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NYT: Obama’s lies are merely ‘incorrect promises’

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From the newspaper that brought us the immortal phrase “Fake But Accurate” to describe a lie told about the president of the United States, here’s a great euphemism for a lie told by the president of the United States.

Michael D. Shear and Robert Pear, NYT:

Obama in Bind Trying to Keep Health Law Vow

WASHINGTON — Under intense bipartisan pressure to answer mounting consumer complaints about the botched health care rollout, White House officials are struggling to make good on President Obama’s promise that Americans can keep their insurance coverage without undermining the new health law or adding unaffordable costs…

The split between lawmakers and the White House reflects the dilemma the president finds himself in as he seeks to follow through on last week’s acknowledgment about his incorrect promise on health care coverage.

Incorrect promise.

It was an incorrect promise.

He made a promise, but it turned out to be incorrect.

Hey, it happens to everybody, right? Oh well.

“If you like your plan, you can keep your plan” was a lie. Arguably the biggest lie, with the biggest consequences for the biggest number of people, in American history. So of course, Obama’s enablers at the NYT are shielding him from the fallout by… lying.

Is it any wonder their staffers keep heading for the exits?

Incorrect promise, my patoot. Now these were incorrect promises…



And before you ask: No. No, they haven’t.



Guess not. Once more, the Obama administration is unprecedented.

Just for yuks, let’s take another look back at Obama lying, and then lying about his lies.


Barack Obama is a liar. The New York Times won’t tell you that. If you have a subscription, now is the time to tell them it was an incorrect promise.