Ted Cruz Asks Followers If They’re Better Off After ACA, Gets The Shock Of A Lifetime

ted-cruzPresident Obama’s Affordable Care Act is by far the most well-known piece of legislation he’s passed since becoming president.  It’s also been the go-to talking point for just about every Republican for 4 years now.  Though I still find that after 4 years, most conservatives still don’t know what Obamacare actually is.  In fact, outside of the right-wing talking points they hear on Fox News, they really don’t know a whole lot about the law.

Now that the Obama administration has announced that over 6 million people have signed up for insurance through the marketplace, conservatives have turned to conspiracy theories about the numbers not being real.  Something that I knew was going to happen if signups got anywhere near Obama’s goal of 7 million.

Well, it seems Ted Cruz was trying to set up a little “gloating” of his own via his Facebook page by asking people:

Quick poll: Obamacare was signed into law four years ago yesterday. Are you better off now than you were then?

Comment with YES or NO!

I’m assuming that Cruz figured his page would be bombarded with loads of comments from angry Americans venting their many “horror stories” about Obama’s signature health care law.

Except, that wasn’t the case.

Instead, the comments section on the post was overwhelmingly filled with people saying that they were better off than they were four years ago, with many of them telling Cruz exactly how the health care law improved their lives.  Almost all of the most “liked” comments on the thread are from those who are extremely happy with the law as well.

I take it that wasn’t the reaction Cruz was hoping for.  That being said, I’m sure these testimonials won’t make a shred of difference when it comes to the Senator’s “opinion” on the health care law.  And I use the word “opinion” lightly because Cruz is nothing more than a parrot repeating whatever nonsense he thinks conservative voters want to hear in the hopes that by doing so he stands a chance at winning the 2016 GOP presidential nomination.

But to me, this was absolutely hilarious.  I would love to see someone from the media ask him about this, show him the numerous comments from people telling their stories about how Obamacare has improved their lives, and have him answer to those people as to why he’s pushed so hard to see the law repealed.

Though I’m sure that will never happen.

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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