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‘When can I swing by for my pap smear?’: GOPer mocked for anti-Obamacare Twitter poll gone horribly wrong

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A prominent foe of the Affordable Care Act — also known as Obamacare — got a lesson on Twitter Wednesday when she attempted an online poll about repeal and didn’t get the response she no doubt expected.

Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) made an appearance Tuesday on CNN where she was put on the spot when she claimed that gutting the Office of Congressional Ethics was “draining the swap.”

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Perhaps to take the sting out of that star-turn — particularly after the GOP backed off the bill — Blackburn returned to what is her strong point: bashing Obamacare.

On Twitter she wrote, “Do you support the repeal of Obamacare? RT if you do, and share what you want to see as the replacement,” accompanied by a poll.

What she got back was 84 percent of poll-takers saying they didn’t want to see Obamacare repealed.

Then came the ridicule and the advice.

Screenshot of tweet and responses below:

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One person offered up a suggestion for Blackburn to consider:


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The dangers of Trump TV: MSNBC host hammers Fox News as ‘genuine public health threat’ amid pandemic

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Tuesday night, Fox News decided that all anyone needed to do is to pump Americans with a Malaria drug and send them back to work to save President Donald Trump's economy.

Speaking Wednesday night, MSNBC host Chris Hayes bashed the conservative network for downplaying the seriousness of coronavirus, saying that they are "a genuine public health threat."

While Trump has advisers like Dr. Anthony Fauci, he also has the unofficial advisers he sees on Fox News.

They "are coalescing around the idea the whole thing is just overblown and we need to pump everyone full of the malaria drug and get them back to work. This is what you heard if you watch trump tv just last night," Hayes said. He then played clips illustrating exactly that, with hosts ranting and raving about the virus not being as serious as the flu.

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‘Don’t let him rewrite history’: GOP ex-congressman slams Trump for painting fewer than 100,000 COVID-19 deaths as a victory

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At Wednesday's coronavirus task force press conference, President Donald Trump reiterated his claim that if fewer than 100,000 Americans die from COVID-19, it will be a victory for him.

Former Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL) had none of it.

He ignored the warnings. He ignored the scientists & doctors. He refused to prepare. He lied about the virus. This country wasn’t ready. People got sick. People died. People lost their jobs. Because he cared more about himself than the country.

Don’t let him rewrite history. https://t.co/9snqoJ1VQI

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Wisconsin GOP plots to strip Democratic governor of more power — a day after forcing voters to stand outside in a pandemic

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This week, Republicans in the Wisconsin legislature have faced national fury after their successful lawsuits blocking Democratic Gov. Tony Evers from delaying the election and extending absentee voting.

But just one day after tens of thousands of voters were forced to stand in public lines and risk COVID-19 exposure just to exercise their constitutional right to vote, the Wisconsin GOP found yet another way to weaponize the pandemic for partisan gain.

According to Molly Beck of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Republicans in the legislature have slipped a provision into the state's relief bill authorizing unemployment disbursement under the federal CARES Act, that would allow the state's Finance Committee to make budget cuts without input from Evers — stripping him of power at exactly the moment when the public would be looking to the governor for help.

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