As the news reports mount of millions of Americans losing their health insurance, White House Deputy Press Secretary Eric Schultz is still confidently asserting that nobody is going to be forced out of his or her health insurance plan because of the inaptly-named “Affordable Care Act.”

Of course, Schultz didn’t say anything about the fact that the law makes certain types of health insurance policies illegal. So, yeah, one can argue that nobody is technically “forced out” of a policy by the ACA. It’s just that the ACA makes it unlawful for companies to offer various types of health insurance — so those plans disappear into thin air and there’s nothing left to be forced out of. Aren’t semantic games fun?

Not only is Schultz a shameless liar, he’s also a bad speller:

Extra points to Tim Miller for the Baghdad Bob reference:

We were going to do that one ourselves but he saved us the time.

Update: Schultz isn’t backing down:

Note the subtle shift in Schultz’s argument. He started off claiming that no one will be forced out of his or her health policy because of the ACA. Now he’s citing a PolitiFact article that claims many of the people who will lose coverage due to the ACA will be able to enroll in new policies.

By the way, PolitiFact’s track record on this issue is not exactly stellar.

  • stellatruman

    so predictably, they blame private insurance companies…always making corporations the enemy

    • almarquardt

      That’s the idea. The elite will blame the insurance companies to the point people will scream for the government to eliminate them under the guise of “protecting us from those evil corporations taking advantage of the little guy.”

      Then the only one left to provide “health insurance” will be the federal government.

      • Acethepug

        Class warfare. Next to stirring up racial conflict, it’s an oldie but a goodie from President Community Agitator.

        Life is easy when you only have to stir up trouble and let someone else come up with solutions — again, our President to a “T.”

      • Darticus

        Bingo. This has been the game plan from the beginning

    • Johnny Right

      They never ask if it’s them and their ideology. It’s always those who didn’t cooperate.

  • Michelle ✓classified

    Go home Eric, you’re drunk.

    • CatHerder ✓fire! ✓fire!

      Stupid as well, if he thinks people are going to swallow the Goebbels-esque Big Lie. This is not 1930s Germany and we have not been trained from birth to accept the dictates of authority. Not yet. Another generation or two, maybe, but they jumped the gun this time.

      • Darticus

        I hope you’re right

  • $9844146

    Another Sgt. Schultz emerges.

    • Johnny Right

      More like “Baghdad Bob”

  • adam

    Only liberals can lie out right and have all their cronies agree and treat it as gospel. It’s ironic that I have an extreme liberal friend and he’s always quick to call me a sheep when he is eating this garbage up on a regular basis.

  • me

    “These are not the culprits you’re looking for….”
    The Farce is strong in this one. He must think we’re all ‘FOOOLS’.
    Your sith mind games won’t work this time, Darth Schultz. The Sith Empire must be stopped!

    • MagPie

      That’s a good one. The Farce is strong.

  • John Kerry’s Forehead

    GOP sabotaged web site, Insurance companies to blame for canceled policies, now who is making premiums higher with astronomical deductibles?

    On that note, I heard some idiot on Hannity today say that the $2500/year average premium savings were, get this, because of Obamacare, your premiums didn’t go up another $2500/year like they surely would have had the ACA not been in force…sorta like those 6million jobs “saved” due to Obama policies. No way to prove it.

    • HanaFiveO

      Yea, Mine didn’t go up 2500, that is true, it went up $3600. My deductible also doubled.

      • John Kerry’s Forehead

        I’m sorry to hear that Hana. I haven’t seen my 2014 benefits yet but got a color brochure from the company setting up an expectation to pay more.

        • HanaFiveO

          Thanks, I appreciate that Forehead. I hear Fancy Feast cat food is yummy, especially if served in a crystal bowl.

          Fact; not whining here, just being factual.
          OK, maybe I’m whining a little, I’m retired and living on a fixed income, this really is devastating.

    • ICOYAR

      What don’t these idiots get that the ACA is Obamacare?

  • rivers

    Why are you suddenly calling it the ACA and not Obamacare? Just stop with the lies, the only ones you are fooling are the die-hard O-bags, like Sandy, Julia, Chad. And maybe Cher. Plus possibly Bette Midler. And this thermos…

    • LtColO

      Bonus points on “The Jerk” reference!

  • HanaFiveO

    I was hoping they taught the dog to talk given the pic. At least he’d be kinda cute while pooping all over the place. Schultz on the other hand is just poop.

  • Acethepug

    So, this is the Obama Admin’s version of “it depends on your definition of ‘is'”?

    Really? That’s the best you lying shills can do?

    Eric, you’re a lying, partisan shill. Your argument is much like the following;

    “No, officer. I pulled the trigger, but it was the bullets and the horrific physical trauma they caused that killed the man, not me!”

    You’re a despicable liar. The plans are changing because they are not in compliance with the ACA, you know, the plan that says men need coverage for mammograms and the like?

    So, like your boss, the President — are you a liar, or just abysmally stupid?

    • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      Just like the story of the Southern police chief, and the cop who drives him around, seeing the corpse of a black man lying in a ditch, with a crushed skull, numerous bullet wounds and even more stab wounds.
      “You write it up, he ‘Died o’ natural causes,’ son.”
      “How do ya figure THAT, Chief?”
      “Son, you get all that $#!t done to ya, it’s just gon’ naturally cause you t’ die!”

  • Matt

    If I were to have to use the exchanges, my premium would be almost the same as my employer subsidized one.

    • ObamaFail

      Bull. No one believes that, not after all of the stuff that people have been finding out. Keep living in fantasy land, the rest of us are living in reality with cancelled policies, slashed hours and wages, and skyrocketing premiums.

