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WATCH: Louis Gohmert Spreads 12 Obamacare Lies In 2 Minutes

September 10, 2013 5:42 pm Category: Memo Pad, Memo Share, Politics 61 Comments A+ / A-

At the “Exempt America” rally on Tuesday, Rep. Louis Gohmert managed to spread every tired lie about the Affordable Care Act in about two minutes. In call-and-reponse mode, he asked the crowd a series of (mis)leading questions that the assemblage answered with a shrill “Yes!”

Here is each lie, debunked for your convenience. Enjoy.

Was Obamacare passed against the will of the people?

Nope. It was passed by a president who won the largest landslide in two decades and a Democratic House and Senate with huge majorities. It was passed with more support than the Bush tax cuts and Medicare Part D, both of which were entirely unfunded. And the law had a mostly favorable perception in 2010 before Republicans spent hundreds of millions of dollars spreading misinformation about it.

Is Obamacare still against the will of American people?

Actually, most Americans want it implemented. Only 6 percent said they wanted to defund or delay it in a recent poll.

Does it take away your freedom to make decisions about health care?

No, you can still make any decision about health care you need. And soon more people will be able to afford more services. Obamacare requires that you have health insurance if you can afford it or pay a penalty. But taxpayers are currently paying that penalty in the cost of covering the uninsured in emergency rooms.

Of course, your insurance company can still try to deny you services as they do now. But Obamacare regulates their decisions based on a “Patients’ Bill of Rights.”

Does it put the government between you and your health care?

This is sort of true. It puts the government there to make sure your insurer can’t drop you and has to spend 80-85 percent of your premiums on actual care. It also makes sure that your health care covers your kids who are in school, until they’re 26.

Here we get to the central fallacy of the arguments against Obamacare — they’re more true about Medicare. But you don’t see Republicans ranting about Medicare in public. In fact, they ran — falsely — on protecting it, twice.

Does it give the government information about every single aspect of your personal, private health?

No, all policies still have to adhere to the The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. If you trust Medicare, Medicaid and veterans health care, you can trust Obamacare.

Does Obamacare violate your right to privacy?

No.

Can you count on the government to keep your physical health secrets?

Unless Edward Snowden gets ahold of them, your secrets are as safe with the government as with any private insurer.

Will Obamacare keep senior citizens from getting the services they need and deserve?

No. It’s added to Medicare’s benefits and lowered their prescription medicine costs.

Under Obamacare, will young people be saddled with the cost of everybody else?

No. Thanks to the coverage for students, tax credits, Medicaid expansion and the fact that most young people don’t earn that much, most young people won’t be paying anything or very much for health care. And nearly everyone in their twenties will see premiums far less than people in their 40s and 50s. If you’re young, out of school and earning more than 400 percent of the poverty level, you may be paying a bit more, but for better insurance.

Does Obamacare prevent the free exercise of your religious beliefs?

No. But it does stop you from forcing your beliefs on others. Employers that provide insurance have to offer policies that provide birth control to women. Religious organizations have been exempted from paying for this coverage but no one will ever be required to take birth control if their religion restricts it — they just can’t keep people from having access to this crucial, cost-saving medication for free.

Does it provide health care for people here illegally?

No.

So was Joe “You Lie!” Wilson right?

No.

Does Obamacare fund abortions?

You’re confusing it with Romneycare. Obamacare sticks to existing federal law for Medicaid that bars any funding of abortions, except in cases of rape, incest or to save the life of the mother.

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Photo: @oxdspalla via Twitter.com

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  • Sand_Cat

    Really sad. The Nazis in the picture can’t even make swastikas the right way.

    • JDavidS

      Pathetic, isn’t it? Kinda reminds me of the picture of the Tea Clown proudly displaying his stupidity with his sign reading:
      “Get A Brain! Morans”.
      As for Gohmert, if it weren’t for lies, he’d be completely silent. And the Tea Sheep eat this nonsense up.

    • TheSkalawag

      Really sad that they even used them.

