ObamaCare Defender Forced to Try ObamaCare says, “I Feel Like a Dupe”.

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William Rivers Pitt was Dennis Kucinich’s press secretary. He co-wrote a book with notorious pedophile and Saddam cover-up artist Scott Ritter.

He’s also an editor at left-wing site TruthOut. Not too long ago he was an enthusiastic cheerleader for ObamaCare, writing, “If you’re one of the people fighting the Affordable Care Act, wouldn’t it be an example of enlightened, conservative self-interest to make sure this law is as robust as can be?”

“The ACA makes sure your insurance company can’t shaft you if your inevitable illness becomes too expensive for their balance sheet,” Pitt assured conservatives.

That was last year. This year Pitt tried ObamaCare. His response was enthusiastic and unprintable.

“F__ you, insurance industry. F___ you, Mr. President, you piece of s___t used-car salesman.  F___ my heart and soul, fuck you.”

In follow-up posts on Democratic Underground, he added, “I long for a time machine. I helped, in my own small way, to promote this thing, because of the pre-existing conditions aspect that would benefit my wife. I feel like a f_____ dupe.”

Responding to claims that it wasn’t Obama’s fault, Pitt wrote.

So let me see if I’ve got this straight…

The signature piece of legislation offered by the President of the United States – the one he chose to pursue in all-out fashion – says that no one with a pre-existing condition can be denied coverage. This new requirement inspired millions of people with pre-existing conditions to barnstorm the ACA website to get that guaranteed coverage. But the entire process remains – deliberately and by design – under the complete control of the insurance companies, who will happily take your money and offer “coverage” for your pre-existing condition, but deny coverage for the deadly-necessary medication needed to treat your disease. You can get a cheap doctor visit and a cheap scan to see how your disease is progressing, but you can’t have the medicine needed to treat it, and that’s called “coverage.”

But this isn’t the president’s fault.

His plan, his legislation, his advocacy, his “signature achievement.”

Not his fault?

Gotcha. The buck stops over there. Or something.

Being really angry about it? Definitely my fault. Do I feel bad about that? Nope.

P.S. some of you folks have holes in your hearts. I wish there was medication for that, but even if there was, you probably can’t get coverage for it.

Thank you for your patience, your call is important to us, please continue to hold.

Before the election Pitt had written that if Romney wins…

* Anyone with a pre-existing health condition is in deep trouble…which, in the long run, means every single person you know, and you as well

Sadly there are no time machines. Obama scammed a whole lot of people and ObamaCare’s reality has been a huge wake up call.

The best way to discredit the left’s policies is to actually live under them without any bubbles, any gated communities, distant bedroom suburbs, exemptions, escape clauses and other distancing mechanisms.

  • Erudite Mavin

    Wonder where Pitt was when Obama stated his agenda with Obama Care.
    Not rocket science to understand what Obama Care was during the campaign even before it has been further exposed since.

    Pitt’s connection with Dennis Kucinich tells it all. Kucinich who is an associate with Ron Paul’s organization along with other known anti war, Israel bashers and 9/11 truthers.
    Pitt has interviewed Paul and another in the list of Radical Left – Libertarian alliance

  • DogmaelJones1

    I love the moral of this article: “The best way to discredit the left’s policies is to actually live under them without any bubbles, any gated communities, distant bedroom suburbs, exemptions, escape clauses and other distancing mechanisms.” Which is why, when the Communists won in Russia and China, they experienced first-hand trying to live under their own rules. So they quickly removed themselves from the mire to become the elitist cadres living in luxury while the rest of the country slogged through the mud the best they could.

    • Fed Up

      “Some Animals are more equal than others.”

  • Berceuse

    Typical progressive ideologue: vicious, fanatical prosecution of yet another absurd utopian campaign, followed by shocked outrage and even incomprehension at the inevitable destruction left in its wake…concluding with assignment of blame for everyone involved, including the president and even the insurance industry — blame except, of course, for himself and his ridiculous band of like-minded, dangerously stupid fellow travelers who created this mess in the first place and bear full responsibility for the resulting destruction.

  • Fed Up

    “I feel like a f_____ dupe.”