      • Matt

        According to the calculator on, the basic Bronze plan is $195 a month.

        Right now, through my employer, I pay about $80 a month myself, but it’s just a 33% employee contribution.

        • TocksNedlog

          $195 is MORE than $80; right?

          • Matt

            Obviously. I’m just saying the total plan premium on might be cheaper. Luckily, my employer pays that 67%.

          • QWYS (Hydralisk of the Swarm)

            And you currently have a $5K+ deductible and your plan is only accepted by a small number f providers?

          • HanaFiveO

            Wait till next year when the employer mandate kicks in and your employer decides that 67% or more is too much and cancels their contribution. We will all end up in the same leaky boat eventually.

          • Zsuzsa Garrett

            Obama is apperantly unaware of this kinda republican math.

        • Republicanvet

          Do you believe everything you see on the interwebs? Particularly the crap you find at

          • Matt

            I can believe everything I read on the internet. I read that on the internet.


          • Andy from Beaverton

            Just fill out this form

        • HanaFiveO

          You forgot the $5000 deductible + your $6500 dollar cap, so it could cost you an additional $11500 per year.

        • chicagorefugee

          Is that that the basic Bronze plan with a $6,250 deductible for individuals and $12,500 deductible for families? The one where, unlike current policies, a family must pay it’s entire deductible – $12,500 – before seeing one dime of insurance coverage? That ‘basic Bronze’ plan? Pfffft.

  • al hunt

    “Don’t be foooled. Nothing in the ACA forces people out of their plans.
    No change is required unless ins companies change their existing plan”

  • Guest

    Okey-Dokey then….

  • HeavyMetalPolkaMonkey

    Okey Dokey then….

  • Republicanvet

    So if the ACA forces insurance companies to provide specific types of coverage, and current plans do not provide that coverage, eliminating the plan is not forcing anyone out of it?


  • stellatruman

    You are not worthy to pose with that dog, you lying sack of s**t

  • ObamaFail

    Gutless cowards refuse to admit that obamacare is going to do the complete opposite of what the Democrat’s have patted themselves about for years. Blaming everyone but who is truly to blame. Dems are cowards.

  • stdog

    Democrats put the D in Dishonesty.

  • ObamaFail

    Nothing in Obamacare forces people out of their policies? Sure. That’s why people are getting dropped from their old plans because Obamacare forces insurance companies to meet certain requirements, meaning that it’s not the insurance companies fault that policies are getting dropped. It’s not their fault that the Healthcare law forces minimum requirements that didn’t start until Obamacare.

  • ObamaFail

    Schultz is using Politifact to “prove” that it’s false that people are losing coverage because of Obamacare? Yeah, because all of the people proving that they’ve already lost coverage by providing proof by showing their cancellation letters doesn’t prove that Politifact is lying to cover for their Democrat masters or anything. Politifact is left-wing propaganda. They will call an outright lie by a Dem “mostly true” and call an accurate statement by a Republican “mostly false.” They are covering for Obama, but no one will fall for it because people have the cancellation letters in hand that shows that the reality is much different than the BS they’re being fed by the Dems.

    • jukin

      As a middle aged man, with over 26 year old children, no drug or alcohol addictions, not a woman and not going to ever get pregnant, I’m on Obama”s double, double, triple. Double the premium, double the deductible, triple the co pay.

      • HanaFiveO

        ITA, I cant birth no babies and don’t need pre-natal care, maternity benefits or baby dental. Ive never abused drugs/alcohol and have never wanted a sex-reassignment. But I’m paying for it all now. The coverage for the things I do need, gone.

        And I have the pleasure of paying more for less. Lucky me.

  • mickeyco

    Politifact, for what it’s worth, gave that only a 1/2 truth. (It’s on several websites today because they had to defend their original claim.)

  • vdetillion

    I believe the dog is smarter.

  • right_on

    “White House press lackey insists no one will be forced out of health insurance plan…”

    You see, THIS is what you must understand when deciphering what a progressive Marxist speaks: They may not FORCE you out of you HE plan, BUT…they will make it impossible for your HE provider to offer you the plan you currently enjoy. Like Cass Sunstein says…nudges. Little nudges to MAKE people opt for the choices YOU want them to make.

  • Marty Luther

    @Schultz44 <- Let me be clear, make no mistake, you are a paid liar.

  • lildebrarae

    Wow Eric Schultz is so full of it, he doesn’t even realize that the people on still on to him, and to Politifact!

  • MaMa1

    Lying coward!

  • KansasGirl

    So Schultz went from “nothing in the ACA forces people out of their plans…to citing PolitiFact looking at the claim to be MOSTLY false.
    Doesn’t get any better than this. lol

  • y_sufferfools

    Wow great pic of Eric Schultz, although having a bit of trouble figuring out which one is the bitch.

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  • JR48

    False? See the article written by NBC. They knew it in 2010 and the policies were ‘tightened’ by HHS.

    BOINK, wrong answer. Went from being mostly false to completely true. But thanks for playing.

  • Perplexed

    All of Obama’s asshat Spin Minions are streaming out of the woodwork like cockroaches, desperately trying to save Dear Leader’s Legacy. And hoping there are still enough idiots who will believe the lies they are spewing.

    • machtyn

      Awesome! There’s someone else who refers to “Dear Leader” as “Dear Leader”

      • Perplexed

        Yes. I tried something a bit stronger once and got deleted and banned for a week.

  • twinx

    That dude looks as if he’s going to pop a cookie on the WH lawn…

  • rssllue

    Is that REALLY his twitter avatar? By choice? Without coercion?