    • Allan Richardson

      Actually, that is the pre-Hitler “good” swastika that was used as a good luck sign for thousands of years in many cultures. Too bad Hitler spoiled what was once a good symbol. But these idiots do not even know enough history to get their insults right. Next thing you know, they will accuse someone of taking LDS to get high (as Kirk said of Spock in “Star Trek IV – The Voyage Home).

      The TP’ers do not even know the difference between fascism and socialism. They are not aware that the party that Hitler joined in the 1920’s and took over had been purposely MISNAMED the National Socialist German Workers Party because the word “socialist” had GOOD connotations in Europe at that time, except for the Bolshevik Communists in Russia (and even they had a significant following). REAL socialists at that time CONDEMNED racist and nationalist appeals because they believed that ideally, all workers in the world should work together against their common enemy, the “bourgeoisie,” rather than fighting one another over race, country or religion. Perhaps that is why civil rights advocates in the 1950’s were branded “communists.”

      Incidentally, the flag of the Ilse of Man is a THREE pointed clockwise swastika made of bent legs. Like a three legged running wheel. And it’s probably at least a thousand years old.

      • disqus_LcxpBv2uzz

        The swastika emblem has been used in Buddhism for 2500 years (give or take a hundred years or so). It symbolizes Eternity.

      • Sand_Cat

        Many Hindu and Jain temples use the swastika like that used by Hitler; I’ve seen it both ways, but this is irrelevant since the people in the picture obviously intended it to be a Nazi swastika.

        No hard feeling of course: your post is informative and interesting: I had not seen the Isle of Man flag, though the Finns used something like a swastika with short and pointed clockwise extensions on the arms (at least I think they were clockwise) pre-war or early in the war and called it something else, I don’t recall what. Later photos of Finnish aircraft show it replaced by a very Nazi-like swastika.

        • Allan Richardson

          I just checked on Google; the symbol is counterclockwise after all, and is called a TRISKELION. I couldn’t send an image, but it will show up on Google for you.

          As I said, they can’t even keep straight whom they really hate. That would be a good couplet to make fun of them:

          They can’t keep straight whom and why they hate!

    • Matthew

      haha omg you’re right!

  • Lynda Groom

    Nice summary. Gohmert is an idiot of the first order.

    • lana ward

      Every word he said is true. Obama is the Anti-America idiot purposely destroying our whole way of life. We have a MB terrorist in the WH. and soon the Islamic flag will be proudly flying over it!!!!

      • disqus_LcxpBv2uzz

        Hey, Lana; thought that you were vacationing (in Sodom)!

        • lana ward

          Obama is a terrorist.Wake up

          • disqus_LcxpBv2uzz

            And you are terrified…of the truth!

      • Allan Richardson

        Tell me, Draw Anal:

        Which Islamic flag is that? And how can you say he is a Muslim AND a fascist/nazi AND a communist/socialist at the same time?

        And how can “every word he said” be true when it can be easily proven to be a lie by LOOKING AT THE FACTS?

        • lana ward

          Obama is a terrorist

          • RobertCHastings

            Your mother was a terrorist, and SHE should have been aborted.

        • lana ward

          Tell me di*k licker, just One time Ohomo has ever told the truth

          • Matthew

            Dude come on, grow up.

          • RobertCHastings

            He said he knew someone who did your mama.

          • lana ward

            Wasn’t it Great when Joe Wilson yelled, YOU LIE to Ohomo and the WHOLE world was watching. He still lies, that’s all he knows.–Putin sure has made him look like the ass he is, hasn’t he : )

          • RobertCHastings

            So, are you saying he DOESN’T know someone who did your mama?

          • Russell Byrd

            Really Robert, I thought doing the livestock was illegal. :-)

        • Russell Byrd

          Gosh Allan, and I was going to call him Anal Draw. I suppose I did get the surname wrong way round.

      • Lynda Groom

        Looks again like you did not read the article. Don’t let your fear, hate and distrust cloud your judgement. Gohmert is just a shill for the hate merchants profiting from the stupidity of people like you. Get a library card and use it. You are being led down the rat hole of deceit by clowns like Louie. If you follow them it is your own fault.

        • lana ward

          Obama is a terrorist. Wake up

          • Lynda Groom

            Yeah and a very bad one at that. Give it a rest girl.

