posted at 9:31 am on November 2, 2016 by Larry O’Connor
Last month former President Bill Clinton trashed Obamacare as a “crazy system” where “people are out there busting it, sometimes 60 hours a week, wind up with their premiums doubled and their coverage cut in half.”
Fact check: Accurate.
Tuesday, while campaigning for his “under-the-cloud-of-suspicion” wife in Florida, the former impeached President was confronted by a female heckler who raised the Obamacare objections and suggested Clinton would support the Repulican Party’s call to repeal the unpopular, expensive and ineffective law. Politico details what happened next:
“What are you asking?” a visibly irritated Clinton responded to the questioner at a rally in Immokalee, Florida. “That is not at all what I said. Oh really? Go read it. Go read it. And don’t read it on the internet, don’t read it on the internet, get the whole thing. First, I campaigned hard for that law. Second, I risked losing the Congress to pass universal health care. Thirdly, I defended President Obama in 2010 and 2012 and he went up 5 points in the polls after I defended what he did with health care.”
Clinton was not done, though, as he said what is actually crazy are those who do not qualify for subsidies under the law, along with Republicans who continue to try to undermine the reforms at the state level.
“We shouldn’t be in denial, the president said the same thing,” Clinton said. “I didn’t say a thing that the president hadn’t already said, or that the health care people in his administration hadn’t already said in his administration.”
Bill Clinton is the man who’s supposed to serve the purpose of “humanizing” Hillary Clinton. He’s supposed to deliver the charming and affable political moments that her evasive, unlikable and prickly demeanor renders her incapable of delivering.
Add to this outburst Hillary’s shrill excoriation of a heckler calling her husband a “rapist” yesterday:
Protester interrupts Hillary Clinton shouting “Bill Clinton is a rapist.” Clinton fires right back “I am sick and tired of the negative” pic.twitter.com/yncdkS90Bg
— Josh Haskell (@joshbhaskell) November 2, 2016
So, to see Bill angrily and hysterically losing his cool like this and Hillary slipping back into the “sick and tired” screaming candidate delivers the impression that perhaps the wheels are coming off the Scooby Van.