Friday, September 20, 2013

The not-so-fine Republican art of speaking about Obamacare in self-contradictory gobbledygook

Gobbledygooker Tom Graves

In their desperate attempt to kill something they know the American public will love once they can enjoy it, Republicans resort to a brain-busting mockery of logic. Here's a glaring case in point of their gobbledygook:
"All of us are united in understanding that once you start enrollment [in Obamacare], it becomes a totally different dynamic even though they're not receiving benefits. When somebody enrolls in something, they assume they will be getting them. That's why the American people are expecting us to fight now, not delay the fight until next year some time." — Georgia Republican Congressman Tom Graves
 They must be putting massive doses of Stupid in the water down in Ranger, Georgia, where Congressman Tom Graves hails from. Just read the paragraph above carefully, trying hard not to let your eyes cross.

In that short paragraph, a formidable example of how to deny what you’re saying while you’re still in the process of saying it, Graves is declaring that the American people are begging him to fight Obamacare now, because they’re afraid they’ll like it and won’t want it taken away.
Right. And we all need to wear blindfolds starting daybreak today, because comes a dark night and a blackout, we won’t be able to see what we’re doing.
But what can you expect of a former sandwich shop operator turned Congressman who makes a side business  of selling American flags on his website ($9 and up) where he feels compelled to explain, “The American flag, which is affectionately referred to as “The Stars and Stripes” or “Old Glory is a symbol of freedom and democracy…”
Wow! I guess he bets you didn’t know that.

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