We all know the biggest lie of 2013 was told by President Obama, who brazenly and repeatedly said: “If you like your plan, you can keep you plan. If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor.” 2014 isn’t a third of the way done and we already have a leader in the clubhouse for the biggest political whopper of the year.

Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman-Schultz was interviewed by David Gregory on NBC’s Meet The Press Easter Sunday. The interview began discussing the Keystone pipeline proposal, then shifted to the 2014 mid-term elections.


David Gregory: Is the issue in the fall a referendum on President Obama?

Wasserman-Schultz: No, absolutely not. The–

Gregory: It’s not?

Wasserman-Schultz: No, in a mid-term election, and even like I said in 2012, these elections, particularly the Senate elections, are referendums on the candidates running. I mean, if they were not, you would have seen the states where Mitt Romney won–


Gregory: But these Democrats seem to know the issue. They’re critical of the administration, they’re critical of his law. They’re not running on specific needs in their states. Shabeen and Landrieu, you just mentioned. They’re targeting their fire on their fellow Democratic President. They understand that a mid-term race is about the President and his policies. It’s about President Obama and health care.

It’s obvious that Wasserman-Schultz has to toe the party line and be the head cheerleader for Democrats in 2014 (and every other election year). However, if a liberal commentator like David Gregory has to admit that the upcoming mid-term election is a referendum on the President – and more importantly, his signature piece of legislation, ObamaCare – then her statement is a lie. And a big one.

Politics is a strange business and truth can be stranger than fiction. We could hear an even bigger whopper told over the next eight months. But for now, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz has the honor of telling the Biggest Political Lie of 2014.