On Tuesday’s “Special Report” on the Fox News Channel, Washington Post columnist George Will said supporters of President Barack Obama’s 2010 Affordable Care Act are bending over backward to justify the law’s expanding disaster, particularly Obama’s broken promise that consumers would be able to keep health insurance plans they like.
Will pointed to remarks from House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer earlier in the day, who said Obama should have “caveated” his promises made in selling Obamacare.
“As a result, the supporters of Obamacare are pioneering new dimensions of sophistry,” Will said. “Steny Hoyer, the second ranking Democrat in the House, today said the president should have caveated it. That’s a clunky verb. What he means is he should have put asterisk over the statement. And the asterisk would say, ‘You could keep your insurance if and only if you buy the insurance that we think you ought to have,’ which reveals the part of Obamacare that is applied Bloomberg-ism. The mayor of New York’s been a very candid progressive. He says, ‘I know what you ought to eat, I know what you ought to drink and I’m going to use the police power of the city to make you do it.’ And Obamacare says exactly the same thing — you’re free to choose if you choose the right thing.”