When you’re wrong, you say so.
Unless you’re John Boehner.
On Monday, Speaker of the House John Boehner sent out a tweet about a man who claimed Obamacare wouldn’t cover his baby.
That would be terrible—if it were true. Turns out the man, a failed conservative political candidate, forgot to put his toddler on the application and never bothered to fix it.
Boehner knew the story wasn’t true and created a media frenzy about it anyway.
Days later, Boehner has yet to take the message down. His 78 assistants have yet to issue a statement correcting the record.
Here’s what I don’t understand: if the Affordable Care Act is such a giant disaster that’s bad for everyone, why do Republicans keep making things up about it, trying to confuse Americans what it does and doesn’t do, and lying at every opportunity about it? If it’s as bad as they say it is, shouldn’t the truth be enough?