One congressman called it "the most dangerous piece of legislation ever passed."
A Republican state representative has called it "as destructive to personal and individual liberties as the Fugitive Slave Act."
President Obama commented:
"Think about that. Affordable health care is worse than a law that lets slaveowners get their runaway slaves back. I mean, these are quotes. . . . I am not making this stuff up."
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) said that the health care law must be repealed "before it literally kills women, kills children, kills senior citizens."Think about that last humongous lie. Said by a former presidential candidate who briefly was the front runner in the Republican primary.
The president wryly took that one down, saying:
"I have to say that is from six months ago. I just want to point out that we still have women. We still have children. And we still have senior citizens."
And then he added: "All of this would be funny if it weren't so crazy."
Amen to that.