Womp: Florida Gov. Scott decides to expand Medicaid

posted at 8:41 pm on February 20, 2013 by Erika Johnsen

Looks like Florida’s abstention from designing their own health insurance exchange system was not a precursor of things to come, as Florida Gov. Rick Scott announced this afternoon that he’ll be joining the ranks of the other GOP governors in Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, North Dakota, and Ohio who have also given in to the federal arm-twisting and signed up for ObamaCare’s proffered Medicaid expansions. Via Bloomberg:

Scott, 60, said at a news conference today in Tallahassee that he would ask the state legislature to back the expansion under Obama’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. …

Scott joins six other Republican governors who have agreed to expand Medicaid, the federal-state health plan for the poor, according to a tally by the Advisory Board Co., a research and consulting company in Washington.

Scott said he supported a “limited” expansion that would last for three years. That’s a reasonable time to judge the expansion, he said.

“Expanding access to Medicaid services for three years is a compassionate, common sense step forward,” Scott said. “It is not a white flag of surrender to government-run health care.”

Er, good luck convincing state and national conservatives that it isn’t a white flag, especially after building a big chunk of your political career on fighting ObamaCare’s implementation tooth and nail. Scott campaigned against the health-care overhaul even before he took office after the 2010 Tea Party wave, and Florida was at the front of the pack of the 26 states that fought it in court. Scott, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, and Texas Gov. Rick Perry made for an outspoken trifecta on resisting every facet of the law, but Scott started signaling he might defect pretty immediately after his state went for Obama in November — and the Obama administration went in for the kill.

A few days after Obama won reelection, Scott  gave a surprising interview to The Associated Press hinting a softening in his stalwart opposition. Amid unfavorable polls at home, Scott talked about wanting to work with the feds on the health law.

Scott’s Obamacare diplomacy led to a high-profile early January meeting with HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, after which both sides expressed a commitment to keep working together. It also became apparent that Scott was trying to win concessions from HHS on how to design the Florida’s Medicaid program. He won approval of two waivers — and the announcement came just hours after the second one.

Scott’s ailing poll numbers + his reelection bid coming up in 2014 = full-on capitulation to Florida’s swingy purplishness. ObamaCare might be all kinds of set up to fail in practice, but it’s doing just fine at breaking down the big-government resistance movement.


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Bad Tea.

Bmore on February 20, 2013 at 8:42 PM

…so he was a fake!

KOOLAID2 on February 20, 2013 at 8:44 PM

Scott said he supported a “limited” expansion that would last for three years.

LOL. Now pull the other finger …

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on February 20, 2013 at 8:46 PM

Disappointed. He is going to be nailing his future in FL politics shut. At least in my eyes.

CoffeeLover on February 20, 2013 at 8:46 PM

After his appointment of Corey to destroy the Zimmerman family and placate black racists, I have zero use for this man.

Blake on February 20, 2013 at 8:48 PM

FAIL.

Siding with obama is a fail, whether it is Scott propping up obamacare, or Rubio pushing obama’s ‘amnesty plan’.

Why can’t these guys JUST SAY NO to obama?

Pork-Chop on February 20, 2013 at 8:48 PM

Fire this fake Florida! At your soonest convenience. Or perish.

Bmore on February 20, 2013 at 8:49 PM

…so he was a fake!

KOOLAID2 on February 20, 2013 at 8:44 PM

I think they are all fake.

sharrukin on February 20, 2013 at 8:49 PM

Since when has government expansion EVER been limited.

Scott, you are a fool and let yourself be bought; the GOP is failing as the fascist monkey-people of the left destroy the nation.

Bishop on February 20, 2013 at 8:50 PM

Interesting that rather than a red tie he’s chosen a shiny pink one… wonder if that’s the new RINO party color.

thatsafactjack on February 20, 2013 at 8:50 PM

How about cheering the HA crowd up with a Christie thread Allah?

Bmore on February 20, 2013 at 8:51 PM

All these idiots are flying the flag of surrender. All it will do is attract more bums and drive business out. This will all but guarantee the end of MediCare and a brave new world of totally government run single payer health care. Your new “doctor” could be an unemployed postal worker…….

redguy on February 20, 2013 at 8:52 PM

Bummer…

workingclass artist on February 20, 2013 at 8:56 PM

“Expanding access to Medicaid services for three years is a compassionate, common sense step forward,” Scott said. “It is not a white flag of surrender to government-run health care.”

