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Fri Jan 31, 2014, 06:46 PM

Republicans keep coming up with flimsy Obamacare horror stories, because they created the "victims"

FRIDAY, JAN 31, 2014 01:25 PM PST
GOPís Obamacare fiction series: Latest horror story a creation from start to finish
Republicans keep coming up with flimsy Obamacare horror stories, because they created the "victims"

BRIAN BEUTLER

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What Republicans are doing instead is exclusively canvassing people who either donít like the law or havenít figured out how to make it work for them or, in some cases, are genuinely worse off because of it. Or some combination of the three. People who donít know about the exchanges, or havenít shopped around, or, like Bette, refuse to participate. By definition a huge number of these stories are going to turn out to be baseless.

And thatís where Iíd take things further than Greg does. Itís not just that Republicans prefer to exploit these horror stories rather than remedy them, as Greg describes, but that Republicans have spent the last four years intentionally maximizing the number of misapprehended victims.

Take Bette: The reason she didnít visit the Washington state health exchange was basically #OBUMMER. ďI wouldnít go on that Obama website at all,Ē she said. This didnít start with her cancelation. This started years ago. Republicans told Bette, and others inclined to distrust Obamacare, that theyíd face death panels and rationing boards. That their options would be unaffordable, and irredeemable. That the exchange sites would make their personal information vulnerable to hackers and that creepy Uncle Sam would sexually violate them. They said all this in the hope that people like Bette wouldnít give the law a fair shake, then turned around and feigned outrage on their behalf when the plan worked.


Republicans arenít sincerely distressed about the things they hear from people like Bette. People like Bette are the goal.

http://www.salon.com/2014/01/31/gops_obamacare_fiction_series_latest_horror_story_a_creation_from_start_to_finish/

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Jan 31, 2014, 06:50 PM

1. k&r for the truth, however depressing it may be. n/t

-Laelth

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Fri Jan 31, 2014, 07:00 PM

2. The irony is that this will

reduce the cost of healthcare to the government and move it to those who volunteer to be idiots.

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Fri Jan 31, 2014, 07:37 PM

3. I agree

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