Friday, January 31, 2014

Bette in Spokane SOTU Response Story Debunked

GOP, politics, republican, SOTU, Obamacare, Rodgers


In the official Republican response to the State of the Union address, viewers were told about "Bette in Spokane," who was hurt by the Affordable Care Act. Like all of these "Obamacare horror stories," it wasn't long before the story was debunked.
 
The thing we liberals have a hard time grasping--but we must--is that the GOP doesn't really care if what they say is accurate, or even truthful. All they care about is whether it's effective at influencing their low-information constituents. It's just a numbers game to them--ask any Madison Ave ad exec.


The Spokesman-Review has the whole debunking here: http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2014/jan/30/bette-in-spokane-cited-in-mcmorris-rodgers-speech/

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