John Oliver and Stephen Colbert push back against the craziness of right-wingers mired in some other century
Like we pointed out yesterday, of the 34 conservative Democrats who voted with every House Republican against the Affordable Care Act, 31 were subsequently defeated or forced out of politics, many in the Great Blue Dog Apocalypse that decimated that Republican wing of the Democratic Party. Only 3 of the anti-Obamacare Democrats are still in the House-- Blue Dogs Collin Peterson (MN) and Dan Lipinksi (IL) and confused ConservaDem Stephen Lynch (MA)-- and Democrats have pretty much united around the efficacy of Obamacare as a step towards comprehensive health care in America.
But that isn't stopping the GOP. John Oliver, on his Last Week Tonight HBO show, documented just how wrong the GOP and their propaganda arms-- from Fox News to Dick Morris-- have been about the demise of Obamacare, which is now accepted by most Americans. Most Americans, in fact, tell pollsters that Republicans should just suck it up and move on. But their hate-filled, Foxified base isn't ready to move on from the Confederate flag, let alone from the idea of the neediest families among us getting subsidized health insurance. It feeds into the glorious grievance mentality of backward Southern racists-- on top of their flag problem and gays getting married and people taking climate change seriously... just about anything from the 21st century.
Enjoy Oliver's video up top-- and Stephen Colbert's celebration of marriage equality here: