How unpopular is the Democrats’ federal health care rationing bill?

This unpopular:

RICHMOND, Va. — With five Democrats defecting, the Virginia Senate today passed a Republican measure that says Virginians don’t have to buy health insurance.

Voting 23-17, the Democratic-controlled Senate kicked to the House a bill by Sen. Frederick Quayle, R-Suffolk, that supporters say will send a message to Washington about its efforts to overhaul the health-care system.

(Via AoSHQ Headlines) The bill should pass the GOP-controlled House of Delegates with no trouble, and likewise be signed into law by the Republican Governor, and will probably be used as ammo for a lawsuit by the Commonwealth’s Republican Attorney General, should he need it…

– Hey, remember when Virginia was inevitably going to be going Blue for unto the next six generations?

…so it’s interesting that five vulnerable state Senators broke ranks on this bill to vote with the Republicans.  It’s also interesting to consider the implications that this bill – whether substanstive or cosmetic – has for, say, Democrats in the US Congress.  Like Gerald ConnollyHi, Jerry!  Quick: what do you think of this legislation?

More importantly, what does your district think of this legislation?

Moe Lane

Crossposted to RedState.


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  • physics geek says:

    remember when Virginia was inevitably going to be going Blue for unto the next six generations

    Nope. I live in the state. Last year was a perfect storm for Democrats, but most years are not. Even stodgy Bob Dole won this state against Bill Clinton, so McCain had to work to lose Virginia

  • liberty24601 says:

    Glad to see the State do this. Will Connelly pay attention? Doubt it. He only hosts telephonic town hall meetings or in restricted access retirement centers, won’t face the people he represents. Now running ads in NoVA to show what he has accomplised, not how he’s screwed the taxpayers over. He is spineless and votes the way Pelosi wants him to, not as the people he represents want him to. We’re going to do everything we can to get him of here in Nov.

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