Skip to comments.NYTimes: Obama ‘misspoke’ when he claimed Americans could keep their health insurance
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 papers 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 dont provide the minimum benefits and consumer protections required as of next year. So theyve 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 Obamas 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.
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?
Not a surprise coming from the editorial board of the Slimes, they lie like 0bama.
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...
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.
“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?
The serpent misspoke to Eve. < /lib>
It's obvious to everyone that he "misspoke".
The point is that he did it intentionally and repeatedly to mislead the public.
That means lie.
Not tell the truth.
The NYT is misspeaking here.
That means they are lying.
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.
He misspoke when he took the oath of office.
obama’s teleprompter misspoke on multiple occasions.
“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???
23 times according to one video.
NY Slimes-— Pravda on the Hudson giving cover for their chosen One.
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.
Well, I guess when Democrats refuse to vote for the Democrat candidate next time they can just tell them Democrats, “Sorry, we just misvoted.”
Barry’s bootlickers are at it again. Gotta defend their boy. He may be the worst president ever but he’s THEIR president.
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
He was evolving ... that’s what the MSM uses for “lying”
How do you misspeak when you’re reading from a teleprompter?
Still unbelievable that they think we are that stupid.
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...
“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.
Cognitive Dissonance haunts West 43rd Street.
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.
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.
Obama goes out making this claim over and over and over at every campaign stop for 5 years, and he simply "misspoke?"
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.
MSM is in lockstep with the new marching orders.
“Misspoke” is just lying in the language of the elite and MSM panderers.
Of course he “misspoke”, he does it whenever words leave his lying ass mouth.
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
It is only difficult to those who see the connection between a high crime and impeachment.
Is the New York Times bragging or complaining?
“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.
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.
As far as the NY Times is concerned; “The truth is not in them!”
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.
He did not “misspeak” ... he lied
bear false witness
go back on
put up a front
57 states... “my Muslim faith”... Partisan Media Shills ping.
Thanks Cincinatus’ Wife.
Too bad this sort of blatant partisan hackmanship doesn't affect the Slimes' bottom line.
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