Tea Partier Says He May Vote For Hillary So He Can Keep Obamacare (VIDEO)

YouTube user and gun channel host James Webb confessed to his viewers this week that he’d been grappling with uncertainty about who to vote for in the upcoming 2016 presidential election.

Webb discussed his struggle in a video entitled “This Tea Party Patriot May Vote For Hillary,” which was uploaded on Monday to his channel “Hot Lead retired.”

“Hello, YouTube. I’m kinda having a difficult decision,” Webb lamented in the 3-minute video. “I don’t know which party to vote for. … I don’t know whether to go for a Republican or a Democrat — and I’m serious. Because I asked myself, I said, ‘Which party has helped me out the most in the last, I don’t know, 15 years? Twenty?’ And it was the Repub-, err, Democrat Party. The Democrats.”

“I mean if it wasn’t for Obama and that Obamacare, I would still be working,” Webb continued. “With Obamacare, I got to retire at age 50. Because if it wasn’t for Obamacare I would had to work till I was 65 and get on Medicare because health insurance is expensive.”

Webb stressed how valuable it was that he’d been able to retire so early and still had health care coverage. He also noted that Obamacare reimburses him for his gym membership.

“It’s some kind of healthy lifestyle plan, program,” Webb said. “So I mean, you know, I got, I’m trying to work out and exercise a little bit and lose some weight ’cause I’m retired now. I got all kinds of time to go to the gym, swim, you know, lift a little weights, do some little walking, run track, stuff.”

Webb also bemoaned the fact that he couldn’t put his faith in the Republican Party any longer.

“The Republican Party they ain’t done nothing for me, man. Nothing,” Webb said. “So, I’m leaning toward voting for Hillary. Unless something major comes up. I don’t trust the Republicans anymore. They’re wanting to repeal the Obamacare. And, I don’t want them to do that, man, ’cause then I’ll have to go to work again.”

“My life’s already planned out,” Webb added.

Webb said he’d voted for Republicans for 32 years, was a “charter member” of his Tea Party Patriot chapter and was a veteran of the U.S. Army “under Reagan” but pointed out that “things have changed.”

“Unless the Republicans change with it, I’m probably gonna have to swing my vote over toward Hillary.”

Watch the video below, courtesy of Webb’s YouTube channel:

h/t Raw Story

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