Mary Landrieu Earns "Lie of the Year" Award
President Obama and Mary Landrieu won PolitiFact's “Lie of the Year” award for falsely promising Louisianians "if you like your health care, you can keep it" under ObamaCare.
Every year PolitiFact lionizes the most ridiculous claim made that year. The clear winner for 2013 is President Obama and Mary Landrieu's lie. Congratulations or something.
This dubious honor comes on the heels of Landrieu's desperate and panicked effort to stop her polls from plummeting and distract from her broken promises to Louisianians, launching an ad that would make Pinocchio blush.
The truth is that ObamaCare was designed to force many younger or healthy people who liked their current plans into exchanges (where those plans may no longer exist). That isn't a glitch or an unintended consequence of the law, that is how ObamaCare is SUPPOSED to work (which is one of many reasons why there was so much objection to it).
In fact, Mary Landrieu supported the very ObamaCare rule that's responsible for the health insurance cancellations that have caused so much consternation over the last few months. Nearly 93,000 Louisianians' health insurance policies are in jeopardy and Mary Landrieu is directly to blame for that reality.
"Mary Landrieu is finally getting the recognition and notoriety she deserves for her years of repeatedly deceiving Louisiana voters about ObamaCare," said NRSC Press Secretary Brook Hougesen. "After all the deceptions, lies and broken promises about ObamaCare, Louisianians are wondering whether they can trust anything that Mary Landrieu says.”