Obama to Mat Lauer: "The overall architecture of it was, uh, something that was, uh, right down the middle."
In the same interview, Obama also mentioned the Heritage Foundation:
Obama. When you actually look at the bill itself, it incorporates all sorts of Republican ideas. . . . A lot of the ideas in terms of the exchange, just being able to pool the purchasing power of individuals, in the insurance market--that originated from the Heritage Foundation.
Whoops, not so fast, Champ. I don't think the Heritage Foundation appreciates your bald-faced lies about them. "Heritage President Ed Feulner Responds to President Obama's Claims"
Here's the first paragraph: President Obama this morning cited The Heritage Foundation’s research in an attempt to sell his health care package as a “middle of the road, centrist approach.” We take great exception to this misuse of our work and abuse of our name. This is but the latest act in a campaign to sell this big-government program as a moderate law that incorporates conservative ideas. Americans should not be fooled.
I don't know, the really frightening this is that maybe Barry believes his "right down the middle" BS. Maybe he really does think that OCare is a moderate law; maybe he's actually convinced himself that the yearlong locked door Democrat-only brainstorming sessions didn't include Republicans because they didn't want to be there. Maybe this guy is more delusional than he is dumb. That's a scary thought.
P.S. Apropos of nothing related to this post: Obama with his dark circles looks like shit. And if you consider that those bags must have been covered up by the NBC makeup department--oof. Just sayin'.