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Wed Oct 9, 2013, 06:51 AM

Bill Maher And Congressman Give Tea Partier Lesson In Obamacare (VIDEO)



Bill Maher: I want to correct this one idea they have, that Americans donít like Obamacare, because I see this poll all the time. 54% of Americans are against Obamacare. Not really true, because 16% of that 54% want it to be more Left. They want single payer. So itís really only 38% of the people who are on your team (Tea Party Team).

Matt Kibbe: I donít think thatís right.

Bill Maher: No, that is right. Those are facts. We are not arguing opinion now. Those are the facts.

Rep. Alan Grayson: And these are people who recognize that there are fundamental, how should I put this, conflict of interest between you and your insurance company. Even if we switch to no government involvement at all, people would still get insurance and they would be in a situation where every time you needed care you would be taking money out of the pockets, the profit of your insurance company. And we havenít taken a step beyond that. But Obamacare does do useful things. Itís put 4 million people who are up to the age of 26 on the rolls by joining their parentsí plans. Itís closed 3/4 of the donut hole so seniors donít have to choose between their medicines and pay their rent. It has taken 35 million people including my wife by the way, 35 million people who couldnít get insurance because of pre-existing conditions, now they can. And now, insurance companies if you have expensive care canít literally pull the plug on you when you are in a coma. Those are all good things. And those are all things that the Tea Party is desperate to eliminate.

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Reply Bill Maher And Congressman Give Tea Partier Lesson In Obamacare (VIDEO) (Original post)
liberal N proud Oct 2013 OP
SmittynMo Oct 2013 #1
hootinholler Oct 2013 #2
Brainstormy Oct 2013 #3
nxylas Oct 2013 #4
Nac Mac Feegle Oct 2013 #5
Bradical79 Oct 2013 #6
mountain grammy Oct 2013 #7
BlueStreak Oct 2013 #8
liberal N proud Oct 2013 #9
BlueStreak Oct 2013 #10

Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2013, 08:43 AM

1. Alan Grayson for President

A man, "For the people".

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2013, 08:47 AM

2. I wish it had been longer n/t

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2013, 09:01 AM

3. The important idea

that came out of this exchange is that Obama care will inevitably poll much stronger as time goes by. That's exactly what terrifies the Republicans.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2013, 09:25 AM

4. Did I just spot a basic mathematical error in there?

16% of 54% is 8.64%. Either Maher phrased it incorrectly, meaning 16% of the total sample, or he committed an error so glaring that even I, possibly the most math-challenged person on DU, could spot it.

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Response to nxylas (Reply #4)

Wed Oct 9, 2013, 09:35 AM

5. the numbers are correct

The 16% is of the total. The eighties include the ones that want single payer as opposed to ACA.

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Response to nxylas (Reply #4)

Wed Oct 9, 2013, 09:41 AM

6. poor phrasing.

In the polls 16% or so of total respondents didn't like Obamacare because it does not go far enough left. So just shy of 30% of the respondents who didn't like Obamacare likely prefer a public option or single payer.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2013, 09:55 AM

7. The so called "mainstream journalists" like Gregory, Todd, and others should watch this..

and learn how to talk to official who sit across from them and spew misinformation and outright lies.

"now, Congressman, that's not correct. Here are the facts..." oh right, then all the "good conservatives" will no longer do interviews outside of Fox or any of the multitude of right wing talkers out there.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2013, 10:20 AM

8. If Republicans are forced to address the facts, they have nothing to say.

But 99% of the time they are allowed to just spew a stream of invective that has no connection with any facts.

Simply ask them to identify specifically what provisions of the ACA will ruin America. I don't think I have seen a single case where any of the major media has done that. They let these guys just throw around nebulous scare words without any substantiation at all.

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Response to BlueStreak (Reply #8)

Wed Oct 9, 2013, 10:50 AM

9. Republicans are not capable of comprehending facts

They have been in la-la land for so long that they can't get facts.

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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #9)

Wed Oct 9, 2013, 12:30 PM

10. Nah. It is a lifestyle choice. :)

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