The initial, deliberate lie was Obama’s categorical, “if you like your plan, you can keep it” promise. The lie about the lie, per Katie, is Obama’s shameless revisionism:
“What we said was you can keep it if it hasn’t changed since the law passed.”
Nope. We know what you said. It’s on tape, about a thousand different times. National Journal’s Ron Fournier has seen about enough:
Watch the video of Obama reinventing history with the “what-we-said-was” construction. Notice how he is looking at notes. Remarkably, this was not an off-the-cuff remark; it was written, reviewed and approved by senior White House officials, then recited by the president. An orchestrated deceit.