Democrats passed a Republican Healyh Care Law? That's absurd!
Brooks Excuses GOP Obstruction by Calling ACA 'Rube Goldberg Device'
Posted: 07 Jul 2013 07:00 PM PDT
It seems we have a new Frank Luntz talking point making it's way into the GOP echo chamber this Sunday. The Affordable Care Act is a "Rube Goldberg device" which is so complicated that no one will ever be able to understand it, therefore Republicans doing their best to sabotage it is perfectly acceptable.
That was David Brooks' response to Chuck Todd on this Sunday's Meet the Press after Todd admitted what we've been saying here for years, that the GOP is never, ever going to cooperate with President Obama on anything and that they've been openly trying to sabotage the law to make sure it doesn't work.
It appears George Will got the same memo, since he used almost the exact same phrase on ABC's This Week. It's pretty pathetic when you've got a party that isn't satisfied that a Democratic president passed their Republican health care law, and instead of trying to make it work, would rather play the kind of political games that Todd described here.
WASHINGTON—In a symbolic ceremony celebrating the signature legislative achievement of his
administration, President Barack Obama personally euthanized terminal cancer patient Shirley Hunnicutt, 73, at George Washington Memorial Hospital Tuesday in what he promised will be the “first of many” physician-assisted suicides performed under the Affordable Care Act as promised. “Okay, that should about do it,” said the president as he injected Hunnicutt with a barbiturate followed by a heart-stopping muscle relaxant, holding the woman’s hand as she drifted toward a peaceful end. “Shirley is resting easy now, and I’m sure the American people will rest easy knowing my health care reforms will encourage thousands of ill or disabled patients just like Ms. Hunnicutt here to choose death instead of burdening our system with protracted hospice care or rehabilitation. Today was great. I enjoyed this.” Obama later confirmed to reporters that, as clearly indicated in section 1233 of his health care reform bill, he hopes to personally kill thousands of senior citizens in the next three years of his presidency.