We understand how this shill is paid to lie to people, but how on earth can anyone claim ObamaCare was passed by wide margins? Aren’t there layers and layers of fact-checkers and editors at these so-called media outlets?
By contrast, the right’s bid for control over the narrative is based on mythos and false piety and, now, the idea that the law itself lacks legitimacy. The challengers’ claims about the ACA’s meaning and intent are fabrications. Their appeals to humility are unctuous. And the law itself was hotly debated, passed by wide margins, signed, upheld by the Supreme Court, and ratified once again in a presidential election. It’s also working as intended. If Congress held every significant bill to the standards of openness that it applied to Obamacare, it would amount to a massive, massive increase in legislative transparency. That’s incontestable. And it makes the law as legitimate as laws get.
Massive increase in transparency, huh? We beg to differ.
@batchelorshow Full House never did pass the ACA. Senate gutted a House bill on a completely different topic.
— crosspatch (@VictorB123) November 18, 2014
And the Senate sneakily passed it along party lines on Christmas Eve 2009 and it passed the House by a 220-215 vote. Some transparency and wide margins. This rewriting of history would make Josef Stalin blush.