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Progressive senators host FB live event on health care bill: light on facts, heavy on emotionalism

Mike Opelka
BOSTON, MA - MARCH 31: Vermont Senator and former Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders (I Ð VT) and Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) speak at the Our Revolution Massachusetts Rally at the Orpheum Theatre on March 31, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Scott Eisen/Getty Images)

Senators Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) hosted a question and answer session on Facebook before Sanders made his case against the Republicans' health care bill on C-SPAN yesterday. During the live broadcast, Sanders declared that the bill in the Senate is "an effort to move in exactly the wrong directions" and that "thousands of people will die."

Mike Opelka remarked on "Pure Opelka" today that the entire event reminded him very much of a well known couple who proselytized on television for years: Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker. "I get the same vibe," he said of Sanders and Warren, as they address their followers.

Like the defunct Praise the Lord fundraisers, the liberal senators attempted to sell their viewers on the concept of single-payer health care. They emotionally described what might happen if Obamacare is repealed, stating that people will die from lack of preventative care.

Sanders said, "We are not a poor country" while Warren acted as hype man. "We should not be talking about severe austerity efforts," he continued.

"Can I get an amen?" Mike quipped.

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