December 9, 2013

Ezra Klein Still Won’t Call Obama ‘Keep Your Plan’ Guarantee a Lie, Refers to ‘Furor’

As a reminder, the Washington Post’s Ezra Klein was the founder of the secretive JournoList group late last decade. Their objective was to put left-wing writers, perhaps with input from the Democratic Party itself and certain of its candidates for national office, on the same page in their coverage of the news.

That’s useful to know, as on Saturday Klein published a column which might as well have been called “Obama administration talking points meant to convince readers that the President’s ‘If you like your health insurance plan, you can keep your health insurance plan, PERIOD’ promise really wasn’t that important” (Alternative title: “As the Goalposts Move”). Almost four weeks after Barack Obama owned up to the fact that his guarantee wasn’t true for millions of private individual health insurance policyholders (he has yet to acknowledge the current impact on certain small employer group plans or the impending impact on large employer-sponsored plans), and given the fact that his broken guarantee is already an established fact in the historical record — no less than the Associated Press acknowledged this on September 30 — Klein’s topic choice is odd indeed. Excerpts follow the jump (bolds are mine throughout this post; numbered tags are mine):

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Belligerent Zeke Emanuel Again Helps the Anti-Obamacare Cause in Sunday Chris Wallace Interview

Fox News Sunday’s Chris Wallace was not in the mood to put up with Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel’s standard-issue leftist guff on Sunday (video here). Last night, I noted that the pressed Emanuel until he forced a “yes” out of him to a simple question: “Didn’t he (President Obama) say, ‘If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor.’” That move brought out Emanuel’s ridiculous contention that what Obama somehow really meant was, “If you want to pay more for an insurance company that covers your doctor, you can do that. This is a matter of choice.” Everyone but you and a few deluded leftists know that isn’t so, Zeke.

A good example of Wallace standing up to what amounted to a bullying attempt by Emanuel, followed by a couple of other howlers delivered by Zeke the Bleak, are after the jump.

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Monday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (120913)

Filed under: Lucid Links — Tom @ 6:05 am

This open thread will stay at or near the top today. Rules are here. Possible comment fodder may follow. Other topics are also fair game.

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Cliff Kincaid at Accuracy in Media“Comrade Mandela’s Secret Life” as a Communist.

Watch An Entire Team Of Teenage Football Players Do Something Very Unexpected

Filed under: Positivity — Tom @ 6:00 am

From Olivet, Michigan (HT to “Rose”):

Nice.

The text of the CBS Evening News report is here.