And in three years you’ll find another three reasons to keep it going.

arnold ziffel on February 20, 2013 at 8:57 PM

Your new “doctor” could be an unemployed postal worker…….

redguy on February 20, 2013 at 8:52 PM

You forgot from Pakistan.

chemman on February 20, 2013 at 8:59 PM

I think they are all fake.

sharrukin on February 20, 2013 at 8:49 PM

That or they are easily frightened and/or easily compromised, both or all three.

Fallon on February 20, 2013 at 8:59 PM

About that three-year limit…..

Governors like Mr. Scott and Ohio’s John Kasich are trying to inoculate themselves on the right by creating triggers or “sunsets” that would automatically rescind their participation in new Medicaid if—make that when—Washington reneges on funding.

They’re only conning themselves. HHS can simply impose a blanket “maintenance of effort” rule that prohibits opting out—or any other change.

WSJ.

Good luck with that.

Wethal on February 20, 2013 at 9:00 PM

Interesting that rather than a red tie he’s chosen a shiny pink one… wonder if that’s the new RINO party color.

thatsafactjack on February 20, 2013 at 8:50 PM

gd, Can we ever get someone with a skull and crossbones tie, Braveheart, or even Cartman? This Hello Kitty shit is getting old.

arnold ziffel on February 20, 2013 at 9:00 PM

Scott has gone the way of Charlie Crist.

Bah bye Tim.

katy on February 20, 2013 at 9:01 PM

Scott’s ailing poll numbers + his reelection bid coming up in 2014 =
===================================================================

2013-2014 Governor’s Races: Who’s Vulnerable?
December 11, 2012
******************

Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R)

Approval ratings for Scott — a Tea Party-aligned Republican — remain low. A poll by Public Policy Polling in October showed 36 percent approval; in August, it was as high as 41 percent in a Quinnipiac University-CBS-New York Times poll. Both ratings are up a bit from Scott’s dismal numbers a year ago, thanks to some more moderate moves on education policy, a charm offensive and a slowly improving economy. But they are still low enough to make him vulnerable, particularly in the wake of the 2012 election results in which President Obama won Florida just two years after the Republicans shellacked the Democrats in the state’s midterm elections. The highest profile potential challenger would be former Republican, former Independent and newly minted Democrat Charlie Crist, who served one term as governor before losing a Senate bid. Other possibilities are the Democratic nominee Scott narrowly beat in 2010, former state CFO Alex Sink; Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer; and former state Sen. Nan Rich, who is officially in the race. If Republican state CFO Jeff Atwater decides to run against Scott in a primary, that could heighten the incumbent’s vulnerability.
=============

http://www.governing.com/blogs/politics/gov-2013-2014-governors-races-vulnerable.html

canopfor on February 20, 2013 at 9:03 PM

Very disappointing.

KCB on February 20, 2013 at 9:04 PM

AZ did too?? I live here and didn’t hear a word. News to me. Not doubting it,, just didn’t know. Must research….

wolly4321 on February 20, 2013 at 9:04 PM

Another one ‘eats the faery dust’ of 0bama…

Scrumpy on February 20, 2013 at 9:04 PM

If his numbers already are low then recall the bastid turncoat.

No point in letting a known weasel have the advantage of running as an incumbent.

Unlike traitor-for-life JustUs John Roberts there are mechanisms for Scott’s removal from orifice.

viking01 on February 20, 2013 at 9:06 PM

“a compassionate, common sense step”

Whenever a Republican starts spouting liberal gobbledygook as a justification, you know we’re in trouble.

jnelchef on February 20, 2013 at 9:06 PM

“It is not a white flag of surrender to government-run health care.”

3 years later…………..

“We can’t pull the rug out from under people now. They’ve come to DEPEND on it.

Besides, we know it’s costing more than projected. We’ll just have to raise taxes somewhere to pay for it.

GarandFan on February 20, 2013 at 9:07 PM

“Re-branding.”

steebo77 on February 20, 2013 at 9:07 PM

Damn transplanted Yankees.

