Like the political equivalent of herpes or – more appropriately – like that meme you’ve seen a thousand times of Facebook that was funny at first but lost its humor the more you saw it, one man just won’t go away. And this week, Joe Biden will bring his hair plugs and impossibly whitened teeth back to Washington to try to save Obamacare.
Biden will join House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and other Democratic leaders on the front steps of the Capitol to mark the seventh anniversary of ObamaCare’s passage, Pelosi’s office said Monday.
The event comes one day before the House plans to vote on repealing President Obama’s landmark healthcare plan, although many conservatives have threatened to withhold their support.
Biden and Democrats will focus on the people who gained health insurance coverage under the law and the potential effects of its repeal.
That’s right: Obamacare is enough of a “big f***in’ deal” for Biden to swoop in and both celebrate and rescue. In January, the former vice president issued a challenge to Republicans, daring them to repeal and replace the Obama administration’s signature domestic achievement:
“I love these guys,” he told Jake Tapper. “‘We ran against the Affordable Care Act, how terrible it is, how premiums went up, we’re going to repeal it!’ Go ahead, repeal it. Repeal it now. See what happens. The idea that all of a sudden they can go back and start charging women more than men, pre-existing conditions don’t matter.” Obama and the Democrats “knew we had to improve the Affordable Care Act, knew from the beginning — we were looking for a partner,” Biden said, using Social Security as an example of a program that was expanded and improved with bipartisan consensus.
Yeah, Joe. We saw how bipartisan you guys were at the beginning of President “I Won”‘s first term.
It’s a testimony to the hubris of American’s wacky uncle that he thinks it’s up to him to save the day, not to mention that he and the rest of the Democrats keep lying to themselves about how wonderful Obamacare has been. Even if the GOP is pushing to replace it with something just about as bad, it’s hard not to see how disastrous the Affordable Care Act has been for seven long years.
There’s an upside to the former vice president’s return: maybe we’ll get some new Biden memes out of it.