Conservative white grievance queen Tomi Lahren made an absolute fool of herself during a Politicon debate with Chelsea Handler.
Handler didn’t even have to do much debating to win the day. All she had to do was ask questions and let Lahren talk.
As we all know, the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, gives young people the ability to remain on their parents’ health insurance plan until they reach the age of 26.
This is a good benefit of the law because most young people are in college or have low-paying jobs so they can’t afford to purchase their own individual plan.
Donald Trump and the Republican Party have spent most of the year trying to repeal the law, a move that would strip healthcare from millions of Americans, and kill the ability of young people to remain on their parents’ plan.
During the debate at Politicon on Saturday, Handler expressed her belief that healthcare is a fundamental right and called for passage of a universal healthcare system.
Lahren whined about government provided healthcare and railed against Obamacare, arguing that healthcare should be left to the states to decide and claimed that the free market provides better healthcare. Of course, Lahren neglects to note that healthcare is more expensive under a for-profit system.
But that’s when Handler struck by asking Lahren if she has health insurance plan.
And in one glorious sentence, Lahren owned herself.
“Luckily, I am 24, so I am still on my parents’ plan,” she said.
The crowd immediately erupted in boos and called Lahren out for being a hypocrite. The only reason why she is able to be on her parents’ plan is because of Obamacare. In short, she personally benefits from the very program that she thinks should be repealed.
Here’s the video via YouTube. The relevant remarks begin at the 9-minute mark.
It should also be pointed out that Lahren is currently unemployed, which makes it even more important for her that she has the ability to remain on her parents’ insurance. But her admission makes her a conservative moocher and a hypocrite who has no business debating healthcare. Millions of people her age cannot afford healthcare and rely on their parents’ plan. Many don’t even have that benefit.
Tomi Lahren walked right into Handler’s trap and single-handedly demonstrated that conservatives only care about themselves.
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