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Fri Sep 27, 2013, 09:55 AM

The Biggest Obamacare Lie of Them All

http://bluntandcranky.wordpress.com/2013/09/27/the-biggest-obamacare-lie-of-them-all/

“The American people don’t want this bill” is a lie of truly epic dimensions, because the American people have voted FOR Obamacare, time and time again.

First, they elected Obama in 2008, and he ran on a platform that actually included even MORE health care than Obamacare delivered. That’s a vote for Obamacare.

Then they re-elected Obama in 2012, when he ran against Romney/Ryan, whose platform included ditching Obamacare. That’s a vote for Obamacare.

They also cast more votes for House Democrats in 2012 than they did for House “Republicans” (the Repubs kept the House via election rigging, gerrymandering, etc.) That’s another vote for Obamacare.

Every time Obamacare’s individual provisions are mentioned in polls, they get huge public support. It’s just the word “Obamacare” that people view through suspicious eyes (and small wonder, given the smear campaign that Repubs have waged against it over the years).

And that, Gentle Reader, is why the lie “The American people don’t want this bill” is the biggest Obamacare of them all. Yes, there are some people who DON’T want Obamacare, but they are in the minority."


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AZ Mike Sep 2013 #1
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SidDithers Sep 2013 #2
riqster Sep 2013 #5
Jamaal510 Sep 2013 #3
riqster Sep 2013 #6

Response to riqster (Original post)

Fri Sep 27, 2013, 11:46 AM

1. Remember....

At the tail end of the 2008 campaign, the Obama team produced a, what, 40-minute healthcare documentary/campaign advert?

This has never been a secret and both his electoral wins centered on healthcare - one campaign as an affirmative idea, the other as a defense.

Game. Set. Match.

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Response to AZ Mike (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 27, 2013, 02:18 PM

4. Yep. It has been front and center from the git.

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Response to riqster (Original post)

Fri Sep 27, 2013, 11:48 AM

2. DU rec for blunt and cranky...nt

Sid

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Response to SidDithers (Reply #2)

Fri Sep 27, 2013, 02:20 PM

5. Thanks!

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Response to riqster (Original post)

Fri Sep 27, 2013, 12:46 PM

3. A saw a wingnut in the YouTube comments parrot that

the other day in the Ted Cruz fakeibuster video, and my response to his claim that people don't want Obamacare was "that's not what the 2012 elections said". I know I came off as an asshole for saying that, but it shut him up.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Reply #3)

Fri Sep 27, 2013, 02:22 PM

6. You're lucky it did shut him up.

Sometimes, nothing does the trick with Wingnuts.

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