N.C. state Sen. Rucho's tweet comparing Obamacare to America’s wars sparks controversy

 

Charlotte Observer

A tweet by North Carolina State Sen. Bob Rucho comparing Obamacare to the toll of America’s wars set off a firestorm on the social networking website on Sunday.

Around 8 a.m., Rucho’s account tweeted: “Justice Robert’s pen & Obamacare has done more damage to the USA then the swords of the Nazis,Soviets & terrorists combined.” (U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts delivered the majority opinion upholding the Affordable Care Act.)

Rucho did not return a message left on his cell phone on Sunday.

By then, more than 90 people had re-tweeted his post. But others called the tweet offensive.

“The systematic murder of 11 million human beings, among them 6 million Jews ... and acts of terrorists using explosives to indiscriminately decimate the lives of men, women and children can in no way be compared to legislation aimed at expanding health care accessibility and quality insurance for the poor,” said Rabbi Judy Schindler of Charlotte’s Temple Beth El. “Comparing the two is deeply offensive."

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/12/15/4547981/ruchos-tweet-comparing-obamacare.html

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