Video: Mary Landrieu still loving that Obamacare

posted at 11:31 am on October 5, 2013 by Jazz Shaw

I seem to remember back in the good old days that Senator Mary Landrieu was going to be a “new breed” of Democrat… one who would cleave to her own path and, when required, stand up to her own party and to the President. Ah… good times, my friends. Good times. But since then, she seems to have increasingly spent her time walking the party line on a number of issues. Not least of these is her apparent love affair with Obamacare, which may come as something of a surprise, given that the law is currently ringing up a 62% disapproval rating in her state. This may prove to be a puzzler for Louisiana residents who might otherwise consider continuing their support for her, (she won both of her first two elections with 52% of the vote) but it’s hardly a new position for Landrieu.

Just this summer she confessed to being embarrassed to visit Europe because they have full on, single payer health care and we don’t have a similar, socialized system of medical care. She’s even gone up on her own campaign website talking about how dedicated she is to the future of Obamacare.

In a move that could produce such ads, Landrieu hasn’t ruled out supporting some gun-control measures. And she hasn’t closed the door on backing gay marriage should it come to a vote in the Senate.

And the last thing she’s worried about is having Republicans attack her for supporting Obamacare.

“I am proud of my support for the Affordable Care Act, whether my opponents want to call it ACA or Obamacare, I voted for it. I’m glad I voted for it,” Landrieu said.

But sometimes quotes and analysis can be misinterpreted or taken out of context. It’s really best to hear things directly from the source. So we’ve dredged up a couple of video clips for you where the Senator waxes poetic on not only why she supports it, but why the rest of you should sit down and shut up. She goes through a couple of minutes of explaining that the bill was voted on, signed into law, and debated for forty years before becoming law. And at the 2:20 mark, she explains why Obamacare was really the Republicans’ idea anyway!

This was an idea that came not out of the Democratic caucus, but out of the Republican caucus. Not out of Democratic think tank, out of a Republican think tank.. the Heritage Foundation. And passed a private sector, market based insurance choice for all Americans.

There’s no need to delve yet again into how different the final product of Obamacare was from an actual market based solution as proposed by Heritage here, (we can explain it for ya, but we can’t understand it for ya) but that doesn’t stop Landrieu. She goes on in the next video clip to seal the deal.

This may not be perfect, but the status quo is worse. That debate we had… and their side lost.

Doesn’t get much more clear that that, now does it? And next year it will be up to the voters of Louisiana to make the decision for themselves. Landrieu will be facing a tough fight no matter who she goes up against, and that’s not a settled question yet either. Bill Cassidy is trying to get out of the gate early with a flashy start in a bid to unseat her, but he’ll have some questions of his own to answer going forward. (Not the least of which is why he donated to Landrieu’s original Senate campaign.) There’s still talk about Representative John Fleming or former Congressman Jeff Landry running, either of which might draw a bit more Tea Party support. But no matter who it turns out to be, voters should face a pretty clear choice.

And seriously… is there any sane reason the Democrats should be holding on to a Senate seat in Louisiana after next fall? Anyone? Beuller?


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Sample one.

Schadenfreude on October 5, 2013 at 1:31 PM

Duhhhhh

Hate it…it’s in Texas.

Schadenfreude on October 5, 2013 at 1:33 PM

I love how partisan talks down RWM’s law degree and yet in every single post partisan proves itself so much less intelligent. It is so delicious.

CWchangedhisNicagain on October 5, 2013 at 1:30 PM

I do mock RWM’s less ranked law school, but in reality, I don’t really think there’s a functional difference between Columbia and Harvard…just a difference in the level of prestige

nonpartisan on October 5, 2013 at 1:33 PM

The average stock broker has a greater ROI than doctors.

CWchangedhisNicagain on October 5, 2013 at 1:33 PM

I get that. My point is conservatives generally don’t like it when conservatives go against their party beliefs…hence the RINO label. So why the double standard, why have conservatives who tow the party line but encourage liberals to go against the party…

nonpartisan on October 5, 2013 at 12:45 PM

‘Conservatives’ like Pete King?

lmfao

BTW: Conservative =/= Republican.

