Jon Stewart of ‘The Daily Show’ calls Obama ‘somewhat dishonest,’ accuses opponents of ‘lying’

11/6/13
 
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from The Washington Post,
11/6/13:

If you like your plan, you’ll be able to keep it.”–President Obama, July 21, 2009.

The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart, like national media, focused on that remark, among other similar ones by the president, in questioning the honesty of the White House in peddling health-care reform. Stewart had particular fun with another formulation from the president: “If you like your health-care plan, you will be able to keep your health-care plan. Period.” That was from June 15, 2009, and has left the president little wiggle room.

So did the president lie? Prevaricate? Fib? Stewart ruled that he was “somewhat dishonest.

And “somewhat dishonest” isn’t nearly as bad as the record of Obamacare’s opponents, whom Stewart accused of spreading lies.

Watch the Stewart, Daily Show video here.

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