Republican Confronted With His Prior Comments on Obamacare. It Didn’t Go Well

Ben Sasse

Sen. Ben Sasse gets called out after having a case of selective amnesia regarding his past comments about Obamacare. 

Republican Senator Ben Sasse of Nebraska seems to have selective amnesia these days. Sasse is on the circuit to promote his new book.  The book is Sasse’s guide to parenthood and what parents are doing wrong.  “The Vanishing American Adult: Our Coming-of-Age Crisis — and How to Rebuild a Culture of Self-Reliance”  The book is about what parents could do better

Senator Sasse was a recent guest on radio station KQED to promote his book.  During the interview, KQED host Michael Krasny,  asked Sasse ““You’ve gone on record as saying Obamacare or the Affordable Care Act was ‘the worst law in our history.  “How does taking people’s health care away turn out to be good for neighborhoods and communities?”  Sasse denied outright that he ever said ObamaCare was the worst law ever passed. He insisted that he had never said that.

During the interview Krasny’s producer contacted Tim Murphy of Mother Jones who found the quote and relayed it.  Krasny rolled the tape for Senator Sasse so he could hear himself.  Like a good politician, Sasse began to backpedal and say “that was not what he meant.” Really Ben?  I think what you said was pretty clear. Sasse insisted that it wasn’t really the worst law.  Poor Ben Sasse, his memory has really dimmed, he completely forgot that he told conservative audiences many times that Obamacare was the worst law as he attacked it.

Hey Ben, this is the digital age.  If you are losing your memory, you might go online and review what you say to people when you talk. It is kind of hard to deny you said something when there you are saying it.

You can watch Sasse’s 2014 campaign ad blasting Obamacare, below:

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