As much as President Obama, his administration and his minions want to pretend Obama didn't know so many people were going to lose their health care coverage while he was going around saying "If you like your plan you can keep it. Period." there is more and more evidence every day to suggest that he did know and deliberately lied about it.
Take the example of Department of Justice attorneys just last year in a written response to a court challenge of the law's requirement that insurance plans provide coverage of contraception. “It is projected that more group health plans will transition to the requirements under the regulations as time goes on,” DOJ lawyers wrote. “Defendants have estimated that a majority of group health plans will have lost their grandfather status by the end 2013.”
”The Departments’ mid-range estimate is that 66 percent of small-employer plans and 45 percent of large-employer plans will relinquish their grandfather status by the end of 2013,” the Federal Register says. “The low-end estimates are for 49 percent and 34 percent of small and large-employer plans, respectively, to have relinquished grandfather status, and the high-end estimates are 80 percent and 64 percent, respectively.”
So we're supposed to believe that Obama's lawyers were telling the court about so many people losing their coverage and Obama himself still didn't know about it? Is he really that out of touch with what's going on in his administration?
Obama's statement that you can keep your plan if you like it was always a lie. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius knew it from that moment in 2010 when she had wording added that would nullify the grandfather clause if any changes were made to policies. Obama's lawyers told the court last year about the cancellation of policies. Does anyone really believe that President Obama didn't know the truth? I'm thinking even Bill O'Reilly will have to change his mind now that this information is out.
If President Obama is so brilliant - as his adoring followers like to say - what's the reason he is always in the dark about various things in his administration? Does he stay intentionally uninformed so he can't be blamed for anything? Does he make decisions and sign laws without a second thought as to what happens from that point on? Does he appoint people to work for him to keep him uninformed? Is he actually not very bright at all? Or is he simply a clever liar who is able to fool a lot of people a lot of the time? I'll leave that to you to decide.
Even if I was a supporter of President Obama's policies I would have serious problems with him continuously saying he was unaware of major occurrences they become public. That's no way for any President, Democrat, Republican or Independent, to lead a country. It is his job to know what's going on and it's the job of his advisers and executive staff to keep him informed of the goings-on in their departments. If he wants to remain in the dark about everything I ask once again.... why do we need him?