He Didnâ€™t Lie, Itâ€™s Just That The Words He Used In The Order He Used Them Didnâ€™t Tell A Truth Per SE
This weekend, in an article titled â€śInsurance Policies Not Worth Keeping,â€ť the New York Times gave Obama cover for his â€śyou can keep your insuranceâ€ť claim, saying that he merely â€śmisspoke,â€ť 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 isnâ€™t 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 donâ€™t want. That, they say, violates President Obamaâ€™s pledge that if you like the insurance you have, you can keep it. Mr. Obama clearly misspoke when he said that. Ahh, doesnâ€™t that feel better? It wasnâ€™t 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 weâ€™re all better off being misspoken to anyway.