White House: Obama Misspoke When He Said AARP Was ‘Endorsing’ Health Reform Package

I find it strange that in order to debunk a “myth,” the Obamessiah has to “misspeak.” Since the “fact” he cited (AARP is endorsing the health care bill) is bogus, does that mean that the myth is “unbunked” (which is just a nice way of saying the myth has some basis in fact)? Is this the only instance of someone who promotes this health care bill “misspeaking” in order to debunk some of those pesky myths? Probably not.

From CNSNews:

(CNSNews.com) – President Barack Obama misspoke when he said that the AARP was “endorsing” the Democratic health care proposal, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said today.

“Well, first of all, another myth that we’ve been hearing about is this notion that somehow we’re going to be cutting your Medicare benefits. We are not,” Obama said in a town hall meeting yesterday in New Hampshire. “AARP would not be endorsing a bill if it was undermining Medicare, okay?”

Obama also said:  “We have the AARP on board because they know this is a good deal for our seniors,” Obama said.

In response to the president’s statements, AARP issued a statement of its own denying that it had endorsed any health care bill.

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