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Right-wingers distort Warren Buffett’s comments to falsely cast him as an opponent of Obamacare

BUFFETT CREDIT

Billionaire Warren Buffett (above) is a strong supporter of Obamacare and said just last week that any suggestion to the contrary is “outrageous…100 percent wrong…totally false.”

But certain elements of the right-wing noise machine are quoting a Republican lawmaker to the effect that Buffett recently expressed opposition to Obamacare.

Even such semi-respectable conservative outlets as National Review and the Weekly Standard are misrepresenting Buffett’s thoughts on the matter.

These and other righty media are taking remarks made by Buffett more than three years and placing them in an entirely fictional context. Of course, the gullible saps who read these this junk are likely to believe it.

The story is HERE.

 

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  1. thehereandnow1

    Hi Pat, “bigot boy” here (not that I am, but you seem to get your jollies calling me that), truthfully I could give a rip about Warren Buffett. That whole pitch a few years ago about how his secretary paid more taxes than he did, what a joke. And really, ol’ Warren doesn’t have to worry about his healthcare. What I’m more concerned about are the countless companies that are dropping coverage for spouses and dependents because of Obamacare (remember the tired mantra “You can keep your current provider if you want”). The companies that are letting people go or re-defining what full-time is, because of the effects of Obamacare. The fact that the government has had to delay pieces of this monstrosity because they can’t get their act together. Look at Illinois for example. They can’t even handle pensions for public employees without screwing the pooch and now you want them handling our healthcare? If history is any indication, Madigan and his union buddies will get the private suites in the top notch hospitals while the regular hardworking person will get a tongue depressor and a band-aid.

    Don’t know if you write these things from the hallowed ivory tower of the RR Star building on State St. or your own private compound, but here in the real world a majority of Americans are fearing this law. It has been a disaster in the days leading up, and it will continue to be a disaster. Heck, it’s so bad that the governing body that passed this thing exempted themselves and their staff. Why is it that if this thing was so good for the American people (like Obama, Pelosi, Reid, and the other liberal brain-wastes proclaimed it was) that none of them are going to be under it? Simple question, awaiting your hilarious and phony spin of an answer.

    Disclaimer – Please not that I have not mentioned anything that could be associated with a person’s skin color, nor have I made mention of people or activities that could be associated to people of a particular racial composition. The term “bigot-boy” is not applicable.

  2. Possum Jenkins: Where and when did I accuse you of judging Obama on the basis of the color of his skin?

    Answer that one, bigot boy.

  3. thehereandnow1

    After everything I pointed out, the only comeback you have is to why you called me “bigot boy”. You’re slipping Pat. Not that I thought you’d have a rational response, but you could’ve at least given it the ol’ college try.

    The typical liberal response to anyone who posts anything negative about Obama is to (most times) falsely accuse that person of being a racist. Sure, we can play along with you and go by Miriam Webster’s definition of a bigot:
    “: a person who strongly and unfairly dislikes other people, ideas, etc. : a bigoted person; especially : a person who hates or refuses to accept the members of a particular group (such as a racial or religious group)”

    With your calling me of “bigot boy” are you making use of the “especially a person who hates or refuses to accept members of a particular group (such as a racial or religious group)” clause or are you saying that anyone who disagrees with you or the president is a bigot? First off, you don’t even know my race or religion nor if I have friends of various races and/or religions, so by that basis you are wrong. If it is the disagreeing angle, then wouldn’t that make you a bigot as well (along with Obama, Pelosi, Reid, Clinton)? For I’m sure you (and them) disagreed with many of the things George Bush said and did.

    I am anxious to hear your reply, because either you have falsely accused/called me or you have admitted to being a “bigot boy” yourself.

  4. Possum: The question I have to ask myself is why I even bother arguing with someone who’s so dim that he’s skeptical of both global warming and evolution.

    Nor do you know all the definitions of “bigot,” many of which have nothing to do with race.

    Hereafter, I will endeavor to ignore you. After all, there’s a limit to how much I can suffer fools.

  5. thehereandnow1

    Again Pat, I gave you the perfect opportunity to come back at me with quotes, links, facts and figures that show that Obamacare is the best thing since sliced bread. Painting the image that no one will ever have to worry about not having healthcare, that everyone who is in America (legally and illegally) will never have to worry about going without healthcare ever again. That people will erect statues in honor of Obama and Pelosi (because they passed it before they read it). That the everyday person will be safe whilest the evil rich are taxed and properly punished, their ill-gotten gains taken to help the collective. And you come back with these comments.

    So by your own admission then, anyone who has a strong disagreement with the president is a bigot (notice no mention of race). As I mentioned before, then due to your strong disagreement with Republican viewpoints (extending out to the Bush presidency), you too are a bigot.

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