Obama misinforms again


As the mistakes and outright lies just keep piling up, you must at some point begin to question President Obama's ability to tell the truth, or his ability to grasp the truth.

No need to repeat the history of his ObamaCare misinformation here-to-date. But get a load of what he said just last night. On a conference call to his loyal progressive volunteer, the president said this according to the Daily Mail:

"Boasting of his administration's skill in encouraging taxpayers to buy health insurance policies through public marketplaces, he (Obama) claimed that 'in the first month alone, we've seen more than 100 million Americans already successfully enroll in the new insurance plans.'

"That number is at odds with reality, but Obama didn't skip a beat or make any effort to correct himself, and his next comments did little to clear up the mistake.

"'You've got a million Americans who've completed an application for themselves or their families,' he continued. 'And that represents about a million-and-a-half people.

"'And of those million-and-a-half people, you've already got a whole bunch of folks who have successfully signed up to get coverage, and you've got almost 400,000 folks who could gain access to Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.'

"'So effectively, in a month,' he said, 'we've already got half a million Americans who will likely have the security of health care – for the first time, in some cases, in their lives – as soon as January 1.'

"It's likely Obama meant to initially take credit for 100,000 success stories, rather than 100 million. But his mangling of the statistics put him off-track by a factor of 1,000."

As a sidebar, President Obama made all these flubs on a conference call that the White House set up for 200,000 people to listen in. The conference call was "plagued with its own connection errors and other malfunctions," the Mail reported.

Sigh.