Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., had a bad day on Twitter.

It all started when the Senator tweeted this: “Six million people risk losing their health care [sic] subsidies, yet @POTUS continues to deny that Obamacare is bad for the American people.”

Wait, what?

Some background: His argument is based on a the Supreme Court case King v. Burwell, which comes down to the justices deciding whether or not language in the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) would prevent people from receiving government subsidies if they sign up under HealthCare.gov, which is the federal exchange.

Should the Supreme Court rule that that is the case, then, yes, it’s possible millions would lose out on subsidies that make healthcare affordable.

However, the only reason those subsidies exist in the first place is — wait for it — because Obamacare exists in the first place! Had the ACA never passed, King V. Burwell wouldn’t have millions of Americans’ subsidies riding on the outcome.

And then there is this unbelievably ironic tweet:

Here’s the thing about that. No, they are not working hard to help those “hurt by Obamacare.” Probably because, well, they are hell-bent on dismantling the ACA and have yet to offer up a single alternative.

Oh, and then there’s the fact that GOP Senators John Cornyn, Ted Cruz, Orrin Hatch, Rob Portman and Marco Rubio along with Representatives Darrell Issa and Dave Camp all filed an amicus brief in support of rejecting the subsidies provided by the federal exchange.

So, according to Thune, we should blame Obama for taking away people’s subsidies if the Republican party successfully takes away the subsidies that wouldn’t be there if Obamacare didn’t exist.

#BrokenPromises? No,  more like #BrokenLogic.

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