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John Edwards More Honest Than Obama on Health Reform!?

Morgen on August 3, 2009 at 3:04 pm

A new video exposing President Obama’s long-term agenda with his health reform initiative started making the rounds over the weekend. If this video seemed a little familiar…well, perhaps you noticed that the money clips came from videos that I first discovered and posted over the preceding couple of months. Including the clip of Obama from 2007 saying that he “didn’t think we’re going to be able to eliminate employer coverage immediately”. But it’s all good – the more the word gets out, the better. (And imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.)

However, the clip of Obama from 2007 reminded me of something I had forgotten to post on. That video was from a Democratic Presidential candidate forum on healthcare. And as enlightening as then Senator Obama’s comments were, take a look at what John Edwards had to say at the same event:

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That’s right. John Edwards’ health care reform plan was virtually identical to the plan that the Democrats are now trying to implement. There is an employer “pay or play” mandate. The “health care markets” that Edwards envisioned are now called Exchanges. And Edwards’ “Medicare Plus” plan is now just called the public plan. He even gets the cost right! In fact, the one area where Obama’s plan originally differed from Edwards’ plan was with the individual mandate. But the President now supports this too.

They are the same plans.

Are you getting the ramifications of this? Here you had John Edwards, who as it turned out was so despicably dishonest and utterly lacking in character that he was cheating on his cancer-stricken wife in the middle of a Presidential campaign. And yet, by acknowledging that a government run insurance plan may ultimately cause the whole system to “gravitate” towards single payer, he was being appreciably more honest than the President has been over this.

It’s astonishing. If nothing else it clearly demonstrates the degree to which the President has utilized his undeniable oratorical skills for the purpose of misdirection and deceit. Thanks to all of you, and our conservative friends in the blogging world, talk radio, and in Congress…he’s not getting away with it.

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