It’s really quite incredible to me just how disconnected from the real world the wingnuts really are. A group of far-right Tea Party types staged a protest at the home offices of Speaker John Boehner, demanding that he do something he simply cannot do, defund the Affordable Care Act. And they’re telling ridiculous lies to justify it.
A “Pull the Plug” rally was held Tuesday afternoon at Boehner’s congressional district office in Troy, Ohio.
Activists are trying a new tactic, threatening to pin the blame for Obamacare on Boehner if he doesn’t try to stop its implementation.
Protest organizers said they will begin referring to the federal health-care law as “Boehnercare” unless the speaker uses the House’s power of the purse to remove all funding for the Affordable Care Act.
“If he funds it, he will own it,” said Janet Porter, president of Faith2Action, adding that Obamacare must be stopped to prevent the IRS from deciding who lives and who dies.
Oi vey. You have to be either mind-numbingly ignorant or utterly delusional to believe that the IRS gets to decide who lives and who dies under the ACA. And there simply isn’t any way this can happen. They don’t have control of the Senate and Obama vetoes any bill that includes it. They might as well demand that Boehner make all their dreams come true and make the rivers flow with butterscotch.
“The speaker needs to listen to his base instead of liberal Democrats and the media who will never support him,” said Lori Viars, vice president of Warren County Right to Life.
And even a majority of Republicans reject that idea according to numerous polls. But the far right has deluded themselves into thinking that everyone agrees with them, even when they lose elections badly.