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Obama Lies About Public Option in Address to Congress   September 13th, 2009
The address last week was a sham       

 
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After a number of days of the left criticizing a Republican representative for calling President Obama a liar, it would appear the administration has itself proven that Obama was lying in the address to Congress.

From the speech last Wednesday, September 9th:

To my progressive friends, I would remind you that for decades, the driving idea behind reform has been to end insurance company abuses and make coverage available for those without it. The public option -- the public option is only a means to that end, and we should remain open to other ideas that accomplish our ultimate goal.


From a report today, Sunday, September 13th:

Senior White House adviser David Axelrod said President Obama is "not willing to accept" that a so-called public option "is not going to be in the final package" of health-care legislation on "Face the Nation" Sunday.


So it would seem that the president was lying when he said "we should remain open to other ideas" besides the public option.

It's amazing that with so many obvious falsehoods and deceptions in the address to Congress, that even this is now demonstrated to be false. Until today it was impossible to say whether or not Obama was being honest when he stated he was open to other ideas. But this statement by Axelrod, just four days after Obama's speech, pretty much proves what could have not otherwise been proven: That the president was lying about his very intentions.

This continues to provide a better understanding of the context and purpose of the speech last Wednesday. And having stated in that speech that he was open to other ideas and now Axelrod stating that Obama isn't open to abandoning the public option, the truth is that everyone is probably just as unclear as ever as to what Obama really demands and supports.

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