Democrats have a standard playbook when it comes to opposing the GOP, and they go to that well often. Remember the “Granny Off the Cliff” ad about Paul Ryan’s plan to propose cuts in Medicare back in 2011 after the Republicans had won back the House? Here’s a refresher.
Fast forward to January 8th, 2017, and they are using the same exact line of attack. Check out New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker on CBS’ “Face the Nation.”
Booker on ACA repeal: Like 'shoving someone off a cliff, saying 'We'll figure it out before you get to the bottom'.' pic.twitter.com/60sQz9qizR
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) January 8, 2017
In addition to not being able to find an original metaphor, Booker seems to be forgetting that Obamacare has been shoving Americans off of financial cliffs for years.
Except that passing the ACA was like "shoving someone off a cliff." https://t.co/gYhad2SZn1
— John/TheCitySquare (@johncitysq) January 8, 2017
The entire law was intended to fail so that Democrats could get their wet dream of universal healthcare. https://t.co/xGVkOPWsZa
— Allen ?? (@Real_AllenR) January 8, 2017
Kinda like when the Dems (Pelosi) say we have to pass it first to know what's in it – no one learns https://t.co/jO3LDE5W5s
— Julie (@Colombiana_Gal) January 8, 2017
More accurately describing ACA implementation: https://t.co/Br4fb7zqdg
— Jake Wilkins (@jakehwilkins) January 8, 2017
Democrats have succeeded in creating a confusing, more expensive and tumultuous healthcare environment in this county. Now that their power has been taken away, they can’t handle it.