SouthernGent on February 20, 2013 at 9:07 PM

Kasich lost my vote and now Scott’s lost my support.

We’re so screwed.

CW on February 20, 2013 at 9:08 PM

In a language he apparently understands. Downtwinkles.

Bmore on February 20, 2013 at 9:08 PM

“Limited” expansion? Is that like a “temporary” tax? There’s no such thing as a limited expansion of Federal nightmares, especially if Barky is in the White House.

Philly on February 20, 2013 at 9:08 PM

Where are they going to get the money to pay of all of this crap?

Dack Thrombosis on February 20, 2013 at 9:08 PM

Republican politicians are concerned about their next election, period. They will do whatever it takes to get elected, no matter how bad it is for their constituents. It’s easier to capitulate than stand firm and convince the electorate that conservative principles are better for the people.

KCB on February 20, 2013 at 9:10 PM

Dubya Part 2? The word ‘compassionate’ jumped out.

tommy71 on February 20, 2013 at 9:10 PM

The states that don’t expand will have to fund these parasite states? You got to figure out a way around that. I’d have to challenge the constitutionality of that. If scotus determined that a state can’t be forced into it, then it’s only logical that the state can’t be forced to finance it for others. If there is no solution to protect the opt-out states from being penalized, then I think the program is unconstitutional, if the republic is to remain.

Buddahpundit on February 20, 2013 at 9:10 PM

GarandFan on February 20, 2013 at 9:07 PM

Exactly my thought…

Scrumpy on February 20, 2013 at 9:12 PM

3 years later…………..

“We can’t pull the rug out from under people now. They’ve come to DEPEND on it.

Besides, we know it’s costing more than projected. We’ll just have to raise taxes find new revenue somewhere to pay for it.

GarandFan on February 20, 2013 at 9:07 PM

Gvmint speak..

KCB on February 20, 2013 at 9:12 PM

I’m shocked that a former hospital executive would sign on to more $$$ from the government that will line the pockets of hospital executives! Shocked!

Big Government and Big Business are BFF.

Punchenko on February 20, 2013 at 9:13 PM

What Courage!

Oops, I meant “what courage?”

Buddahpundit on February 20, 2013 at 9:10 PM

Precisely why a little unity was important BP. I guess we can kiss that goodbye.

JusDreamin on February 20, 2013 at 9:13 PM

Republican politicians are concerned about their next election, period. They will do whatever it takes to get elected, no matter how bad it is for their constituents. It’s easier to capitulate than stand firm and convince the electorate that conservative principles are better for the people.

KCB on February 20, 2013 at 9:10 PM

Well said sir. Time after time they promise to take you to Scarborough Fair and yet always detour down Hershey highway.

arnold ziffel on February 20, 2013 at 9:14 PM

Turncoat.

jawkneemusic on February 20, 2013 at 9:14 PM

….if the republic is to remain.

Buddahpundit on February 20, 2013 at 9:10 PM

The republic as we know it is not meant to stand…

It’s all about ‘fairness’ and ‘re-distribution’… :-)

We are, as 0bama has been so fond to say, a ‘collective’ now.

Scrumpy on February 20, 2013 at 9:15 PM

KCB on February 20, 2013 at 9:10 PM

You got it!! Well said :-)

Scrumpy on February 20, 2013 at 9:16 PM

Where are they going to get the money to pay of all of this crap?

Dack Thrombosis on February 20, 2013 at 9:08 PM

lol, I think you know. Another dollar a month from you and many helpful others could save a child from hunger or going without essential care.

arnold ziffel on February 20, 2013 at 9:17 PM

Gvmint speak..

KCB on February 20, 2013 at 9:12 PM

KCB, I did McCain as Benedict Arnold, Chris Cristie as Chris Creosote, etc…… What to do this fellow Scott as? Question is directed to you but all are welcomed to make suggestions. ; )

Bmore on February 20, 2013 at 9:17 PM

Kasich lost my vote and now Scott’s lost my support.

We’re so screwed.

CW on February 20, 2013 at 9:08 PM

I watched Gov Kasich’s State of the State last night. The Channel kept buffering so I missed most of what he said about the Medicaid Expansion. Our State Treasurer, Josh Mandel is against it and some of the R’s in Columbus are too.

