While the county assemblies over the weekend on the Republican side were largely uneventful, liberal U.S. Senator Mark Udall’s appearance at the Denver Democrats’ assembly caused a stir. No, it’s not because he actually showed up (shocking). It’s because he backtracked. According to The Denver Post:
In an interview with The Denver Post, Udall on Saturday was asked about a statement he made to 850 KOA that implied he didn’t vote for the Affordable Care Act, when he did.
“I think, look, if I were there, I would say, ‘Here are some things that we should have done differently, here are some things that make more sense,’ ” he told KOA. Udall said he meant to say “If I were there again.” In hindsight, he said, he should have pushed back in 2010 for “better implementation and a clearer provision that you could keep your insurance policy if you like.”
If Udall thinks by saying on 850KOA that “if he was there” would distance himself from his disastrous vote and subsequent “Lie of the Year”, he’s delusional. Kudos to The Denver Post‘s Referee of Rhetoric, Lynn Bartels, for forcing him to clarify his statement. Udall was there. In fact, he was one of the deciding votes on Obamacare in the U.S. Senate.
But, that’s not why he received the “Lie of the Year” award. It’s because he told Coloradans that if they liked their plan, they could keep it. Not true. Given the backlash from that tall tale, you’d think he’d shy away from making promises. But, no. He’s made another promise. Quick, Sen. Bennet and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, take away his microphone.
…Udall said. “You can now keep your plan going forward.”
Of course, that’s now that over 350,000 Coloradans have lost their plans that they liked. So, now that you’re stuck in an over-priced plan that you hate, you can definitely keep it. We won’t hold our breath for the applause and gratitude.