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

  1. 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?
    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.
    Instead, we have a single skill set represented – extracting money from donors and using it to acquire votes…with arguably predictable results.

  2. 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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