If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(MSNBC)   You may want to sit down for this, as this may shock you, but...the Obamacare horror story recited during the official Republican SOTU response...is made up   (msnbc.com) divider line 302
    More: Obvious, Republican SOTU, SOTU, obamacare, Cathy McMorris, Republicans, State of the Union, McMorris Rodgers, House Republican Conference  
•       •       •

4499 clicks; posted to Politics » on 31 Jan 2014 at 1:02 PM (25 weeks ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



302 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | » | Last | Show all
 
2014-01-31 12:30:19 PM
No surprise - the entire response was BS milquetoast platitudes completely at odds with the GOP agenda and legislative record.
 
2014-01-31 12:30:25 PM
I'm shocked by this shockingly shocking shock.
 
2014-01-31 12:35:02 PM
I thought the GOP didn't put on a response...just some chick from QVC.
 
2014-01-31 12:37:23 PM
If that's true, it has to be an honest mistake. Surely they wouldn't deliberately lie or mislead us on such an important issue.
 
2014-01-31 12:38:40 PM
For reasons that are unclear, "Bette in Spokane" refused to check the exchange marketplace

She was probably worried about catching Teh Socialisms. Not even Norton Antivirus can protect you from that shiat.
 
2014-01-31 01:03:02 PM
So, she had a horrible (now illegal) catastrophic plan she'd purchased retail that she then replaced with a plan that was actually useful, but then chose to also not use the very tool that would allow her to get a cheaper, but equivalent, plan.  She didn't even go for the less expensive plan offered by the folks at retail.

And people wonder why when conservatives whine about Obama care, everyone just goes back to texting on their phone.
 
2014-01-31 01:03:31 PM
My surprised face. Let me show you it.
 
2014-01-31 01:03:56 PM
It feels factual thats all that matters.
 
2014-01-31 01:04:31 PM
Did they get Jindal to read it after reminiscing about other fake heroics?
 
2014-01-31 01:06:01 PM
But I was already sitting down...
 
2014-01-31 01:07:04 PM

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: So, she had a horrible (now illegal) catastrophic plan she'd purchased retail that she then replaced with a plan that was actually useful, but then chose to also not use the very tool that would allow her to get a cheaper, but equivalent, plan.  She didn't even go for the less expensive plan offered by the folks at retail.

And people wonder why when conservatives whine about Obama care, everyone just goes back to texting on their phone.


Real capitalists overpay for everything.
 
2014-01-31 01:07:19 PM
Stupid market based solutions, requiring customers to actually engage with vendors and search for the best prices.

Clearly we just need a de-facto solution of only having the rip-off plans.
 
2014-01-31 01:07:20 PM

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: So, she had a horrible (now illegal) catastrophic plan she'd purchased retail that she then replaced with a plan that was actually useful, but then chose to also not use the very tool that would allow her to get a cheaper, but equivalent, plan.  She didn't even go for the less expensive plan offered by the folks at retail.

And people wonder why when conservatives whine about Obama care, everyone just goes back to texting on their phone.


The rational choice made in a free market, ladies and germs!
 
2014-01-31 01:07:20 PM
img.fark.net
 
2014-01-31 01:08:17 PM
No shiat.

We called it during the response.

When the Republicans learn that there is this thing called the internet, and a large portion of it is dedicated to calling out any bullshiat as bullshiat, be it political, sports, or celebrity, they might stop lying so brazenly.
 
2014-01-31 01:08:39 PM
I just sorta take it as a given that any time an individual is used as a policy foil in either a SOTU or the response, that at least 87% of the story being told is utter bullshiat.
 
2014-01-31 01:08:43 PM
As Gomer would say Sirprize Sirprize.
 
2014-01-31 01:09:09 PM
We really need to get past this shiat.

No more infighting between liberals.

Let's tell the social conservatives to fark off. Come on.
 
2014-01-31 01:09:10 PM

karmaceutical: But I was already sitting down...


Then you have to stand up and then sit down.
 
