As the GOP fulfills its promise to voters to repeal Obamacare, liberals have opposed the move every step of the way. One of the loudest critics of the Obamacare repeal effort is Hillary Clinton.
In a tweet calling the Republicans a “Death Party,” Hillary Clinton attacked Republicans over Obamacare repeal. Such a statement is hypocritical coming from a member of the party supporting the death of a million babies every year. Her tweet will likely stir up additional hostility against the President Trump and the GOP.
The tweet is part of a social media campaign by Democrats and liberals to oppose the GOP replacement bill. Hillary attacked Republicans by saying, “Forget death panels. If Republicans pass this bill, they’re the death party.” (via Hillary Clinton via Twitter)
“Death panels” refer to a key criticism of the Democrats’ 2009 healthcare legislation that would later become known as “Obamacare”. It was claimed that bureaucrats would be able to deny healthcare coverage if they didn’t deem a person “worth saving,” predominately for financial reasons or perhaps even ideological. This criticism stemmed from what has happened in Europe with healthcare rationing under socialized medicine, and it is a valid concern — and the case of UK infant Charlie Gard has brought the issue back to the forefront.
Hillary’s toxic words follow Obama’s criticism in a lengthy Facebook post earlier that week. In his social media attack, he claimed the new bill is, “a massive transfer of wealth from middle-class and poor families to the richest people in America,” and that the bill had a “fundamental meanness at the core.”
Despite the two liberal figureheads criticizing the bill, the bill represents what many voters have been wanting since Obamacare was rolled out in 2010 — its elimination.
Since winning the presidential election, President Trump has been following through on his campaign promises to fight terrorism, bring back jobs, and repeal Obamacare. While he’s making good on those promises, repealing Obamacare has been chugging through Congress for some time with little overall progress due to a political deadlock.
Recently however, the GOP released a bill that proposes cutting off funds for Planned Parenthood for a year, reforms to the Medicaid program, and removing the law forcing individuals to buy healthcare. The bill is aimed at relieving the middle class — who has suffered the most under Obamacare — while still providing incentives and tax credits to assist with affordability of a plan.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made a statement on Thursday about the middle class in regard to Obamacare. “It’s time to act because Obamacare is a direct attack on the middle class and American families deserve better than its failing status quo. They deserve better care. That’s just what we’re going to continue to work to bring them,” McConnell said. (via The Hill)
As evidenced by Hillary’s tweet, liberals don’t want to see this happen. Even though their insurance premiums are expected to drop once Obamacare is removed, and the healthcare system takes a turn back towards the free market, they resist the change.
Hillary’s claim of Republicans being a ‘death party’ reflects the mob mentality the left has demonstrated toward conservatives since Trump took office. The anger and vengeance of many liberals has led to terrifying results, and Democrat politicians don’t seem to be taking it seriously. This can be seen in the the reaction of some liberals to the recent shooting of Representative Steve Scalise (R-LA) that left him critically injured and in the hospital.
Before failed leaders of the Democrat Party make claims that Republicans are a ‘death party,’ maybe they should reflect on the damage and chaos their own party has caused under their direction and try to clean up their rhetoric. This might help prevent future violent outbursts and attacks like the one Rep. Scalise is still recovering from.