I watched the town meeting in Portmouth, NH. I watched in amazement as Obama stood up there and made statements that were not only misleading, but
outright lies. And instead of being challenged on them, the obviously stacked (hand-picked, admission by invitation only) cheered and applauded his
Deception Number 1:
The AARP endorses his health care plan.
Fact: The AARP has made no decision on this bill as of yet.
Obama repeated this lie several times during the meeting.
…the President may have overstated support for his plan in one instance. When asked about the potential impact of the reform plan on Medicare,
the President said, “The AARP would not be endorsing a bill if it was undermining Medicare.” Problem is - the AARP has not yet endorsed the plan.
The New Hampshire head of the AARP chapter here told ABC’s Lisa Chinn today that the AARP hasn’t yet made up its mind as an organization whether
to endorse the bill.
Deception Number 2:
Obama stated that he does not support a single payer system.
Fact: He has been videoed several times, where he supports a single payer system
He continues to spread this lie around his tour of town hall meetings.
Here he is caught red-handed in his lie:
The fact that he went unchallenged during the meeting shows that either the crowd was grossly mis-informed, or the audience was stacked with Obama
plants. I vote for the latter.
[edit on 12-8-2009 by jsobecky]