Isn’t that what all of you claim when you say that those DemoKKKrats were really ‘conservatives’?

Resist We Much on October 5, 2013 at 1:34 PM

I love how partisan talks down RWM’s law degree and yet in every single post partisan proves itself so much less intelligent. It is so delicious.

CWchangedhisNicagain on October 5, 2013 at 1:30 PM

The funniest part is that she compares herself to such genius. She’s as modest as dummy obama.

Schadenfreude on October 5, 2013 at 1:34 PM

I do mock RWM’s less ranked law school, but in reality, I don’t really think there’s a functional difference between Columbia and Harvard…just a difference in the level of prestige

nonpartisan on October 5, 2013 at 1:33 PM

Facepalm.

Resist We Much on October 5, 2013 at 1:35 PM

nonpartisan on October 5, 2013 at 1:33 PM

You don’t even come close to reaching for RWM’s shadow, idiot.

Schadenfreude on October 5, 2013 at 1:36 PM

partisan comparing herself to RWM is like obama comparing himself to Lincoln or Reagan.

Schadenfreude on October 5, 2013 at 1:37 PM

Facepalm.

Resist We Much on October 5, 2013 at 1:35 PM

do you really disagree that Harvard Law is more prestigious than Columbia Law?

nonpartisan on October 5, 2013 at 1:37 PM

RWM is foremost an international journalist. The legal studies and work are complimentary.

Schadenfreude on October 5, 2013 at 1:38 PM

Harvard produced plenty of dummies, not based on effort.

Start at the top.

Schadenfreude on October 5, 2013 at 1:39 PM

partisan I doubt you’re even socially adept. I get the sense that you’re a freak.

CWchangedhisNicagain on October 5, 2013 at 1:39 PM

partisan, read Michelle obama’s thesis, for a real ‘piece of art, er chickenbrain’.

Quit name-dropping. It only makes you look more idiotic than usual. You, like obama, have never produced anything on your own merit.

Schadenfreude on October 5, 2013 at 1:40 PM

When comparing RWM to partisan it is not even close. I suspect Harvard Law grads cringe at partisan’s post. They probably should work towards that cease and desist.

CWchangedhisNicagain on October 5, 2013 at 1:41 PM

If I recall correctly, HillaryCare was going to make it illegal for individuals to use doctors outside “the system”.

No doubt that will eventually happen as well …

ShainS on October 5, 2013 at 12:35 PM

It is illegal in the glorious People’s Republic of Canada.

slickwillie2001 on October 5, 2013 at 1:41 PM

Achieving the level of the Presidency is amazing? Does partisan’s IQ even reach 100?

CWchangedhisNicagain on October 5, 2013 at 1:43 PM

do you really disagree that Harvard Law is more prestigious than Columbia Law?

nonpartisan on October 5, 2013 at 1:37 PM

Prestige is in the eye of the beholder and is also something that is of subjective value.

I can give you the names of some lawyers that went to state schools and out-earned most Harvard grads.

I can tell you who was considered more ‘prestigious’ at the end of their careers.

Resist We Much on October 5, 2013 at 1:44 PM

When comparing RWM to partisan it is not even close. I suspect Harvard Law grads cringe at partisan’s post. They probably should work towards that cease and desist.

CWchangedhisNicagain on October 5, 2013 at 1:41 PM

Ok, I’m gonna just come out and say it:

That ignorant Fu(* no more went to Harvard Law than the Man in the Moon.

I’d be very surprised if it has any secondary education at all.

BigWyo on October 5, 2013 at 1:46 PM

prestigious

nonpartisan on October 5, 2013 at 1:37 PM

You live in lala land.

CWchangedhisNicagain on October 5, 2013 at 1:46 PM

Sophie, for you.

Schadenfreude on October 5, 2013 at 1:46 PM

It is illegal in the glorious People’s Republic of Canada.

slickwillie2001 on October 5, 2013 at 1:41 PM

Not anymore, at least in Quebec.

