Email #3, Subject: an immediate delay?

I just read over the weekend that you’re planning on “repealing but delaying” Obamacare? What does that mean? How can you vote to repeal something while at the same moment vote not to repeal it? I heard the “delay” will be several years? How’s that different from NOT repealing it? And yet I heard the repeal will be “immediate,” meaning, I guess, the vote to repeal it will be immediate but not the actual repealing? How is that anything but complete doubletalk? Would you please clearly and directly explain your position on Obamacare?

Chris Gavaler

Author: Chris Gavaler

Chris Gavaler is an associate professor at W&L University, comics editor of Shenandoah, and series editor of Bloomsbury Critical Guides in Comics Studies. He has published two novels: School for Tricksters (SMU 2011) and Pretend I’m Not Here (HarperCollins 2002); and six books of scholarship: On the Origin of Superheroes (Iowa 2015), Superhero Comics (Bloomsbury 2017), Superhero Thought Experiments (with Nathaniel Goldberg, Iowa 2019), Revising Fiction, Fact, and Faith (with Nathaniel Goldberg, Routledge 2020), Creating Comics (with Leigh Ann Beavers, Bloomsbury 2021), and The Comics Form (Bloomsbury forthcoming). His visual work appears in Ilanot Review, North American Review, Aquifer, and other journals.

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