On Fox News Channel’s “Hannity” Friday night, host Sean Hannity laid out his proposed plan for how Republicans should address health care reform going forward, saying although he was disappointed about today’s result, “what has actually emerged here, in my mind, is a huge opportunity, if it is used wisely.”
Before discussing how Republicans should work to repeal and replace Obamacare, Hannity played a series of video clips from the House floor on Friday showing Democrats saying wild, provocative, and/or outright crazy things.
“Look at the insanity of their rhetoric,” Hannity said before running the clips.
Among the many Democrats who appeared in Hannity’s montage is Rep. Gerald Connolly (Va.), who said, “This bill will unravel health care for all Americans.”
“It is not liberty for a woman to be forced to go to work within weeks of having a child,” shouted Rep. Ann McLane Kuster (D-N.H.). “That’s what this bill would do.”
“What does GOP stand for? ‘Get Old People!’” yelled Rep. Laura DeLauro (D-Conn.).
After displaying the video, Hannity responded with a spectacular takedown of the liberal congressmen and Obamacare.
“Alright, all you snowflake Democrats, you may be happy this bill was scrapped, but guess what, you’re not going to be smiling for long, and that’s a promise,” Hannity said.
“Now, since Obamacare was not repealed and replaced, guess what? The country is now going to see just how devastating your statism and how dangerous this law really is,” Hannity said. “Now, back in February, the CEO of Aetna said Obamacare is in a death spiral; it’s only going to get worse. We see premiums now skyrocketing, in some places by 117 percent. Really? Are you happy about that? Is that something to smile about? Are you really happy that over the last decade, in the Obama years, people’s plans have gone up $5,400 on average?”
Hannity also said Democrats “will be forced to own this mess” because they “created this mess.”
“So, be as happy as you want today, because Americans will see day after day after day the devastation and the impact of your bad policies,” Hannity said.
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Hannity explained the primary reason the AHCA failed to pass in Congress is because a consensus for the bill was never reached in private. Hannity recommends Republicans get together and build a health care reform bill they know will pass before rolling it out to the public.
“Now, going forward, how do we make sure this never happens again?” Hannity said. “Now, for starters, I would say to the Republican leadership: Before you release any bill, there has to be a consensus built, from all the different factions in the GOP.”