From BreitbartTV, via comments at AoSHQ. Y'all watchin' them health care debates on C-SPAN? Why not?!?
The always to-the-point Nice Deb blogs (with the supporting video I've been meaning to post all week, plus quotes from the world's other biggest liar -- Michael Moore -- on his admiration for Obama's rope-a-dope health care strategy):
Surreal: Obama Says He Has “Not Said That He Is A Single Payer Supporter”
She also attended one of Claire McCaskill's Town Hall meetings (at which, oddly enough [rolls eyes], McCaskill was no-show, but the event still proved interesting):
Claire McCaskill Town Hall, Blue Springs MO
And, as if all that was not enough, she posts another video I meant to do:
Hopey Changey Uniter Contradicts Himself…In Same Speech!
She has many other good posts on the debate, so scroll away. Thanks, Nice Deb, for doing what I and my failing laptop did not do. *bows*
UPDATE: Ace, more on health care:
Fishism Watch: Everything That Guy Just Said Was a Lie, Including the "Uhhh's" and "Ummm's"
Even the NYT disputes Obama's claim that you'd be able to "keep your current insurance."
Here's the NYT on these assurances, which they politely call "aspirational" only. As in, a lie.These assurances reflect an aspiration, but may not be literally true or enforceable.
The legislation does not require insurers or employers to continue offering the health benefits they now provide. The House bill sets detailed standards for “acceptable health care coverage,” which would define “essential benefits” and permissible co-payments. Employers that already offer insurance would have five years to bring their plans into compliance with the new federal standards.
The Senate health committee bill goes somewhat further by offering an “option to retain current insurance coverage.”
The legislation could have significant implications for individuals who have bought coverage on their own. Their policies might be exempted from the new standards, but the coverage might not be viable for long because insurers could not add benefits or enroll additional people in noncompliant policies.
Dallas L. Salisbury, president of the Employee Benefit Research Institute, a private nonpartisan group, said: “The president and Democrats in Congress are saying what they would like. Their promises may not be literally true because your health plan may change, and your doctor may no longer accept your insurance.”
You won't keep your coverage.
The Castaways, 1965:
One note: I will not be unhappy if the voting public lets Teh Won, and large segment of Congress, go in 2010/2012.