- “We have to make sure that people who want to keep their current insurance will be able to do so.”
- “We also have to assure that we do our very best to help each state in their effort to assure (sic) that every American has access to affordable healthcare.”
- “We’ve gotta make sure that those people who have pre-existing conditions know that they will be able to be insured.”
(via The Daily Show)
Mitt Romney is a liar. Whenever he opens his mouth, he lies. He is a liar. A liar.
So I dislike Romney a lot and think he’s wrong about opposing Obamacare. But as someone who tries to be a little less hotheaded than many of my internet brethren (*COUGH*ABOVE COMMENTS*COUGH*) I decided to find out context. I know, crazy right? Who’da thunk that there’d be context in what are clearly quotes pulled specifically from a speech to demonstrate a point? Anywho. Context. In fact, oddly enough, these quotes come the part of the speech where Romney (who I dislike and disagree with on many things) actually says this about Obamacare and what he will do if he gets elected (hopefully he doesn’t); “What are some of the things that we’ll keep in place and must be in place in a reform, a real reform of our health care system?” OH! So he’s actually saying the parts of Obamacare that he agrees with and that he’d keep in whatever bullshit health reform he’d be apart of!?! Scandal. I really wish it didn’t take so much effort to figure this out… Oh wait, that’s right. I googled part of one of the phrases and this came right up.
Look. I get it. When you don’t like someone’s politics, it’s easy to take shit out of context to make them seem like more of a fucking idiot and an easier target than they might be in a given situation. It’s a logical fallacy called Straw Man and it’s not cool. Most of us are guilty of it (I know I am), but the only response is to try to not do it because in the long run it hurts your case.