If you read my last entry, WaPo fact-checks Obama but don’t worry, Obama’s not lying. Just “problematic claims,” you’ll love this. I’ll wait right here while you read that.
OK. Today I read an article by Guy Benson at Townhall: New Sebelius Lie: Seven Million Obamacare Enrollments Was Never Our Goal. From my earlier learning from the media, I learned that it’s not lies that Obama and company have been peddling, it’s really just an “evolution.”
It’s an evolution of lies, is what it is.
Great short article. Benson alludes to several evidentiary articles and includes a couple of hilariously contradictory Sebelius videos. But one article he points to — a BuzzFeeds article — encapsulates the mendacity.
I love that line “Now, she’s contesting that.” She’s contesting that — “that” being… what she herself said. Great whitewash. Holy liberalism.
We are “contesting” that too, Mzz Sebelius. She won’t mind, since she is “contesting” what she said. But Sebelius will deny that she’s contesting that. She’ll claim she was consistent all along (another lie, err, evolution). But if you contest that fact, you’ll be called a “denier,” I have no doubt. Well that or a “racist.” Certainly not “evolved.”
Can we just call it a series of blatant lies, at this point? Why yes Joel, I think we can! (~the little fairy princess on my right shoulder).
It goes on:
“First of all, 7 million was not the administration,” Sebelius told Huff Post Live in an interview Tuesday. “That was a CBO, Congressional Budget Office prediction when the bill was first signed. I’m not quite sure where they even got their number. Their number’s all over the board, and you know, the vice president has looked and said it may be closer to 5 to 6. I’m more interested in what we are doing today: getting the word out to target populations.”
Last June, according to the Washington Post, Sebelius told reporters, “We’re hopeful that 7 million is a realistic target.”
It’s a number the Health and Human Services secretary reiterated to NBC News in September as well.
“I think success looks like at least 7 million people having signed up by the end of March 2014,” she said.
Oh dear. Then, as you’d expect from BuzzFeed, they whitewash it just a little, with this understatement du jour:
The White House seems to have shifted its opinion on the enrollment numbers after Obamacare got off to a slow start when glitches and malfunctions plagued the website.
“Shifted its opinion.” Wow. “Evolved,” then “contested that,” and now, “shifted its opinion.” What next? “Exercised its right to choose?”
How about “lied?” Or for the more liberal BuzzFeed demographic, “totally BS’ed America”? And “treated them like they’re total idiots”.