On October 14th I engaged in what I was told by ABC7 Chicago producers would be a debate on the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act with a ‘supporter of the law’. What I did not know until I stepped on the set was that I would be debating a sitting U.S. Congressman and that I would spend most of my time trying to get a word in edgewise. Instead of discussing the merits of Obamacare or lack thereof. I spent most of my time defending the GOP, Sarah Palin, Ted Cruz, George W. Bush AND the Tea Party. Not only was I debating the Congressman I was also debating all 3 of the Windy City Live program hosts in front of a live audience filled with furloughed IRS agents and union workers. The odds were heavily stacked against me but when I had a chance to speak I spoke the truth. Even when the Congressman was filibustering, receiving support from his friends on the Left and refusing to answer direct questions.
October 19, 2013 UPDATE: Just for the record, NBC news is now confirming precisely what I said in the above ‘debate’. “Thousands get health insurance cancellation notices” – NBC. That is precisely what the Tea Party was trying to prevent.