Rep. Ellison: Obama Showed ‘Integrity’ by Apologizing for Obamacare ‘Misunderstanding’
December 1, 2013 - 9:51 am
Rep. Keith Ellison of Minnesota just happens to be a Muslim. He also happens to be a certified, looney tunes, 100% Obama apologist.
Sheesh — even the New York Times wasn’t as forgiving of Mr. Obama’s tall tales about the American people being able to keep their insurance if they wanted.
Does Ellison really expect anyone to believe this?
Rep. Keith Ellison (D., Minn.) did his best to spin President Obama’s debunked promise about Americans keeping their health care plans if they liked them Sunday on This Week, saying Obama showed “integrity” in apologizing to Americans who “misunderstood” him about the Affordable Care Act.
Obama made some version of the promise publicly at least 36 times while campaigning for Obamacare and then after it was passed. With millions of cancellation policies being sent around the country and public support for the law crumbling, Obama apologized last month in an interview with NBC’s Chuck Todd.
“He owned it,” Ellison said. “He said, look man, if you misunderstood what I was trying to say, I’m sorry about that. I think that shows integrity. He didn’t do anything to self-promote.”
Ellison also misquoted the president as saying, “If you like your decent insurance that works, you can keep it.” Obama never said that.
Rep. Tom Cole (R., Okla.) chuckled at Ellison’s remarks before saying that Republicans had seen the cancellations coming since 2009, and documents showed the administration knew that tens of millions of people would lose their insurance as well as early as 2010.
The actual quote is even more alarming. Shouldn’t someone who believes this be committed?
KEITH ELLISON: You know, I just want to say that I think that the everything the president said and did was in pursuit of trying to get all Americans health care, so I think even though he may have said, if you like your decent insurance, your insurance that works, then you can keep it, I think that people really get that. He owned it. He said, look man, if you misunderstood what I was trying to say, I’m sorry about that. I think that shows integrity. He didn’t do anything to self-promote. What he was doing, he was trying to do to help Americans all over this country for decades –
“Get Americans health care?” By law, no one can be denied health care in America if they need it even if they can’t afford it. That trope — along with the notion of “decent insurance” — has been used up already. Most of the cancelled policies were perfectly suitable. The deductible certainly wasn’t any higher than the deductibles forced on people by the Obamacare plans. And, of course, they didn’t have mandated coverages for things the consumer didn’t want.
Pushing Ellison forward as a spokesman for the party was a mistake by Democrats. The guy is too dumb to be a Congressman and now everyone knows it.