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Richard Dreyfuss: If GOP doesn’t help fix Obamacare, should anticipate ‘the sick and the dying and the dead on their lawn’

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      Jamie Weinstein

      Jamie Weinstein is Senior Editor of The Daily Caller. His work has appeared in The Weekly Standard, the New York Daily News and The Washington Examiner, among many other publications. He also worked as the Collegiate Network Journalism Fellow at Roll Call Newspaper and is the winner of the 2011 "Funniest Celebrity in Washington" contest. A regular on Fox News and other cable news outlets, Weinstein received a master’s degree in the history of international relations from the London School of Economics in 2009 and a bachelor's degree in history and government from Cornell University in 2006. He is the author of the political satire, "The Lizard King: The Shocking Inside Account of Obama's True Intergalactic Ambitions by an Anonymous White House Staffer."

On CNN’s “Piers Morgan Live” Tuesday, actor Richard Dreyfuss weighed in on the Obamacare rollout.

“I think for about 100 years one of the political parties has always tried to get a safety net under people and the other party hasn’t,” he said. “And now we have [Obamacare], which is an enormous accomplishment. And it started with glitches and problems — but I love to remind people that all of our national endeavors started out badly. World War II did not start well or the highway act or social security or the Hoover Dam. And what happens is they get fixed by a Congress of both parties, and that’s what should happen now. And if one party says ‘no,’ then they should anticipate having the sick and the dying and the dead on their lawns.”

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