Michael Schaus

It was nearly two minutes of babbling double-speak and nonsensical platitudes. And, strangely, these confoundingly evasive words did not come from our beloved Nancy Pelosi, or that Democratic Gem Debbie Wasserman-Schultz. When NBC correspondent Kasie Hunt asked the Georgia Democrat Senate hopeful, Michelle Nunn, whether or not she would have voted for the “Affordable” Care Act, verbal chaos ensued.

“At the time the Affordable Health Care Act was passed, I was, uh, working for Points of Light, so, I think it’s hard to go back…to look back retrospectively, but when I look at it, I think about “what do we need to do going forward?” I look at it, I come at it from the perspective of someone who made payroll, who saw rising healthcare premiums, who believes we actually need to work together to make changes where it’s not working and improve the things that already are working.”

For another mind grinding minute the Democrat politician trudged her way through non-committals, platitudes, and circular logic. Her unprepared attempts to verbally stumble out of the question kinda makes the viewer think she doesn’t really want to approach anything resembling an actual answer.

Through her complex web of unmarried half-thoughts, she managed to brush upon the few things within Obamacare that she apparently thinks are universally praised. She managed to profess her admiration for platitudinous concepts, such as coverage for preexisting conditions, and parental sponsored healthcare for “kids” up to the age of twenty-six. (Ok… Seriously: We live in a world where people in their mid-twenties can’t be expected to take care of themselves? If we’re considering 26 year olds to be “kids” on their parent’s health insurance, then maybe we shouldn’t let them vote…)

When pressed by the reporter for a slightly more coherent response, her train of thought continued the scenic route to a non-answer:

“I think it’s impossible to look back retrospectively and say, ‘what would you have done if you were there?’… But what I can say, ultimately, because I wasn’t there, and we now have hindsight, what I can do is say, here’s where we are today, and here’s what we should do today, which is to move forward.”


Michael Schaus

Michael Schaus is a talk radio host, the Associate Editor for Townhall Finance, and the executive producer for Ransom Notes Radio. He is a writer, artist, and political humorist. Having worked in a wide range of industries (including construction, journalism, and financial services) his perspectives and world views are forged with a deep understanding of what it means to be an American conservative. Visit RightWingImage.com for more from Michael.