The stupidity and obliviousness of the American public never cease to amaze even the most ardent observers. Ignorance is in such high supply it is simple to understand how one could become numb to the everyday interactions of the bloviating public. However, a recent Facebook conversation between unknown individuals shows just how far down the rabbit hole some have fallen.
The incident begins with a right-wing individual gleeful that the United States Senate had voted 51 to 48 to repeal “Obamacare”, which is the pet name Republicans gave to The Affordable Care Act (ACA). He nefariously said, “One step closer to fixing this mistake, and only a couple of weeks left of Barry’s regime.”
One of the individual’s friends chimes in as the first comment lamenting about Republicans acting like “vindictive c*nts” by celebrating the ACA’s repeal in the senate.
The original poster, however, entirely missed the point and apparently did not understand there is no difference between the ACA and Obamacare. He said:
First, we’re talking about Obamacare, not the ACA. Secondly, my health insurance is through the ACA, so I’m definitely not the kind of person to look down on others for needing help.
The stupidity is mind boggling, but the fun is only just beginning. A second individual enters the conversation and harshly asks, “If you’re on Obamacare why the fuck are you celebrating the outcome of this vote? If the Republicans get what they want you’ll lose your insurance.”
Undeterred the original poster continued on his path of supreme ignorance and retorted incorrectly, again, that, “My insurance is through the ACA (Affordable Care Act), which is what they had to come up with after Obamacare crashed and burned as bad as it did. So I’m gonna be fine.”
WOW! This fine specimen here has taken idiocy to an entirely different dimension of stupid. Not only do they not understand that Obamacare and the ACA are the exact same program, but they have also contrived — seemingly out of nowhere — a second health care program which was created as an answer to Obamacare. This begs the question if the individual believed the ACA was the answer to Obamacare, why would Republicans bother repealing it at all?
Nevermind the fact that the ACA has saved billions of dollars and 10s of thousands of lives, while granting millions of Americans the ability to access medical care.
After the individual was jarred with the knowledge that they had been personally bamboozled by Republicans, they fell silent in the conversation. This silence did not prevent the other participants from cackling with joy about the poster’s own stupidity.
As all of the names have been removed there is no way to verify if this conversation actually took place or not. While on the surface it does rightfully appear amusing, it is ultimately not funny but tragic. Millions in the United States believe exactly as the misinformed individual does.
Review the entire conversation below:
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