Friday, November 27, 2009

A new word for misrepresentation

"Requiring everyone to buy health insurance can help spread the responsibility for medical costs. With proposed subsidies to help the poor buy into it, the so-called "individual mandate" gets Democrats closer to moving millions of uninsured into coverage plans. Obama did not support an individual mandate in his campaign, but now says his thinking has evolved. "We're not going to have other people carrying your burdens for you any more than the fact that right now everybody in America, just about, has to get auto insurance,'' Obama said."

During his campaign, Obama brutality attacked anyone who supported individual health insurance mandates. Now, "his thinking has evolved".

Note how the news service which assigned 11 reporters to "fact check" Sarah Palin's book for "lies" now dismisses Obama's campaign misrepresentations with the gentle phrase "his thinking has evolved". I'm no Palin fan, but what ever happened to fairness?

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