Another ObamaCare Success Story: ‘This whole experience has converted a lifelong Democrat into a foot soldier for the Republican Party’

Posted by on Nov 05, 2013 at 3:42 pm

We suspect today’s 39% Gallup approval might soon be considered the glory days for Obama the way things are going. Meet some folks from Washington state who probably wish they had their votes back right about now. This is the scene across the nation, where people know they’ve been lied to, repeatedly.

Bill Fullner has reached his breaking point.

It started with the letter from his health-insurance company informing him it was canceling his plan and offering him a new one that’s nearly twice as expensive. Then the 60-year-old retiree from Mount Vernon heard about more people like himself with canceled plans and soaring premiums. Finally, he spent hours on the phone and computer trying — and failing — to find a new option that he likes.

“This whole experience has converted a lifelong Democrat into a foot soldier for the Republican Party,” Fullner said.

He’s not alone in his frustration.

In Washington, most of the 290,000 people covered by insurance plans they purchased on the individual market received letters this fall telling them that their plans are going away.

Stupid people. Don’t they realize this is for their own good?

Many of these folks did not have health insurance through their jobs and had to buy health insurance on the individual market. Many sought the least expensive, stripped-down plans they could find, which meant they had fewer benefits and higher deductibles.

And if those plans didn’t meet the more protective conditions of the Affordable Care Act, they had to go.

That’s left Fuller and many others feeling blindsided. They — and Republican leaders opposed to the Affordable Care Act — are now calling a pledge made by President Obama as he lobbied for the law a betrayal.

“Obama stated that if we were happy with an insurance plan that we currently had, we would be able to keep it,” Fullner said in an email. “I feel that the president, who I greatly admired and supported, has lied to the public.”

Lied to the public? Pffft:


4 Responses to “Another ObamaCare Success Story: ‘This whole experience has converted a lifelong Democrat into a foot soldier for the Republican Party’”

  1. Jonathan Soss on 5/05/13 at 5:01 pm

    Well Mr. Fullner, welcome to reality. Great to have you here.

    I sure wish you and a lot of folks like you would’ve used the noggin’ that God gave you to apply some critical thinking to this horrible presidency. Voting for this fake once could possibly be forgiven. Voting for the stooge a second time was just too much.

    Still think us Tea Partiers and Republicans are racists? Folks like Sen Cruz probably don’t seem as extreme to you today as they did a month ago, huh? Those folks don’t have a crystal ball. They have something better: Critical thinking skills. Funny how prescient those ‘wacko birds’ seem today, now that we ALL know what kind of liar President Petulant has always been.

    Funny how reality (getting dropped from your insurance and having to cough up a lot more dough to pay for the slackers) has a way of waking you up.

  2. Frank on 9/09/13 at 7:51 am

    MI-zilled? When you’re reading a talking point, Ms. Schultz, you should at least rehearse the pronunciation… misled is pronounced “miss-lead”.

  3. m00tpoint on 18/18/13 at 4:59 pm


    He did use his noggin before. It’s not as if the only smart, well-intentioned people are Conservatives. Nor do liberals have any lock on lying, self-serving creeps who win elections.

    Look, if the government can make health insurance more affordable, extend it to lots of underprivileged people, and cut costs, and no one would lose what they had if they liked it … how could anyone be against that?

    The fact that all of it was a bald-faced lie, with few if any equals in the history of American politics, is teaching some people a very distressing lesson about the limits of power and good intentions. The fact is you may have learned them younger for a variety of reasons — some of them good, some maybe not so good.

    tl;dr Get off your high horse and quit giving crap to the new members of the team.