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Offline Rapunzel

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The best euphemisms for Obama’s giant “if you like your plan you can keep it” lie
posted at 10:01 pm on October 29, 2013 by Mary Katharine Ham



1. Dan Amira of New York Mag:

“overly simplistic guarantee”

2. Rep. Steny Hoyer, Minority Leader, House of Representatives:

“accurate…not precise enough.”

3. Carrie Budoff Brown of Politico:

“sweeping generalizations that can be contradicted by individual experiences”

“soundbites”

“pithy promises”

4. James Carville on “The O’Reilly Factor”:

“I think what he could have made is a more nuanced, accurate statement.”

5. Josh Barro, Business Insider:

“never a reasonable promise…yes, that statement is proving false — and it’s a good thing.”

6. Jay Carney, White House Press Secretary

“You can make that point if you want.”

Also, argle, bargle, blerg.

7. Sen. Harry Reid, U.S. Senate, along with Carney, just eschewing euphemism for more lies:

“He didn’t say anything wrong. That was true.”

8. Chuck Todd, MSNBC:

“promises that they were hoping the insurance companies were going to keep.”

Update: And, a lovely euphemism for the victims of this broken promise, from the American Prospect, which goes all out in the headline by calling them “phony victims.”

The body of the article refers to them as “exemplars.” Those would be the middle-class exemplars formerly known as anecdotes, I guess.
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Here's the American Prospect article. Another Phony Obamacare Victim Story
Paul Waldman


http://prospect.org/article/another-phony-obamacare-victim-story

The comments were better than the article.

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"Natalie, if you don't want to shower on the boat dear, you can always just wash up on shore..."

What an option!  :silly:


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