Obama Apologizes For Lying for the Last Four Years About Obamacare [Not Really]

President Obama has been lying to America for four years about his take over of our national healthcare system. Now he’s finally admitting he lied. But, naturally, it’s all someone else’s fault.

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Obama went on NBC News to issue one of those typical non-apology apologies. Saying he was “sorry” that Americans found themselves “in this situation”–as if he had nothing to do with it.

On November 7, Obama appeared on NBC News with Chuck Todd to deliver his half-hearted mea culpa.

“I am sorry that they are finding themselves in this situation based on assurances they got from me,” Obama said in NBC’s exclusive interview at the White House.

“We’ve got to work hard to make sure that they know we hear them and we are going to do everything we can to deal with folks who find themselves in a tough position as a consequence of this.”

See, America? He’s sorry people found themselves in this situation. You know. The one he created.

This comes after four years of Obama lying to us…

Meanwhile millions of Americans are still losing their insurance even though this president spent the last four years telling us all we could keep our insurance and our doctors “if we like them, period.”

It all seems like an Onion story or a bit on Saturday Night Live.

But Obama and his cohorts have an explanation for all this loss of insurance: It’s the fault of insurance companies. No, he’s serious.

This is a claim that even the Obama-friendly Washington Post called a major falsehood giving the claim three pinocchios.

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  • freedomisgood

    “I’ve thought about this long and hard,” Bill Elliott told Megyn Kelly Thursday night. “When my insurance comes out, just for me, it will be $1,500 a month with a $13,500 deductible. I’m not going to pay that. If I make it that long, I will pay the $95 fine and let nature take its course.”

    “I’m not going to be a burden on my family to pay this $1,500. What good is it going to do when I was paying almost $180 [a month]?” Elliott told Kelly. “Now it’s gone up to $1,500 and it’s going to take money out of my kids’ bank and my family, and I’m not going to put up with that.”

    Elliott says he has prayed about his decision and feels it is the right thing to do.

    “Whatever happens, I believe I’m doing the right thing. I’ve thought about it and I’ve prayed about it… To me it’s saving my family money and then they’ll have money to spend instead of throwing it down the drain like President Obama is wanting us to do,” said Elliott.

    Elliott says he voted for Obama due to his promise that Americans could keep their plans if they like them.

    “I like my doctor. I love my insurance,” said Elliott. “They were paying just about everything, including medication and medical devices.”

    On Thursday, Obama said he was “sorry” to the 4.2 million Americans whose health insurance plans have been canceled due to Obamacare. Elliott says the president’s apology is too little too late.

    “Absolutely he misled me,” said Elliott. “I believe that was more of an insult to me and the other people who have been canceled than him saying 41 times ‘you’re going to keep your doctor, keep your insurance. Period.’”

    Elliott added that Obama’s apology is “like a doctor coming into your operating room and saying, ‘I cut out your wrong kidney. But I’m sorry about that.’ There’s nothing you can do about it now.”

  • Retired military

    “I am sorry that they are finding themselves in this situation based on assurances they got from me,”
    In fewer words
    “They were stupid enough to believe me”
    This is like loaning someone a car and assuring them that the car is in functional order.
    After the car crashes costing them thousands of dollars you then tell them “oops my bad”. No monetary restitution. Nothing done to make restitution. Nothing but “Sorry suckers. You believed me”

  • jim_m

    He’s not sorry. He knew this would happen. It’s exactly what he wanted. He’s just lying again. And if you think this is bad wait until the employer mandate kicks in and upwards of 30% of Americans lose their insurance.

    • Retired military

      If the republicans pass the suicide , oops I mean amnesty, bill then it really wont matter.
      BTW I wouldn’t put it past them to have Biden resign the last year or so and get Hillary in there as VP. Wouldn’t surprise me a bit.

      • jim_m

        Forget Hilary. The dems will nominate the Marxist, Elizabeth Warren.

        Warren would be the logical successor to the dem leadership position. She’s an even bigger fraud than obama is.

  • GarandFan

    Last week King Barack The Magnificent was telling people they’d purchased crap policies, and now they can buy something better. Now He’s saying that its too bad folk are losing those same policies.

    So was he lying last week? Or lying this week?

    • http://wizbangblog.com/author/rodney-graves/ Rodney G. Graves

      If his lips are moving, he’s lying.

  • jim_m

    James Taranto has a good take on this

    But for the sake of argument, let’s accept the 5% figure as the number of Americans Obama now acknowledges having victimized with his “If you like your plan, you can keep it” swindle. The U.S. population isjust over 317 million (that includes children, but so does the population affected by the ObamaCare cancellations). Five percent of 317 million is just under 16 million people.

    Imagine if Bernie Madoff had swindled 16 million people.

    No, that doesn’t quite do it justice. Imagine if Bernie Madoff had swindled 16 million people, many of whom never agreed, or had any desire, to do business with him in the first place.

    And it doesn’t end there. Wait until next year when the employer mandate kicks in:

    a report in 2010 said that as many as 69 percent of certain employer-based insurance plans would lose that protection, meaning as many as 41 million people could lose their plans even if they wanted to keep them and would be forced into other plans. Another 11 million who bought their own insurance also could lose their plans. Combined, as many as 52 million Americans could lose or have lost old insurance plans.

    Lefties will just laugh this off because they think that other people suffering is funny, but there is a growing hatred of this law and it isn’t going to get better with time.

    • Retired military

      “Lefties will just laugh this off because they think that other people suffering is funny”
      Until they get their cancellation notices. Then it stops being funny. Then they go talk to a reporter and say “I liked the law but I didn’t think I would have to pay for it myself”
      Why is it greed when I want to keep what I earn but it isn’t greedy when you want to take what I have earned. – Thomas Sowell.

  • Retired military

    So much for the web site security

    Identity theft has occurred already.

  • Retired military

    The left points to the folks who are now getting insurance when they didn’t have it before. Only thing is those folks probably vote dem anyway. What about the folks who are having to pay more that voted for Obama and who are now saying “Gee I wanted folks to have healthcare but I didn’t know I was going to be paying for it”

  • Retired military

    Well this is an interesting take on Obama’s nonapology

    http://keithhennessey.com/2013/11/08/individual-market-freeze/

    Q Josh, the President last night mentioned, when he apologized for problems with the cancellations of policies, that he was going to instruct his administration to go back with some sort of a loop. Can you flesh that out? What are you guys looking at in terms of canceled policies?

    MR. EARNEST: I’m not in a position to add a whole lot of additional detail to what the President said last night. The President did acknowledge that there are some gaps in the law that need to be repaired. He has directed his team to consider some administrative solutions to those problems, some steps that his administration could take unilaterally that would address some of those gaps.

    Sounds good, right? There’s a problem, that “a small percentage of folks” (8-10 million people) are facing canceled individual market health insurance plans, and some of them are “disadvantaged” by the new options, or will be once they can see them on a functioning healthcare.gov. The President has directed his team to consider some administrative solutions to fix the problem, to “address some of those gaps.”

    The problem with the President’s public statement is that he has now frozen the individual insurance market in place until he announces his new solutions. If you are one of the 8-10 million Americans with a canceled insurance policy, President Obama just created an enormous incentive for you to hold off on buying a new policy, to wait for the Administration to offer you a new solution.

    Had they announced a new solution today, they would not have created this problem. The disincentive to buy a new plan comes from offering hope of a better outcome with no specificity or timeframe.

    This new disincentive to buy insurance applies nationwide and is independent of the broken federal exchange website. I expect states running their own exchanges like California and Colorado, Minnesota and Maryland, DC, New York, and Connecticut, will see their new enrollments now drop as those with canceled policies wait for the President’s next move. States participating in the federal exchange won’t see any drop because the broken website is already preventing signups. Still, even in those states the President has created a new reason not to buy insurance on the exchange when it eventually does work, at least until he announces his new policy.

    Because the story is so hot, and because the President’s allies in Congress are desperate to offer their angry constituents some hope, we can be assured that the President’s ambiguous offer of future hope, and the purchasing disincentive it creates, will get a lot of attention.

  • http://www.traveLightgame.com/ ljcarolyne

    Normally I would feel sorry for anyone that fell for Obama’s LIES, but I don’t, nor
    do I accept any so called sorry excuse of Obama’s. Sorry LIE is all that is. Obama POS can go, you know where, plus all his Regime. GRRRRRRRRRRR

    • Retired military

      Don’t feel sorry for them
      Tough love is the best teacher.

  • LiberalNightmare

    obama knew he was lying when he said it.

    obama’s advisors knew he was lying when he said it.

    obamas supporters knew he was lying when he said it.

    Democratic and republican senators and congressmen knew he was lying when he said it.

    John Stewart knew he was lying when he said it.

    Chris Matthews knew he was lying when he said it.

    Fox news knew he was lying when he said it.

    Msnbc knew he was lying when he said it.

    The tea party knew he was lying when he said it.

    And yet he was allowed to say it for years, without ever being challenged directly for it.

    • Retired military

      Those of us who said anything were quickly called Racist.

  • Retired military

    http://minx.cc/?post=344844
    Nice little cartoon in this thread. I wonder if the Obama admin will try this spin on this situation.

  • jim_m

    Now that the 7th circuit court has ruled that obamacare violates the religious freedom rights of Americans, will obama apologize for that? Or at least will Sandra Fluke do so?

    • Retired military

      Yeah. He will apologize. It will go something like this.
      “I am sorry that your religion doesn’t conform to my ideas of how I think you should live your life and spend your money. Now pay up”

  • Retired military

    Chuck Todd on his interview with Obama

    “You know, he does not believe he lied on this, and that’s the sense I get. I mean, I think that that’s, he’s taken issue with that before with folks off the record, and I got it’s a sensitive issue, felt like he did not sit there and say he intentionally lied. He said that he wanted to, he thought he was going to be able to keep this promise. I thought what was revealing in that answer, when I asked him that direct question about this, was this a political lie that you started to believe it, was he talked about well, you know, it turns out we had trouble in crafting the law.


    Obama doesn’t believe he lied !!!!!! He is either delusional, pathological or narcissist enough to believe that he just has to say something to make it so.

    But then again maybe Obama just doesn’t remember what he tells people

    Obama FEB 2010
    CANTOR: …Because I don’t think you can answer the question in the positive to say that people will be able to maintain their coverage, people will be able to see the doctors they want, in the kind of bill that you are proposing:

    OBAMA: Since you asked me a question, let me respond. The 8 to 9 million people you refer to that might have to change their coverage — keep in mind out of the 300 million Americans that we are talking about — would be folks who the CBO, the Congressional Budget Office, estimates would find the deal in the exchange better — would be a better deal. So, yes, they would change coverage because they got more choice and competition

    So in 2010 he know people would lose their health care and he continued the “if you like your health care you can keep it. Period” story.

    • jim_m

      He’s a sociopath and does not believe that other people are significant and, to some respect, even real (hence his ability to call the four dead at Benghazi “suboptimal”). He sees everyone as beneath him and himself as superior in every way to every other person he has ever met (by his own admission he believes that he is better at doing the jobs of every person he employs in his administration). obama is a person who would make a ruthless dictator and I think he dearly wants to do just that.

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