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‘That’s Our Story and We’re Stickin’ To It’

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The Left’s New Narrative: “Nobody is Hurt by Obamcare”

For NROAlec Torres  writes:  In what is rapidly becoming the latest liberal trope, left-wing news outlets and commentators have begun telling the world that there actually are no victims of Obamacare.

“Conservatives are groping toward a new strategy, one that relies on highlighting examples of the terrible harm Obamacare does. There’s only one problem: they haven’t managed to come up with any real examples.”

 — Paul Krugman, New York Times

Daring to do the impossible (again), the Left is telling America that all the stories of cancellations, lost plans, premium hikes, and other troubles are all just made up by vicious and deceitful right-wingers in order to defame their beautiful Obamacare.

“I’m beginning to think there’s not actually a single person in America who’s been harmed by Obamacare.”

— Kevin Drum, Mother Jones

Nobel laureate Paul Krugman uses his perch at the New York Times to argue that Obamacare is doing just fine, and conservative doomsday predictions won’t come true.

“Conservative detractors have spent the last several months in a desperate search for ‘Obamacare victims.’ . . . The problem, of course, is that all of these examples, once they’re subjected to even minor scrutiny, have fallen apart — the ‘horror stories’ really aren’t so horrible.”

— Steve Benen, MSNBC

Conservatives, knowing this, Krugman writes, are “groping toward a new strategy, one that relies on highlighting examples of the terrible harm Obamacare does. There’s only one problem: they haven’t managed to come up with any real examples.”

At MSNBC, Steve Benen takes up the same line, saying, “Conservative detractors have spent the last several months in a desperate search for ‘Obamacare victims.’ . . . The problem, of course, is that all of these examples, once they’re subjected to even minor scrutiny, have fallen apart — the ‘horror stories’ really aren’t so horrible.”

Or take Kevin Drum at Mother Jones who says, “I’m beginning to think there’s not actually a single person in America who’s been harmed by Obamacare.”

These claims are contradicted by the same news outlets, in some cases, that employ the people making the claims.

For example, if Paul Krugman read the paper he writes for, he would have heard about Mike Horrigan, a lifelong Democrat and a former Obamacare supporter…

 Read the rest…

National Review Online

— Alec Torres is a William F. Buckley Fellow at the National Review Institute.

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5 Comments on “‘That’s Our Story and We’re Stickin’ To It’”

  1. genomega1 says:

    Reblogged this on News You May Have Missed and commented:
    ‘That’s Our Story and We’re Stickin’ To It’

  2. […] Pundit from another Planet The Left’s New Narrative: “Nobody is Hurt by Obamcare” For NRO, Alec Torres […]

  3. […] All Obamacare Stories Are Made-Up ‘Horror Stories’, and only Feb. 25th that we reported on The Left’s New Narrative: “Nobody is Hurt by Obamcare” in “That’s Our Story and We’re Stickin’ to […]


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