Monday, November 4, 2013

ObamaCare and Lying

The World's Greatest Cat finds it all exhausting.

So here's the ugly truth: you may not be able to keep your health care plan. What's more, you may not even be able to keep your doctor.

Here's another ugly truth: our president repeatedly told you, on camera, that you can keep both those things.

Still, he may not have lied. I repeat, he may not have lied.

Now, before I get my cranium cleaned for splitting hairs, let me explain. One does not lie simply by telling an untruth. In order for one to lie, one must KNOWINGLY tell an untruth. No evidence has yet been presented indicating the president knew his plan would turn out as it did when he made those bold, yet untrue, statements.

George W. Bush found himself in the same position as Barack Obama a while back. He told us Iraq had weapons of mass destruction. We subsequently invaded. And, guess what? No such weapons. Not a one.

Still, he may not have lied. I repeat, he may not have lied.

If we delve into the facts, we find that top intelligence agencies, both in and out of the United States, believed ol' Saddam had himself some pretty nasty stuff. Bush claimed he was taking a cue from those respected agencies. Therefore, until we have solid evidence to the contrary, we must simply assume that Bush misspoke.

The same goes for Obama.

Of course, none of this means that these politicians should be let off the hook for their blunders. Incompetence at the presidential level carries with it some serious consequences. Thousands of lives were lost in Iraq because people believed Bush. And now millions are losing their health insurance because of Obama. Yet that doesn't necessarily make these men villains.

In fact, the only villains I can see at the moment are on television. I'm talking about those ObamaCare supporters who claim the people losing their insurance now would have cost the rest of us later. Way to point the finger at the victims, guys. Where was your "brutal honesty" back when ObamaCare wasn't yet the law of the land? Sometimes the word "scum" truly does apply.

But I digress. The bottom line is this: if you're going to call someone a liar, then you'd better be damned sure that he or she lied. Otherwise you yourself may be guilty of making a false accusation.

And you certainly don't want that.

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