President Obama issued a challenge to the press corps over the weekend when asked about Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber's remarks that passing the law counted on a lack of transparency and the "stupidity of the American voter."
"Did you mislead Americans about the taxes, about keeping your plan, in order to get the bill passed?" Fox News reporter Ed Henry asked.
"No," Obama said, chuckling. "I did not."
"The fact that some adviser who never worked on our staff expressed an opinion that I completely disagree with in terms of the voters is no reflection on the actual process that was run... Every press outlet here, go back and pull up every clip, every story and I think it's fair to say that there was not a provision in the health care law that was not extensively debated and was fully transparent."
Obama dared press to "pull up every clip" to prove he wasnt hiding things on Obamacare, but not sure he wants that http://t.co/vPMWqWOPWW
— Philip Klein (@philipaklein) November 17, 2014
Indeed. From the promise of keeping your plan to keeping your doctor to lowering premiums to no new impositions on the middle class, there are a lot of clips to show the administration was anything but transparent in getting the Affordable Care Act passed and signed into law.