Wednesday, September 09, 2009

 

Laugher

As usual, Cajonus Giganticus packed his TV show with misrepresentations, dismissiveness, fearmongering, arrogance and outright lies. In fact, so rarely is Opey honest to the American people that the one thing he said tonight that bore the slightest grain of truth drew guffaws from the assembled:

There remain some details to be worked out.
Oh Yeah.

Really, it's an unforgettable moment in American history, one for the ages if just for its creamy comedy richness.

Power Line: Obama has disappeared 17 million people!!!11!!

After which John Hinderaker asks, did Obama's speech help him? The answer:

This was not, to put it kindly, a speech that was directed at thinking people.
Oh dear.

But it gets worse for the bullshitter-in-chief, because the AP, of all entities, calls bullshit on Opey:

President Barack Obama used only-in-Washington accounting Wednesday when he promised to overhaul the nation's health care system without adding "one dime" to the deficit. By conventional arithmetic, Democratic plans would drive up the deficit by billions of dollars.The president's speech to Congress contained a variety of oversimplifications and omissions in laying out what he wants to do about health insurance.

OBAMA: "I will not sign a plan that adds one dime to our deficits either now or in the future. Period."

THE FACTS: ...The long-term prognosis for costs of the health care legislation has not been good.

OBAMA: "Nothing in this plan will require you or your employer to change the coverage or the doctor you have."

THE FACTS: ...The Congressional Budget Office analyzed the health care bill written by House Democrats and said that by 2016 some 3 million people who now have employer-based care would lose it...

OBAMA: "Don't pay attention to those scary stories about how your benefits will be cut. ... That will never happen on my watch. I will protect Medicare."

THE FACTS: Obama and congressional Democrats want to pay for their health care plans in part by reducing Medicare payments to providers by more than $500 billion over 10 years...
There's more here.

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