He Didnât Lie, Itâs Just That The Words He Used In The Order He Used Them Didnât Tell A Truth Per SE
This weekend, in an article titled âInsurance Policies Not Worth Keeping,â the New York Times gave Obama cover for his âyou can keep your insuranceâ claim, saying that he merely âmisspoke,â and that besides, the cancelled policies were no good but people were just too dumb to see it, and thankfully Obama knows better than you and also isnât he dreamy.
From the Times:
Congressional Republicans have stoked consumer fears and confusion with charges that the health care reform law is causing insurers to cancel existing policies and will force many people to pay substantially higher premiums next year for coverage they donât want. That, they say, violates President Obamaâs pledge that if you like the insurance you have, you can keep it. Mr. Obama clearly misspoke when he said that. Ahh, doesnât that feel better? It wasnât a lie, it was a poor choice of words, and besides it is Republicans who are really mucking everything up, what with their questions and their directly quoting people all the time. The article goes into detail about why weâre all better off being misspoken to anyway.