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If Obamacare Is Diet Mr. Pibb, What Soda Is Obamacare Lite?

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.

PAT: Yeah.

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 --

PAT: What?

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.

(laughter)

It's still urine, gang.

PAT: Yeah, it is.

JEFFY: It's healthy, though.

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