Canada’s Supreme Court Chips Away at National Health Care

The Canadian Supreme Court struck down a Quebec law banning private medical insurance today, dealing an acute blow to the publicly financed national health care system.

The court stopped short of striking down the constitutionality of the country’s vaunted nationwide coverage, but legal experts said the ruling would open the door to a wave of lawsuits challenging the health care system in other provinces.

The system, providing Canadians with free doctor’s services that are paid for by taxes, has generally been supported by the public, and is broadly identified with the Canadian national character.

But in recent years, patients have been forced to wait longer for diagnostic tests and elective surgery, while the wealthy and well connected either seek care in the United States or use influence to jump ahead on waiting lists.

The court ruled that the waiting lists had become so long that they violated patients’ “liberty, safety and security” under the Quebec charter, which covers about one-quarter of Canada’s population.

Resist We Much on October 5, 2013 at 1:47 PM

You live in lala land.

CWchangedhisNicagain on October 5, 2013 at 1:46 PM

If lala means ‘Mom’s basement’.

YEP.

BigWyo on October 5, 2013 at 1:48 PM

Beyond parody

Beyond kindergartners’ minds…

Schadenfreude on October 5, 2013 at 1:49 PM

Schadenfreude on October 5, 2013 at 1:46 PM

Thx and TYYVM for the kind words. :-)

Resist We Much on October 5, 2013 at 1:49 PM

Even the mentally ill laugh at obama now.

They let a mentally ill guy go from Gitmo today.

Aren’t they all mentally ill?

Schadenfreude on October 5, 2013 at 1:49 PM

Obama’s so smart they had 3 plus years to set up Obamacare and they failed. 3 plus years people. Talk about inept.

CWchangedhisNicagain on October 5, 2013 at 1:52 PM

Achieving the level of the Presidency is amazing? Does partisan’s IQ even reach 100?

CWchangedhisNicagain on October 5, 2013 at 1:43 PM

She gave chimpey all the glory. Trolls are entertaining.

Schadenfreude on October 5, 2013 at 2:10 PM

Resist We Much on October 5, 2013 at 1:47 PM

Good thing their SC is smarter than the US’.

It’s like telling you that you can have your car repaired in only designated shops.

Schadenfreude on October 5, 2013 at 2:13 PM

From Steyn…

Our friend Daniel Hannan is talking up the Anglosphere, but Yahya Jammeh, leader of the Gambia, isn’t buying:

In its statement, The Gambian government said it had “withdrawn its membership of the British Commonwealth”.

It said it had “decided that The Gambia will never be a member of any neo-colonial institution and will never be a party to any institution that represents an extension of colonialism”.

Oddly enough, whatever their differences with their former colonial masters in London, I don’t believe any of the over 50 members of the Commonwealth has ever quit for this reason until now. Mr Jammeh, however, is a somewhat eccentric figure. He devoted much of his speech to the UN the other day to a lengthy denunciation of homosexuality, which he called one of the three “biggest threats to human existence”. Jammeh is not alone among African leaders in his antipathy (see Robert Mugabe on “the gay gangster leading the gay government of the gay United gay Kingdom“), but he is taking a more hands-on approach:

He has also drawn international criticism for claiming he can cure Aids with a herbal body rub and bananas.

Don’t knock it. After two years of ObamaCare, that’ll also be the official cure for a hernia, a broken leg and a cerebral haemorrhage.

The Left:

‘Down with colonialism!’

Rock on, rock on.

‘Homos are among the three biggest threats to human existence!’

Wait, what?

Resist We Much on October 5, 2013 at 2:14 PM

partisan does Harvard’s prestige no favors.

CWchangedhisNicagain on October 5, 2013 at 2:19 PM

Resist We Much on October 5, 2013 at 2:14 PM

100 years from now the entire world will be in a Gambian state.

The fools just don’t know it. Bananas!

Schadenfreude on October 5, 2013 at 2:20 PM

partisan doesn’t practice law.

Schadenfreude on October 5, 2013 at 2:22 PM

Thank God.