Like Gov Scott, Kasich is up for election in 2014.

What I don’t know is who are the people going to be covered under this “expansion” that aren’t covered now?

Doesn’t anyone have a spine???

bluefox on February 20, 2013 at 9:19 PM

He and the Assembly get blasted since they’re Repubs. He barely won in the big midterm sweep. So, it is what it is. There’s already been a bunch of “issues” over the past couple years that they will berate him with. Might be rematch, and he’ll lose.

John Kettlewell on February 20, 2013 at 9:19 PM

You got it!! Well said :-)

Scrumpy on February 20, 2013 at 9:16 PM

Thanks. Scott Walker is the only Republican I can think of that has shown real political courage in a long time..

KCB on February 20, 2013 at 9:20 PM

A government based on compassion is your master. And a cold-blooded one at that.

A government based on justice is your servant.

AshleyTKing on February 20, 2013 at 9:20 PM

KCB, I did McCain as Benedict Arnold, Chris Cristie as Chris Creosote, etc…… What to do this fellow Scott as? Question is directed to you but all are welcomed to make suggestions. ; )

Bmore on February 20, 2013 at 9:17 PM

Smegle, ferret or jellyfish?

arnold ziffel on February 20, 2013 at 9:20 PM

Smegle, ferret or jellyfish?

arnold ziffel on February 20, 2013 at 9:20 PM

You got me little piggy, I admit having to google smegle. Lol!

Bmore on February 20, 2013 at 9:24 PM

KCB, I did McCain as Benedict Arnold, Chris Cristie as Chris Creosote, etc…… What to do this fellow Scott as? Question is directed to you but all are welcomed to make suggestions. ; )

Bmore on February 20, 2013 at 9:17 PM

You could make him The cowardly lion. Put him with Kasich and other turncoats and have them shaking before the great and powerful Zero.

KCB on February 20, 2013 at 9:26 PM

Wow, I planned to post on an earlier thread about Universal Studios cancelling health benefits for part time workers that the posturing Republican governors would cave on their Medicaid and exchange obstructionism just as soon as it looked like angry voters would vote them out of office for doing so, and this guy didn’t even wait a day. All of these guys will backtrack, especially Republican governors in blue states like Christie and Corbett.

Mr. Arkadin on February 20, 2013 at 9:28 PM

Surrender, what we’ve come to expect from the GOP establishment politicians. Not a pair of testicles or spine among the whole sorry lot.

AZfederalist on February 20, 2013 at 9:29 PM

You could make him The cowardly lion. Put him with Kasich and other turncoats and have them shaking before the great and powerful Zero.

KCB on February 20, 2013 at 9:26 PM

Funny you should mention the Wizard of Oz visual. I have it in mind for one already. I like arnolds idea about the jellyfish because its Florida. What other Florida natives could be used?

Bmore on February 20, 2013 at 9:30 PM

The states that don’t expand will have to fund these parasite states? You got to figure out a way around that. I’d have to challenge the constitutionality of that. If scotus determined that a state can’t be forced into it, then it’s only logical that the state can’t be forced to finance it for others. If there is no solution to protect the opt-out states from being penalized, then I think the program is unconstitutional, if the republic is to remain.

Buddahpundit on February 20, 2013 at 9:10 PM

I don’t know if the States that don’t expand have to fund States that do or not. However, Kasich said last night that he doesn’t want our tax dollars sent to other States. $13 billion of Ohio’s tax dollars coming back here. Said he rejected Obamacare. Aren’t these Medicaid Expansion Exchanges part of Obamacare? Sounds like double speak to me.

bluefox on February 20, 2013 at 9:30 PM

Show me a Republican and I’ll show you a squish.

bw222 on February 20, 2013 at 9:31 PM

“Hi, I’m from the government and I’m here to help you.”

AshleyTKing on February 20, 2013 at 9:33 PM

KCB, I did McCain as Benedict Arnold, Chris Cristie as Chris Creosote, etc…… What to do this fellow Scott as? Question is directed to you but all are welcomed to make suggestions. ; )

Bmore on February 20, 2013 at 9:17 PM

Looks like you’re going to have quite a few Gov’s to add. Gov Kasich would be next, unless Mandel and other R’s are going to stand up to him. I plan on contacting Mandel asap and my State Rep etc.

bluefox on February 20, 2013 at 9:34 PM

Caveman!

