Another Barackrobatic promise:
"No matter how we reform health care, we will keep this promise to the American people," President Obama told the American Medical Association on June 15. "If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor, period. If you like your health care plan, you'll be able to keep your health care plan, period. No one will take it away, no matter what."
Of course, the usual gang of right-wing fearmongers has been calling this, at best, totally and intentionally misleading.
The latest right-wing fearmonger to do this is named … Barack Obama:But today the president clarified that promise. It seems he wasn't saying "no one" will take away any American's health insurance - he was saying the government wouldn't.
Which is not to say that the government wouldn't create a situation where such a thing would happen.
Over at QandO, Michael notes that, although the Iranian
represent is busily murdering citizens under its thumb, Iranian
diplomats will still be welcome for lunch at US embassies on July 4.
At Contentions, Max Boot comments:It's bad enough that the president is deliberately refraining from being too outspoken in favor of the freedom fighters who are being beaten, shot, and tear-gassed in the streets of Tehran. But that he's still prepared to have America's diplomats break bread with representatives of the very regime responsible for this terrible oppression, and to do it on the holiday that celebrates our own struggle for freedom -- that's too nauseating for words.
An assortment of Nuanced Stickers
for your perusal. Sample:
My other car is substantially similar to this one.
Thank you for your interest in my other car.
(Via Ken Jennings.)