December 15th, 2013
12:43 PM ET
4 years ago

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. Rick McDaniel

    Well it certainly is a Dem credibility!

    December 15, 2013 05:43 pm at 5:43 pm |
  2. yolanda

    No, it is not a "win" for the GOP, but it is a loss for the United States. Ultimately, we all suffer from the lack of honestly that is all too prevalent in Washington. The fact that the president resorts to untruths to further a partisan agenda is not a victory for anyone.

    December 15, 2013 05:46 pm at 5:46 pm |
  3. ThinkAgain

    @Maximus Gilabatus: "This issue isn't about one lie, it's about the cumulative effect of all the lies this administration has told."

    Typical RWNJ comment – no offer of proof, just the usual inflammatory rhetoric designed to keep other RWNJs engaged.

    Because if they actually stopped to THINK, they'd see they were wrong – and that the GOP has NOTHING to offer our country except economic, military and foreign policies that are all PROVEN FAILURES.

    December 15, 2013 05:50 pm at 5:50 pm |
  4. ThinkAgain

    @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."

    Pretty darn funny coming from someone I'm assuming supported Bush – with his tax cuts for the rich which did NOT result in job creation HERE in the U.S.; that there were WMDs in Iraq; that we'd be greeted as liberators in Iraq; that Iraqi oil would pay for the war; etc., etc., etc., etc., etc.

    December 15, 2013 05:52 pm at 5:52 pm |
  5. ThinkAgain

    @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."

    The RWNJs will never support President Obama and what he is trying to done (or acknowledged all he has accomplished). The moment Rush Limbaugh gave them permission to hate the President – after 8 years of being told to do so was anti-American, anti-God and aiding the enemy – they have been tripping all over themselves in their quest to bring him down. Regardless of the consequences to our economy and our nation, they will continue their efforts because instead of accepting that their policies are all proven failures and that they've been lied to and conned by the GOP into voting against their own self-interest, they'd rather just hate on the black guy and blame everything that isn't working for them on him.

    December 15, 2013 05:56 pm at 5:56 pm |
  6. reality check

    The joke is on the GOP. The lie of the year is the insurance companies sending millions of cancellation letters to their customers, and blaming Obama for it. Sure the FOXNEWS crowd now says, "Obama sent millions of cancellation letters, and he personally cancelled those plans." HA. You have to give it to the racist crowd on the Right. They surely hate this man. Ironically, the truth is, if insurance companies cancelled all their customers, they would immediately go out-of-business. The reality is –– insurers were "replacing" plans that no longer complied with the ACA, with new plans that did. (Last year, the CTA train I take to work replaced their paper tickets with a plastic card. They didn't cancel the service, but replaced it). The lie on the Right, is that they omit the facts. Insurers are not cancelling insurance, they are replacing it. But I have to give credit to the 'war spin rooms' on FOXNEWS. They really know how to lie, 24/7. It's what they do folks. Congrats, FOXNEWS! Ha.

    December 15, 2013 06:32 pm at 6:32 pm |
  7. reality check

    An interesting reality check is headed for the Republican Party next year. Have they calculated that the Affordable Care Act, which has been the law for the last 3 years, which mandates that every adult American carry private insurance coverage ––– will be adding tens of millions of new, premium-paying customers to the insurance companies bottom line? And those millions of families, that will have coverage for the first time (which by law, cannot be denied, will cover 'pre-exisiting,' will have no caps on coverage, will take care of preventative, allow kids to be on the plan til 26, etc), will be directly ––– opposed by every Republican. These Republicans will be promising the American public, "Vote for me, so I can take away your health insurance and leave you with nothing. Moreso, I will try to make you pay out-of-pocket for pre-existing, and you will be on you own!" Ha. I can't wait for the GOP Primaries as hundreds of Right Wing Congressmen and Senators all place themselves against families in America. Let the clown show begin!

    December 15, 2013 06:38 pm at 6:38 pm |
  8. tiscali

    umm did Cnn called Bush WMD debacle "lie of the year"...when thousands were sent to die over a "real" lie?

    December 15, 2013 06:49 pm at 6:49 pm |
  9. NameAlbrit

    When you get cancer, diabetes, or any other serious health condition,you will say Thanks Mr: President, because no Health Insuranse Company can throw you out for your health conditions. Sometimes I believe Republicans don't get sick.

    December 15, 2013 06:50 pm at 6:50 pm |
  10. Scott

    With or new Obamacare my wife and I elderly people nonetheless will go in January 4th and collect our free Grandma and Grand Pap Smears. Pretty cool for $20.

