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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Sen. Rucho, who compares Obamacare to Nazi atrocities, is in the GOP mainstream

Posted By on Tue, Dec 17, 2013 at 11:56 AM

By now, you've read about Sen. Bob Rucho, the Charlotte Republican who claimed in a tweet that Obamacare poses a worse threat to the country than the Nazis, Stalin or terrorists ever did. If not, here's an overview. Sen. Bob RuchoSo you're probably thinking, who is this nut and why is he embarrassing the Republican Party? Sorry, but Rucho is no nut — at least, not to his fellow Republican senators. Rather, he is co-chair of the Senate Finance Committee and the senator most responsible for the GOP tax-deforming legislation which slashed rates for the wealthy and corporations while handing...

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