Which Obama Do You Believe?
August 3, 2009
"RUSH: Start at number six, Mister Broadcast Engineer. This morning in Virginia, at George Mason University, President Obama speaking about the implementation of the new GI bill. Here's a portion of what he said.
OBAMA (sped up): We've lived through an age when many people and institutions acted irresponsibly, when service often took a backseat, when hard choices were put aside for some other time. The men and women who have served since 9/11 tell us a different story. While so many were reaching for the quick buck, they were heading out on patrol.
RUSH: Barack Obama, once again, criticizing his own country. America has been irresponsible! We've lived through the age when many people in the institutions acted irresponsibly. They went for profit! He's getting 'em now. He's getting even with them now. Let's go back in time to March of 2007 at the Service Employees International Union health care forum, President Obama.
OBAMA MARCH 2007 (normal speed): My commitment is to make sure that we've got universal health care for all Americans by the end of my first term as president. I would hope that we can set up a system that allows those who can go through their employer to access a federal system or a state pool of some sort, but I don't think we're going to be able to eliminate employer coverage immediately. There's going to be potentially some transition process. I can envision a decade out or 15 years out or 20 years out.
RUSH: Now, this is 2007. He's just explained how his plan will eliminate private insurance through your employer and that that's his objective. He's out lying about this when he says, "If you like your coverage now, you'll be able to keep it. No problem! We just think there should be another entity competing so that that insurance company won't rip you off." Well, there won't be any competition because the government doesn't have to make a profit in their insurance program. Universal health care. "My commitment is make sure we've got universal health care for all Americans by the end of my first term." That's why the hurry. Let's go back to 2003. This is an AFL-CIO conference while Obama campaigns for the Senate.
OBAMA 2003 (normal speed): I happen to be a proponent of single-payer, universal health care plan. (applause) Single-payer health care plan, universal health care plan. That's what I'd like to see.
RUSH: Running for the Senate in 2003: single payer universal health care coverage. Well, now, he's president of the United States, and he has a piece of legislation in the House of Representatives that will guarantee him just that, and they're working on one in the Senate. But let's come back. Let's go to June 15th of this year. As president, Obama went to the AMA (the American Medical Association) and lied to them. He told us what his plan is in 2007, 2003. You just heard it. Universal, single-payer health care. Get rid of employer insurance. It may take 15 years to do it but I want to get it done. This is what he told the AMA back in June.
OBAMA (normal speed): The public option is not your enemy; it is your friend, I believe. L-l-let me -- Let me also, uh, address a illegitimate concern that's being put forward by those who are claiming that a public option is somehow a Trojan horse for a single-payer system.
RUSH: It most certainly is a Trojan horse for the single-payer system. Now, here's your question. This is your dilemma. Do you want to believe Obama? In which case you're sunk, you're screwed. Which Obama do you believe? Do you believe the two Obamas from 2003, 2007, where he talks to his supporters, his voters, union people: can't wait for a single-payer system -- he wants to get rid of employer health plans, universal coverage -- or do you want to believe Obama as president in trouble back at the AMA saying, "No, no, no! The public option is not a Trojan horse." Which Obama do you want to believe? 'Cause if you believe Obama, you're sunk. How do you choose which Obama to believe?"
This was taken from the Rush Limbaugh site.
For those that are wondering it was tape and video of Obama. Those were Obamas own words spoken out of his own lips. There was no paraphrasing done.