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Old September 12th, 2014, 12:07 PM   #1
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Obamacare Death Panel Inventor Turns Tail And Runs On Daily Show

Obamacare 'Death Panel' Inventor Turns Tail And Runs During 'Daily Show' Appearance





On Thursday night’s episode of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Betsy McCaughey, renowned Obamacare critic and inventor of the infamous and fictitious ‘death panels,’ was supposed to make a guest appearance during a correspondent segment on the Affordable Care Act.

After she sat down with Jordan Klepper for an interview to be used in the segment, title ‘The Obamacare Apocalypse,’ she abruptly left after she was asked how do critics respond to all of the good news that has surrounded the law since its implementation and the fact that fewer and fewer people want to see it repealed.

Instead of answering Klepper, McCaughey pulled off her microphone and left.

Below is video of the segment, courtesy of Comedy Central (McCaughey appears about one minute in):
The Obamacare Apocalypse - The Daily Show - Video Clip | Comedy Central


The exchange between McCaughey and Klepper went as follows:

KLEPPER: It’s been a tough road for critics of this law. The people aren’t behind repealing this — are we gonna get them on our side?

MCCAUGHEY: (removes microphone) I wanna just turn this off for a second.

KLEPPER (voiceover): But she was too upset to talk about it.

The rest of the segment consisted of Klepper talking to a nurse who no longer has to run a free clinic because all of her patients were able to get health insurance through the Affordable Care Act and can see a doctor in a fully-staffed office anytime they want.

Klepper also spoke to some of the nurse’s former patients who had nothing but good things to say about the health care law. Overall, the segment was a biting satire about how predictions of doom and ‘death panels’ regarding Obamacare have not come to fruition and critics of the law are now left with nothing to complain about.

As for McCaughey, she is still chugging along, writing uninformative tripe on conservative websites trying to convince the already converted that Obamacare, and pretty much anything Obama does, will be the death of Western Civilization. She writes a weekly column for Newsmax, a well-known conservative rag. McCaughey also appears now and then on Fox News, particularly when they need someone to spew propaganda against the ACA.

However, outside of wingnut circles, her credibility is close to nil. The ‘death panel’ claim was rated as PolitiFact’s Lie of the Year in 2009. Also, in 2009, Jon Stewart famously skewered her over her claims that the health care law would call for senior citizen review boards where life expectancy would be discussed with patients.

Now, with the health care law fully implemented, and the benefits of it being realized by people on a daily basis, fearmongering about Obamacare fantasies may not be profitable anymore for conservative commentators. That is bad news for people like McCaughey, but good news for the American public.
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Old September 12th, 2014, 12:58 PM   #2
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The Death Panels are still there.
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And as is all the other Obamacare garbage still out there. At least as many have already lost their insurance as those who are now on the Medicaid roles. Wait until 2017, funny date that El Jefe chose to illegally alter statutory law, but wait until it kicks in full time in 2017. Millions more will lose the coverage they are satisfied with.

And what about the average savings per family of $2500.........


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Then there is this --

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Four years after its passage, the health-care law’s stagnant unpopularity is unlikely to change anytime soon. Republicans and independents continue to staunchly oppose Obamacare, heavily outweighing supportive Democrats in overall numbers and in intensity. Forty-nine percent of registered voters now view Obamacare unfavorably, and even worse, 51 percent of likely voters disapprove of it, compared to just 35 percent that support the health-care law.

Pure independents are twice as likely to dislike candidates that voted for Obamacare than they are to favor them, according to Kaiser’s September tracking poll. Across all independent voters, 46 percent say they’d be more likely to vote for a candidate that voted to repeal Obamacare, not simply fix it.

http://dailycaller.com/2014/09/09/vo...ly-never-will/


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And as is all the other Obamacare garbage still out there. At least as many have already lost their insurance as those who are now on the Medicaid roles. Wait until 2017, funny date that El Jefe chose to illegally alter statutory law, but wait until it kicks in full time in 2017. Millions more will lose the coverage they are satisfied with.

And what about the average savings per family of $2500.........


It's telling that only 26% of the uninsured view Obamacare favorably. And isn't this the group it was supposed to save?
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They never ask in these polls WHY they wouldn't want it repealed, that's an important question. It may not be because they LIKE it..they're just worried about what might happen to their healthcare insurance if it is repealed.
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And as is all the other Obamacare garbage still out there. At least as many have already lost their insurance as those who are now on the Medicaid roles. Wait until 2017, funny date that El Jefe chose to illegally alter statutory law, but wait until it kicks in full time in 2017. Millions more will lose the coverage they are satisfied with.

And what about the average savings per family of $2500.........


Did you not read the article that has thoroughly debunked your bullshit? Are you now just trying to convince yourself to make yourself feel better in spite of all the evidence that now makes stupid air headed bitches in the video turn tail and run? At this point even replying to you is a total waste of time. Obamacare is a very good thing. More people have better insurance that's cheaper. More people now have Medicaid they wouldn't have had otherwise. More states are expanding it with more to follow. Everybody that has insurance because of the law loves it. You'll be talking to yourself ten years from now still trying to convince yourself of your own belligerent ignorance, because you sure as hell won't be convincing anybody else. You fucking losers should get together and start a club. You can call it whitey's last refuge of dumbass holdouts. Put it in on the back of jackets so when you ride down the road on a bike, it will give all of the motorists something to laugh at.
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What article debunked all his "bullshit", Screwing13yearolds?
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Did you not read the article that has thoroughly debunked your bullshit? Are you now just trying to convince yourself to make yourself feel better in spite of all the evidence that now makes stupid air headed bitches in the video turn tail and run? At this point even replying to you is a total waste of time. Obamacare is a very good thing. More people have better insurance that's cheaper. More people now have Medicaid they wouldn't have had otherwise. More states are expanding it with more to follow. Everybody that has insurance because of the law loves it. You'll be talking to yourself ten years from now still trying to convince yourself of your own belligerent ignorance, because you sure as hell won't be convincing anybody else. You fucking losers should get together and start a club. You can call it whitey's last refuge of dumbass holdouts. Put it in on the back of jackets so when you ride down the road on a bike, it will give all of the motorists something to laugh at.
You mean your politicususa article that references the Daily Show with Betsy McCaughey walking off? That is debunking? You truly are an idiot.
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The Death Panels are still there.
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