Not that the radicals who now control the Democratic party need any more reason to hate him but Joe Biden has just given them another chance to attack him on a silver platter.
Despite fierce opposition, the former vice president continues to at least try to appeal to moderates but his attempt to salvage Obamacare while rejecting the Medicare for all litmus test of his fellow candidates may spell the beginning of the end for lunch-pail Joe.
On Monday, Team Biden unveiled his proposed healthcare plan which not only makes him the odd man out but also relies on a variation of the big lie that came back to haunt Obama that people can “keep their doctor” when it just wasn’t true.
In Biden’s case, he claims that under his “public option” plan that those who wish to keep their private health insurance will be able to do so.
It was such a flame-broiled Whopper that even leftist “fact-checker” PolitiFact deemed Obama’s promise as their 2013 lie of the year and here is Sleepy Joe looking to bamboozle Americans again with the same snake oil.
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) July 15, 2019
“If you like your health care plan, you can keep it.”
That familiar pledge, made repeatedly over several years by former President Barack Obama, was named the 2013 “Lie of the Year” by fact-checking website Politifact, as millions of individuals lost their private insurance — and had to switch to costlier options — due to changes mandated by the Affordable Care Act.
On Monday, Democratic presidential frontrunner Joe Biden unveiled his own health care plan, and issued a similar-sounding promise while speaking at a presidential forum sponsored by AARP in Des Moines, Iowa.
“I give people the option,” Biden said, after dismissing his opponents’ “Medicare-for-all” proposals, which would eliminate private health insurance entirely. “If you like your health care plan, your employer-based plan, you can keep it.”
Biden also has promised that his administration would quickly restore the penalty for not purchasing overpriced and insufficient insurance under the Affordable Care Act, yet one more example of how the Democrats only want to steal money from productive Americans.
Unfortunately for lunch bucket Joe, his strange decision to give one of Obama’s most notorious lies new scrutiny is the least of his worries because his fellow contestants for the nomination want to eradicate the private health insurance entirely and they are going to pound him into pulp at the next debate.
Biden’s 2020 campaign has not gotten off to the smoothest start.
Here are a few examples of Biden’s troubles so far:
He keeps running to put out one fire after the other.