For much of America, Barack Obama’s presidency was like a horror movie in slow motion — particularly in health care, where Americans had their doctors, their insurance and their money swiped from them by the Democrats.
And, like all horror movie villains, the former president is never truly gone. We found that out Thursday when he resurfaced on social media to defend his signature program — Obamacare — after the GOP introduced the Senate version of their plan to repeal it.
Unfortunately for the former president, the moment turned from a horror film into a comedy — very inadvertently. The first sign that Obama’s raging-mad Facebook screed would contain more than its share of bad laughs was its opening line: “Our politics are divided.” Really, now. That’s a bit like an advertisement from United Airlines starting off with a complaint that air travel is just too goshdarn inhospitable nowadays.
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“I recognize that repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act has become a core tenet of the Republican Party,” Obama wrote. “Still, I hope that our Senators, many of whom I know well, step back and measure what’s really at stake, and consider that the rationale for action, on health care or any other issue, must be something more than simply undoing something that Democrats did.”
Then, it got “Road House”-level bad funny: “We didn’t fight for the Affordable Care Act for more than a year in the public square for any personal or political gain — we fought for it because we knew it would save lives, prevent financial misery, and ultimately set this country we love on a better, healthier course.”
Are you asdg;lknxcv;lqwejtas;lvkmsopfg;jqwer;lajknsdfaldfjksaasfd;ljksfg kidding me, Mr. Obama? Premiums are beyond unaffordable, one-third of the counties in the United States only have one insurance option under Obamacare, 45 counties could have no options, insurers are pulling out of states at roughly the same rate that Sears stores are closing, and the president is sticking with his sunny, optimistic, circa-2010 “if-you-like-your-doctor-you-can-keep-your-doctor” rhetoric?
Sadly, Obama’s Facebook rant wasn’t done yet, and the former president shifted from comedy to historical fiction… [CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE]