Kicking us off into what is bound to be a gloriously snarky weekend are approximately infinity memes about what just happened in the House floor in Congress on Friday, but none are quite as iconic as the pulling out and abortion jokes about the ACHA bill after it was withdrawn by the GOP. The legislation was minutes away from a vote on the bill when it was unexpectedly pulled, with the Associated Press reporting that House Republicans were short on votes to make it pass.
The bill, which was intended to replace the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare), would have made it more difficult for women to afford medical services like contraceptives, prenatal care, cancer screenings, and abortions. It would also have defunded Planned Parenthood for a full year. Considering the very real health consequences of this bill passing, particularly for women, it is no surprise that many are celebrating its withdrawal; and as per usual, Twitter's savagery knows no bounds. Within minutes of the bill being pulled, the "pulled out" and abortion jokes ran a plenty. Seriously, y'all — these are some sick burns, not unlike many of the health conditions Trumpcare would have inadequately covered. (*High fives the mirror*).
Read 'em and weep:
What Trumpcare Really Covered
It all makes sense when you consider that "pulling out" was also the birth control coverage provided by Trumpcare.— Jeet Heer (@HeerJeet) March 24, 2017
Which we all know is 100 percent effective! (Le sigh.)
Ba Dum PFFTTT
insert pulling out joke here https://t.co/8c51ie8BHj— Samantha Rollins (@SamanthaRollins) March 24, 2017
Insert it, but then quickly un-insert it, because consequences.
Back At It Again
GOP couldn’t bear to abort their healthcare bill so they resorted to the only method of birth control they know and pulled out.— Dan Hon (@hondanhon) March 24, 2017
I mean, this joke will never get old, no matter how many times we tell it.
@ Paul Ryan
Gotta give Republicans kudos for sticking to their core beliefs, pulling out at the last second rather than taking the bill to term— Garrett Miller (@heyitsgarrett) March 24, 2017
Don't be sad, bro! You only did what you know how to do best.
Still Not Getting Old
Pulling out remains the preferred method of Republican men.— chelsea g. summers (@chelseagsummers) March 24, 2017
TEN THOUSAND MORE OF THESE JOKES WHERE THIS CAME FROM.
Oh, How The Tables Turn
In the words of my ancestors: YIKES.
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