The President lied. Period.

For years the President has been telling America “if you like your health plan you can keep.” Now the pundits are debating whether he lied or was displaying incompetence. Soopermexican found the smoking gun. Here is President Obama in 2010 and the Republican retreat in Baltimore:

The last thing I will say, though — let me say this about health care and the health care debate, because I think it also bears on a whole lot of other issues. If you look at the package that we’ve presented — and there’s some stray cats and dogs that got in there that we were eliminating, we were in the process of eliminating. For example, we said from the start that it was going to be important for us to be consistent in saying to people if you can have your — if you want to keep the health insurance you got, you can keep it, that you’re not going to have anybody getting in between you and your doctor in your decision making.

And I think that some of the provisions that got snuck in might have violated that pledge.

It’s as simple as this, every time the President told the American people “If you like your health plan you can keep it” after this 2010 speech; He was lying.

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