The Obamacare lies have been all over the news lately. Particularly the one about “If you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan” that millions of American have learned was a falsehood through cancellation notices.
Today, the White House changed yet another story in a move Fox News described as “at best a misrepresentation” and “at worst a big lie.”
It surfaced when Obama’s illegal-alien uncle, who came to the attention of authorities when he was arrested for allegedly driving drunk, appeared in court this week. A judge eventually granted Omar Onyango Obama permission to stay in the U.S. because he had been in the country so long.
The uncle testified during the hearing that his famous nephew had stayed at his Cambridge apartment for about three weeks. At the time, Onyango Obama was in the U.S. illegally and fighting deportation.
He’s the second sibling of the president’s father to face deportation to Kenya since he took office.
Zeituni Onyango, the president’s aunt, won asylum in 2010 after a federal official disclosed days before Barack Obama’s historic election in 2008 that she was living illegally in Boston public housing.
President Obama had written in his memoir, “Dreams from My Father,” that he had met Zeituni Onyango.
But his relationship with his uncle, nicknamed Omar, was less clear.
In November 2011, a White House spokesman said he had no record of the two ever meeting. The Washington Post had also reported that scholars believed the two had never met.
But the story changed Thursday.
A White House official said the press office had not fully researched the relationship between the president and his uncle before telling the Boston Globe it had no record of the two meeting. This time, the press office claims to have asked the president directly, which it said it had not done in 2011.
“The president first met Omar Obama when he moved to Cambridge for law school,” said White House spokesman Eric Schultz. “The president did stay with him for a brief period of time until his apartment was ready. After that, they saw each other once every few months, but after law school they fell out of touch. The president has not seen him in 20 years, has not spoken with him in 10.”
The White House said Obama’s immigration case was handled “without any interference from the president or the White House.”
Commented Peter Kirsanow at at the National Review blog “The Corner”: “The White House never attempted to correct the record until now, claiming that in 2011 the press office hadn’t actually asked the president himself whether he’d lived with Uncle Onyango.”
Kirsanow quipped: “Before “‘misspeaking’ (to use the New York Times stylebook) about the president’s relationships, it might be a lot easier if the White House Press Office simply confirmed them with his composite girlfriends.”
The media found various ways to describe the falsehood in headlines.
“WH admits Obama briefly stayed with uncle,” said The Hill.
“After denial, White House now says Obama lived with uncle,” said the Washington Post.
“President Obama acknowledges having lived with his uncle,” said a Boston report.
“White House makes big admission about Obama’s uncle,” said The Blaze.
“White House changes story on Obama’s uncle,” said USA Today.
And the Globe said, “In reversal, Obama says he lived with uncle.”
Regarding Obamacare, besides the Obama’s lie about Americans being able to keep their coverage and their doctors, WND reported a Gallup poll showed the entire premise for Obamacare was false, documenting that most Americans were happy with their health-care and their insurance and didn’t believe the system was broken and unfixable
would be that the health-care system in the U.S. was disintegrating and needed to be rebuilt by Obama.
on Gallup Politics that showed Americans “remain generally positive about the quality of health care they personally receive, their health-care coverage and what they pay for health care.”
That means, talk radio host Rush Limbaugh explained, that the stated reason for Obamacare – the claim that the whole health-care system is broken and unfixable – was wrong.
“Everybody’s been sold a bill of goods,” he said. “Most people are and have been very happy with the current health-care system.”
Limbaugh said there was “not a massive national problem with health care in America.”
“Seventy percent of the American people were happy with the American health-care system,” he noted.
He said the false information was spread – and repeated – because the administration “wanted to control it, take it over and reform it.”
If such circumstances had developed among private enterprise, he said, it would constitute “fraud.”
According to the MetroWest Daily News, Onyango Obama failed a sobriety test after the crash, registering a blood-alcohol level of .14, while the state limit it .08
Onyango had “red and glassy eyes,” was wobbly legged and was “slurring” his speech, according to police reports.
He was ordered held without bail on a federal immigration warrant after his arraignment.
The arrest revealed Onyango’s outstanding deportation orders and his relationship to the president.
Shortly after his arrest, he told an officer, “I think I will call the White House.”