Sherman1864 on February 20, 2013 at 9:48 PM

In an announcement on Friday, however, the Obama administration revealed that it would be significantly reducing funding for Medicare, a move that one health insurance analyst said “would turn almost every plan in the industry unprofitable.”

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/02/20/With-Election-Over-Obama-Announces-Medicare-Cuts-To-Fund-ObamaCare

bluefox on February 20, 2013 at 9:49 PM

another CEO turned governor follows the path of least resistance. The only thing that’s going to save Scott’s reelection at this point would be for Charlie Crist to be the Dem nominee.

bannor on February 20, 2013 at 10:07 PM

Texas has said that they will NOT cave on this. I ‘heart’ Perry and Abbot!

annoyinglittletwerp on February 20, 2013 at 10:12 PM

Texas has said that they will NOT cave on this. I ‘heart’ Perry and Abbot!

annoyinglittletwerp on February 20, 2013 at 10:12 PM

We may find out that Gov. Perry was the right person after all!!

Oh, yeah Abbot is awesome too. I think Cruz worked under him if I remember correctly.

bluefox on February 20, 2013 at 10:17 PM

bluefox on February 20, 2013 at 10:17 PM

In about 6-7 weeks we’ll hit 2 years here. Time flies.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 20, 2013 at 10:19 PM

…so he was a fake!

KOOLAID2 on February 20, 2013 at 8:44 PM

Exactly.

Good luck with your reelection. Tea Party will be your worst enemy.

Steveangell on February 20, 2013 at 10:20 PM

Noooooooooooooooooooo.

If Scott thinks this will help him, then he’s nuts. Does he think the purply-blue part of FL will vote for him over a Dem on this? No.

Politicians are selling the country down the river for the sake of their own political ambition.

INC on February 20, 2013 at 10:28 PM

I’ve got a great idea if it’s legal…..run Jeb Bush. Florida needs him and it will take him out of the running for President and he won’t be able to syphon off votes from the better candidates. That could work to everybody’s advantage. Think about it….

MONACO1121 on February 20, 2013 at 10:29 PM

Florida doesn’t need Jeb Bush.

INC on February 20, 2013 at 10:31 PM

Jeb Bush and his foundation are busy pushing Obama’s Common Core education nationalization program.

INC on February 20, 2013 at 10:32 PM

yeah, I know that but we don’t want him being shoved down our throats as a Presidential candidate either and you all know it is going to happen. We need a way to divert his attention to other interests as fast as possible or we’ll be stuck with him. Remember Romney and McCain???”?

MONACO1121 on February 20, 2013 at 10:39 PM

MONACO1121 on February 20, 2013 at 10:39 PM

There are grassroots in red states working to defeat Common Core, and Jeb’s political hopes have died with his support of it.

INC on February 20, 2013 at 10:45 PM

–snip– then I think the program is unconstitutional, if the republic is to remain.
Buddahpundit on February 20, 2013 at 9:10 PM

I fear that the Constitution has been on life support for several decades. It started getting sick in the eras of Teddy Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson. Since the start of the FDR years its health got worse, and the Constitution lapsed into a coma in January 2009. The prognosis is not promising.

Kevin K. on February 20, 2013 at 10:51 PM

I called Gov Scott’s office, sent emails to both him and my state senator Don Gaetz. This is unbelievable.

Meat Fighter on February 20, 2013 at 10:52 PM

The legislature has to approve this. Scott can’t make the decision unilaterally. The Speaker’s reaction is better than the Senate:

Florida House Speaker Will Weatherford (R-Wesley Chapel) today released the following statement regarding Governor Scott’s decision on expanding Medicaid.

“Governor Scott has made his decision and I certainly respect his thoughts. However, the Florida Legislature will make the ultimate decision. I am personally skeptical that this inflexible law will improve the quality of healthcare in our state and ensure our long-term financial stability.

