ObamaCare questions not getting any less awkward for Sen. Hagan in North Carolina

posted at 8:11 pm on February 27, 2014 by Erika Johnsen

At least not according to one local news report; Hagan officially filed for reelection earlier this week, and the occasion marked yet another instance of some painfully transparent ObamaCare deflection:

Today we asked her again about the estimated 473,000 residents that faced cancellations when the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, launched last fall and when she knew it might happen. Again Hagan did not answer directly. Instead she said she wanted to clarify something.

“The State of North Carolina under the insurance commissioner along with insurance companies in North Carolina, and if you had a plan, and you liked that plan, you can keep that plan in North Carolina,” Hagan said during an interview from the US Capitol. “And I have sponsored legislation to make that permanent.”

Hagan says in the two years before the ACA launch, insurers sold policies that would not meet minimum standards of the new law. She made a similar comment earlier this week. In response, Blue Cross Blue Shield told the Raleigh News & Observer that’s not true.

I’d guess that the continued ObamaCare-ducking required in her reelection effort probably explains why she decided to officially pull the trigger on cosponsoring the minimum wage bill that’s supposed to serve as the centerpiece of the Democrats’ 2014 campaign platform, via The Hill:

Sen. Kay Hagan (N.C.), a vulnerable Democratic incumbent, plans to co-sponsor legislation raising the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour, according to her office.

Hagan’s support will boost the number of co-sponsors to the bill introduced by Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) to 32.

Hagan plans to highlight the issue in her reelection campaign. She has criticized North Carolina General Assembly Speaker Thom Tillis, one of several Republicans vying to oust her, for opposing a minimum wage boost.

A handful of other vulnerable Dems, like Shaheen, Landrieu, Udall, and Pryor, have all held off on co-sponsorship (and Pryor has even said he’s pretty much opposed to it) — but she must really need this.


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another pos……NEXT!

roflmmfao

donabernathy on February 27, 2014 at 8:18 PM

This woman is absolute trash. She needs to go.

bluegill on February 27, 2014 at 8:20 PM

BrianJ, care to weigh in on this?

Bmore on February 27, 2014 at 8:21 PM

gilled one, you have really got to meet this BrianJ character on thread at some point. You could have an interesting time of it with him. ; )

Bmore on February 27, 2014 at 8:24 PM

Hagan says in the two years before the ACA launch, insurers sold policies that would not meet minimum standards of the new law.

And why would they?

It was two years before the ACA launch…

WTF is wrong with her?

Electrongod on February 27, 2014 at 8:26 PM

She gone.

HumpBot Salvation on February 27, 2014 at 8:26 PM

But can gays in North Carolina get wedding cake?

As to her personal distraction- Sen. Kay Hagan (N.C.), a vulnerable Democratic incumbent, plans to co-sponsor legislation raising the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour, according to her office.

If you’re a business owner in one of the more rural comminities of the state, does this mandatory federal edict of $10.10/hour make sense? How does this help?

Happy Nomad on February 27, 2014 at 8:28 PM

gilled one, you have really got to meet this BrianJ character on thread at some point. You could have an interesting time of it with him. ; )

Bmore on February 27, 2014 at 8:24 PM

Um, we don’t speak to gilled ones here. But more importantly, how did Elizabeth Dole lose to this b!tch?

Lanceman on February 27, 2014 at 8:30 PM

This woman is absolute trash. She needs to go.

bluegill on February 27, 2014 at 8:20 PM

…projection?

KOOLAID2 on February 27, 2014 at 8:30 PM

but more importantly, how did Elizabeth Dole lose to this b!tch?

Lanceman on February 27, 2014 at 8:30 PM

…her beard?

KOOLAID2 on February 27, 2014 at 8:31 PM

Sharing responsibility:

The ‘Shared Responsibility’ payment is the official term for the individual mandate tax, that was sometimes argued as a tax and sometimes not. Americans for Tax Reform reports that this is one of at least seven tax hikes that families making less than $250,000 a year will experience from a president who vowed to not raise their taxes one dime.

In “Four Tax Facts about the Health Care Law for Individuals” the agency writes:

Your 2014 tax return will ask if you had insurance coverage or qualified for an exemption. If not, you may owe a shared responsibility payment when you file in 2015.

According to the requirements of the ‘Shared Responsibility Payment’ Americans must prove that the were covered every month in 2014 or face a penalty of 1/12th of the annual payment for each month that you 9or your dependents0 do not have coverage and are not exempt. The amount such individuals will be subjected to is whichever is greater between1% of your household income or $95 per adult and $47.50 per child to a maximum of $285.

http://www.tpnn.com/2014/02/27/orwellian-obamas-irs-officially-announces-shared-responsibility-payment/

davidk on February 27, 2014 at 8:32 PM

Lanceman on February 27, 2014 at 8:30 PM

Nah, I’ve always spoken to the gilled one. We have a history. I maintain her blog you know. Gratis at that. Not trying to be a match maker either. I was being very serious in fact. I think she would enjoy him. Not sure how Dole could have lost to this Lady. She has to go though. I think NC will make it happen. Gotta say though, just as here in Ga the demo in NC has shifted. Charlotte like the ATL is seeing to it.

Bmore on February 27, 2014 at 8:34 PM

But more importantly, how did Elizabeth Dole lose to this b!tch?

Lanceman on February 27, 2014 at 8:30 PM

Never doubt the stupidity of the average LIV.

Wanderlust on February 27, 2014 at 8:35 PM

According to the requirements of the ‘Shared Responsibility Payment’ Americans must prove that they were covered every month in 2014 or face a penalty of 1/12th of the annual payment for each month that you or your dependents do not have coverage and are not exempt
davidk on February 27, 2014 at 8:32 PM

Can’t we have “Shared Penalty payment” too?