          • lana ward

            Nice Colorado recall. : )

          • Lynda Groom

            WTF?

          • lana ward

            Pay attention much?? Gun grabbers were recalled in Colorado : )

          • Russell Byrd

            . . . You are too stupid to realize that the law is still intact and is going
            to remain that way. This is not a joke, that is the way it is. And
            when the next election is held, there is a better than even chance that
            Democrats will win both seats again.

          • Russell Byrd

            Bet you are too stupid to realize that the law is still intact and is going to remain that way. This is not a joke, that is the way it is. And when the next election is held, there is a better than even chance that Democrats will win both seats again. So, like the Obamacare repeal fiascoes, this was just another rightard waste of the public’s money.

          • Russell Byrd

            Dear anal, we all know that you are not only wrong, but an inveterate liar. So, really, what are you trying to prove? Do you think you have a any chance of changing any minds? Of course, I know why you persist, you are insane, . . . and an evil, lying, racist wimp.

        • BillP

          Lana pops up every once in a while – don’t know if it is due to a full moon or she is just off her meds. Notice she never writes long comments, not enough attention ability.

      • Matthew

        Oh just shut up.

        • lana ward

          Wasn’t that the greatest moment when Joe Wilson yelled YOU LIE to Ohomo and the WHOLE world was watching!!! : )

      • ChristoD

        You are a complete idiot.

        • lana ward

          Wasn’t that the greatest moment when Joe Wilson yelled YOU LIE to Ohomo and the WHOLE world was watching!!! : )
          More brave citizens need to start doing the same

      • David

        lana ward,
        I was a fan of Prez but no longer!
        You don’t present a very good argument! From out here you seem like someone who can not think for themselves, you just keep spouting off the hateful, perhaps false, accusations that have been fed to you by Rush and the rest of the right propaganda machine. If you are going to eat their “CRAP” by the shovel full, you might want to mull it over in that thing under your hair and behind your eyes before you spit it back out and show what a following, mindless sheep you are.
        Have you heard of the Salem witch trials? The murders of innocent women because someone could influence a bunch of pea brained hominids into thinking a woman was a witch. You seem to fall into that category of PBH. You don’t even attempt to show proof of anything or state facts or ANY KIND OF SOLUTION!

        • lana ward

          Obama care is SO GOOD, not one Republican voted for it!!!! And now the dems that did vote for it , want to be exempt from it–it’s that good

        • lana ward

          With Ohomo destroying us on purpose, soon we will no longer be a superpower of the the world. The whole world is laughing at us, Putin made Ohomo look like an ass and if he doesn’t keep his terrorist nose out of Syria, there will be WW111. He already destroyed Libya and Egypt by helping radicals take over both countries!!! He is worse than Hitler!!!

      • Jaymes S. Alexander Jr.

        SO….were you dropped on your head repeatedly as a child or were you just beat senseless often?

        • lana ward

          Wasn’t that the greatest moment when Joe Wilson yelled, YOU LIE to Ohomo, and the WHOLE world was watching. He still lies, that’s all he knows how to do!!

        • Russell Byrd

          Anyone that beats draw anal (lana ward) senseless has an unfair head start.

      • Me, Myself and I

        Lana, you are spewing illogical untruths. That’s a nice way of saying, You Lie! I bet you can’t even share documented facts to back up what you’re saying.

        Show some documented facts that illustrate how President Obama is anti-American. Tell us with documented facts how POTUS is purposely destroying America.

        Let me guess, you’re a Bush fan and approved of his Liar’s War. You voted for Mittens. You agree with Paul ‘Lyin’ Ryan’s austere budget. You watch FOX news and listen to Limbaugh. You believe everything Hannity tells you and you hang on every word Michele Bachmann utters. You read The Blaze and Ann Coulter would love an autograph from Sarah Palin.

        *rolls my eyes*

      • Me, Myself and I

        Lana, you are spewing illogical untruths. That’s a nice way of saying, You Lie! I bet you can’t even share documented facts to back up what you’re saying.

        Show some documented facts that illustrate how President Obama is anti-American. Tell us with documented facts how POTUS is purposely destroying America.

