Last week, House Republicans passed the American Health Care Act. It was the first step in repealing and replacing Obamacare, which is collapsing. The middle class cannot afford it. Premiums are rising. In some cases, they’re soaring into the double-digits. And millions have lost coverage. But this is Obama’s signature domestic achievement. It’s his legacy, and that of the Democratic Party, which is universal health care coverage.
Brace yourselves -- the everyone is gonna die hot takes are coming #AHCA— Matt Vespa (@mVespa1) May 4, 2017
The Left has paid dearly for it: the loss of Congress, the presidency, and over 1,000-combined state legislature, congressional, and gubernatorial spots lost to the GOP. At the same time, because of incessant GOP campaigning against Obamacare, trying and not passing something concerning health care was not an option. The first trip up was a stinging legislative defeat for the Trump White House, but they pulled through on the second go-around.
Now, with their health care legacy on the line, and their chomping at the bit to retake Congress, liberals are deploying the scare tactics, laying it on thick that thousands will die because of the GOP health care bill. The hot takes poured in, with the Washington Free Beacon compiling the greatest hits. Sen. Bernie Sanders, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), and Gov. Dannel Malloy (D-CT) formed the point of the lance for the ‘everyone is going to die’ scares.
In the video, we see lefties saying we should just call this bill “death to poor people,” while another commentator equated this legislation to Jim Crow. Yet, I feel that the Left has yet to reach full froth.