During a conference call with progressive volunteers, hosted by Organizing For Action on Monday evening, President Obama told participants that over 100 million Americans had already signed up for Obamacare.
Of course the Obama controlled media called it a gaffe even as more and more evidence shows he has been lying about Obamacare and its consequences for over three years. Then, when that fact was uncovered, he lied about lying.
And he's still at it. ‘I just wanted to take a few minutes to speak to everybody because you guys are the ones who are in the trenches, day-in, day-out,’ Obama said, complaining of ‘misinformation’ that’s being circulated about the law.
But “problems with the website … have created and fed a lot of this misinformation,” he admitted.
What misinformation? From the beginning Republicans said the law itself would raise taxes, cause people to lose their current policies and cost billions of dollars - all of which the President denied. Every one of those things has now proved to be correct. So what 'misinformation' is he talking about?
On Monday the President boasted about his administration's skill in getting people to buy health insurance through the government exchanges saying ‘in the first month alone, we’ve seen more than 100 million Americans already successfully enroll in the new insurance plans." Really, Mr. President? According to CNN, one of your cheerleaders, the total number of enrollees as of Tuesday was 133,257. Of course, you probably meant to say 100,000 but just goofed up and said 100 million. Yeah, I'm sure that's it because you've never lied to us about numbers before.
In other news, House Republicans have introduced a bill calling President Obama's unilateral changes to the health care law "unconstitutional." Six different times President Obama has made these unilateral changes to the law and its implementation and finally the House is doing something about it.
Since signing the Affordable Care Act into law the President and his administration have made the following changes to it without going through Congress:
* In 2010 Kathleen Sebelius added language that would cause the cancellation of millions of current policies that were supposed to be grandfathered in.
* A one-year delay in requiring firms with over 50 workers to provide insurance
* Scrapping a long-term care insurance program (for nursing home care, for example) called the CLASS Act
* Lifting the requirement on businesses to file a form called a 1099 for a variety of business expenses
* A one year delay of the employer mandate
* And now the President's newest change - allowing insurance companies to extend current plans that do not meet the requirements of the law.
On the campaign trail in 2008, President Obama said “This is part of the whole theory of George Bush that he can make laws as he’s going along. I disagree with that. I taught the Constitution for 10 years. I believe in the Constitution and I will obey the Constitution of the United States.”
It seems Mr. Obama has forgotten that statement since he now makes changes to the health care law on a regular basis, without going through Congress as required by that very Constitution.
President Obama continues to prove that he will do what he wants when he wants and he'll worry about the consequences only if public opinion goes against him. Then he'll lie about doing it. It's a consistent pattern that, sadly, we're all accustomed to by now. But some people still support and believe him.