It can’t be easy being Josh Earnest, having to constantly tie yourself up in painful knots trying to explain away all of President Obama’s bad policies and miserable failures.

That said, it’s hard to be super-sympathetic to a guy who tries to pass pure fiction off as fact:

Let’s go to the videotape:

Transcript:

This is an argument we’ve been making for six years: The health insurance market is a lot better for private citizens now than it was before the Affordable Care Act. That’s just a fact. And I know that’s a fact that Republicans like to deny, but, um, it’s the truth.

Is it, Josh? Because you could’ve fooled a lot of people.

Nice try, Josh, but no. Not even close.

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