Tomi Lahren, the glassy-eyed darling of the conservative media, just can’t seem to keep her feet out of her mouth. After being roundly shamed over the weekend for her hypocritical comments on the Affordable Care Act, she’s now penned an op-ed in The Hill whining about it. It seems that last week’s Politicon debate with Chelsea Handler didn’t get treated with the kind of kid gloves Tomi is used to, and now she’s hitting back.
Leave it to the mainstream media to ruin an otherwise pleasant morning.”
The coverage of her idiocy on Saturday focused on the fact that, during the entire debate, she complained about Obamacare, and then suddenly announced how lucky she was that she was still on her parents’ insurance — a key component of President Obama’s signature legislation.
Now Tomi wants you to believe that Republicans are of course not a hundred percent opposed to Obamacare. We all know that Americans, by and large, love the health care bill — they just hate that insurance companies keep hiking their rates. But Republicans are on the record as staunchly opposed in full to providing even the protections afforded by Obama’s bill. I’m pretty sure, in fact, that we just witnessed a super-mega-clusterfuck of Republican infighting over their effort to repeal Obamacare, because so many Republicans wanted every letter of the law repealed.
Yes, I have benefited from the ObamaCare provision allowing young adults to stay on their parents’ insurance plans until age 26. Yes, some provisions in the law make sense. That one certainly does. The law’s coverage of pre-existing conditions is another, and any Republican healthcare plan should include something similar.”
Tomi sounds like the Christians who love Leviticus when they think it says the gays are bad, then conveniently ignore the passages a few verses later that tell them not to eat shrimp or get tattoos. You can’t have it both ways, Tomi! The protections that you like in Obamacare would not exist without the whole of the law.
If Ms. Lahren can’t handle media coverage that quotes her directly, maybe she shouldn’t open her mouth.
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