CWchangedhisNicagain on October 5, 2013 at 2:32 PM

I don’t really think there’s a functional difference between Columbia and Harvard…just a difference in the level of prestige

nonpartisan on October 5, 2013 at 1:33 PM

Yeah, Columbia doesn’t hire frauds for their law school like Elizabeth Warren who made up a whole fictional heritage, in large part, because there is no way that a graduate from a third tier law school would be asked to join the faculty otherwise.

Happy Nomad on October 5, 2013 at 2:37 PM

Idiots like Landrieu need to go. And its embarrassing that a fraud like Warren was able to beat Scott Brown. Not that Brown was any great shakes, but c’mon! And where the hell is Christie to help Lonegan beat Booker. I know Christie and Lonegan ain’t friends, but where’s the party loyalty Chrisite?

Andy McCarthy on NRO has an interesting article on how O-care violates the Constitutions Origins clause. He argues that O-care is a nullity and some groups are trying to sue on those grounds.

Iblis on October 5, 2013 at 3:14 PM

The bad news for Mary is Louisiana is apparently getting smarter as more of their old yellow dog Democrats die and go to hell.

The good news for Mary is it turns out that apparently being fat, drunk, and stupid is a pretty fun way to go through life.

Adjoran on October 5, 2013 at 3:16 PM

Be relentless in “providing important constituent feedback” to her Facebook page, her twitter account, emailing her offices, CALLING HER LOCAL offices, and showing up and letting her know IN PERSON your thoughts.

Lake Charles, LA 70629
Phone: 337-436-6650

Baton Rouge, LA 70801
Phone: 225-389-0395

New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone: 504-589-2427

Shreveport, LA 71101
Phone: 318-676-3085

They loves it when feller Cajuns tells what they thinks.

POUND, POUND, POUND (Alinsky Rule #8)
“Keep the pressure on. Never let up.”

PappyD61 on October 5, 2013 at 3:31 PM

Here’s another Southerner that might need to be reminded that he works for us.

Senator Bill Nelson of Florida

http://www.billnelson.senate.gov/contact/offices.cfm

Orlando, Florida 32801
Phone: 407-872-7161
Toll Free in Florida: 1-888-671-4091

Coral Gables, FL 33134
Phone: 305-536-5999

Tampa, Florida 33602
Phone: 813-225-7040

West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Phone: 561-514-0189

Tallahassee, Florida 32301
Phone: 850-942-8415

Jacksonville, Florida 32207
Phone: 904-346-4500

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33328
Phone: 954-693-4851

Fort Myers, FL 33901
Phone: 239-334-7760

He also loves to hear from his con-stit-u-ents.

PappyD61 on October 5, 2013 at 3:35 PM

Hopefully, Landrieu will be out of office come the start of the 114th Congress….but we also need to remember, if it isn’t close, they can’t cheat their way to a win.

Expect all kinds of voting shenanigans to start appearing next Spring as the race heats up…. Dingy Harry needs a reliable progressive-fascist Democrat in that seat…and Landrieu’s just the dim bulb to fill that role.

Athos on October 5, 2013 at 3:36 PM

level of prestige

nonforeskin on October 5, 2013 at 1:33 PM

…yours is below sea level!

KOOLAID2 on October 5, 2013 at 4:21 PM

Bill Nelson was just reelected, so calling him will be about as effective as talking to a stone wall. He’s a disgrace to the space program.

Adjoran on October 5, 2013 at 4:27 PM

The crazy is bone-deep with that idiot

PJ Emeritus on October 5, 2013 at 6:06 PM

I believe some real opportunities for the GOP and conservative base have been blown over the last few years. As horrible and downright frightful Obamacare seems to be, the GOP has wasted time, energy and resources fighting what is the law. Any person with any intelligence knows what lies ahead once this monster of a healthcare plans wraps it’s tentacles around the empty skull of a liberal, Democrat or otherwise low-information voter. And the damage inflicted upon those who understand will be enormous. Forcing a shutdown over Obamacare is not going to change the minds of one single liberal or Democrat. We, as conservatives, already know what lies ahead in 2014 and beyond in terms of Obamacare. So who are we trying to convince?

