“Would you trust them?”
That’s what a Democratic campaign operative is quoted asking about the White House in yesterday’s National Journal. The implied answer is that no, this White House – and the president who occupies it – can’t be trusted.
National Right to Life knew that years ago. When Barack Obama first ran for president, we disclosed that he had voted as an Illinois state senator against a bill that would give children born alive in an abortion certain rights to receive care. We said the bill was identical to the national Born-Alive Infants Protection Act – a bill so popular that even pro-abortion senators voted to pass it unanimously in the U.S. Senate in 2002.
Obama denied it, even said we were “lying” about his vote, but the record proved us right, as an Obama campaign worker later publicly admitted.
Barack Obama’s penchant for obfuscating the truth whenever it suited him led us to create a new term.
Obamafuscation: Untruths or obfuscation told by the president. See also Kathleen Sebelius, Mainstream Media
The president’s record of Obamafuscating has only grown since taking office.
In September 2009, President Obama solemnly assured a joint session of Congress that his health care law would not cover abortion.
It wasn’t true. His Obamacare exchanges subsidize plans that cover abortion.
On at least 24 separate occasions, the president looked us in the eye and promised that if we liked our health insurance, we’d be able to keep it.
That wasn’t true, either. Even his so-called “fix” won’t help most policyholders who were promised they could keep their plans.
He assured us we’d be able to keep our doctors.
Amazingly, as recently as Nov. 7th, the White House web site was still claiming you could keep your health insurance if you wanted to, even as tallies of those who had already received letters cancelling their health insurance because of the law skyrocketed to more than four million families and individuals! And now, as those people kicked off their plans go to the exchanges to find replacement policies, they’ll find another Obamafuscation : The information insurance companies are allowed to give them makes it very difficult to determine which plans cover abortion!
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi famously said “we have to pass the law for you to find out what’s in it.”
Now Americans are finding out.
And it will only get worse. When we start hearing stories about the rationing of needed care that’s built into the law, the more pertinent question will be: “Would you trust them . . . with your life?”