President Obama’s Best Weapon Against Republicans to Explain the Truth About “Obamacare”

bill-clintonWhen it comes to the Affordable Care Act (aka “Obamacare”), Republicans have spent the better part of the last four years lying and slandering the law as much as possible.  See, they’re smart on one thing.  They understand that they don’t have to be right about the law, they just need to create enough doubt about it to where Americans are so confused they don’t know fact from fiction.

And when it comes to the Affordable Care Act, it’s been an endless stream of ridiculous fiction coming from Republicans.

So who’s best at deciphering fact from fiction?  Congressional Democrats?  President Obama?

No, not really.  Both are tied to time constraints and an overload of other issues that are constantly going on in this country.  While the issue of “Obamacare” is important, politics prevents these individuals from really having the time to breakdown the truth about the law in the wake of the overload of Republican myths.

Enter former President and “Explainer in Chief” Bill Clinton.

Clinton is planning a host of high profile events this fall to go around the country explaining the actual truth about the Affordable Care Act.  Which we’re going to desperately need.

With Republicans seemingly having but one focus over the next few months — a relentlessly slanderous attack on “Obamacare” — Clinton will be the exact sort of counterpunch President Obama and Democrats need to trump the mythical fairy tales Republicans are certain to unleash on the American public.

Clinton, seen by most Democrats as a great President (though many Republicans would of course disagree), does have one skill which is largely unquestioned: His ability to clearly, and simply, explain his message.

He has a way about breaking down information that might otherwise seem complicated in a way that speaks to Americans.  He explains things in layman’s terms without talking down to the average person, and with a finesse that’s clearly unmatched even by a speaker like President Obama.

For a great example of this, look no further than his speech at last year’s DNC where he not only stole the night — but the whole week.  It was quite possibly one of the best political speeches I’ve ever seen.  And apparently many Americans agreed — his popularity following the speech reached new highs.

This is the man President Obama has intelligently picked out to take to the “campaign trail,” if you will, to explain the truth about the Affordable Care Act.  The man who can say things President Obama might not be able to say and be places President Obama can’t be, to take on this right-wing fear mongering that’s being unleashed against the health care law.

So while Republicans will put Senators like Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Marco Rubio out as the face of the “anti-Obamacare” posse (pushing for a government shutdown even most Republicans think is asinine), President Obama and Democrats just need one man—Bill Clinton.

Yeah, I like our odds.

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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