We cannot turn this into a war on words or facts. I forwarded an ABC article to a flaming liberal, relating how a middle-aged man is losing his insurance coverage for a cancerous leukemia condition due to Obamacare rules and regulations. ABC, a water carrier for Obama and his thugs, wrote the story and presented it as facts. The liberal replied that the entire story is based on lies from the sick man’s insurance carrier…blah, blah, blah. In other words, any factual story over the last few days revealing the glitches of the computer systems, the rising cost of premiums and deductibles, is simply a pack of lies to any liberal or Democrat. Liberals and Democrats are hardened kool-aid drinkers who would follow Obama if he was Jim Jones reincarnated.

I truly admire the filibuster attempts of Ted Cruz. He and his fellow conservatives were firing the warning shots on Capitol Hill. It should have stopped at that juncture. A “clean” CR bill should have been passed back to the Senate. If half of the negative stories I have read about Obamacare are based on fact, the program will collapse under it’s own weight. If half the stories are true, it will be the perfect example of liberalism and Big Government gone bad…real, real bad. But I am not sure at this point if that will make a difference to many of the Democrats in any case. The only thing they will remember in 2014 and beyond is the terrible “shutdown” orchestrated by the Republicans and the Tea Party.

The one single thing that bothers me most is the fact that the Democrats were the first and only political party to take a stab at a major overhaul of the healthcare system. We had a warning in 1993 when they tried to introduce Hillarycare. Twenty years later, the GOP has not made a single attempt to address the single most important benefit of Obamacare (if it turns out to be a benefit at all). And that is affordable coverage for individuals with pre-existing conditions. That issue alone could have been successfully addressed and championed by all Americans, regardless of party affiliation. Healthcare reform should have been on the table every year George W. Bush was in office. Regardless of what political party had full or partial control of Congress during those years, any positive legislation introduced on the topic of pre-existing conditions would have passed with bipartisan support.

At any rate, I think it is a foregone conclusion that Obamacare will destroy any type of private healthcare coverage over time if unchallenged or not repealed. I certainly hope that the GOP is working on an alternative plan to replace Obamacare if given the chance. If any Republican, conservative or otherwise would be unwilling to support an affordable healthcare plan for those who have pre-existing conditions, shame on them. If that is an undeclared position from the GOP, they deserve to be destined for the ash heap.

metroryder on October 5, 2013 at 9:03 PM

This ‘crack ho’ was bought and paid for by Obama. F*ck her.

LizardLips on October 5, 2013 at 11:32 PM

the poorest doctors make 185k working just 54 hours a week<

thats a friggin joke. why are doctors working so few hours and getting paid so much?

Maybe you should accompany the young interns while they are doing a 24-36 hour shift during their residency. Not many of them are driving a brand new Merc/BMW.

lawyers work upwards of 70-80 hours a week in a thankless profession. bankers work upwards of 110 hours while getting yelled at by MDs.

Most successful lawyers have interns doing all the legwork along with underpaid paralegals. Doctors pay high malpractice premiums because all a lawyer needs to do is threaten a lawsuit and the doctor pays because it would be more expensive to fight the lawsuit. This is why many OB/GYN doctors get out of the practice.

The only bankers working that many hours is for the month not the week, ever heard the expression “bankers hours”. The real fact cat bankers are making millions of dollars on Wall Street.

every lawyer/banker/consultant I’ve met could’ve been a great doctor, yet few doctors would even survive a year in banking/corporate law/consulting

I guess you never did hear the expression; Those who cannot become doctors become lawyers. My brother asked an attorney why he entered law and his answer was he failed medical school.

I think I would rather have a skilled doctor trying to negotiate the legal system than have a lawyer perform surgery any day of the week.

nonpartisan on October 5, 2013 at 1:02 PM

banzaibob on October 6, 2013 at 12:18 PM

Hope she knows where her suitcase is located, as she will be packing her things next year.

Amazingoly on October 7, 2013 at 9:35 AM

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