Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Oh, Boo Hoo Hoo

 I just don't know what to say about this.
Vox senior editor Sarah Kliff wrote a poignant account last week of her visit to Whitley County, Ky., where the uninsured rate declined 60 percent under Obamacare but 82 percent of voters supported Trump. There, Kliff, a former Post colleague, found Trump voters who were downright frightened that the president-elect would do exactly — literally — what he and Republicans promised: repeal Obamacare.
Among those she found was Trump voter Debbie Mills, a store owner whose husband awaits a lifesaving liver transplant; they got insurance through Obamacare, and Mills is hoping the law won’t be repealed.

“I don’t know what we’ll do if it does go away,” Mills said. “I guess I thought that, you know, [Trump] would not do this. That they would not do this, would not take the insurance away. Knowing that it’s affecting so many people’s lives. I mean, what are you to do then if you cannot . . . purchase, cannot pay for the insurance?”
Mills, who supported Trump for other reasons, figured Obamacare repeal was just talk. “I guess we really didn’t think about that, that he was going to cancel that or change that or take it away,” she said. “I guess I always just thought that it would be there. I was thinking that once it was made into a law that it could not be changed.”  Link
Oh, yeah I do. Mills, you are a stupid farging idiot. 

Republicans, including Trump, said OVER AND OVER AND OVER that they would repeal Obamacare. Asshole Congressional Republicans have voted for its repeal over 60 times. For you to vote against your own self-interest and then be surprised at this is just . . . there are no words.

As I've said before, on the one hand, these people deserve what they are going to get. Loss of health insurance, destruction of medicare, increased income inequality, it's all coming and I don't feel sorry for them. But unfortunately, they won't be the only ones hurting. They're taking us all down.

Morons. Stupid, blind, selfish morons.


Vol-E said...

It's systemic -- the erosion of collective intelligence and respect for education, learning, knowledge and facts. It will be interesting to see if science (if it still exists) eventually comes up with some correlative data tracing this phenomenon back to some root cause -- something in the water, or some minute public policy that shifted things so radically that masses of people started thinking, behaving, and VOTING like this.

Ipecac said...


As to the cause, I think it's directly related to 40+ years of Republican propaganda (Democrats are tax and spend, tax cuts grow the economy, climate change is a hoax, Obamacare is killing jobs, etc.) Repeat the Big Lie often enough and not only does it become "true", but it changes the way people react to truth that conflicts with their worldview.