Ed Henry: ‘Will You Admit That What The President Said Wasn’t True?’ Carney: Eh…

Via Fox News Insider, Fox’s White House reporter,  Ed Henry asked Jay Carney at Monday’s press briefing, “Will You Admit That What the President Said Isn’t True?”

Carney gave one of his  typical, weaselly, evasive answers: “What the president said and what everybody said all along is that there are going to be changes brought about by the Affordable Care Act to create minimum standards of coverage.”

Henry countered, “Not everyone’s going to keep their plan. They will admittedly end up probably with better insurance in the long run […] But the president sold it as ‘if you have a plan, you’ll get to keep it.’ And that’s not true.”

Carney, “Ed, I appreciate what you’re trying to do […] It’s correct that substandard plans that don’t provide minimum services […] those are no longer allowed.”

Carney appreciates what? That Ed Henry is trying to extract a truthful response from him just this one time? Is that too much to ask Jay? Just this one time, can you say something that isn’t complete bullsh*t?  No…obviously he can’t. He obfuscates as usual.

“What the president said and what everybody said all along is that there are going to be changes brought about by the Affordable Care Act to create minimum standards of coverage.”

No, you clown. What the president (and his loyal minions) said “all along” was “if you like your plan, you can keep it, period,” OVER AND OVER AND OVER again ad nauseam.

Like so:

Video via C. Steven Tucker

What more as Ben Shapiro reports at  Big Government: Obama Knew He Was Lying on Keeping Your Insurance:

In a blockbuster report on Monday, sources told NBC News that at least half to three quarters of those who buy individual insurance will have that insurance cancelled by their insurers over the next year thanks to changes mandated by Obamacare. A huge number of the people forced off their current insurance will have “sticker shock,” the sources said. What’s more, President Obama knew all that even as he campaigned on the promise that if you liked your insurance, you could keep it: “the administration knew that more than 40 to 67 percent of those in the individual market would not be able to keep their plans, even if they liked them.”

 Robert Laszewski of Health Policy and Strategy Associates has been a supporter of Obamacare, but stated, “This says that when they made the promise, they knew half the people in this market outright couldn’t keep what they had and then they wrote the rules so that others couldn’t make it either.” On Monday, White House spokesperson Jessica Santillo said that people might have to pay more for insurance, but that their insurance would be better: “One of the main goals of the law is to ensure that people have insurance they can rely on – that doesn’t discriminate or charge more based on pre-existing conditions.  The consumers who are getting notices are in plans that do not provide all these protections – but in the vast majority of cases, those same insurers will automatically shift their enrollees to a plan that provides new consumer protections and, for nearly half of individual market enrollees, discounts through premium tax credits.”

 White House press secretary Jay Carney confirmed that notion today, stating, “What the president said and what everybody said all along is that there are going to be changes brought about by the Affordable Care Act to create minimum standards of coverage, minimum services that every insurance plan has to provide. So it’s true that there are existing healthcare plans on the individual market that don’t meet those minimum standards and therefore do not qualify for the Affordable Care .

This is an illegitimate presidency built on a web of lies….and there doesn’t seem to be a damn thing anyone can do about it.

Evan Sayet on Facebook:  Just wondering why Conservatives knew this from the start but Liberals not only were wrong again, but accused anyone who saw the truth as EVIL.“White House Admits Some People Will Not Be Able To Keep Their Heath Insurance.”

“What difference at this point does it make?!”


Jonah Goldberg has an excellent rant about the Democrats’ epic dishonesty at the Corner: Why Won’t The GOP Let Us Have a Normal Debate? Why!?

I agree that everyone in wonkland knew it was BS. But what does it say about the liberal wonks that they either never said so when the legislation was being debated or said so very quietly under their breaths. I’m genuinely curious, did Sargent or his colleagues at the Washington Post report that what Obama was saying — never mind the impression he was leaving — was a lie, or even “narrowly untrue”? I mean did they report it when it might have hurt the law’s chances of passage, not afterwards when all lies are retroactively absolved as the price for social progress. 

Indeed, what is so infuriating to many of us is that is that now that it’s the law of the land, Obamacare supporters act as if all of the lies were no big deal and no serious person believed them anyway. But as anyone can tell you, if Obama had been honest about the trade-offs in his signature piece of legislation, it would never have become his signature piece of legislation. So please, don’t tell me the lies don’t matter.

Indeed, this might help unravel the mystery for Sargent. Republicans (or at least a great, great many of them) know that this law glided to passage with tracks greased with b.s. And not just about the ability to keep your plan and lowered premiums, but endless balderdash about extending life-expectancy, bending the cost curve, etc. When they pointed out that what the president was saying was flatly untrue, even impossible, they were called fools or racists. The liberal wonks who knew — or should have known — just how much b.s. was involved in the sales job, nevertheless kept their canons fixed on opponents of the law. And so did the “objective” journalists.


Via Ace:

Jay got pissy with another reporter at Monday’s Press briefing. CNN’s Jim Acosta asked Carney (paraphrasing, here)  “Why is it that Obama always seems to be in the dark when it comes to all the crappy stuff that goes on in his administration?” (Listing a few of the “phony scandals” Obama supposedly read about first in the newspapers.)

Carney answered, (paraphrasing again): Well it’s certainly true you’ve conflated a lot of disparate crap….(proceeds to give long non answer.)

Related: Bryan Preston,  PJ Media: #ObamaDidn’tKnow

How much more of this is Jay going to be able to stand now that even non-Fox News outlets are giving him a hard time?

In 2010, 2011, 2012 – we kept waiting for that “preference cascade” – when the majority of Americans would finally figure out that there’s a lying and corrupt SCOAMF in the White House. But the Cascade had to be precipitated by a media willing to tell the truth about him. Now that ABC, CBS, CNN and even friggin’ NBC are reporting deadly stories about him, and millions of middle class Americans are being bumped off their healthcare plans, and are suffering from sticker shock at their new choices, can a preference cascade be that far off?

Linked by Doug Ross, thanks!


6 thoughts on “Ed Henry: ‘Will You Admit That What The President Said Wasn’t True?’ Carney: Eh…

  1. Thomas Sowell noted in The Vision of the Anointed that even when conservatives are 100% accurate in their predictions of what havoc would follow from a liberal initiative, they are never given credit for it afterward: not by the media, not by the Punditocracy, and most certainly not by liberals in power. The Left must never, ever admit to a mistake, especially not one that has wrought widespread suffering; that would strip away its pretense of moral and intellectual superiority.


  2. Of course you’re right. Phase two of this unfolding Obama-drama will include the demonization of insurance companies on a scale never seen, before. Even the ones that supported Obama and ObamaCare will be condemned by the government for dropping millions of people off of their plans. (This has already started.) Phase three happens after enough of the American public have been convinced that a free market based health care system just doesn’t work, and the answer is Single Payer. I think you can guess the rest of the story.


  3. Pingback: Daily Reading (10-29-13)… | Truth, Lies and In Between

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