Congratulations to President Obama. He keeps racking up victories, and now has been named winner of the Lie of the Year award.
Oops, so sorry. Being No. 1 isn’t always a good thing.
Then again, the sponsor of the award, PolitiFact, understated the president’s great skill at bending the arc of truth. The fact-checkers called Obama’s claim that “if you like your health-care plan, you can keep it” the biggest whopper of 2013, and 59 percent of its mostly liberal readers agreed.
But hold on, that’s discrimination. Think of all the other known ObamaCare lies that got overlooked.
His promise that you can keep your doctor — that wasn’t true. Nor was it true that, if you get your insurance at work, nothing will change. As for the “affordable” part of the Affordable Care Act, millions of Americans already discovered the privilege of enrolling will cost them more money, not less.
The world knows there’s no truth behind Obama’s claim that the federal Web site is like shopping on Amazon. Nor, after the White House’s vaunted “tech surge,” is the Web site functioning with “private-sector velocity and effectiveness.”
The White House lies go on and on — they haven’t stopped yet, because Jay Carney’s lips still are moving — but even a comprehensive list wouldn’t do justice to Obama’s singular achievement. Remember, he’s said these things repeatedly for years, so you’d need multiplication tables to get a real total.