Won’t you step inside Bizarro World?

The Heritage Foundation just sent out this email:

Fellow Conservative,

Repealing Obamacare can now become a reality.

Republicans campaigned on repealing this awful law, and come January they will control both houses of Congress and the White House.

Congress should send an Obamacare repeal bill to Donald Trump’s desk on January 20.

The time for excuses is over. The time for repealing Obamacare is now.

But the fight isn’t over yet. And The Heritage Foundation — America’s leading conservative policy organization has the plan Donald Trump can use to replace Obama’s terrible health care plan.

Heritage has led the fight for repeal, including the fight to stop the law in 2013. We kept up the pressure when the Establishment told us to quit.

And now we want to finish the job. Get the inside scoop on the plan to make the future of health care in America bright again. Download the plan to repeal Obamacare now.

Together we can win amazing victories for your conservative principles.

Jim DeMint

Except Romneycare in Massachusetts was based on a Heritage Foundation proposal, and Obamacare is modeled on Romneycare. (Back then, they took credit. Now they deny it.)

We know the right wing is shameless, but this particular topic really takes the cake:

Moffit’s op-ed is Heritage’s third attempt at damage control. “For us,” Moffit explains, “the health insurance exchange is to be designed by the states [italics mine].” The federalist argument that health exchanges are good if created by states but bad if created by Washington is one Romney’s tried, too. Moffit had better hope it sounds more plausible to the Conintern coming from him than it does from the former Massachusetts governor. Anyway, the idea that Heritage has never advocated a health exchange created by the federal government simply isn’t true. As recently as Nov. 2008, Heritage’s Stuart Butler describedthe exchange as “a nonprofit organization chartered by the government.” The “government” Butler referred to was clearly the federal government. A 1993 Heritage paper by Butler offering an alternative to the Clinton plan (“Why Conservatives Need a National Health Plan“) was similarly focused at the federal level.

2 thoughts on “Won’t you step inside Bizarro World?

  1. I’m just really glad that I had my cataract surgeries last year when the ACA was still around to help pay for them. Standing up against Trump and the Republicans seems like it would be way harder if I was both blind and disabled.

  2. Yeah, let the fuckers repeal the ACA so we can demand Medicare for all. The poor fuckers who are rooting for the repeal will have no choice but to support Medicare for all because we know what the private Insurance companies will try to do. If you think healthcare costs are high now with the ACA in place, just wait!

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