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Obama lied, WaPo cried

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I realize this headline is a bit vague. Obama lies about everything. In this particular case, he lied about Obamacare. He lied often, he lied big, and everyone knew he was lying.

Everyone, that is, except our moral, ethical, and intellectual betters in the media. Lena H. Sun and Sandhya Somashekhar, Washington Post:

A new controversy over the president’s health-care law is threatening to overshadow the messy launch of its Web site: Notices are going out to hundreds of thousands of Americans informing them that their health insurance policies are being canceled as of Dec. 31.

The notices appear to contradict President Obama’s promise that despite the changes resulting from the law, Americans can keep their health insurance if they like it.

In other news, the sun appears to rise in the east.

The reason this appears to contradict Obama’s promise is because it self-evidently contradicts his promise. I can only imagine how difficult it was for these WaPo reporters to type that sentence, and for their editor to approve it.

But wait! All is explained:

Administration officials say the canceled insurance will be replaced by better policies.

If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. Guess what? You don’t like your doctor. King Barry said so. Shut up.

But don’t worry. You’ll get a “better policy” any day now. Our own Alexis Levinson reports:

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius apologized Wednesday for the error-ridden rollout of HealthCare.gov.

Testifying before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Sebelius described the website as “a miserably frustrating experience” for many of the people who tried to use it, and she apologized for that.

“You deserve better,” she said. “I apologize.”

Apology not accepted, liar. It might have meant something when you had any other choice, but now you don’t.

Your intended scapegoat made sure of that, as CNN reports:

The Obama administration was given stark warnings just one month before launch that the federal healthcare site was not ready to go live, according to a confidential report obtained by CNN.

The caution, from the main contractor CGI, warned of a number of open risks and issues for the HealthCare.gov web site even as company executives were testifying publicly that the project had achieved key milestones…

…The CGI document, which describes “top risks currently open” and “outstanding issues currently being mitigated” says the testing timeframes are “not adequate to complete full functional, system, and integration testing activities” and lists the impact of the problems as “significant.”

If they think an unusable website is a significant problem, just wait until they fix it. Just wait until any remaining doubt is erased about this complete disaster.

And now, a long-distance dedication to President Obama, the Democratic Party, and all their enablers:

If only you hadn’t done it to all of us. And attacked us for trying to stop it.