Repealing Obamacare has been a rallying cry for Republicans since 2009, but the GOP’s replacement bill — Obamacare Lite — is just a watered-down version of its predecessor. Thursday on radio, Glenn and his co-hosts did a comparative analysis of Obamacare, the new bill and various brands of soda.
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GLENN: Hello, America. Welcome to the program. I would like you to call in right now and just answer this one question: How do you want the Republicans to vote today on health care? Repeal it or reject it? Which one?
STU: Well, is that the choice? Repeal, what?
PAT: It’s vote for the bill or don’t vote for it. Yeah.
GLENN: Yeah, take the Trumpcare.
GLENN: And vote for what’s — what you have. Or, you know, negotiate until the last minute, but still take this. Or reject it.
PAT: And if Obamacare was Coke, this is Coke Zero. Right? It’s just — it’s Obamacare without caffeine. That’s all it is.
STU: Well, Coke Zero has no calories. It’s a delicious product.
JEFFY: I love Coke Zero.
STU: So I would not — the free market is Coke Zero.
PAT: All right. It’s tab —
STU: No, Tab is delicious.
PAT: Tab is not delicious.
STU: I have some at my house. They still make it, by the way.
JEFFY: What number should I call, Glenn?
GLENN: 888-727-BECK, Jeffy.
STU: There’s actually a weird — there’s a Coke — there’s a product called Coke Life. Have you ever had it?
GLENN: Yes. Yes. It’s Stevia.
PAT: What does it do? It gives you life?
STU: Well, sort of. It has — instead of 0 calories — a can of Coke is 150 calories. A can of Coke Zero is 0 calories. A can of Coke Life I think is 70 or 90 categories. Maybe 60. Something like that. It’s an in between. And you think to yourself, well, why would I —
STU: Why not have the real one or have the one where you’re saying, okay, maybe I’ll sacrifice a little taste or whatever and have 0 calories. Why would you go with the one that has 60 or 70 calories?
PAT: And this is what we’re saying about this stupid bill.
STU: We got that. There’s a great soda reference here.
GLENN: I don’t know if we’ve really found it. Because we’re starting with Coke.
This is like starting with MrPibb. You got to start with MrPibb.
PAT: Yeah, you have to start with something bad.
GLENN: You have to start with Diet MrPibb.
STU: Pibb Zero, is that what you’re talking about?
GLENN: Yeah. You got to start with Diet MrPibb.
PAT: You actually have to start with a glass urine.
GLENN: And then work up to, what? Urine from the most healthy person you can find.
It’s still urine, gang.
PAT: Yeah, it is.
JEFFY: It’s healthy, though.