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April 21, 2014

Forcefully Defending the BIG Lie of ObamaCare

“I don’t think we should apologize for it,” Obama says. He’s wrong.

Eight million. That’s the latest BIG Lie the White House is throwing out for the number of ObamaCare sign-ups before the March 31 deadline-that-wasn’t-a-deadline. We’ve noted that the number doesn’t account for paid premiums that actually constitute enrollment, meaning it’s irrelevant. And if you net out the millions who lost insurance due to Barack Obama’s “you can keep your plan” lie, it’s a wash at best.

But Barack Obama took his home run trot anyway, saying that thanks to this latest sign-up stat, “It’s well past time to move on as a country and focus our energy on the issues that people are most concerned about, and that continues to be the economy.” Of course, the reason “people are most concerned about the economy” is because Obama’s “economic recovery” has been as “successful” as his endeavor to socialize medicine. But that’s another story.

Speaking of numbers, we noted the other day that the Census Bureau would be changing the way it counts the uninsured. The change has been in the works since the Bush administration, but it’s almost undeniably political that its rollout coincides with ObamaCare enrollment. The Census Bureau won’t be running parallel numbers either, which means there will be no baseline comparison going forward for counting uninsured individuals before and after ObamaCare. Anyone doubt the new numbers will be favorable to the president?

Obama also asserted, “I think that Democrats should forcefully defend and be proud of the fact that millions of people like the woman I just described who I saw in Pennsylvania yesterday, we’re helping, because of something we did. I don’t think we should apologize for it. I don’t think we should be defensive about it. I think it is a strong, good, right story to tell.”

Since he likes anecdotes so much, consider the story of two dozen Alabama widows dumped from their insurance thanks to ObamaCare. Or is that just another example of what Harry Reid dubbed untrue “horror stories”?

The truth is, whether it’s higher premiums, forced care people don’t want to pay for, coverage cancellation, or the penalty due for not signing up, the law is very painful for millions. For Democrats brazen enough to run on ObamaCare anyway, they know that as long as this law remains in place, it will be a lightning rod for every medical service complaint nationwide – as will any Democrat who voted for it.

That didn’t stop the president from taunting Republicans, saying, “I recognize that their party is going through the stages of grief, right – anger and denial and all of that stuff, and we’re not at acceptance yet.” We don’t call it grief to tirelessly fight for Liberty and constitutionally limited government. ObamaCare is an assault on both, and it must be undone. Acceptance isn’t an option.

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