    Well, let’s see…. this should be filed under “If the shoe fits…”

    You believed promises from politicians that have never produced a thing in their lives that coverage could be extended to millions more, that coverage could be expanded for all, that all coverage could be guaranteed issue (no pre-x), that “if you like your insurance you can keep your insurance”, that “if you like your doctor you can keep your doctor”, that all this wouldn’t add “one thin dime” to the deficit AND that everyone’s premium would be reduced by an “average of $2500 per family.”

    Yeah, no need for just feeling like it, you ARE a f***ing dupe.

    • liz

      Yes, an incredibly stupid, unbelievably gullible dupe – in other words, you’re average leftist.

      • evguy2

        your.. not you’re..

        • *you’re a failure

          LOL. gotta love someone trying to be a jerk but failing at it. Ha ha ha.

        • joe

          No it’s you’re you moron. “In other words you are an average leftist.” You are can be changed to you’re.

          • Leah

            Umm sorry, joe, “liz” was grammatically incorrect. “evguy2″ is absolutely right.

        • Ayatollyahso

          Uhm… “In other words,you are an average leftist.” Would be correct english; hence the contraction “you’re”is correct here.
          As opposed to “your ball” ( possessive)

  • unionville

    “But the entire process remains – deliberately and by design – under the complete control of the insurance companies”

    This little snippet in the article says it all. This is what is really burning his butter. That Obama did not go all the way in and completely subsume the insurance companies into one government run entity.

    He is just another left-winger caterwauling for single-payer.

    • Daniel Greenfield


    • objectivefactsmatter

      The left implodes demanding to know who is really hiding the magic money trees.

    • Nan

      I believe the ultimate plan is to let the system fail, have people desperate for ANYTHING, and have the govt. come in to save people with a single payer system. This has been his plan all along. By the time it happens, knowing what was planned won’t help. It’ll be too late. Then, we’ll be just like Europe. Yay. NOT.

  • XisDshizL .

    hahah another Rube self identifies! You know, someone should make a parody video about a Socialist who’s upset because he was screwed over by Obamacare. Oh wait, I already did!


  • Anukem Jihadi

    There’s a sucker born every minute. Wouldn’t it be great if they had a country all to themselves.

    • Daniel Greenfield

      Unfortunately they have ours

      • Leah

        Hopefully, not for much longer. We will stop Harry Reid in November, but Obama still has a pen and a phone …

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfiI9NibBmE Emile Flournoy

    “notorious pedophile and Saddam cover-up artist Scott Ritter”

    Scott Riter is the ex-Marine who exposed the pack of lies that were used to market the Iraq war. Apparently the neo-con lies and smears are still on.

    • Daniel Greenfield

      That might be true of Scott Riter. Scott Ritter however is the Saddam cover up artist and pedo.

      • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfiI9NibBmE Emile Flournoy

        Nonsense. Those are neo-con lies aimed at smearing their #1 critic at the time (at least in the states).

        • Berceuse

          …or maybe it’s those 15-year-old girls he solicited whom you are impugning as “neocons.”

        • Berceuse

          Ritter referred to the Iraqi terrorist insurgency as a “legitimate grassroots liberation movement,” making him not only a cover-up artist for Saddam’s Ba’ath fascists but also one of the dumbest men on the planet.

          He also was arrested three times for soliciting minors and convicted to up to five years.

          It took 30 seconds to research the truth. Are you ignorant, or in willful denial, of reality?

        • Lightbringer

          No, M. Flournoy; what Mr. Greenfield is saying is that Scott Riter and Scott Ritter are two different people. Note the difference in the spelling of the last name.

  • Forest Gump

    I think I recall saying this a few years ago: “Stupid is as stupid does”. Sound about right?

  • LoneRangler

    Nothing funnier than a liberal seeing the light.

  • Berceuse

    “I feel like a dupe.” Translation: I feel like a Democrat.

    • libssukkalot

      …or better yet, a stupid Liberal Dimocrat!

