Last week the President had the audacity to tell people that he didn’t say what we thought he’d said. He never told us that if we liked our insurance coverage we could keep it. No, this is what he says he told us.
“If you have or had one of these plans before the Affordable Care Act came into law and you really liked that plan, what we said was you could keep it if it hasn’t changed since the law’s passed. So we wrote into the Affordable Care Act you are grandfathered in on that plan. But if the insurance company changes it, then what we’re saying is they have got to change it to a higher standard. They’ve got to make it better.”
Of course it’s a complete lie. The President never said this. His people never said this. In fact, no Democrat who went around trying to sell Obamacare ever said this. No, they told us that if we liked our coverage, our doctor, our hospital… that we could keep them. They lied.
So the question becomes, how does one recover from a massive lie like this? Well CNN’s Jake Tapper went to one of the most popular executives in the country to find out how he would have handled it. Here’s what Chris Christie, Governor of New Jersey, had to say.
“Here’s what my suggestion would be to him. Don’t be so cute and, when you make a mistake, admit it. And listen, if it was a mistake in 2009, if he was mistaken in 2009 – 2010, on his understanding of how the law would operate then just admit it to people, say you know what, ‘I said it, I was wrong. I’m sorry and we’re going to try and fix this and make it better.”
I’m no fan of Governor Christie’s, but it’s nice to see him take a swing at President Obama when he’s got the chance. I think most of us are tired with Chris Christie and his Obama bromance – we need to see that Christie can attack liberalism and defend conservatism if he ever wants any hope of winning our support. Personally, I don’t think there is any way that I could ever support a Chris Christie candidacy… but moments like this could make me like him more.
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