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Obamacare is Worse Than Nazis, Soviets, Terrorists, Claims North Carolina State Senator Bob Rucho

| by Michael Allen

North Carolina State Senator Bob Rucho (R) recently claimed that Obamacare and Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts were worse than the Nazis, the former Soviet Union and terrorism combined.

Obamacare will provide the opportunity for 40 million Americans to finally have access to health coverage, but that's worse than murdering millions of people per Rucho's logic, notes ThinkProgress.org.

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Rucho made the statement today on his Twitter page:

Justice Robert's pen & Obamacare has done more damage to the USA then the swords of the Nazis, Soviets & terrorists combined.

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When Rucho was called out on Twitter for his bizarre claim, he tweeted:

Those that tweeted, put your thinking caps back on: 'The PEN is mightier than the SWORD.' Edward Bulwar-Lytton, 1839. But surely you knew that.

Earlier this year, Rucho was a sponsor of a bill to ban Medicaid expansion for 500,000 poor people in North Carolina and to block the state from setting up a health insurance exchange that residents could use to get health insurance via Obamacare, reported BlueRidgeNow.com.

In 2012, Rucho pushed for fracking in the state even though the big energy practice reportedly pollutes the air and water of communities, noted IndyWeek.com.

Sources: BlueRidgeNow.com, IndyWeek.com, ThinkProgress.org, Twitter