Suzanne Somers thinks Obamacare is tantamount to socialism and just an attempt by Barack Obama to control the American people, and she’s got some made-up historical quotes to prove it.
The actress and fitness advocate recently wrote for a section of The Wall Street Journal that collects the opinions of “experts” who share thoughts on a given topic.
For her piece on Obamacare, Suzanne Somers billed herself as a “health advocate, entrepreneur, Emmy-nominated actress and author.”
She relied on that expertise to deliver her thoughts on Obamacare as socialized medicine.
“As a writer of 24 books mostly on health and wellness and by using my celebrity to get to the best and brightest doctors, scientists and medical professionals in the alternative and integrative health-care world, I have come to the following conclusions:
“First of all, let’s call affordable health care what it really is: It’s socialized medicine.”
Somers goes on to explain that single-payer health care has shown to be ineffective and that pre-existing coverage only makes sense for seniors.
She also hinted that Barack Obama had more nefarious plans with his signature piece of legislation.
“And then there is another consideration: It’s the dark underbelly of the Affordable Care Act reminiscent of what Lenin and Churchill both said. Lenin: ‘Socialized medicine is the keystone to the arch of the socialist state.’ Churchill: ‘Control your citizens’ health care and you control your citizens.’ “
But as The Atlantic points out, she was wrong on both fronts, and possibly even lying. Churchill didn’t even like Britain’s health care system, though he did help put it in place, and Lenin never actually said that at all.
Suzanne Somers has been in a mood to pick fights lately. Earlier this month she took on Miley Cyrus, unprompted, after the young singer said that people over 40 don’t have sex anymore. The 66-year-old Somers decided to share that she and her husband Alan Hamel still have sex twice a day.
As for her Obamaclare claims, The Wall Street Journal would later print a correction saying they could not verify the quotes Suzanne Somers used in the article.