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Mitt Romney: Obama 'fundamentally dishonest' about health insurance (+video)

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Mitt Romney hasn’t had a lot to say since his defeat in the presidential election last year. It must be busy work organizing those expensive residences – the Salt Lake Tribune says a new home being built in Utah will make it five – he and his wife Ann have in their post-political life.

But he unloaded on NBC’s “Meet the Press” Sunday – particularly on health care insurance programs, which he essentially said President Obama is lying about.

“Perhaps the most important lesson the president, I think, failed to learn was, you have to tell the American people the truth,” Mr. Romney said. “And when he told the American people that you could keep your health insurance if you wanted to keep that plan, period, he said that time and again, he wasn't telling the truth. And I think that fundamental dishonesty has really put in peril the whole foundation of his second term.”

“Fundamental dishonesty” – not just being wrong but lying and then repeating the lie – is a hard charge, even for professional politicians. (One is reminded of the evil Francis Urquhart’s best-known quote in the BBC series “House of Cards:” “You might very well think that; I couldn't possibly comment.”)

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