Bobs and weaves, admits the lie
Appearing Sunday on ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos,” New York Democrat Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand admitted that Democrats knew full well that Americans would lose their health insurance plans through the implementation of Obamacare.
When asked by guest host Martha Raddatz whether Democrats were misled by President Obama about whether Americans would be able to keep their individual insurance plans, Gillibrand answered: “He should’ve just been specific. No, we all knew.” (Video clip)
Gillibrand admitted the redistributive underpinning of Obamacare was the point of the program; so anyone claiming ignorance is not telling the truth.
This is directly from the show’s transcript:
RADDATZ: Let me ask you this, I want to go back to this implementation, because we can’t quite go forward yet. Did you feel misled by Obama?
GILLIBRAND: He should have just been more specific, because the point is if you’re offered by a terrible health care plan that the minute you get sick, you’re going to have to go into bankruptcy, those plans should never be offered.
RADDATZ: So, were you misled?
GILLIBRAND: He should have just been specific. No, we all knew, the whole point of the plan is to cover things people need, like preventive care, birth control, pregnancy.
RADDATZ: But we’re talking about leadership here and trust. What does this all say about President Obama’s leadership these past few weeks? He fell on his sword but he’s missed that sword a couple of times.
GILLIBRAND: Well, no one is more disappointed in the implementation issues than President Obama and he has taken full responsibility for the mistakes and the lack of getting this system up and running when it was supposed to be up and running.
Liberal loyalists speak the indignantly righteous language of Obamese. There are no translation services.