2014-01-31 01:09:42 PM
*clutches pearls*

OH LAWD I BELIEVE I HAVE THE VAPUHS

*faints*
 
2014-01-31 01:10:50 PM

meat0918: When the Republicans learn that there is this thing called the internet, and a large portion of it is dedicated to calling out any bullshiat as bullshiat, be it political, sports, or celebrity, they might stop lying so brazenly.


I'd doubt it, really. w/ newspapers it's scream the lie, whisper the retraction.

w/ politicians, it's scream the lie, then scream the next lie. worrying about that last lie is something only your opposition actually gives a shiat about.
 
2014-01-31 01:11:11 PM
I 'spose the only real surprise in all of this is the fact that those who complain about having the gubbermint in their lives are the very people who actually NEED the gubbermint in their lives.  These people are being eaten alive by the free market and don't even have the common sense to see it.  Of course, that isn't surprising either.
 
2014-01-31 01:11:27 PM

mayIFark: karmaceutical: But I was already sitting down...

Then you have to stand up and then sit down.


GO OUTSIDE, TURN AROUND TWICE AND SPIT!!!
 
2014-01-31 01:12:08 PM

mayIFark: karmaceutical: But I was already sitting down...

Then you have to stand up and then sit down.


I also put my right leg, and put my right leg out.

/that's what it's all about
 
2014-01-31 01:12:10 PM

Pocket Ninja: I'm shocked by this shockingly shocking shock.


||.|
 
2014-01-31 01:12:22 PM
It's the same with people I know who hate Obama.

Friends of the family at Christmas dinner were going on and on about how much more they'll have to pay.  My mom immediately seized onto the holes in the husband's story.  We know them pretty well, and mom suspected they hadn't even really looked into their options given their specific circumstances.

10 minutes on the web site after dinner and she found out they were eligible for subsidies that would make the total family coverage cost only pennies off from what they're paying now.
 
2014-01-31 01:12:25 PM

yanoosh: As Gomer would say Sirprize Sirprize.


You left out one 'sirprize'.  Gomer always did it in triplicate.
 
2014-01-31 01:12:42 PM

Doktor_Zhivago: *clutches pearls*

OH LAWD I BELIEVE I HAVE THE VAPUHS

*faints*


Nonsense child.  Just a touch o' the consumption.  I'll fetch the leeches.  They'll have those bad humors removed lickety split!
 
2014-01-31 01:12:47 PM
img.fark.net

Impossible.
 
2014-01-31 01:12:48 PM

karmaceutical: I 'spose the only real surprise in all of this is the fact that those who complain about having the gubbermint in their lives are the very people who actually NEED the gubbermint in their lives.  These people are being eaten alive by the free market and don't even have the common sense to see it.  Of course, that isn't surprising either.


Admittedly the health care market hasn't been a free market for many decades.
 
2014-01-31 01:13:30 PM
The GOP lie or embellish a story? Call me shocked.

s13.postimg.org

It must be a day ending in a "Y"
 
2014-01-31 01:14:05 PM

ristst: yanoosh: As Gomer would say Sirprize Sirprize.

You left out one 'sirprize'.  Gomer always did it in triplicate.


cutbacks... thanks obama.
 
2014-01-31 01:14:18 PM
"Bette in Spokane" refused to check the exchange marketplace to see if she could find a good deal and instead chose an expensive plan from her existing insurer.

Cutting off your nose to spite Obama's face.
 
2014-01-31 01:14:25 PM
In fact she is paying more, no?
 
2014-01-31 01:14:28 PM

Pocket Ninja: I'm shocked by this shockingly shocking Spock!


FTFY
 
2014-01-31 01:15:02 PM

Wyalt Derp: "Bette in Spokane" refused to check the exchange marketplace to see if she could find a good deal and instead chose an expensive plan from her existing insurer.

Cutting off your nose to spite Obama's face.


Pre-existing brain issues?
 
2014-01-31 01:16:52 PM
Republican lie when the truth just isn't bad enough.  we know this.
 
