On Thursday, House Republicans finally kept their promise to the American people by passing a bill to repeal and replace Obamacare. The narrow vote was 217-213 and, while House passage is only the first step in the process, it represents a major legislative victory for President Trump, especially considering the same chamber’s much-publicized March failure.
As would be expected with something of this magnitude, not everyone was happy. No Democrats voted for the bill, 20 Republicans voted against it, and yeah, plenty of left-wing celebrities went completely ape-sh*t.
Dear Congressional Republicans: Patton Oswalt, Sarah Silverman, George Takei and Mark Ruffalo, among others, are quite upset, so could you please consider pulling back the bill?
I mean, look at how passionate they are…
Please all parties watch this. Don't hate Obamacare bc Obama is in the name. It's the ACA! And it helps people stay alive y'all https://t.co/A5BbJmzrfb
— Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) May 4, 2017
Very smart for the Republicans to tie their futures to a bill almost no one likes just to appease the most unpopular president ever
— Ike Barinholtz (@ikebarinholtz) May 4, 2017
Don’t you get it, people are gonna freaking DIE!
— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) May 4, 2017
DONATE AND VOTE DONATE AND VOTE SHOW THE FUCK UP WE WILL NOT FORGET THIS YOU SHAMEFUL COWARDS https://t.co/rTMLgaQ9lX
— mae whitman (@maebirdwing) May 4, 2017
1000s of angry NewYorkers headed 2 meet Trump right now @ the Battleship Intrepid. What he & the Repub House did today deserves the outrage.
— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) May 4, 2017
— billy eichner (@billyeichner) May 4, 2017
Yeah, that’s what Republicans want to do, make people lose their health insurance! Like millions weren’t about to lose it anyway under the collapsing Obamacare system.
Again if you voted for @realDonaldTrump you voted for this.
— Kristen Schaal (@kristenschaaled) May 4, 2017
Yep, that’s EXACTLY what we voted for. Is the bill perfect? No, but anything has got to be better than what we have right now.
Nice healthcare you got there, Congressman. Would be a shame if anything happened to it. pic.twitter.com/wP5ZiRpVPu
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) May 4, 2017
Is that a veiled threat, Mr. Sulu?
Sorry I'm re-tweeting up a storm, it's just that millions of people are going to die
— Mara “Get Rid of the Nazis” Wilson (@MaraWilson) May 4, 2017
Ugh, it’s gonna be ugly!
And Spence from King of Queens is swearing eternal revenge, or something.
I'll do what I can to make November 6, 2018 a dawn-to-dusk nightmare for the GOP. Fuck these smirking, entitled frauds. Tick tick tick.
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) May 4, 2017
Has someone put together a list of dem challengers I can donate to to oust republicans in swing districts?
— John Legend (@johnlegend) May 4, 2017
In 2018, when it comes time to vote, remember this day and how the American people have been ignored by the @GOP.
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) May 4, 2017
At least there were some saner voices out there trying to put it all in perspective.
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