One year ago on October 1, 2013, the GOP forced a government shutdown to stop Obamacare from going into effect.
Now if they had just let it happen they could’ve really exploited the real problems with Healthcare.gov, but instead they drew attention to how strongly they feel that poor and sick people should be denied access to health insurance.
Sure, they claimed Obamacare would be a huge disaster, but after the website was fixed Obamacare met and exceeded its enrollment goals, as well as helping to control healthcare inflation and give people financial security if they got sick.
Don’t believe me? Maybe you should read this:
Though you won’t hear about any of those successes on Fox News.
And nor will you hear any reminders of what big assholes and hypocrites Republicans were during the shutdown. So let’s take a look back at the highlights (click on images for more info):
In the months since the shutdown ended and pundits started saying that it was a failure, Ted Cruz tried a new strategy— he now claims that it was Obama and Democrats who forced the shutdown, not he and the Republicans. Yes, really.
For the complete list of shutdown assholes, check out all our government shutdown posts.