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Voters Oust Obamacare Supporters

Voters Oust Obamacare Supporters

NOVEMBER 03, 2010

Emphasizing Americans’ disdain for the president’s hostile takeover of the nation’s healthcare system, lawmakers who voted for Obamacare got the big boot in the 2010 midterm elections. 

In fact, they dropped like flies throughout the evening, as a congressional newspaper points out. At least a dozen House members who supported Obamacare lost reelection, including four newcomers (Florida Democrats Suzanne Kosmas and Alan Grayson and Virginia’s Glenn Nye and Tom Perriello) who were highly popular when they got elected in 2008.

They were joined in the unemployment line by legislators who had enjoyed a longer tenure at the capitol. Among them are three Pennsylvania Democrats (Kathy Dahlkemper, Chris Carney and Paul Kanjorski), Indiana’s Baron Hill, New Hampshire’s Carol Shea-Porter and Florida’s Allen Boyd. Support for Obamacare also cost Arkansas Senator Blanche Lincoln reelection.

Widespread opposition to healthcare reform is hardly surprising and has been well documented in many polls and, incredibly enough, the media. More than a dozen states have filed lawsuits challenging the constitutionality of the $938 billion healthcare overhaul that guarantees coverage for more than 32 million uninsured Americans and forces individuals to purchase insurance.

As opposition mounted, the government shamelessly spent hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars on a public relations campaign to promote Obamacare. The desperate effort to sway public opinion has been largely aimed at senior citizens who are concerned that Medicare cuts provide a chunk of the cash to expand coverage for the uninsured.

Judicial Watch has an ongoing investigation into Obamacare that includes more than 20 public records requests to unearth details of the degenerate, backroom deals that ultimately resulted in the law. Among them are secret, closed-door meetings held by the president and vice president with Health and Human Services officials, former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and union officials.


 

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