Video: The mother of all ObamaCare lies

posted at 8:45 pm on August 10, 2009 by Allahpundit

Via Breitbart. Naked Emperor News is calling this “Obama’s Mother of All Political Lies,” but that’s overselling it. The true mother of all Obama lies is his pledge not to raise taxes on the middle class. In fact, this isn’t even the biggest lie he’s told about ObamaCare; that would be his promise to somehow make the program deficit-neutral. What this may be is the biggest lie he’s told about “changing the culture in Washington,” a key element of the Hopenchange mythos that’s rapidly disintegrated as he’s made waiver after waiver for the lobbyists he claimed would never work for his administration and ignored the five-day waiting period for public debate he swore would precede his signature on bills passed by Congress. Those sins were venial compared to the bargain he struck with pharmaceutical companies, though: In return for the feds agreeing not to try to negotiate lower drug prices once ObamaCare is in effect, pharma’s going to go all out to the tune of $150 million in advertising to get the bill passed and hand The One the political victory he’s desperate for. Won’t that mean much higher costs for the program than it might otherwise have had? Sure, but so what? The point here is getting Obama reelected, not designing the most efficient possible health-care program. And after all, it’s your money, not his. Even lefties like Robert Reich can’t believe it’s come to this.

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So in exchange for a one-time payment of $150 million, the drug companies get the right to screw over the government (and thus, American taxpayers) and charge basically whatever they want for drugs — generating billions in profits for the drug companies? That Obama is some negotiator. No wonder he was never a successful lawyer. The man’s an idiot.

The truth finally comes out!

The biggest reason why this idiot didn’t make it as a successful lawyer in the private sector is his schooling was free of charge so he was never ever strapped to the loans so many others had to take on. This also means that the filthy liar will have little understanding of free market principles. Now, what do you get?? Answer: The destroyer of worlds, this one, anyway.

larvcom on August 11, 2009 at 8:31 AM

And with that, the drug cos. are trying to enslave us for profit.

Akzed on August 11, 2009 at 9:29 AM

I don’t understand how this is the “mother of all lies.” From what I understand, the discussions with the drug companies have been with Obama, not Congress. If that is the case, then he is not technically lying.

Conservative in NOVA on August 11, 2009 at 9:40 AM

Shame is the right word.

He is a shameless liar.

But from his perspective, there are no lies. Because the end justifies the means.

And the end is unchecked power.

If millions must suffer and die, so be it.

notagool on August 11, 2009 at 9:46 AM

Let’s roll.

ex-Democrat on August 11, 2009 at 10:54 AM


Omally on August 11, 2009 at 11:24 AM

And to placate the far left who are extremely angry that Obama made this deal with Pharma to deny Congress the authority to pursue lowest price for drugs in Medicare Part D, AG Holder will pursue prosecution against Americans who kept our country safe for the last 8 years. That’s the trade off.

Texas Gal on August 11, 2009 at 11:52 AM

Shameless. The man is so shameless it baffles the mind. He is everything that is despised about politicians.

Yakko77 on August 22, 2009 at 1:44 AM