Thursday, September 10, 2009

President Obama misleads on abortion and health care reform again

The man’s disingenuousness is breathtaking. Here’s the speech and video parts at the Huffington Post. He begins talking about some of the controversial issies involved (including abortion) in the second video.

Obama said,
And one more misunderstanding I want to clear up - under our plan, no federal dollars will be used to fund abortions, and federal conscience laws will remain in place.

Except that current legislation allows federal dollars to fund abortion (a policy which Obama favors) and that President Obama completely repealed the federal conscience laws put in place by the Bush Administration and has yet to replace them.

Huge swaths of his speech were so inaccurate and misleading that I’ll left with two possibilities:

1. President Obama is an idiot and he actually believes that the current health care reform measures wouldn’t ever add a dime to our deficits.
2. President Obama thinks the majority of people in our country know so little about health care reform that he can be so cavalier with the truth and not pay any major repercussions.

My favorite part of the speech had to be when President Obama delineated from looking at the teleprompters for one second and looked directly at the camera to say he wanted “to speak directly to America's seniors for a moment.” A moment it was as he then immediately went back to read from the teleprompters.

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