Now media lapdogs are admitting that whole “you can keep your plan” deal was never going to happen. The election is over, so it’s totally safe now, you see.

Rick Klein, junior high poet and head Obama cheerleader at one point, went so far as to say that it was “never possible to keep.” Hey, you know what that sounds like, Mr. Klein?


Klein mused about the “empty promise” last week too.

Yep. As Twitchy reported, what you can keep is your cancellation notice.

The day prior to that tweet, Klein was still a tad confused.

Sorry, guys! Psych!

“Empty promise,” “never possible”? That all equals one thing:



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  • Herman LaClair

    so, we should believe everything else he says about OCare? he should lose ALL credibility on this subject, but the shoulder-shrugging MSM will naturally give him a pass…again.

    • truckee22

      The media has no credibility, period. They are nothing more than the self appointed propaganda arm of the DNC. They are doing their parts to ensure the socialist utopia they all desire finally happens here in the USSA. Goebbels would be envious of how effective they are.

    • therantinggeek

      Not only does he get a free pass from the alphabet media, the sheeple will continually listen to him.

    • conservativechick

      NOW the morons confirm the lie? But it’s the LAW, deal with it, right?

    • PridebeforetheFall

      The ruling class of the left sees the American people as stupid, careless, and unable to care for ourselves therefor, Obama Care is for our well being….. we just don’t know it yet. Democrats are used to their constituents being brainless and feel everyone is the same. They honestly cannot understand the backlash.

  • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

    ObamaCare is Illegal and Un-Constitutional! Confiscating people’s money because they did not buy something is illegal.

    • The Penguin … and whatnot

      Absolutely! And the intrusion with regard to our personal information is also.

    • BlahBlah

      Tax-fee-tax-fee-tax-fee. What are we calling it this week? That was the WORST moving of the linguistic goal posts I ever saw.

      It’s not a tax, it’s a fee. But in the Supreme Court we’re gonna argue it’s a tax. And then BECAUSE AND ONLY BECAUSE it is a “tax” it gets upheld. Literally 5 minutes later they are calling it a fee again.

  • Maxx

    He didn’t lie. The truth betrayed him.

    Wait for it…..

    • Thale Taxurfeet

      “He didn’t lie. The truth betrayed him.”

      Just as it has – every – single – day.

      //The lights dim, the MSM sycophant exits the stage furiously rubbing their tablet while muttering OUT DAMNED TRUTH! and the curtain falls//

    • The Penguin … and whatnot


  • grais

    It was just more of Obama’s “shovel-ready” sh*t.

    • Clayton Grant

      As I’ve said before, The only shovel ready job that went as planned was Ted Kennedy’s funeral.

      • grais


        Has Obama claimed credit?

    • stuckinIL4now

      And Obumuh always has his shovel at the ready to shovel his sh*t.

  • Matt

    If your plan didn’t comply with the law, you would lose it.

    Obama lied.

    • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

      And O and the rest of the Commies, shot up the Constitution, again and again.
      They want us all to forget about our Constitution!
      And do what they Mandate, Dictate!
      And not Govern ourselves…fall at their feet and say, oh please tell me what light bulb is it that I have to buy or you will fine me, oh please, oh please don’t fine me!!!

  • CR

    The truth is RACIST.

    Depends on the meaning of keep?

    New primetime oval office address: George Bush stole your insurance plan.

    Journalists sitting in their office :”What should I publish today? I know! Ted Cruz dared to read green eggs and ham. Let’s find a Dr. Suess expert to say the author wouldn’t have liked that!” (

    • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

      Constitution? What Constitution. We took it to the Supreme Black Robe Lawyers, So that means…Well its Constitutional! And IT IS NOT! And It’s Illegal!

  • John Ansell

    Liar LIar mom jeans on fire.

  • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

    P u k e…the arrogance of their shovel ready sh1tty lies, and that they spew…like
    sick DaddyDurbin’s…I’m open to obamacare changes but not with a gun to my head; when he illegally passed a bill, that was illegal and unconstitutional…Trying to work his base, workin’ to say…here I’ll be a good little senator and fix it for you now…Such trash needs to resign!

  • Unicorns and Rainbows

    So the government now has the power to tax me simply for existing…
    well, I’m sure they would never abuse it.

  • alanstorm

    “to Cruz/Paul point, Obamacare was always designed to provide coverage to
    those who don’t have it, not replace for those who do, no?”

    Rick, you’re an idiot. That is indeed what was CLAIMED, but that’s not the same thing.

    Why has it taken you four years to catch up to all those ignorant conservatives? He was and is lying. It’s Obama’s only skill, apart from campaigning.

  • stuckinIL4now

    The stupidity is amazing. Do the media realize that they, too, are subject to Obummercare? They haven’t noticed how their health insurance is changing? Hah, wait’ll they can’t get any actual medical care just like the rest of us.

