December 15th, 2013
12:43 PM ET
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Panel: Is Obama's 'lie of the year' a GOP win?

The President's promise on Obamacare is called "the lie of the year." State of the Union's political panel discusses.

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  1. Peppy

    Lie of the year on the pres--priceless. What a total joke he has turned out to be.

    December 15, 2013 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  2. Sheila

    THIS is the reason why the GOP WILL WIN TOTAL CONTROL OF CONGRESS IN 2014 !!!!
    I hope the GOP hammers this all the way up to the election !!!!!

    December 15, 2013 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  3. edmundburkeson

    The real impact of the lie has only begun. If measured by number of people effected, I'd say this lie has only had about 10% of its total impact. Hold on to your hats Democrats! Obama is taking you on the ride of a lifetime and your careers!

    December 15, 2013 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  4. Deathstalker74

    If it's not, it should be. The only way the GOP can screw this up (and trust me, they can) is to run on social issues and fall into the narrative that the left has created for them. If the GOP runs on more moderate social issues, the left loses it's ammunition. In a year that saw Obama completely lie to the entire nation regarding their healthcare, the left is going to need to make this about social issues.

    December 15, 2013 01:17 pm at 1:17 pm |
  5. RonL

    The mere fact that CNN is calling this the "LIE of the YEAR" shows how ridiculous the media has become with the use of the English language. Now, maybe I am just not as smart as these people who "ONLY" read and talk for a living. But my recollection of this is the President believed that by simply putting a "grandfather clause" that stated current policies that were not changed could remain in effect after the ACA was implemented. The FLAW in this was there was nothing to prevent the insurance companies from deciding to change or discontinue those policies. The President actually believed many of those policies would not be impacted, he was wrong, but I don't believe he was willfully lying. This is very similar to the launching of the war in Iraq for the WMD's. President Bush was misled by his intelligence people he did not willfully lie to the American people. It is so easy to inflate events and to condemn a persons character when the person that is doing it has NEVER had to manage a LARGE number of people and you have to rely on those people to inform you accurately...

    December 15, 2013 01:40 pm at 1:40 pm |
  6. ora pike

    no-it is a lose for all of us-the respect we once had overseas is gone-"if the president of the united states lies to his people, what can we expect when he deals with us?" Example-Iran, Egpyt, Libya, and every other country. This is sad and why we need to impeach obama now.

    December 15, 2013 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  7. norma jean

    Only in the Republican world is an attempt to help the nations people called a "lie".........they who sit back doing nothing have taken an attitude about every thing our president has done or tried to......We are getting sick of it and woulld like to point out that with every piece of NASTINESS from them...they Are losing more and more votes at reelection time!!!! wake up you dumb are only killing yourselves!!!!!

    December 15, 2013 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  8. barryinlasvegas

    2nd only to " If you like your doctor you can keep your doctor – Period."

    December 15, 2013 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  9. Evergreen

    If this is the worse lie any President will ever tell, I can live with this. It's not like "deficits don't matter...Iraq oil will pay for the war...and WMDs."

    December 15, 2013 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  10. ThinkAgain

    Yes, the soundbite "if you like your plan, you can keep your plan" didn't always happen – to those people who had crummy policies to begin with that were sub-par.

    It's not the President's fault that all those insurance companies chose to dump those policy holders and blame Obamacare instead of modifying the policies and making them actually WORTH the premiums being paid for them.

    The reality is that insurance companies were hiking rates every year to the point that many businesses could no longer afford to cover their employees. The reality is that insurance companies were putting profit ahead of everything and were sticking it to people when they were the most vulnerable – including denying life-saving treatments and procedures because some insurance company bean counter said that person's life wasn't worth it.

    December 15, 2013 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  11. Maximus Gilabatus

    This issue isn't about one lie, it's about the cumulative effect of all the lies this administration has told. "Change you can believe" is turned out to be Washington power brokers at their worst under a candidate that promised something entirely different. Quite disappointing to say the least.

    December 15, 2013 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  12. Peter Booker

    It isn't about just one lie. It's about all the lies that have come out of this administration. Obama was supposed to bring a new tone to Washington. He has turned out to be like most politicians who are only concerned about power.

    December 15, 2013 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  13. rs

    Might be, but the list of what the GOP told as the truth about the ACA is far, far shorter than the lies the GOP have told and continues to tell (death panels, IRS determines your care, socialism, government healthcare, Congressional exception, and on and on and on…) could fit in a small novel- check any fact checker site for proof.

    December 15, 2013 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  14. nwcommenter

    What lie?... Enough of the gotcha politics.. Remember those WMDs in Iraq?.. now THAT was a lie... this was a completely different issue.

    December 15, 2013 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  15. MaryM

    Nope, the GOP as some serious problems to overcome. The fighting within the republican will bring them down even more

    December 15, 2013 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  16. chefti

    To deny changes would be to deny realities. I'm using the plural on purpose

    December 15, 2013 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  17. Name jk. Sfl. GOP CRUZ lee&rubio 24billion dallar LOSS of your tax money conservatives,the garbage of America.

    GOP- 1000 lies. Obama- 2 maybe lies.

    December 15, 2013 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |

    VOTE the GOP OUT! I signed up my family and we are saving money and the coverage is MUCH BETTER!!

    December 15, 2013 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  19. jerrylax

    hey, this is just one lie. And don't forget the mess he has made of the middle east and all that crony capitalism. obama's mouth and governance(or lack of it) are a big win for all who live on this planet and seek conservative economic and moral values.

    December 15, 2013 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  20. Jack Parker

    Obamacare may be the biggest lie of the year but it's not surprising when it ranks right up there with the lie of the decade, "I was born in Hawaii."

    December 15, 2013 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  21. Hooper

    The lie of the year is as follows. The news media in the country has the people's interest at heart. That's the biggest lie ever told to anyone or group of people, ever. The news media has corporate America's back, and that's the end of the story.

    December 15, 2013 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  22. king

    i am hearing too much good news from my family about signing up for obamacare, they are seeing alot of savings and a lot more coverage. hey folks, junk insurance that repubs love to push is going by the wayside. one of my cousin that works for McDonald say he cannot wait to get into the exchanges, because McDonald healthcare plan only cover so much. people need to open their eyes and see how many folks this law will help. yes it might inconvenient a few people just enough to stop what they are doing and get rid of their junk healthcare, and sign up for a much more superior healthcare coverage in the exchanges. if it takes a lie to bring so much good for the american people. well i can proudly say that this is one of the best lies of the since the new deal. one day the american people will be gracious enough and thank this president and dem party for what they have sacrifice and done to help the less fortunate in this country.

    December 15, 2013 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  23. jean2

    The most important ISSUE is that A President is trying to help citizens get AFORDABLE HEALTH INSURANCE for most of us. It is time to stop fighting and use our energy to make things better.

    December 15, 2013 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  24. Hector Slagg

    The Liberal's have promised you the Moon and you don't have to pay for it. Sooner or later you will figure there is no free lunch. With Obama you have to realise he never did any real work so he has/had no experence in the real world and it is showing thru. Appearently no one briefed him on the ACA. When you run around the country campaigning and ignore the facts you sooner or later get burned. Obama needs to go, now.

    December 15, 2013 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  25. Gurgyl

    What did he lie? Is it denying Pre-existing condition patients? Is this denying insurances, hospital outrageously charging? It doctors charging Medicare fraudelently? Pharmacy looting? Nonsense. Or it GOP bribe cancel patients insurance? What lie? Be educated first.

    December 15, 2013 05:32 pm at 5:32 pm |
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