Speaking to a room full of Republican lawmakers, Obama claimed most Congressional discussions about socialized medicine were broadcast on C-SPAN. Anyone paying the least attention to the process knows this is a lie.
True, some of the votes were televised. But all of the serious negotiations - the discussions that really mattered - were held in secret, behind locked doors. Only Democrats took part. There were no Republicans in the room, and no television cameras. There is not a single Republican amendment included in either the House or the Seante versions of this legislation.
Obama begins by scolding GOP Representatives and Senators:
"The truth of the matter is that, if you look at the health care process, just over the course of the year, overwhelmingly the majority of it actually was on C-SPAN because it was taking place in Congressional hearings in which you guys were participating. How many committees were that that helped to shape this bill? Countless hearings took place."The Justifier in Chief continues:
What do you think of Obama and his promised transparency? Has he lived up to his promises?