Melissa Harris-Perry chastised Democrats on her show on MSNBC for not bragging about ObamaCare for the year’s midterm elections. At one point she mocked Americans that were angry about having their health insurance plans cancelled. In her rant she referred to their healthcare plans as “crappy plans,” as she lamented that Democrats are not boasting about ObamaCare or declaring, “Yeah, you can’t keep your crappy plans. Just deal with that!”
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Her mockery of the ObamaCare-induced insurance cancellations came as she compared Republicans to people who flip houses and brag about doing only a little work, as she characterized Democrats, by contrast, as people who do substantial work on houses but fail to boast about it adequately to potential buyers. Harris-Perry:
You can have some people — let’s call them Republicans — who will go into a fallen down blighted house, slap on some granite counter tops, while ignoring real problems, and declare their work is the best thing ever.
After boasting about Democrats passing ObamaCare, she lamented:
And they’re not even owning it. No confidence, no swagger. No, “Yeah, you can’t keep your crappy plans. Just deal with that!”
Watch the video of her claiming people signing up for forced acceptance of Obamacare is a success.
She does not mention the fact about the millions that lost their insurance or how it cost them more.
Below is a transcript of the relevant portion of the Sunday, April 20, Melissa Harris-Perry show on MSNBC:
But try thinking of it this way. It’s kind of like flipping a house. No, I really mean a real house. You do a whole lot of little things. You replace the counter tops, you add crown molding, you refinish the floors. It all adds up to something entirely different than where you started.
Now, there are different strategies to house flipping. You can have some people — let’s call them Republicans — who will go into a fallen down blighted house, slap on some granite counter tops, while ignoring real problems, and declare their work is the best thing ever.
They have swagger. They can say to their voters: “That’s right. We blocked every last thing we could. We shut down the government. We’re still planning to repeal ObamaCare, even though we know that would mean taking health insurance away from milliions of people. We talk a good game.
And then you have the people who will do the more substantial, structural changes. They’ll redo the wiring or reinforce the foundation. But they won’t do anything to actively and aggressively court buyers or advertise their work. Try as they might, they can’t make the house look good.
You know — Democrats. You know, the same party that passed and defended and implemented the most sweeping social policy in decades, who can say that millions of people now have affordable health insurance that they didn’t have before. And they’re not even owning it. No confidence, no swagger. No, “Yeah, you can’t keep your crappy plans. Just deal with that!”
Now, the President certainly has some of that swagger. Here he is on Thursday after announcing that more than eight million people have signed up for insurance on the ObamaCare exchanges.