Wednesday, January 06, 2010

8 lies in 2.5 minutes

The Drudge Report is linking to this video today under the big red headline "Count the lies: Obama promised 8x to televise healthcare":If Reid-Pelosi-Obama really thought that Obamacare was a good plan, one would think that they would be proud of what's in the bill. Instead they will only discuss what's in it behind closed doors.

A Washington Times editorial reviews how we got here and what's at stake:

By now it's almost trite to complain that President Obama repeatedly has broken his campaign pledge to "broadcast [health care] negotiations on C-SPAN so that the American people can see what the choices are." That doesn't make the complaint invalid. For legislation that could so profoundly and personally affect the daily lives of every American, Congress and the White House should be more transparent and more accessible than ever before. Instead, the process has been secretive and sordid throughout.

The House passed its version of the bill on a Saturday night. The Senate held its key procedural vote at 1 in the morning, and then provided a lump of coal in our stockings by forcing full passage of its bill on Christmas Eve. The House leadership banned consideration of all but one amendment not offered by leadership itself - forbidding debate on more than 150 of them - then provided just 24 hours for members to study the bill's final text. The Senate leadership inserted so many tawdry last-minute items that analysts are still finding jokers in the deck 11 days later.

PREVIOUSLY on the subject of Democrats lying:
7 Lies In Under 2 Minutes
More of Obama's promises to be open and ethical
Dishonest accounting: a visit from the ghost of healthcare future
Lie to me
Lying as a political strategy
Lies that feel good
Faking the news
We had to figure out how to deal with a former president who was just lying
Democrats and Ethics: some poll results
Dems accuse Gen. Petraeus of lying
Lying about history
News media fakery
Liberal claims dishonesty is a virtue

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