  • Gamal

    There is really no excuse for people being so stupid. There is no such thing as a free lunch. Obama promised more health care for less money with no explanation of how that miracle was going to happen. Everyone should have realized long ago that when you elect a Democrat you will pay more taxes one way or another whether it be disguised as insurance or inflation because of government money printing or debt because of government borrowing.

    The other thing not mentioned in this article is that you can get a cheap scan, only if it’s labeled a preventative scan and pathology and diagnostic tests don’t have to be done as a result as what is found during the colonoscopy. See http://elmhurst.patch.com/groups/the-colon-corner/p/think-obamacare-will-cover-your-next-colonoscopy-think-again

  • Nightowl

    Obamacare is a lemon. And the Democrats keep telling us to suck it.

    I can’t wait for election day.

  • Gee

    Does this fall under the category of “I told you so”?

  • glpage

    I hope Pitt understands the insurance companies are offering the insurance coverage the government tells them to offer. His issues are completely with Obama, Sibelius, and Congressional Democrats. But, he believed the BS, apparently without giving a thought to how it would fit in with reality. Typical leftie.

  • luke orem

    The invisible hand will always smack down socialist intentions.

  • Knight Moonsuga

    anyone else see the major error in the transcription? Blanked out “from” and not “f***” in the last line LOL


    We all knew what the deal was going to be. The problem with leftists is that they are stupid. Will Pitt learn anything from this? Nope.

  • Hawkins1701

    So…who’s going to explain to this poor fellow that he’s now a terrible, awful racist?

    (And probably a misogynist, a homophobe, and a white supremacist as well.)

    • carpe diem 36

      not true. you may call him a person with first hand experience. those of us who mistrusted obama from the first moment were always correct that he is both ignorant, narcissistic, socialist and america hater and moslem lover. nothing obama did and does surprises me. i saw it coming when he said he will destroy the coat companies, that electricity costs will skyrocket, that spreading the wealth is a good thing, and on his first tour to Cairo he denigrated America and apologized for being a great power. it was the only power for good in this universe, and he thought it is something bad and set on to destroy it. so now they are crying. i say i hope they will cry enough to destroy his regime and bring america back where it used to be.

      • Lightbringer

        “…he said he will destroy the coat companies… ”

        Good post, and true. But didn’t you mean the coal companies? It’s okay; both coal and coats keep us warm.

        • carpe diem 36

          yes of course, it was a typo. thanks for pointing it out.

  • Hass

    The real question is, has this Lefty tosser learnt anything by this?

    I very much doubt it.

  • Hard Little Machine

    I hope Pitt dies of cancer.

  • tickletik

    Another leftist mugged by reality.

  • Tatiana Covington

    Pitt, you **ARE** a fucking dupe!

    And a dumbass too.

  • JD

    The only dupe here is the author, Daniel Greenfield. Pitt isn’t arguing against Ovomitcare. He is arguing for Single Payer.

    What Pitt wants is the complete fascist takeover of this industry by the federal government.

    That Pitt is a far left socialist should have given you a clue.

    By the way, there was a study done before Ovomitcare became law. In it Medicare, Medicaid, and several of the leading/largets HMOs were studied as to which one denied care to the patients on a percentage basis. Guess what? The HMOs were at the bottom with the Medicare and Medicaid leading – that is denying care. To be fair, the instances of that happening to any in the study were in the low single digits.

  • Bambie Tibon

    A friend suggested that I watch this video clip from freedomcarebenefits.com about Obamacare. It gives me answers on to my never-ending questions about this new health care system.

  • GreeneWolfe

    I was duped as well. I tried signing up for an ACA plan earlier this month. I am currently unemployed and was quoted a policy of $268 a month for coverage for myself, with a $1000 deductible. The job I was recently laid off from only charged me $80 a month and NO DEDUCTIBLE. What a scam!! Obamacare was a handout to big insurance company giants & big-pharma. Instead of implementing this hideous law, a simple price-ceiling on prescription drugs (which Canada does) would have saved us all LOTS OF MONEY, especially seniors who spend a lot of there retirement savings on maintenance meds. This bill includes nothing meaningful as far as addressing the COST of healthcare, which is what should have been addressed all along. Ooops…I forgot! Obama’s top campaign contributors were big pharma and big insurance….Silly me!