Imagine you’re a young white guy facing capital murder charges where you can receive the death penalty… the victim in the case is a black man… when you go to trial and step into the courtroom… the judge is a black man… the two State prosecutors seeking the death penalty on you… are also black men… you couldn’t afford an attorney, so the Judge appointed you two defense lawyers who are also black men… you look in the jury box… there’s 8 more black people and 4 hispanics… the only white person in the courtroom is you… How would you feel facing the death penalty? Do you believe you’ll receive justice?
As outside of the box as that scene is, those were the exact circumstances of my trial. I was the only black person in the courtroom.”
Republicans would like to stabilize the Ukraine, help their economy. Fair enough. It’s the fact that they did the exact opposite in America in their attempts to destabilize our economy and hurt the US Auto Industry.
Vote out these obstructionist bastards in 2014 and 2016.
Here’s the video from my CNBC appearance tonight debating Obamacare. My point? If Obamacare is such a failure, why have 4 million people signed up for exchanges? Why are 3.6 million new people getting health care from Medicaid expansion? Why did the Republican-controlled New Hampshire State Senate vote yesterday to expand Medicaid? And why do only 28% of Americans want to repeal it?
The clip on the website cut this out, but I also discussed the well-funded misinformation campaign against Obamacare and spoke about Perry Bacon’s piece last month on a Kentucky Republican woman who hates Obama but just signed up for Obamacare.
When you break down the law’s components, most Americans actually like the Affordable Care Act. They like coverage for people with pre-existing conditions. They like kids being able to stay on parents’ health care plans until they turn 26. And they like banning insurance companies form imposing lifetime limits on coverage.
Finally, the truth is any new major initiative will create some problems that can be exploited. When Social Security was started in 1935, it created massive government headaches dealing with duplicate surnames and no computers, and it took years to fix the problems and develop a system to cover 22 million workers.
Truth nuggets about the ACA.