Clyburn: Obama failed to fully explain #Obamacare promise

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Right-o. It wasn’t an outright lie, you see – just a failure on the President’s part to not fully explain what he meant by his “if you like it you can keep it” promise on Obamacare.  Via CNN (hat tip):

Washington (CNN) The No. 3 House Democrat on Sunday blamed a culture of sound bites for President Barack Obama’s reneged promise that Americans would be able to keep their existing health insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act.

“And this is a sound bite that the President probably needed to take some more time to explain to the American people,” Rep. James Clyburn, D-South Carolina, said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union with Candy Crowley.”

After millions of people received cancellation notices for their health plans, Obama faced considerable pushback over his promise to Americans that the new health care reform would not affect those who are already happy with their insurance policies.


Clyburn, the House assistant Democratic leader, said Obama relied too heavily on a sound bite-friendly selling point, rather than spelling out that he was only referring to plans in place before the Affordable Care Act became law in 2010 and hadn’t changed since.

“One of the things in Washington that I dislike more than anything else is when people say to me, ‘If you’re explaining it, you’re losing it.’ I don’t like that at all. I really believe the American people are deserving of explanations,” he said, also blaming the media for not fully explaining the new legislation.

I guess Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, and many other prominent Democrats on the talking head show circuit were also “victims” of the same sound bite culture because they made exactly the same promises as our celebrity President. /sarc

The Democrat lies and phony excuses continue to stack up.  I can’t wait to see the GOP/PAC videos of all of them next year during the 2014 campaign season. Hold them accountable for their words!

Related – Via The Hill: Clyburn: Most Dem defectors wanted to ‘insulate themselves against sound bites

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