Senate’s top Democrat attempts to rewrite history
March 27, 2014
One month after he said that Obamacare horror stories were “lies,” Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) now claims that he never said anything of the sort.
In a vain attempt to control reality, Reid took to the Senate floor yesterday and completely denied his previous statement that every Obamacare horror story in America was “untrue.”
“Mr. President [of the Senate], the junior Senator from Wyoming has come to the floor several times recently talking about the fact that examples that he and other Republicans have given, dealing with Obamacare, examples that they think are bad, I’ve called lies,” he stated. “Mr. President, that is simply untrue.”
“I have never come to the floor, to my recollection, and I never said a word about any of the examples that Republicans have given regarding Obamacare and how it’s not very good.”
Contast this to his statement one month prior:
Despite all that good news, there’s plenty of horror stories being told. All of them are untrue, but they’re being told all over America.
The leukemia patient whose insurance policy was canceled [and] could die without her medication, Mr. President, that’s an ad being paid for by two billionaire brothers. It’s absolutely false. Or the woman whose insurance policy went up $700 a month–ads paid for around America by the multibillionaire Koch brothers, and the ad is false.
We heard about the evils of Obamacare, about the lives it’s ruining in Republicans’ stump speeches and in ads paid for by oil magnates, the Koch brothers. But in those tales, turned out to be just that: tales, stories made up from whole cloth, lies distorted by the Republicans to grab headlines or make political advertisements.
It’s an extremely common strategy – one that dates back to antiquity – for corrupt politicians to constantly lie, lie, lie and then deny, deny, deny, giving them the illusion that they control reality.
And Reid is about as power hungry and corrupt as they come.
Yesterday it was reported that he gave his granddaughter $17,000 in campaign funds as a “holiday gift” and only admitted to it after intense scrutiny by the Federal Election Commission.
Reid announced that he would reimburse the money, but it’s obvious that he’s only doing so after being exposed.
And, going back to the horrors of Obamacare, the Senate’s top Democrat blamed Americans who weren’t “educated on how to use the Internet” for Obamacare’s abysmal enrollment numbers, not the faulty exchange web sites or the health law’s numerous other problems.
It should be no surprise that Americans view Reid negatively according to a recent poll.