In a random act of journalism, Politifact.com has awarded 2013's Lie of the Year to President Obama's huckster sales pitch for the worst domestic policy program since Prohibition: 'If you like your health care plan, you can keep it'
It was a catchy political pitch and a chance to calm nerves about his dramatic and complicated plan to bring historic change to America’s health insurance system.
"If you like your health care plan, you can keep it," President Barack Obama said -- many times -- of his landmark new law.
But the promise was impossible to keep.
So this fall, as cancellation letters were going out to approximately 4 million Americans, the public realized Obama’s breezy assurances were wrong.
Boiling down the complicated health care law to a soundbite proved treacherous, even for its promoter-in-chief. Obama and his team made matters worse, suggesting they had been misunderstood all along. The stunning political uproar led to this: a rare presidential apology.
For all of these reasons, PolitiFact has named "If you like your health care plan, you can keep it," the Lie of the Year for 2013. Readers in a separate online poll overwhelmingly agreed with the choice.
Of course, Obamadouche has be running around repeating the same lie since 2009. That the media's just now bothering to report the truth tells us as much about their lack of credibility as it does Obama's.