Dem Rep.: Obama showed ‘integrity’ by apologizing to anyone who ‘misunderstood’ his promise

U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., was spinning hard Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” saying President Barack Obama showed “integrity” by apologizing to Americans who “misunderstood” his promise that they could keep their health insurance plans under Obamacare.

Obama made some version of that promise publicly at least 36 times, the Washington Free Beacon reported.

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“He owned it,” Ellison told a panel that included U.S. Rep. Tom Cole, R- Okla., who chuckled at his remark.

“He said, look man, if you misunderstood what I was trying to say, I’m sorry about that,” Ellison said. “I think that shows integrity. He didn’t do anything to self-promote.”

The Free Beacon accurately points out that Ellison misquoted the president as saying, “If you like your decent insurance that works, you can keep it.” Which is tweaking what Obama actually said: “If you like your health insurance plan, you can keep it. Period.”

Try as they might, there’s no amount of spin that can erase “period.” Period.

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  • Con10tious Adventurer

    If Obama had any real integrity, he would resign! He has done nothing to investigate Benghazi, the IRS, the SEC & FEC, the DOJ or any of the other nefarious acts of his administration. Worse, he never learns about anything until the press reports it! What a waste of humanity!

  • James hegarty

    You can’t unring a bell. Period!

  • Utahlady

    I cannot understand how someone who graduates from Columbia and Harvard could be so dumb as to think we believe his apology, Ummmm was he perhaps and affirmative action student?

    • Nick Beef

      Do you have proof that he graduated from Columbia and Harvard?

      • Utahlady

        No, and it appears no one does,all records hidden from human view.However he said he did and you have to know you are a racist ,teabagger and hatter if you do not believe in the background information he presents

  • Brandon Johns

    Only the Obama sheep believe they misunderstood.