‘Up in the Air’ author Walter Kirn: ‘I withdraw my support’ for Obamacare

http://twitter.com/#!/walterkirn/status/382950632593694722

The author and occasional “Red Eye” guest sent that tweet in September, back when he was at least cautiously optimistic about the Affordable Care Act:

http://twitter.com/#!/walterkirn/status/384936770854350848

Hoping was as far as it got:

http://twitter.com/#!/walterkirn/status/385110818712342528

If we’ve learned anything living under President Obama, is that hope doesn’t always pan out.

http://twitter.com/#!/walterkirn/status/385975368378630144

Turns out the site sucks all the time, even during “off peek hours.”

http://twitter.com/#!/walterkirn/status/392046313652514816
http://twitter.com/#!/walterkirn/status/392049484844109824

And “close observation and scrutiny” have revealed that Obamacare is an ever-embiggening pile of fail.

Fast-forward a couple of weeks, and Kirn is seeing the ACA for what it is:

http://twitter.com/#!/walterkirn/status/400002880310366208

Obama lied. Repeatedly. Period. And he doesn’t deserve our support.

This tweeter took a page out of the Obama playbook, suggesting Kirn just doesn’t understand the “facts” about the ACA:

http://twitter.com/#!/sivavaid/status/400003109025349632

Kirn didn’t bite:

http://twitter.com/#!/walterkirn/status/400003735273099264

Bingo. Thanks to Obamacare, the only thing consumers can keep is their cancellation notices.

http://twitter.com/#!/sivavaid/status/400004119684870144

If it’s facts Mr. Vaidhyanathan wants:

http://twitter.com/#!/beytamover/status/400004614898331648
http://twitter.com/#!/sivavaid/status/400006257282539520

“Nothing to do with Obamacare”? Nice try, pal.

http://twitter.com/#!/walterkirn/status/400007184651915264
http://twitter.com/#!/beytamover/status/400010076750381056
http://twitter.com/#!/sivavaid/status/400013561033797632

Uh, actually, he did. Facts matter. Real facts, that is.

http://twitter.com/#!/walterkirn/status/400014653675556866

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Related:

Tone-deaf Jay Carney prefaces Obamacare tweet with ‘FACT’

Flashback: PolitiFact rated Obama’s ‘If you like your plan, you can keep it’ as ‘half true’

NBC reports ‘Obama knew millions would lose coverage’; Citizens wonder why media ignored facts about three year old law

WH flack @HealthCareTara: Pay no attention to the truth about Obamacare!

FACT! Mary Katharine Ham has slogan for President Pants on Fire and lying liar Jarrett

Heh: Is the @Obamacare Twitter account running out of phony success stories to pimp?

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