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Harry Reid Takes to the Senate Floor to Tell You the 'Truth' About All Those Obamacare 'Horror Stories


"Mr. President, these two brothers are trying to buy America."

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev. pauses during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, following the Democrats' weekly policy luncheon. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) AP Photo/Charles Dharapak

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Wednesday that recent “horror” stories regarding the Affordable Care Act are all “untrue.”

"Despite all that good news, there's plenty of horror stories being told. All of them are untrue, but they're being told all over America," said Reid. "We heard about the evils of Obamacare, about the lives it's ruining in Republicans' stump speeches and in ads paid for by oil magnates, the Koch brothers. But in those tales, turned out to be just that: tales, stories made up from whole cloth, lies distorted by the Republicans to grab headlines or make political advertisements.”

"Mr. President, these two brothers are trying to buy America. They not only funnel money through their Americans for Prosperity, they funnel money into all kinds of organizations to do the same thing that they're doing. They're trying to buy America. I don't believe America is for sale. We'll see, Mr. President,” he added.

But let’s pretend Sen. Reid is correct. Let’s pretend ever Obamacare “horror story” is a lie paid for by the apparently omnipotent Koch brothers and "oil magnates."

As noted by Townhall editor Guy Benson, the senator's claim would then mean that dozens of media outlets, including local affiliates and national organizations, are somehow complicit in a massive scheme to tarnish the Obamacare brand.

(H/T: Weekly Standard)


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