Democrats have no shame when it comes to playing the race card, especially when they are losing the argument, but Hillary Clinton sycophant Peter Daou is testing the limits here with a claim that Republicans who oppose Obamacare are motivated by racism.
According to a tweet from Daou, who was once labeled “quite possibly the weirdest man alive,” the GOP hates that a black president “gave” the American people health care.
“Imagine being a political party whose burning mission is to take health care away from sick peoole because a black president gave it to them,” he tweeted.
— Peter Daou (@peterdaou) December 15, 2018
Of course, the tweet may have more to do with defending the shaky legacy of former President Barack Obama that it does with Obama’s signature achievement, the failed Affordable Care Act.
Daou’s racism charge came after Friday’s ruling by a federal judge in Texas declaring Obamacare unconstitutional — the decision coming on the eve of this year’s sign-up deadline.
But then, Alex Nichols, a contributing writer for The Outline who tagged Daou as “the weirdest man alive,” seemed to sum things up well in commenting on the Verrit.com co-founder’s uncanny ability to fail upward.
“Daou is a case study in the conditions that tend to plague ambitious, irrelevant men who do not know when it’s their time to step aside — in short, he’s everything wrong with liberals today,” Nichol’s wrote.
Of all the responses to Daou’s tweet, this one may be top the list:
oh shit he's on to us https://t.co/hRdSgSp2fo
— John Ekdahl (@JohnEkdahl) December 15, 2018
In the mother of all ironies, the day after a judge ruled that Obamacare was “invalid,” the law’s namesake, the man who promised that “if you like the doctor you have, you can keep your doctor,” took to Twitter to remind folks of the deadline.
Obama also reassured them that for now, nothing changes — while STILL trying to sell the failed health care law’s virtues!
Today is the last day of open enrollment. That means it’s the deadline to make sure you and the people you love have health insurance in 2019. So head over to https://t.co/ob1Ynoesod to get covered! Here’s what else you need to know today about health care: pic.twitter.com/gosn6c6uCa
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) December 15, 2018
Needless to say, social media wasn’t kind to Daou or Obama.
This is the dumbest thing you’ve ever written. And the ACA was/is a nightmare. pic.twitter.com/giOdY7fRGV
— Mark Ashworth (@marklarflash) December 15, 2018
Or maybe you forgot premiums went up, deductibles went up, you couldn’t keep your doctor. The only good thing about ACA was pre-existing condition clause.
— GreenWing (@tbogie52) December 15, 2018
Just stop. The race card has been overdrawn for 8 years. pic.twitter.com/9u3jJ7uUob
— 🇺🇸#IAmTheNRA Rosenblum (@StevenRosenblum) December 16, 2018
And your evidence that racism, rather than ideology, is the general motivation of the @GOP on this matter?
— Nathan Holladay (@nbholladay) December 16, 2018
Imagine being in a political party that tripled healthcare costs for the middle class, reduced benefits, took it away from many, provided it to others (mostly in exchange for votes), and enriched insurance companies. And somehow Obama’s race is relevant to all this. Huh…
— Jack McQueen (@ChargeEVs) December 15, 2018
Imagine a party who believes it can force bad policy legislation down the throats of its citizens in clear defiance of the constitution.
— SlyFox07 (@AggieSlyFox07) December 15, 2018
If we like our doctors can we keep our doctors?
— jerZboyMediaUSA (@jerZboyUSA) December 16, 2018
— JASON HOLLA 24! (@HOLLAGO24) December 16, 2018
“If you like your healthcare plan, you’ll be able to keep your healthcare plan.” Lies. Every word.
— Brendan (@BrendanRMackay) December 16, 2018
Junk insurance isn’t healthcare.
— JWF (@JammieWF) December 16, 2018
My insurance went from $435 per month for a family of four to $2150 per month this year my perscriptions cost the same and we use it for the same thing. You cant call that a success unless youre an insurance company.
— Myles Rothacker (@TheDroneCo) December 16, 2018
When do I get my $2500 savings?
— Thomas Fons (@tfons) December 16, 2018