Self-styled “great American” Sean Hannity is worried that with the possibility of war on the table, his Tea Party viewers might forget that they need to rally against health insurance for everybody else.
Hannity’s Tea Party pals held a “Defund Obamacare” rally today, designed to urge Congress to hold the federal budget hostage over the issue and they were apparently concerned that it would not get the attention they thought it deserved. So last night, they visited the Hannity show for a little promotion.
Hannity began the segment by saying, “With all the talk of Syria, it’s easy to forget that October the 1st …open enrollment begins for the Obamacare health care exchanges, and some people are not letting themselves get distracted.”
That’s right, better not get distracted from making sure millions more Americans have health insurance! God only knows what would happen to the country if it followed a law based on a program Mitt Romney successfully instituted in Massachusetts several years ago!
“Why is that even controversial?” Hannity asked, about holding the budget hostage in order to defund the Affordable Care Act. “If (Republicans in Congress) can’t take a stand here when it matters, they’ve lost me. …If they won’t fight for this, which is the single biggest entitlement growth in our generation, then they’re basically just a carbon copy of the Democrats.”
Unfortunately for Hannity and his health-insurance-for-others-hating pals, their efforts may be too late. MSNBC reported:
Shortly before the “Exempt America” rally, which was sponsored by a variety of conservative groups, news broke that House Republican leaders were working on legislation to avert a shutdown. Under the new proposal, the Senate would have to vote on defunding the health care law, but the House would still fund the government in the short term even if — as expected — the Senate ultimately kept the law intact. The reported decision came after weeks of dire warnings from moderate Republicans, especially in the Senate, that forcing a shutdown over the Affordable Care Act would backfire politically an achieving its goals.
So what’s Hannity going to do now? Start supporting Democrats? If you think the GOP will lose him, then you probably also believe that he’ll one day undergo waterboarding for charity.
Hannocchio the RINO loves his benefits and would have a cardiac arrest if he lost them all.
Like so much else, the GOP loves plans—until a Democrat puts them into action.
I think it’s time for them to either man up about how they planned to scam us if they did it, or admit this is all about the name on the bill.