Obama said this at his town hall meeting, today.
Okay, that was in the past tense. He not even saying that he’s not currently supporting single payer. He is saying he has never supported single payer.
Why doesn’t he just admit the obvious? Seriously? I can tell you one reason so many people are showing up at these town hall meetings, and protesting ObamaCare. They know they are being lied to, and they don’t appreciate it.
And here, via Hot Air is Obama comparing the public option to the post office:
“it’s the post office that’s always having problems.”
Also, Karl in the Greenroom at Hot Air has a useful list of 6 Obama lies (misinformations) about ObamaCare. It’s hard to keep up with them all, so it’s nice to have a few of them all in one place.
Michael Moore is super impressed with Obama’s “rope-a-dope strategy” to advance his side’s causes, and said so in an interview:
I take all of the things that make me nervous about the decisions that Obama has made, and I look and them through that lens – that it’s some kind of master plan. It’s like his continued support of a government-run option for health care. If a true public option is enacted – and Obama knows this – it will eventually bring about a single-payer system, because the profit-making insurance companies won’t be able to compete with a government plan and make the profits they want to make. At some point most of them will probably have to bow out of the business.
Moore’s frankness even earns praise from the far more temperate David Gergen:
I’m glad to have someone of Michael Moore’s honesty say that the public option on health care is, in fact, designed to be a pathway to a single-payer system. Because the Democrats have essentially, “That’s not true.”
The same guy who demanded a “truth commission… a serious criminal investigation” into the Bush administration’s supposed lies, says:
Look, this guy [Barack Obama] is a very good basketball player – he fakes right and goes left. He says he’s going to keep 50,000 troops in Iraq. But I would be shocked if, three years from now, there are 50,000 troops in Iraq. He says these things to keep the wolves away from the door, and it works. The other side seems to buy it. That’s why I admire his craftiness here.
Guess what, dumbass. The wolves are at the door, and they’re not amused: