Hey Anton Gunn, How’s “Yo-Bamacare?”
This website’s founding editor loves a good Twitter fight …
In fact he engaged in one (sort of) last week with Lowcountry, S.C. NAACP leader Joseph Darby … who surrendered the field just when things were starting to get interesting.
Anyway, one of Will Folks (a.k.a. Sic Willie’s) regular sparring partners on social media is Anton Gunn – a former University of South Carolina football star who did a brief stint in the S.C. House of Representatives.
Gunn’s latest job? Director of External Affairs for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). In that role, he is responsible for “cultivating and maintaining relationships with external stakeholders for Secretary (Kathleen) Sebelius.”
As you might imagine, that’s a tough position to be in these days thanks to the colossally botched rollout of U.S. President Barack Obama’s socialized medicine law.
But Gunn – who calls himself #MrHealthCare on Twitter – is still aggressively defending the failed law on social media.
“Happy to educate on the #ACA,” Gunn wrote in one tweet.
Okay then, “Mr. Health Care.” We’ve got a few questions for you to “educate” us on …
First, whatever happened to that whole “if you like your health care plan, you can keep it” promise?
And what about that promise of lower premiums?
Also, do you think Obamacare is consistent with the president’s promise not to raise taxes on individuals making less than $250,000 a year?
You remember that “firm pledge,” right?
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Finally: Why the hell did taxpayers spend half a billion dollars on a website that doesn’t work?
Gunn recently tweeted about a so-called “Obamacare sabotage” effort … so we’re pretty sure he will dismiss these questions as part of that vast right wing conspiracy.
But we think they are common sense questions which go to the very heart of the credibility of this new law … and the liberal demagogue for which it is named.