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November 14, 2013

Americans just don't like being lied to


However, a Quinnipiac poll released Tuesday reported that 52 percent of Americans don’t find the president honest and trustworthy. Almost half of respondents said he “knowingly deceived” them when he said they could keep their health plans.

“Any elected official with an 8-point trust deficit is in serious trouble, said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.

Obama spent a good part of last week apologizing for misleading the public, and he’s promised to make things right, but it doesn’t look like it’s going to be easy. With Republicans eager to tear the whole program asunder now being joined by Democrats nervous about the 2014 elections, Obamacare is teetering.

The president has a very short time frame — perhaps as early as Friday — to fix things. If he doesn’t, he can forget about any meaningful political agenda, including immigration reform.

And that’s the truth. 

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