Rep. Rodriguez, D-Tex., loses it 

Rep. Ciro Rodriguez, D-Tex., is partying like it’s Town Hall Summer 2009. He’s the latest congressman to go viral for all the wrong reasons, and he’s holding down a district that went for Obama with 51 percent of the vote. His Republican opponent is Quico (KEE-ko) Canseco.

Rodriguez states in the clip that CBO projected $4.1 trillion in spending without Obamacare. He was apparently referring not to CBO numbers, but for the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ old projection for all health care spending (public and private) in fiscal 2017. (Under the new numbers, it’s $4.2 trillion in fiscal 2018.)

Either way, note the continuation of President Obama’s misleading rhetoric about “if we do nothing.” To borrow an expression, that’s called a “straw man.” To borrow another: “When the law and the facts are both against you, pound the table.”

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David Freddoso

David Freddoso came to the Washington Examiner in June 2009, after serving for nearly two years as a Capitol Hill-based staff reporter for National Review Online. Before writing his New York Times bestselling book, The Case Against Barack Obama, he spent three years assisting Robert Novak, the legendary Washington... more
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