Former VP and 2020 Democratic primary frontrunner Joe Biden has once again sparked an age-old debate - a debate so ferociously argued, so heavily contested, that it threatens to cleave the very universe in twain!
Indeed, he claimed Obama’s administration was lie-and-scandal-free.
At a rally on Wednesday, the former VP asserted, “Know what I was most proud of? For eight years, there wasn’t one single hint of a scandal or a lie,” in reference to the Obama administration.
So, for those who need some clarification on whether Obama lied or had any scandals (he did) and what they were, here’s a short list for you.
1. “If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor.”
We’re going to start this list off with an oldie but a goodie, mainly because it immediately shatters Biden’s Washington-esque version of the Obama administration.
Hell, Politifact of all places labeled it their 2013 lie of the year.
Several times throughout 2009, Obama made claims such as, “If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor, period” and, “If you like your healthcare plan, you will be able to keep your healthcare plan, period,” in reference to the contentious Affordable Care Act.
This sounded fine and dandy...until millions of people were not, in fact, able to keep the coverage or doctors they liked because of new ACA regulations.
Joe Biden: "Know what I was most proud of? For eight years, there wasn't one single hint of a scandal or a lie." pic.twitter.com/Yb8Mm8DdIC— The Hill (@thehill) June 12, 2019