While the playing card castle of Obamacare collapses around the Democrats, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., proudly and shamelessly proclaimed that she never told anyone that they could keep their plan if they liked it. The reason? She’s never met anyone who liked his plan!
From the Weekly Standard:
“Did I ever tell my constituents that if they liked their plan they could keep it?” Pelosi asked. “I would have if I’d ever met anybody who liked his or her plan. But that was not my experience.”
Echoes of Pauline Kael, the New Yorker film critic who famously said after the 1972 presidential election:
“I live in a rather special world. I only know one person who voted for Nixon. Where they are I don’t know. They’re outside my ken. But sometimes when I’m in a theater I can feel them.”
In fact, Pelosi is lying when she said she never took the like-it-keep-it pledge (or, as the New York Times might put it, she “misspoke”). The Washington Examiner’s Byron York notes that Pelosi said in October 2009, “If you like what you have, you can keep it.”
Since July 2009 — more than four years ago — Pelosi’s web site has said “[k]eep your doctor, and your current plan, if you like them.” At the time of this writing, that false claim still has not been removed.
Time to call in Steven Spielberg for messaging advice again!