Back in A.D. 2009, President Obama addressed Congress to advocate passage of the Affordable Care Act (“ObamaCare”). During that speech, President Obama addressed some of the “key controversies” raised in opposition to ObamaCare.
Among those controversies were “bogus claims” that Obamacare would:
1. “set up panels of bureaucrats to kill off senior citizens.”
2. “insure illegal immigrants.”
3. “fund abortions.”
Obama looked Congress and the American people in the eye and dismissed each of those claims as lies. Today, however, it appears that all of those claims were true.
During that speech, Congressman Joe Wilson (R-SC) shouted, “You lie!” at President Obama and caused a minor scandal. The moment immediately after Wilson shouted “You lie!” is seen in the video below. Vice President Biden looks stern. Nancy Pelosi looks shocked. President Obama just smirks as if to say “So what? Whatcha gonna do about it?”
President Obama dismissed the allegation that he lied as “untrue” and closed his speech with a warning that, “If you misrepresent what’s in this plan, we will call you out.”
In other words, if anyone lies about the contents of ObamaCare, President Obama—that bastion of truthfulness and personal integrity—and his administration would publicly expose the lie and the liar.
Here’s a short video (00:02:29) of excerpts of that A.D. 2009 speech by President Obama (again, note the facial expressions after Representative Wilson said “You lie!”):
• OK—here we are, four years later, and The Washington Times recently published an article entitled, “Was Rep. Joe Wilson right? Proof Obama made health care promise 23 times”.