Still unbelievable that they think we are that stupid.


26 posted on 11/03/2013 1:33:08 PM PST by bustoff
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To: Principled; Cincinatus' Wife
From the article..."At issue here are not the 149 million people covered by employer plans, but the 10 million to 12 million people who buy policies directly on the individual market.”

Not at issue yet, maybe, but it's certainly coming. Can anyone possibly doubt this? The latest "misspeaking" is not going to end anytime soon, but NOW is the time to keep pushing back on this, IMHO...before it's further entrenched...

27 posted on 11/03/2013 1:33:53 PM PST by 88keys (I'm sorry, sir, I'm not a racist, I just don't fit in a handbasket...)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“This overblown controversy ...”

Those three words tell you everything you need to know. They got the call from the White House telling them to knock off criticism of The Won.


28 posted on 11/03/2013 1:36:10 PM PST by Personal Responsibility (Government: Slimy used car salesmen writing laws forcing you to buy their cars)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Cognitive Dissonance haunts West 43rd Street.


29 posted on 11/03/2013 1:37:05 PM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Doing the same thing and expecting different results is called software engineering.)
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To: Vermont Lt

The commies lie, don’t care they do, and then cover it up because some people still have morals. The New York Slimes stopped being a news outlet years ago. It is strictly a propaganda tool of the Democratic National Committee, the Communist Party USA, and the Obama Administration.


30 posted on 11/03/2013 1:38:09 PM PST by SC_Pete
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To: SkyDancer

I’d be willing to stipulate that Obama misspoke if that meant we were going have our Senators vote again in light of the newly discovered truth about the ACA.


31 posted on 11/03/2013 1:39:30 PM PST by Helotes
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
The NYT made a federal case over Bush's "16 words," condemning him and the Iraq war.

Obama goes out making this claim over and over and over at every campaign stop for 5 years, and he simply "misspoke?"

-PJ

32 posted on 11/03/2013 1:39:35 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

BS. His lie was pre-meditated. Staffers discussed how to handle the message, and decided the best course of action was to lie about it.

That’s not misspeaking.


33 posted on 11/03/2013 1:40:35 PM PST by randita
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
thanks, for the ping/post.

34 posted on 11/03/2013 1:41:26 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,$pend it all today;who can take your income & tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

MSM is in lockstep with the new marching orders.


35 posted on 11/03/2013 1:42:09 PM PST by mykroar (“We fight, get beat, rise, and fight again.” - Nathanael Greene)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
This many times:

This many times: video montage

36 posted on 11/03/2013 1:42:11 PM PST by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“Misspoke” is just lying in the language of the elite and MSM panderers.


37 posted on 11/03/2013 1:43:06 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (An Administration of communists, incompetents, and the corrupt ...reminds one of FDR's brain trust.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Of course he “misspoke”, he does it whenever words leave his lying ass mouth.


38 posted on 11/03/2013 1:43:06 PM PST by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?s)
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To: Helotes
"........In the memo, dated May 11, 2010 and sent to top administration economic official Lawrence Summers, Harvard professor and health care expert David Cutler, a supporter of the administration's efforts, wrote that "the early implementation efforts are far short of what it will take to implement reform successfully." Cutler continued: "For health reform to be successful, the relevant people need a vision about health system transformation and the managerial ability to carry out that vision. The President has sketched out such a vision. However, I do not believe the relevant members of the Administration understand the President’s vision or have the capability to carry it out."

Cutler laid out a set of problems: 1) poor leadership at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, a key organization in creating Obamacare; 2) clueless management at the Department of Health and Human Services on the subject of setting up exchanges; 3) an ineffective effort to work with insurers in implementing reform; and 4) general incompetence. "The overall head of implementation inside HHS, Jeanne Lambrew, is known for her knowledge of Congress, her commitment to the poor, and her mistrust of insurance companies," Cutler wrote. "She is not known for operational ability, knowledge of delivery systems, or facilitating widespread change."............... Nov 3, 2013 - Byron York: Memo: Administration bungled Obamacare long before GOP had power to obstruct

39 posted on 11/03/2013 1:44:56 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Vermont Lt

It is only difficult to those who see the connection between a high crime and impeachment.


40 posted on 11/03/2013 1:45:33 PM PST by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Misspoke?

Is the New York Times bragging or complaining?


41 posted on 11/03/2013 1:46:04 PM PST by Rock N Jones
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“Miss-speaking”? No, that would be if he used the WRONG words— he didn’t. He used exactly the words he wanted to and intended to, AND he intended to LIE to force an illegal takeover of 17% or our economy.

The NYTimes should be ashamed but won’t inasmuch as they LIE all the time as well.... oh, sorry,.... they “mis-print” LOL and gag me with a maggot. What absolute horse truds.


42 posted on 11/03/2013 1:47:00 PM PST by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: Chickensoup

True meaning of mis-spoke is to say the wrong words or make an error in usage of words, grammar etc. Not lying, no, that is called lying.


43 posted on 11/03/2013 1:48:32 PM PST by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

As far as the NY Times is concerned; “The truth is not in them!”


44 posted on 11/03/2013 1:50:23 PM PST by SES1066 (To expect courteous government is insanity!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

The same Boston Scientific, pacemaker company that just fired 1500 people in HQ in Baaaaahston. Because of obamaumaocare — wonder how much they paid to have an inside scoop sit on their Board? Sickening by the minute.


45 posted on 11/03/2013 1:51:06 PM PST by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

He did not “misspeak” ... he lied


46 posted on 11/03/2013 1:55:23 PM PST by clamper1797 (Evil WILL flourish when good men WILL not act)
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47 posted on 11/03/2013 1:56:24 PM PST by RedMDer (Happy with this, America? Make your voices heard. 2014 is just around the corner. ~ Sarah Palin)
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To: John S Mosby

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48 posted on 11/03/2013 1:56:31 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

57 states... “my Muslim faith”... Partisan Media Shills ping.

Thanks Cincinatus’ Wife.


49 posted on 11/03/2013 2:00:58 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
BTW, everyone should take a look at the NYC comments. Almost no one is buying the Slime's BS editorial that Bambie was "mis-speaking" and that the KommieKare disaster is all the fault of the Republicans and conservatives for spreading fear, uncertainty and doubt.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/03/opinion/sunday/insurance-policies-not-worth-keeping.html?ref=opinion&_r=0

Too bad this sort of blatant partisan hackmanship doesn't affect the Slimes' bottom line.

50 posted on 11/03/2013 2:02:47 PM PST by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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