  • King Leer

    If The House would have given me more money, you could have kept your plan./

  • capisce

    “Obamacare Website Quietly Deletes Reference to ‘Free Health Care’

    The Ministry of Truth is always in session & never faces a shutdown.
    “You lie!” was an accusation – not a mandate. #Obamacare

    • brewerandpatriot

      I couldn’t even load the page, the fix is in.

  • spaceycakes

    ‘ “Brent mused…” ‘–David Brent
    The Office/BBC

  • Stephen L. Hall

    The problem is that the media doesn’t care that it’s a lie, they’ve been lying for decades themselves.

    • MarcusFenix

      To them, it’s not a lie from Obama. It’s just a “change in direction”…or it’s the Bush administrations’ fault..or something.

  • Republicanvet

    Oh, so now it’s a pledge? BS! Preezy Putz and his gang of commies told his low info voters over and over that it would be fact.
    How many other statements from Preezy have become or will become “pledges”?

  • Republicanvet

    The most unconstitutional power grab in the history of this nation now boils down to a pledge made? Like some friggin NPR telethon?

  • MarcusFenix

    Just a question for our lib friends here…

    If this part of the ACA was a complete lie from the top down, from your own party and your President….what would you be willing to bet that there are more lies just in this piece of legislation? What about other things your party has lied to you about?

    • The Penguin … and whatnot

      Okay Marcus…now you’re just being racist. Or a terrorist. Or reasonable and sensible?

      • MarcusFenix

        Why can’t i be everything and multitask? That would make me a reasonable terrorist with sensible racism. Or something.

        • Republicanvet

          …and a bully. …and a meanie hatch!

          • MarcusFenix


            So, that would make me…a reasonable bully terrorist with sensible yet meanie hatch-racism.

            My plate isn’t full though…I likely can handle even more! 😉

          • Suzyqpie

            Just getting warmed up….Probably bigot, homophobe, Natavist, neocon, islamophobe, and a creep.

          • brewerandpatriot

            Don’t forget flat-earther!

          • IfYouHaveToAsk

            Don’t forget Anarchist!

          • Suzyqpie

            Sorry, I also overlooked arsonist or pyromaniacs.

          • MarcusFenix

            Sorry, was house shopping today, didn’t have a chance to reply.

            So, now, with this (nicely detailed) update, I can be a Reasonable homophobe neocon bully flat-earther terrorist bigot who also is a sensible nativist islamaphobic meanie-hatch racist anarchist creep, who also loves the flame.

            Could just shorten this and call myself a “conservative”. :)

            Well played, everyone. :)

          • Republicanvet

            …so you say you are flaming also? Gee the left will really hate you now. Oh. Loves the flame…

          • MarcusFenix

            LOL! Touche.

          • TexasMom2012

            Climate denier! War on Women.

        • TexasMom2012

          You forgot the homophobic anti woman part!

          • MarcusFenix

            I hit half of that below, but the war on women part is almost always implied, right? 😉

      • Markward

        Anarchist too.

  • Right Wired ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Obamacare was supposed to make sure about 12 million people could get health care.

    More likely: 400 million will soon be without any healthcare at all.

    • Unicorns and Rainbows

      Well, you just know those 20-something college kids can’t wait to forego their weed, beer, pizza, and video games to get health insurance they won’t need for years.
      It’s all they talk about.

  • TocksNedlog

    When you’ve lost the Associated Press . . .

    • tops116 ✓Quipper

      Cue Eric Holder instigating another round of “investigations.”

      • TocksNedlog

        Nah. He’s busy suing North Carolina over its voter ID law.

  • allyall

    This whole thing started out with a lie. His mother had health insurance. She did not have disability insurance. I pay dearly for disability insurance. I don’t get that for free.

  • MNWoman

    Obamacare’s promises have proven to be outright lies.

    Obamacare could have been completely re-written (or with the thousands of pages added since, likely has been completely re-written) from the original version which was still terrible, and the dems would refuse to budge on it.

    I am wondering at what point does it get absurd enough (even more than it is now, if that is possible) before the dems will finally admit this is a disaster? I honestly don’t know how they can still possibly defend this. It is truly mind boggling. Nothing they promised/promoted has happened and far more unintended (or perhaps intended) consequences are happening.

  • in_awe

    “Still wrong; We’ve got HC but our plan is no longer offered cuz it’s not compliant. So I have to get a worse plan for more $.”

    When I moved to CA in the mid-1980’s I immediately bought earthquake insurance on my home. It was affordable and had a (semi-)reasonable deductible. Then the pols in Sacramento decided it was being offered only by private insurance companies and therefore was discriminatory(?). They banned private EQ insurance and created a state run EQ insurance program. The premium went up 300%, the coverage amount fell and the deductible skyrocketed. But the socialists succeeded in “leveling the playing field” to the point of making it unaffordable for the majority of CA homeowners. They viewed their handiwork as being a success. Mindless.