        Let me guess, you’re a Bush fan and approved of his Liar’s War. You voted for Mittens. You agree with Paul ‘Lyin’ Ryan’s austere budget. You watch FOX news and listen to Limbaugh. You believe everything Hannity tells you and you hang on every word Michele Bachmann utters. You read The Blaze and Ann Coulter would love an autograph from Sarah Palin.

        *rolls my eyes*

        • Evelyn Thacker

          Thanks for trying to set Lana Ward straight, but she probably can’t read well enough to understand your points. Instead of going on the facts they listen to and believe every nutcase screaming because of hatred.

          • lana ward

            Wasn’t that the greatest moment ever when Joe Wilson yelled YOU LIE to Ohomo!!!! He still lies, that’s all he knows!!

          • LotusJoan

            No it was not the greatest moment ever.
            It was an embarrassment to the office he holds and the people he
            represents. He interrupted the President in the performance of his
            constitutional mandated exercise ( State of the Union Report). It showed a lack of respect for himself, the office he holds, and the US
            Congress in general. There are times and
            places for “dickish” displays, during the State of the Union speech is not one
            of them.

          • lana ward

            The only one who was embarrassed was the liar, Ohomo! Joe Wilson had had enough of that bi*ch lying, and he said so!!! I wish more GOP had guts!!! Ohomo lies and he was called out. And the WHOLE world saw : )

          • Russell Byrd

            I think in draw anal’s case, it is much worse. A lot of this is demon’s from deep in the soul. In this case sole might be more apt. Seriously, I think our dear lana (anal) is hearing voices.

        • lana ward

          Name one time Ohomo has told the truth. Just one!!! You can’t because he hasn’t!!! One of the best moments was when Joe Wilson yelled “You LIe ” to Ohomo, and the WHOLE world was watching!!!! WHAT A MOMENT!!!!

          • Russell Byrd

            If you meant the “whole world,” then you miss the point about Obama being the most popular leader in the world, by far. The only nations that tend to dislike Obama, are those harboring large numbers of terrorists.

            The truth is most of the world looks at Texas and the likes of Gohmert, and just shakes their heads in disgust and disbelief.

          • lana ward

            Ohomo is a queer, muslim, communist, traitor, terrorist and the WHOLE world knows he’s a liar!!! What more could we want in a “President” oh and right now he is less popular than Bush : ) So go suck on your apple, freak!!!

          • Russell Byrd

            Well “anal,” it is a certainty that you are at least three of the names that you falsely threw at Obama. I will call you a “QTL.” What I am curious about is, do you really believe any of that crap you spew? Are you really that sick? You keep being asked, what did he lie about? Be very specific.
            You did allude to one bit of truth. That Bush was very unpopular.

  • progressiveandproud

    Goomer is such a dork. He is a prime example of what is wrong with the GOP. Don’t know what you’re talking about? That’s OK! Just spout whatever you like, and some people will believe it. Sad really.

  • Dominick Vila

    They may not realize it yet, but those who continue to spread lies to impress their ignorant flock are digging a hole so deep they may never be able to get themselves out of it. Public opinion has been changing, and it will change even more when people find out that their insurance premiums as going to be cut as soon as people realize that their insurance premiums are being reduced, that insurance companies will no longer be able to deny care after years of paying premiums, that those among us who currently don’t have access to preventive medicine will be able to get the care that should be expected in a country like ours, and that we will no longer have to pay for the irresponsibility or lack of financial resources that force millions of Americans to get medical care at Emergency Rooms.
    The picture included in this article says it all…

    • disqus_LcxpBv2uzz

      The people in the picture are the ones who are most in need of mental health care. Luckily for them, it’s available through the ACA, and they can’t be denied for a pre-existing condition!

      • Marilyn

        I like your comment.

      • Evelyn Thacker

        LOL!!!!!!

  • 10acres

    fools do what fools do. I just wish there wasn’t so many of them in congress.

  • lambypie

    Has anyone given even a moments thought that those people in the picture could have been paid by the “right” to protest! It would not be beyond the folks behind the scenes running the republican party to hire protesters and make it look like real folks concerned about their medical care. It is really sad that we even have to think that that is feasible but I am sorry to say that it is, especially with unemployment etc.

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