2014-01-31 01:17:29 PM
I'm shocked y'all.  And I'm shocked y'all.   And I'm shockered than shocked and I'm shocked y'all.  And I'm shocked shockity-shock-shocked and I'm shockered than shocked and I'm shocked y'all.
 
2014-01-31 01:18:27 PM

karmaceutical: I 'spose the only real surprise in all of this is the fact that those who complain about having the gubbermint in their lives are the very people who actually NEED the gubbermint in their lives.  These people are being eaten alive by the free market and don't even have the common sense to see it.  Of course, that isn't surprising either.


Free Market. Good. Opportunity. Mobility.
 
2014-01-31 01:18:45 PM

stickmangrit: mayIFark: karmaceutical: But I was already sitting down...

Then you have to stand up and then sit down.

GO OUTSIDE, TURN AROUND TWICE AND SPIT!!!


♫ That's what it's all about! ♪
 
2014-01-31 01:18:56 PM
"The great masses will more easily fall victim to a big lie than to a small one."

- Rand Paul
 
2014-01-31 01:19:04 PM

kregh99: Doktor_Zhivago: *clutches pearls*

OH LAWD I BELIEVE I HAVE THE VAPUHS

*faints*

Nonsense child.  Just a touch o' the consumption.  I'll fetch the leeches.  They'll have those bad humors removed lickety split!


Get your filthy witchcraft away from him! This is obviously a curse from the gods. Here, let me open a wound to get the filth out, and in the morrow, sacrifice a goat, or three small pigeons. The pus at first will be foul, but then it will be benign.
 
2014-01-31 01:22:10 PM

Eddie Adams from Torrance: For reasons that are unclear, "Bette in Spokane" refused to check the exchange marketplace

She was probably worried about catching Teh Socialisms. Not even Norton Antivirus can protect you from that shiat.


Anyone using Norton deserves what they get.
 
2014-01-31 01:23:41 PM

meat0918: No shiat.

We called it during the response.

When the Republicans learn that there is this thing called the internet, and a large portion of it is dedicated to calling out any bullshiat as bullshiat, be it political, sports, or celebrity, they might stop lying so brazenly.


But they won't.  The initial lie tends to happen in a forum that gets a lot of coverage.  It takes time to research and debunk a lie.  Then, 1) the debunking will get less coverage that the initial event, 2) a related problem, in these days of partisan media consumption, the audience that would most benefit from hearing the debunking isn't likely to learn of it, and 3) people's attention has moved on to something else.

"A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes."
 
2014-01-31 01:26:25 PM
My brother in NC hates Obama. He was paying $500 a month for his wife's insurance (he weaseled his own way onto SS Disability), and BCBS informed him it was going up to $575 in 2014. He spoke to an ACA facilitator or whatever they call them and got his wife full health and dental insurance for $111/month. He still hates Obama but now hems and haws when I ask him if he'll be voting Republican in the next election. Most likely he'll sit it out, or vote random third party. Not quite as good as switching to the Democrats, but these things take time...
 
2014-01-31 01:27:45 PM

stickmangrit: mayIFark: karmaceutical: But I was already sitting down...

Then you have to stand up and then sit down.

GO OUTSIDE, TURN AROUND TWICE AND SPIT!!!


Hold your breath,
Make a wish,
Count to three...

Lie to me,
GOP,
With your tales of pure imagination...
 
2014-01-31 01:29:01 PM

Pocket Ninja: I'm shocked by this shockingly shocking shock.


But are you buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo?
 
2014-01-31 01:29:49 PM
No offense intended to Bette in Spokane, but I'm pretty sure she looks like this:

gravenorhomeforfunerals.com
 
2014-01-31 01:30:05 PM
Or...

Lean to the Left!  Lean to the Right!

mayIFark: Then you have to stand up and then sit down.


Fight, fight, fight!
 
2014-01-31 01:30:14 PM

mayIFark: karmaceutical: But I was already sitting down...

Then you have to stand up and then sit down.


Thwow him to the gwound!
 
Displayed 50 of 302 comments

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | » | Last | Show all

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »






Report