President Barack Obama made a major political mistake by lying about the details of his health care plan, according to former House Financial Services Committee Chairman Barney Frank (D-Mass.).
"The rollout was so bad, and I was appalled -- I don't understand how the president could have sat there and not been checking on that on a weekly basis," Frank told HuffPost during a July interview. "But frankly, he should never have said as much as he did, that if you like your current health care plan, you can keep it. That wasn't true. And you shouldn't lie to people. And they just lied to people."
You don't say.
***She's losing it. Nancy Pelosi confronts GOP congressman on House floor. Wow, he really hit a nerve, didn't he? Pelosi's been certifiable for a long time, but it's becoming more and more obvious.
A heated debate late Friday over security at the southern U.S. border led to a rancorous confrontation on the House floor between House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Rep. Tom Marino, R-Pa.
The dustup began when Marino accused Democrats of neglecting the immigration issue when they controlled the White House and Congress in 2009 and 2010, when Pelosi was House speaker, saying that the party is now exploiting the issue for political gains.
“Under the leadership of the former speaker … when in 2009 and 2010, they had the House, the Senate and the White House, and they knew this problem existed,” Marino said. “They didn’t have the strength to go after it back then. But now are trying to make a political issue out of it now.”
Soon after he made the remarks, Pelosi, in full view of House cameras, walked across the chamber to the GOP side of the aisle -- a rarity in the House -- to challenge Marino.
It was not clear what Pelosi said, but Marino responded immediately.
"It's true, madam leader, I did the research on it," Marino said. "You might want to try it. You might want to try it, madam leader. Do the research on it. Do the research. I did it. That's one thing that you don't do."
They really hate it when someone tells the truth. Pretty foreign to them, apparently.
***Oh good, the president got some golf in.
President Obama launched a weekend of birthday celebrations Saturday with a round of golf with 11 other players at Andrews Air Force base in suburban Maryland.
Among the president’s playing partners were Greg Orme, a friend who dates all the way back to Mr. Obama’s teenage years in Hawaii, and Reggie Love, the president’s former personal assistant. It’s the 82nd round of golf the president has played since his reelection in 2012.