    December 15, 2013 06:54 pm at 6:54 pm |
  11. Apex301

    The number of paid GOP trolls on here keeps going up. I wonder how long it will take CNN to realize they are flagging all Democrat comments and posting under multiple names from the same IP addresses?
    Funny how they keep calling it a lie in the hopes simple minded people will think it is one. The INSURANCE COMPANIES cancelled quite a few policies because they were awful policies and the President is called a liar because of it.

    December 15, 2013 06:56 pm at 6:56 pm |
  12. Apex301

    The INSURANCE COMPANIES cancelled quite a few policies because they were awful policies and the President is called a liar because of it.

    December 15, 2013 06:56 pm at 6:56 pm |
  13. Wes

    The uhbama is a liar. Period.

    December 15, 2013 07:22 pm at 7:22 pm |
  14. Guestofcourse

    It doesn't matter whether Obama is a Democrat or GOP, hello – A LIE IS A LIE. EVEN MORE DISAPPOINTING the fact that Obama – as President – Leader of the Free World, and again, our President, can't fix this? REALLY, THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES CANNOT FIX THE HEALTHCARE LAW TO MAKE HIS STATEMENT GOOD? YO, NOT ROCKET SCIENCE HERE. DEAR PRESIDENT: SAY YOU ARE SORRY AND FIX THE LAW, HAVE IT CHANGED TO MAKE YOUR STATEMENT TRUE. NOW.............. who would fight you on this? Duh.

    December 15, 2013 07:33 pm at 7:33 pm |
  15. truth hurts but reality bites

    Obamacare is the largest FRAUD ever perpetrated on the American people, hand down. Democrats used a small problem with the healthcare system in this country as an excuse to take over and rework, according to their idea of 'fairness', one sixth of our economy and the healthcare of every single American. The federal government and politicians now get to define what you and your family need and get in terms healthcare. Obamacare is a massive fraud, wrapped in deceit and coated with numerous lies to enable the unaware American citizenry to swallow it so they couldn't taste the poison that would kill your current healthcare plan, your choice of doctor and your choice of hospital.

    There has never such a campaign of lies and deceit in the history of this nation. Obama, Reid, Pelosi and the Democrats are fully responsible for this fraud and the lies. Hundreds of millions of Americans will suffer because of their treachery. We simply cannot afford to leave a single one of them in office.

    December 15, 2013 07:40 pm at 7:40 pm |
  16. Obama - Liar of the Year

    Why ANYBODY still believes a word that comes out of this snake oil salesman's mouth is beyond me. He's been caught in numerous lies over and over. His administration has lied and stonewalled at every opportunity to cover up their incompetence and lawlessness. I feel like an organized crime organization has taken over our federal government.

    December 15, 2013 07:44 pm at 7:44 pm |
  17. Ram Riva

    Is amazing how perfect the GOP feels especially after their fantastic last President.......

    December 15, 2013 07:55 pm at 7:55 pm |
  18. rs

    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."
    You're still believing the GOP lie that President Obama is some sort of "islamo-fascist" socialists, etc. you have no hope of figuring out what's real.

    December 15, 2013 07:59 pm at 7:59 pm |
  19. rs

    Only the Right can attempt to make the argument that Americans are better off WITHOUT health care insurance and expect that "logic" will work. The GOP is utterly delusional.

    December 15, 2013 08:02 pm at 8:02 pm |
  20. Evergreen

    The lies of the decade: Tax cuts for rich will create jobs, and "job creators."

    December 15, 2013 08:52 pm at 8:52 pm |
  21. George Washington

    Obama has firmly established himself in history as the worst president ever.

    December 15, 2013 09:00 pm at 9:00 pm |
  22. Just

    His lies just keep on coming. It is unfortunate this inexperienced phoney actually fooled the simples into voting for him.

    December 15, 2013 09:00 pm at 9:00 pm |
  23. Bubba

    The GOP sabotaged Obamacare, then calls the President out for telling lies. This is similar to the Taliban claiming Israel is not keeping the people Jerusalem safe.
    If you buy into the GOP line, then the joke is on you. Obama may have lost 2-3 points in the middle, but his base just hardened, and that will open the money coffers to Democrat politicians in 2014.

    December 15, 2013 09:03 pm at 9:03 pm |
  24. Jeff Brown in Jersey

    Thanks CNN for once again throwing red meat to the right wing cannibals.

    December 15, 2013 09:12 pm at 9:12 pm |
  25. S. B. Stein

    It is no less a lie than what the GOP/conservatives have been saying over the course of the years. I would tell those that oppose the law that this was an unintended consequence. The other options that the conservative have presented are... Wait, I don't think that there is anything that they have offered to help get more people covered by medical insurance.

    December 15, 2013 09:18 pm at 9:18 pm |
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