Here is the President of the United States at the 2014 State of the Union address talking about the virtues of Obamacare. Skip ahead to about the 1:20 mark and you’ll hear Obama tell you that “more than 9 million Americans have signed up for private health insurance or Medicaid coverage“. The devil is in the details, isn’t it? Obama floats the 9 million number (bigger is better, right?) only because he includes Medicaid, which isn’t at all the issue Obamacare was supposed to address. Remember, it was those uninsured we were after?
Skip ahead to Superbowl Sunday and the Obama interview with Bill O’Reilly from FOX news. Skip ahead to the :45 mark and you’ll hear Obama revert to the 3 million number for sign-ups which is the number he used in the SOTU address just for young people under 26 alone.
Of course, twisting words for political gain is politics 101, but even Obama knows when to tread lightly. At the SOTU, he had the stage and wasn’t going to be called out on anything he said. Not even afterward by his adoring media. But in front of O’Reilly, he likely knew he wouldn’t get away with such a distortion, so he dialed it back.
Hard to believe we live in an era where video evidence exists that convicts politicians of the lies they peddle, yet they still operate with near immunity. Obama knows full well signing up for Medicaid is entirely different than the sign-up numbers being floated for Obamacare alone, yet you don’t hear a peep in the media about it. Guess I’m a racist for pointing it out.