The House of Representatives has a bipartisan select committee that is currently meeting regularly on this issue. I look forward to the recommendations hat our select committee will bring forth in the next few weeks. I am confident that our actions will be based on principle and rooted in facts.”

and

Senate President Don Gaetz (R-Niceville) today released the following statement following Governor Scott announcing his support for the limited expansion of Medicaid under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

“The Senate Select Committee on PPACA is in the process of completing its thorough review of state options associated with federal health care reform. Senator Joe Negron, Chair of our PPACA Select Committee, anticipates that the committee will complete its work and be prepared to offer recommendations for consideration by the full Senate towards the beginning of the 2013 Session. I’m eager to read their recommendations and look forward to working with our partners in the House and with Governor Scott on the right solution for Florida.”

Niceville is in the conservative panhandle.

INC on February 20, 2013 at 10:56 PM

I think that 52% of the people have spoken – and they said that they are greedy little bastards and expect to live a life of comfort out of their neighbors’ pocket.

That’s why, as our economy implodes (as it surely will), I will enjoy watching them wail and nash their teeth as their silly little lives start to get really hard. What idiots!

LilyBart on February 20, 2013 at 10:56 PM

As a nation, we’ve failed to teach our children about the Blessings of Liberty. And they’ve traded their precious freedom for a handful of magic beans. So tragic.

LilyBart on February 20, 2013 at 10:58 PM

The legislature has to approve this. Scott can’t make the decision unilaterally. The Speaker’s reaction is better than the Senate:

Florida House Speaker Will Weatherford (R-Wesley Chapel) today released the following statement regarding Governor Scott’s decision on expanding Medicaid.

“Governor Scott has made his decision and I certainly respect his thoughts. However, the Florida Legislature will make the ultimate decision. I am personally skeptical that this inflexible law will improve the quality of healthcare in our state and ensure our long-term financial stability.

The House of Representatives has a bipartisan select committee that is currently meeting regularly on this issue. I look forward to the recommendations hat our select committee will bring forth in the next few weeks. I am confident that our actions will be based on principle and rooted in facts.”

INC on February 20, 2013 at 11:03 PM

and

Senate President Don Gaetz (R-Niceville) today released the following statement following Governor Scott announcing his support for the limited expansion of Medicaid under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

“The Senate Select Committee on PPACA is in the process of completing its thorough review of state options associated with federal health care reform. Senator Joe Negr0n, Chair of our PPACA Select Committee, anticipates that the committee will complete its work and be prepared to offer recommendations for consideration by the full Senate towards the beginning of the 2013 Session. I’m eager to read their recommendations and look forward to working with our partners in the House and with Governor Scott on the right solution for Florida.”

Niceville is in the conservative panhandle.

INC on February 20, 2013 at 11:04 PM

LilyBart, this will hurt everyone—not just the Obama Kool-Ade drinkers.

INC on February 20, 2013 at 11:07 PM

SHHHHHHHHOCK!!!!!

Big gov loving republicans want to grow their power and influence???

gop……dead dead dead.

Unless you a bunch of whiny ____losers that cave at the drop of a hat.

The Democrats at least are more honest about their intent. republicans are truly worthless.

PappyD61 on February 20, 2013 at 11:07 PM

bluefox on February 20, 2013 at 10:17 PM

In about 6-7 weeks we’ll hit 2 years here. Time flies.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 20, 2013 at 10:19 PM

Glad you like it there. I did too the years I lived there. I just got in touch with a friend of mine that lives there. It was nice to talk over old times:-) I was in MO year before last and if I go again, I’ll drive on over to Texas this time.

bluefox on February 20, 2013 at 11:10 PM

Politicians are selling the country down the river for the sake of their own political ambition.

INC on February 20, 2013 at 10:28 PM

Yes they are INC. These Red State Gov’s are cutting their own throats and don’t realize it. The Dems won’t vote for them and the Conservatives/Tea Party won’t either. Guess they don’t want to be re-elected. They need to be told that if they do this, we’ll vote for their Dem opponent!!

bluefox on February 20, 2013 at 11:14 PM

Gov. Scott phone number: 850-488-7146

INC on February 20, 2013 at 11:14 PM

bluefox on February 20, 2013 at 11:14 PM

I’m really angry about this.

