Hot takes on the internet are becoming a national pastime. Yet, liberals continue to outdo themselves with everything that happens with President Trump in Washington.
After House Republicans voted on Thursday to replace the Affordable Care Act (i.e. Obamacare) with a heavily amended American Health Care Act by a margin of 217-213, liberals thought their entire world was crashing down on them.
The far-left site Daily Kos published an article titled “House Republicans vote to sentence millions of Americans to death.” The caption under the photo of House Speaker Paul Ryan and Minority Whip Steve Scalise laughing has written “They. Will. Pay.”
House Republicans vote to sentence millions of Americans to death https://t.co/nXH5jnnoUH— Daily Kos (@dailykos) May 4, 2017
Other publications like the Washington Post ran pieces like “Every Republican who voted for this abomination must be held accountable” where author Paul Waldman writes:
“I won’t mince words. The health-care bill that the House of Representatives passed this afternoon, in an incredibly narrow 217-to-213 vote, is not just wrong, or misguided, or problematic or foolish. It is an abomination. If there has been a piece of legislation in our lifetimes that boiled over with as much malice and indifference to human suffering, I can’t recall what it might have been. And every member of the House who voted for it must be held accountable.”
Meanwhile, comedians like Iliza Shlesinger believe that the House voted to gut Obamacare because they’re all racist against former President Barack Obama.
Obamacare was gutted because Trump and his constituents couldn't stand that a black man was in their White House. It is that black and white— Iliza Shlesinger (@iliza) May 4, 2017
Late night host Stephen Colbert equated the Obamacare repeal to America getting kicked “in the balls.“
Here are some other responses from the usual suspects:
A shameful failure of policy & morality by GOP today. Fight back on behalf of the millions of families that will be hurt by their actions: https://t.co/yPy2ZW74mw— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) May 4, 2017
Since Trump misses his old life so much, it's time for Congress to send him back to Mar-a-Lago, full time.— Maxine Waters (@MaxineWaters) May 4, 2017
It should be noted, the GOP voted to give folks with preexisting mental health issues access to firearms but not insurance.— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) May 5, 2017
This isn’t football. It’s not about scoring points. #AHCA will devastate Americans’ healthcare. Families will go bankrupt. People will die.— Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) May 4, 2017
Donald Trump and Republicans just celebrated voting to let thousands of Americans die so that billionaires get tax breaks. Think about that. pic.twitter.com/hbOp7k2TQe— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) May 4, 2017