The Republicans won the "I just don't agree with the whole Obamacare policy thing. I just don't agree with it" thing.
Plus Obamacare will take away people's guns!
And... and... and... you will be forced to eat collard greens instead of donuts for breakfast! And... something!
Funny stuff. Kind of frustrating too.
Its kinda funny scary isn't it? Uninformed citizens falling squarely behind the banners of their political tribes.
Obama put too much energy into selling military action in Syria and too little into selling the ACA.
Your video is laughable but yet typical of most Americans.
Republicans (and others) are against the ACA going into effect mostly because congressmen and senators would then have to buy their insurance out of pocket like everyone else. They would no longer be covered by free Tricare as they were before. My insurance agent told me I was wrong. There was an exception for them, she said. I looked it up on the Internet and the proposed "exception" never went through. Now we are at the real heart of the debate on repealing or slowing down the ACA.
Meanwhile, I get a letter from the Veterans Administration. My VA coverage will not be affected at all, and I do not have to seek other health insurance. I continue to have $15 co-pay for office visits and $8 prescriptions. Put that together with my Medicare and it's almost as good as having Tricare.
Those poor congressmen and senators! Now we know what they are really bitching about and why they are lying to the American people! All this, and most of them are independently wealthy to start with.
I thought they just hated it because they view ACA as a way to oppose Obama. But that's a good point.
I read that the National Institutes of Health will not be taking new cancer patients for trials, because they had to lay off so much staff. Pathetic. Meanwhile, The US Congress continues to pay itself.
haha right booklover
Mindy - I heard the Democratic health care caucus just made an exemption on that part. You can have kale instead of collards.
I don't know. I'm not a donutivore - haven't had one in 20 or 30 years. But I'm not into kale either. Potato chips.... that's another story.
Republicans oppose Obama because he is a black man. Never before has there been such total disrespect for our president. They can call it what they want but it's racism at it's worst. Romney put the same healthcare law into effect without so much as a whimper from anyone. When Mcconnell (senator from ky) made the statement that the republicans main goal should be to work against anything Obama suggested (words to that effect) I was ashamed to be from this state.
The numbers of hate groups have increased a thousand fold since these right wing, tea baggers have taken our government hostage. Those people are totally insane. Yeaterday they were saying it was Obama's idea to shut down the government. Can people really be this stupid and gullible. They act like they believe their own lies.
@k. hughes. I couldn't agree more. I've heard it said that President Obama is the Jackie Robinson of American presidential politics. I was talking to a moderate republican, and he said something to the effect that he was tired of the racist, ignorant, lunatic teabaggers running and ruining his party. We were having a discussion as to why, as a progressive, I thought Dwight Eisenhower was the last great Republican President, and Gerald Ford the last honorable one.
You state "They act like they believe their own lies." Unfortunately many, if not most of them, actually do. Talk to a member of the White Aryan Brotherhood. They believe what they're saying, in the same vein as the extremists believe their own lies.
And, what's really sad, is they believe they are smarter than the Italian voters of 1922 who brought Mussolini to power.