He Didnāt Lie, Itās Just That The Words He Used In The Order He Used Them Didnāt Tell A Truth Per SE
This weekend, in an article titled āInsurance Policies Not Worth Keeping,ā the New York Times gave Obama cover for his āyou can keep your insuranceā claim, saying that he merely āmisspoke,ā 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 isnāt 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 donāt want. That, they say, violates President Obamaās pledge that if you like the insurance you have, you can keep it. Mr. Obama clearly misspoke when he said that. Ahh, doesnāt that feel better? It wasnāt 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 weāre all better off being misspoken to anyway.