INC on February 20, 2013 at 11:15 PM

Doing what the smurfs want you to do does NOT ingratiate you to them…

Dear God how stupid can the Republicans be? Gooooolllllyyy…. if I do stuff the blue people like, they’ll like, re-elect me… because the red people won’t have anywhere else to go!

Watch us pal…

Skywise on February 20, 2013 at 11:19 PM

INC on February 20, 2013 at 11:03 PM

INC on February 20, 2013 at 11:04 PM

Hopefully, this will do some good. I think if the voters start calling and emailing that would be very helpful.

Since Gov Kasich is planning on this, I’m going to find out what our County Republican Party is doing on this. I know I’ve received emails from them and they don’t like the Obamacare at all!! If we can get all of the Republican Parties in Ohio to protest this, we may have a chance. I don’t know if you saw my comment up thread, but our Treasurer, Josh Mandel is against it.

bluefox on February 20, 2013 at 11:24 PM

bluefox on February 20, 2013 at 11:24 PM

I went into such paroxysms over Scott I missed it.

I’ll have to see what’s going on. I already contacted two groups on FB and asked them what they were going to do. I may have to join twitter over this.

INC on February 20, 2013 at 11:27 PM

Gov. Scott phone number: 850-488-7146

INC on February 20, 2013 at 11:14 PM

Thanks. I’m not in FL, but I’ll call anyway:-)

I know you’re angry and so am I. Let’s hope all of the voters in the States that are signing up for this are too!!

bluefox on February 20, 2013 at 11:27 PM

I’ll have to see what’s going on. I already contacted two groups on FB and asked them what they were going to do. I may have to join twitter over this.

INC on February 20, 2013 at 11:27 PM

FB & Twitter is good for this. I’ve never signed up. Heard you have to give a lot of personal info and I don’t care for that.

bluefox on February 20, 2013 at 11:31 PM

bluefox on February 20, 2013 at 11:31 PM

I’ll see. I know you some people use their name and others a fake one. Some use a photo and others an icon.

INC on February 20, 2013 at 11:33 PM

We used to live in Tally. If we still did, I’d be at the Capitol building tomorrow. I suppose twitter is the next best thing to being there.

INC on February 20, 2013 at 11:34 PM

Mark Levin said if he thot a 3rd party would be viable, he’d go 3rd party!! He has really been on a rant lately. (Rightscoop)

bluefox on February 20, 2013 at 11:36 PM

I can understand why.

I’m sick to death of politicians who don’t seem to get or care the fight that we’re in. They’re perfectly find letting things go down the tubes, and they’re so shortsighted and obtuse they don’t realize how radical Obama is.

INC on February 20, 2013 at 11:41 PM

INC on February 20, 2013 at 11:34 PM

During the summer of 2009, I emailed/faxed/called every Senator in the Congress multiple times, Committees, House etc. Have the bills to prove it:-) Worked with a group on line. We worked very hard.

Was so glad 2010 happened!! However, the R’s have squandered what they were given. Hope we can remove more and more of these RINOS.

bluefox on February 20, 2013 at 11:44 PM

INC on February 20, 2013 at 11:41 PM

They know exactly what they are doing, same as Obama. They just love their seats of power more than anything else. I don’t think they see beyond that and fail to understand that THEY will pay the price for what they are doing.

bluefox on February 20, 2013 at 11:47 PM

I don’t think they see beyond that and fail to understand that THEY will pay the price for what they are doing.

bluefox on February 20, 2013 at 11:47 PM

At times I feel like I’m trapped in a political novel in which some guy betrays a group or his principles and then realizes he’s about to go down as well. Then he spends the rest of the time trying to outrace the clock and make things right.

INC on February 20, 2013 at 11:49 PM

Then he spends the rest of the time trying to outrace the clock and make things right.

INC on February 20, 2013 at 11:49 PM

I know what you mean. But they would need an epiphany! There parading out with their tough talk won’t get it anymore. Actions speak louder than words and we know their voting record. They play games with their votes too. I watched them all during 2009; musical chairs. “You vote yes this time and I’ll vote no” Oh, now this time, I’ll vote yes and you vote not. Grrrr

Hey everyone is on QOTD. Not sure I’ll stay long.

bluefox on February 20, 2013 at 11:56 PM

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