NEW YORK – The implementation of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, has been marred by computer glitches and the possibility of millions of Americans losing their health insurance. Representative Louie Gohmert (R-TX), a strong opponent of Obamacare, is also worried that the law is hampering America’s ability to solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
“I’ve hated the Affordable Care Act from the beginning. I was the one who said it would make people suffer and die,” Gohmert explained, “but that was for domestic reasons—now it has also been a failure internationally.”
Gohmert pointed to the fact that since Obamacare has been passed, John Kerry has not been able to make headway with his Middle East peace push, with the last meeting between Israeli and Palestinian negotiators descending into a shouting match.
“Do you know what they were shouting about? They were shouting about how it was impossible to trust a country that is attempting to implement universal healthcare, a.k.a.Nazi communism,” Gohmert explained. “Correlation doesn’t necessarily prove causation, but come on, how could attempting to get more Americans health care not be the most divisive issue in the Arab-Israeli conflict.”
Gohmert said that if Obamacare were repealed, issues that had previously kept the two sides apart—like the right of return for Palestine refugees, Israel’s desire for defensible boarders, construction of Jewish settlements in the West Bank, and the fate of Jerusalem—would fall by the wayside.
“The president lied about Obamacare,” Gohmert said, “and now Israelis and Palestinians have to pay the price.”