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Retconning reality, the #Obamacare way…

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Are you familiar with the term “retconning”?

It stands for “Retroactive continuity“, and basically means when a previously established fact(s) is altered in the continuity of a fictional work. Retconning happens in movies, TV shows and comic books all the time, especially when the writer wants to unmake something that’s already happened, like if a character died and they want him/her back.

But again, …comic books. Movies.

Fiction. As in: “Not real”.

Because you can’t “retcon” reality.

And yet what else can you call this?

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