Jan
16
2014

Ann Kirkpatrick (D, Arizona-01) tries to run against #obamacare. :pause: Umm…

In 2010, Ann Kirkpatrick was a key vote for Obamacare.  This is a thing that happened. It, in fact, cost her the 2010 election.

Freshman Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (D-Ariz.) will vote for the healthcare reform bill that will soon hit the House floor.

Kirkpatrick’s support is a boost for President Barack Obama and Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), who are trying to corral 216 votes to clear the legislation through the lower chamber.

Now she’s pretending that she’s some sort of anti-Obamacare whistle-blower.  It doesn’t get to work that way for the Congresswoman, and the NRCC is quite right to call her out on her hypocrisy. Here’s the truth: Kirkpatrick supported Barack Obama’s healthcare law; she got booted out of office in 2010 because of her support; and she got herself back into office (while still standing by her vote) in 2012 thanks largely to an open seat and a redrawn district.  Only now it’s 2014, and the law is blowing up precisely the way that people (read: “me“) said that it was going to. How many chances to get this right does the woman seriously expect to get?

Moe Lane (crosspost)

PS: As to warning people about the site… shoot, I did that back in March of 2013. So I guess by Ann Kirkpatrick’s own logic I’m more laudably prescient than she was on this.  …Which is true, but that shouldn’t be the case.  I don’t have the same level of access to policy materials that a Member of Congress has; there’s something wrong when stuff that is obvious to me isn’t to them.

5 Comments

  • acat says:

    Responding only to your postscript, Mr. Lane – this is part of why the Founding Fathers wanted one rep per every .. what was it, 10,000 citizens?
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    Part of the idea being, of course, 10,000 is a reasonable number for one person to interact with on a regular basis, so the needs of the district would be at least *known* by the Rep, but .. *another* part is that the Reps would constitute, among themselves, a reasonable cross-section of people who work for a living, and would have most every trade and skill set represented.
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    Instead, we have a single skill set represented – extracting money from donors and using it to acquire votes…with arguably predictable results.
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    Mew

  • BigGator5 says:

    So much for Nancy Pelosi saying Dems would be embracing ObamaCare. Amirite?

  • 1_rick says:

    Comments are disabled on this video. I wonder why.

  • Freddie Sykes says:

    Who paid for that video? House Majority Pac? Golly, but the Republicans run the House. Does that mean she is the non-existence Republican who voted for Obamacare? Must be since video never mentioned she was a Democrat.

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