Democrats Decide to Blame ObamaCare on Bush

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Any day now they’ll rename ObamaCare, BushCare. At least that’s the general theme of the argument being made by the likes of Robert Reich and Paul Krugman claiming that ObamaCare was a Republican program even though it was…

…the work of a Democrat in the White House and was passed by a Democratic congress with no Republican votes… and has been fought tooth and nail by Republicans year after year.

So clearly it’s the fault of the Republicans.

If you believe the Reich/Krugman talking points, then the Democrats generously adopted a Republican program, rammed it through against the wishes of the Republicans and built it into their brand because…. why?

This only works if you operate within the imaginary liberal universe in which Obama is a conciliator who bends over backward to work with Republicans. And then you can postulate that Republicans somehow forced Obama to champion their program which they opposed for reasons that no one who isn’t a mental patient can understand.

The Democratic fallback position from ObamaCare is to claim that the Democrats are congenitally insane. And their insanity isn’t even covered by ObamaCare.

The Democrats rammed through ObamaCare against good sense, economics and sanity. They did it against universal Republican opposition. And now they want a refund. Their signature piece of legislation is suddenly a Republican program because it doesn’t do enough to wreck the health care system.

But the rule is, you broke it, you bought it.

  • Inane Rambler

    Krugman is an ostensibly smart person who says a lot of utterly retarded stuff.

    • Cat’s Meow

      Which makes him ostensibly an idiot, albeit a well-compensated one.

    • ziggy zoggy

      I’ve never heard or read anything remotely intelligent from Krugman. I don’t care how much of a left-wing fanatic he is, it takes real stupidity to believe the world would be a better place if it followed his bogus and plagiarized economic advice. And his social beliefs are even dumber than his economic ones.

      He’s a media darling. That says it all for me. Just another grossly overrated jackass who thinks he’s smarter and knows better than the hoi polloi. So is that Oompa Loompa Reich.

  • Lookatme

    I was trying to find the webpage, someone can help in this one?

  • Amused Americano

    I did run across an article that laid the ACA at, ready for it, Nixon’s door. That this was just a reworking of one that propsed by in during his presidency

  • Amused Americano

    yes, here is the article. http://www.salon.com/2013/10/29/nixon_proposed_todays_affordable_care_act_partner/

    So does this mean that Bush will no longer be blamed for all and it will all be Nixon’s fault now. I do have to learn to staop, breathed, type slower.. less errors that way

  • objectivefactsmatter

    “This only works if you operate within the imaginary liberal universe in which Obama is a conciliator who bends over backward to work with Republicans. ”

    Don’t forget that anything can be fungible if convenient to the argument.

  • Gee

    I believe that it is just a matter of time.

    Odumba acts just like the Arabs. Something, anything goes wrong – the JOOOOOSSSSS DID IT!!!!

    Same mentality.

  • Jesus Burgos

    thats right keep blaming the Former President on everything because at the end democrats jokes on you Say what you want about President Bush but he is a brilliant campaigner his secrecy weapon his silence the spotlight is on the Democrats sooner or later the people will hold the democrats accountable