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Robert Reich is Terrified the GOP Might Do Exactly What Dems Did When They Rammed Through Obamacare

Lessons from a loony libby

Hey, look: a small man with big ideas who conveniently forgets the most important (and hypocritical) part.

That’s former Labor Secretary Robert Reich, appearing in a fear-mongering web ad produced by, all about how Republicans could utilize a world-ending apocalyptic technique in Congress if they win the Senate this fall.

That technique? Reconciliation. It’s basically a way for a party to pass whatever legislation they so choose with just 51 votes.

Sound familiar? That’s because Democrats used it to shove Obamacare down our throats back in 2009 and 2010. Little Robert is worried that the GOP might use the maneuver to pass some things of their own if the November elections go their way…but, of course, he fails to mention Obamacare anywhere. That’s pretty maddening, considering that the Affordable Care Act is the most significant thing Reich’s party has accomplished since Bubba himself was shot out of the womb. In this bizarro-universe, such moves are the exclusive turf of evil Republicans, not power-hungry Dems. The title to the YouTube video even refers to reconciliation as a “little-known tool”!

It’s one of the most clear-cut cases of political hypocrisy in recent memory. But I’d expect no less from a man who speaks to people like he’s teaching second grade. In a real classroom, he’d be lucky if his chin reached the top of his desk.

Matt Fox

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Fox has history in broadcasting that spans two decades. From his early days as an FM host and club DJ in the mid-90′s to his later experiences in political talk radio, he has always had a knack for combining topical news with his love for popular culture. Those experiences culminated in his position as executive producer for several radio shows featured in the TALKERS Heavy 100. Originally from New York, Fox has made the great pilgrimage down to sunny south Florida.

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