    • Michelle ✓classified

      I was in my late teens in the early 80’s and not yet a homeowner, so I wasn’t aware of this, but they’ve definitely reversed this. Private insurance companies offer EQ insurance, in fact it’s been a law since before the 90’s that they offer EQ insurance. So whatever they did in the 80’s was definitely short-lived, because private insurers MUST offer the insurance. I have it on my home and it’s through the company that insures my home, cars and recreational vehicles. And I remember the nightmare all my friends. neighbors and I went through with claims and loss assessments in the wake of the ’94 Northridge quake.

      • in_awe

        Actually the EQ insurance must be available through homeowner insurance carriers doing business in the state of CA – but the policy is actually a state CEA policy in almost every case. I just had this conversation with State Farm which provided my original EQ policy starting in 1984 and since the change in the law functions as the purveyor of the State of CEA EQ policy. SF collects the premium but does not actually issue the policy.

        From the CA EQ Authority site:

        “In offering earthquake coverage, insurance companies can become a CEA participating insurance company and offer the CEA’s residential earthquake policies or they can manage the risk themselves. To date, companies that sell over two-thirds of
        the residential property insurance in the state have opted to become CEA participating companies.”

        So, any policy privately provided must of course be CEA compliant – just like under Obamacare private health policies must be Obamacare compliant which is why so many are being dropped as of 1/1/14.

        “CEA earthquake insurance policies are sold only through CEA
        participating insurance companies. You can buy CEA coverage only through the insurance company that provides your residential property insurance and only if that company is a CEA participating insurance company. Participating insurance companies process all CEA policy applications, policy renewals, invoices, and payments and handle all CEA claims.”

        Per a LATimes article this year, 5 out of 6 homes in CA have no EQ insurance.

        • Michelle ✓classified

          CEA is publicly managed, but mostly privately funded. Insurance companies are not required to go through CEA and are allowed to carry their own risk, obviously most do not.

          My comment was in response to this: “They banned private EQ insurance and created a state run EQ insurance program.”

          Private insurers are NOT banned from offering EQ insurance, quite the opposite, they are required by law to offer it. They are not forced to go through CEA, that is a choice.

          Thanks for the uh, info – I’m guessing you missed my point. The person to whom I responded said private insurers are banned from selling EQ insurance, and that’s absolutely not true. Neither are they required to go through CEA.

          My brother-in-law and father-in-law are AllState agents, have been for decades, I’m clear on how insurance works. 😉

  • tops116 ✓Quipper

    At what point will Obama claimed he never said that and that it was a promise made by Congress? “I didn’t make that promise. Congress did. The world did.”

    But let’s be fair, when Obama said “If you like your plan, you can keep it,” he was really talking to Congressional Democrats. Hence, the rampant exemptions.

    • JR48

      Not exactly an exemption for Congressional staffers. It’s a federally paid subsidy for federal employees to balance out their expected higher premiums. In other words, all of those employees in question are going to get a raise to pay for 75% of their new healthcare premiums.

      Bonus points, because their salary has been effectively raised, when they retire, their retirement payments from the feds will thus also be HIGHER (it’s based upon their salary and this is considered salary). I read somewhere today that if they live 20 years after retirement, this is calculated as something like “80,000 dollars extra PER PERSON on average”.

      No wonder they’re for it.

  • nc ✓s & balances

    Another question:

    What happens if you don’t have insurance, and you don’t sign up through the exchanges for whatever reason (maybe you don’t have Internet access, just sayin’)? And you don’t make enough to pay any federal income tax, does this mean you will be charged the tax/penalty? Does anyone seriously think this will happen? Have they even thought about it?

    • PridebeforetheFall

      Nope, they have not.

      The left is always about the thought, not the results.

    • Zach Smith

      You are most likely exempt in that case. Of course, you don’t get insurance, either.

      • nc ✓s & balances

        But wasn’t that the whole reason that the Dems had to break the entire system in the first place? Because there were millions of people who were uninsured.

        I’m so confused!

  • Zach Smith

    Anyone with an IQ above that of a sea slug has has known this for years, yet the media continued to parrot the lies, and still continue to do so for the most part.

    • lainer51

      “IQ above that of a sea slug”…. there you go, talking trash on the libs in Congress again. HA!!!!!!!

    • JR48

      Yeah, try like 2007.

  • Paul

    An ’empty promise?’

    I prefer to call it one in a long stream of bald-faced fucking lies.

  • Gregg

    All crap! WE THE REAL PEOPLE of AMERICA, never fell for it for ONE MINUTE! We knew it was all B$!

  • rambler

    Empty promise? More likely a deliberate LIE!

  • Terry_Jim

    If you like your delusions about Obama’s credibility, you can keep them.
    But, you can’t honestly watch what he is doing and keep them.
    Decide, AP, decide.
    We knew it was a lie when he said it.

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