On ABC’s This Week, Sen. Ted Cruz told a lie that was so dense only a Republican could believe it. Cruz claimed that Republicans can repeal Obamacare while Obama is president.
Cruz claims that it is possible for Republicans to repeal Obamacare while Obama is president. His explanation of how this would happen was the fantasy of an unhealthy man.
Sen. Cruz said, “The thing that unifies politicians of both parties is their top priority is preserving their own hide, and if enough congressional Democrats realize that they either stand with Obamacare and lose, or listen to the American people and have a chance of staying in office, that’s the one scenario could do it in 2015 if not, we’ll do it in 2017.”
Even ABC’s resident Republican propagandist, Jon, Benghazi emails, Karl thought this was nuts. He asked Cruz if he honestly believed that he could get every word of Obamacare repealed with Obama in the White House. Cruz responded with his same old Obamacare lies that the ACA is costing people their jobs and causing their healthcare costs to skyrocket.
It’s time for a reality check for Sen. Cruz. According to a poll released less than two weeks ago, support for repealing Obamacare has fallen to a record low of 31%. The vast majority of those polled want the ACA to stay in place, and be fixed. The latest data from the Commerce and Treasury Departments show that the economic impact of the ACA is the exact opposite of what Cruz suggested. In January 2014, the ACA boosted both personal income and spending.
It turns out that when people are spending less on healthcare and health insurance, they have more money to spend on other things. This is a simple economic reality that Ted Cruz has avoided like the plague. Cruz has lost his mind if he believes for one second that Democrats are going to stop supporting Obamacare, or that the president will sign a bill that repeals the signature achievement of his administration.
The truth is that repealing Obamacare is extremely unpopular and that it won’t matter if Republicans win back the Senate. The ACA is not going anywhere. Sen. Cruz’s lies today were the act of a desperate man, who is in full denial of reality.
The repeal Obamacare movement is dead and dying, and so is the political future of Rafael Edward Cruz.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA.Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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