Republican leaders had seven long years to come up with a viable alternative to Obamacare, but instead, they offered a shit sandwich, one which the alleged president strongly endorsed. So, Trump suffered a stunning political defeat after he could not manage to garner support from his own party, and with ‘repeal and replace Obamacare’ being a major 2016 election campaign promise, Trump and his allies were humiliated on Friday.
Then something happened to humiliate them further.
Pre-bought ads produced by the conservative American Action Network PAC aired which praised Republicans for repealing Obamacare were displayed on local TV stations during Friday night games in what can be described as the worse case of premature adjaculation ever. They bought the ads in advance, meaning, they were so sure Obamacare would be replaced. Foiled AGAIN!
Outside of laughter, oh, what could I possibly add here? The constant stream of incompetence is overwhelming, and yes, it is serious, but this? This fall straight onto their faces, well all I have is laughter, and it is richly deserved.
“Republicans are keeping their promise with a new plan for better health care,” a voice-over says in the ad, which displays pictures of smiling doctors and patients as upbeat rock music booms in the background, the Daily News reports.
The ads urged constituents to thank their Republican congressmen and women for “keeping” their promises and “replacing the Affordable Care Act with the better health care you deserve.”
At least four ads ran during basketball games on Republican-adjacent TV markets. The ads thanked Reps. Barbara Comstock (R-Va.), David Young (R-Iowa), David Valadao (R-Calif.) and Will Hurd (R-Tex.).
Early Saturday, another eight identical ads remained on the American Action Network’s YouTube page, according to the Daily News.
Hahahahahahahahaha. Ah. My oh my, have a watch:
Via Raw Story.
Marcus Ranum says
I wish I could believe that any of the reasons for the republicans failure had anything to do with any reps making a principled stand -- but, no. The pratfall is funny, though. They’re going to have to fascist more competently if they expect to run a lemonade stand.
Well, that was optimistic of them. I thought this was (and still is) expected to become a very long and tedious political struggle -- one that might or might not eventually result in some new healthcare reform.
Giliell, professional cynic -Ilk- says
this is an interesting piece of information. Apparently some of the Rethuglicans are aware of what is happening, they’re just playing a game of deceive and lie with the public.
lumipuna @ 2:
Reform is not wanted. A lot of people consider ACA to be socialized medicine, which it is not. We are not even in the dreampark of universal healthcare. The screams and howls that go up if it’s mentioned are deafening. “Commie!” “Evil socialism!” The fact that it works in all the countries that have it, they don’t care.
I find it rather interesting just how much it’s denigrated, when European examples are brought up, because the shite supremacists can’t ever shut the fuck up about their wonderful, white European heritage, and all that. Anyroad, none of them want reform, they simply want the whole idea of healthcare to disappear, and for things to go back to the way they were: if you can afford health insurance, great, and if you can’t, eh, fuck you.
Giliell @ 3, oh, I read that quote in a ThinkProgress article the other day! Yeah, fantasy all right. They didn’t even want to work at it, because they knew just how difficult it would be. They tried to punt with the “hey, no healthcare for anyone!” and lost.
Giliell: Dog catches car, develops new opinion on veterinary care.
Caine, I almost typed “healthcare deform” as a joke but then went for a more serious tone. I know this is about gutting an already rudimentary healthcare system, but I guess that’d be technically a “reform” too.
It sure looks like Republican voters were promised a reform for the sake of changing things, an assertion that the system is broken somehow and will be repaired. IDK, maybe many of them did want less or no healthcare system, while others thought they’d get great healthcare and a free pony.
More like a free unicorn! :D
I’m not saying that we shouldn’t put effort into opposing the dumbshit brigade, but I do think that my prediction from earlier this year has been somewhat vindicated. A lot of our work’s being done for us on account of all of the drooling incompetence and infighting on the Republican side.
How many low-information GOP voters are going to end up believing that they did repeal Obamacare, and that the healthcare they’re getting is through some wonderful new Trump plan?
Dunc @ 9, that’s a question that I honestly do not want answered.
(Sorry, but I know the answer, which is… greater than zero = far too many. Start with all the people who believe Infowars is real journalism, and keep adding; throw in all those people I saw marching for Trump at Huntington Beach, playing a Woody Guthrie song without a hint of irony.)