Seems only right….

Electrongod on February 27, 2014 at 8:36 PM

Bmore on February 27, 2014 at 8:24 PM

Do tell.

You playin’ matchmaker?

cozmo on February 27, 2014 at 8:39 PM

Hagan says in the two years before the ACA launch, insurers sold policies that would not meet minimum standards of the new law.

And why would they?

It was two years before the ACA launch…

WTF is wrong with her?

Electrongod on February 27, 2014 at 8:26 PM

Yet if you look at pre-Obamacare policies and the crap they are selling today as Obamacare policies, most reasonable people would see the pre-Obamacare policies as obviously better and cheaper.

slickwillie2001 on February 27, 2014 at 8:40 PM

…her beard?

KOOLAID2 on February 27, 2014 at 8:31 PM

Mmmm. Bob Dole dudn’t like this…

Bmore on February 27, 2014 at 8:34 PM

No gilled ones! :P

Lanceman on February 27, 2014 at 8:43 PM

Ms. Hagan, I sincerely hope my fellow residents of NC give you the boot of your lifetime this November. You messed up. I mean you really, REALLY messed up. You painted yourself as Saint Kay over your support of Obamacare. You’ve gone out of your way to continue to try to spray perfume on that particular form of feces. We have two insurance companies in the state of NC providing health insurance via the exchange in our state, and only one in many counties, driving up the cost of virtual monopoly in that area. You know that this state relies heavily on income from the healthcare industry. We losing jobs because healthcare providers are anticipating cuts to reimbursement rates.

Go home, Kay. Please, for all our sakes, just go home.

lineholder on February 27, 2014 at 8:44 PM

You playin’ matchmaker?

cozmo on February 27, 2014 at 8:39 PM

Me never! I just thought the gilled one might enjoy him.

Bmore on February 27, 2014 at 8:46 PM

She obviously got in on obama coattails. Blacks & kids.

Lanceman on February 27, 2014 at 8:46 PM

I might just vote for Hagan.

hawkdriver on February 27, 2014 at 8:47 PM

Dare I ask why?

Bmore on February 27, 2014 at 8:46 PM

I might just vote for Hagan.

hawkdriver on February 27, 2014 at 8:47 PM

I hope that the site gets this time stamp thingy figured out soon.

Bmore on February 27, 2014 at 8:47 PM

I am a NC resident and, confirmed, she is a pos.

vnvet on February 27, 2014 at 8:48 PM

Er…ah….ummmm….uh….MINIMUM WAGE!

GarandFan on February 27, 2014 at 8:48 PM

How is your comment answering mine first, Bmore?

Sorcery!

hawkdriver on February 27, 2014 at 8:49 PM

I hope that the site gets this time stamp thingy figured out soon.

Bmore on February 27, 2014 at 8:47 PM

I thought you walked on water…

now I know differently..

:)

Electrongod on February 27, 2014 at 8:50 PM

Bmore on February 27, 2014 at 8:46 PM

KeninCT?

cozmo on February 27, 2014 at 8:52 PM

Lolz! It makes the threads hard to read sometimes. I wonder if they even know about the glitch? I didn’t email em. I’m still trying to save up a few credits with them. Too much exposure and what.

Bmore on February 27, 2014 at 8:53 PM

Dare I ask why?

Bmore on February 27, 2014 at 8:46 PM

The members of the party, for which I used to be affiliated, believe I am too Conservative. I believe in an efforts to show my progressive creds, I should vote for the one Senator in my state who supported the ACA and at the moment, doesn’t have a prayer of winning.

Yet.

She is the most progressive candidate in the state and supports the ACA and gay marriage. I am thinking, that’s what they want to push. I want to oblige.

hawkdriver on February 27, 2014 at 8:55 PM

KeninCT?

cozmo on February 27, 2014 at 8:52 PM

Could be. Certainly had to know about the open reg. Desperately wants back. Wonder what hawk thinks? He posted the same sort of shit on three threads today that I know of. Doesn’t answer any reply’s to his drop.

Bmore on February 27, 2014 at 8:55 PM

hawkdriver on February 27, 2014 at 8:55 PM

Lolz! Oblige with the shaft I say. ; )

Bmore on February 27, 2014 at 8:57 PM

KeninCT?

cozmo on February 27, 2014 at 8:52 PM

No way. Kenin is a gayboy and uses ‘racefans’ profusely.

Lanceman on February 27, 2014 at 9:00 PM

But more importantly, how did Elizabeth Dole lose to this b!tch?

Lanceman

She ran a stupid ad questioning Kagan’s belief in God, the media came to Kagan’s rescue, and the rest is history.

xblade on February 27, 2014 at 9:01 PM

Another

Bmore on February 27, 2014 at 9:01 PM

Another

Bmore on February 27, 2014 at 9:01 PM

Hmm. More observation is needed. If it uses racefans, that’s the tipoff.

Lanceman on February 27, 2014 at 9:02 PM

Lanceman on February 27, 2014 at 9:00 PM

Okay, I never paid much attention to that lower caste troll.

That one just struck me as similar.

cozmo on February 27, 2014 at 9:03 PM

She ran a stupid ad questioning Kagan’s belief in God, the media came to Kagan’s rescue, and the rest is history.

xblade on February 27, 2014 at 9:01 PM

Man, we are so screwed as a country. I’m no Christian. But I stand with them.

Lanceman on February 27, 2014 at 9:04 PM

cozmo on February 27, 2014 at 9:03 PM

And I didn’t know you were FB friends with Antwerp.

Lanceman on February 27, 2014 at 9:04 PM

Yet another.

Bmore on February 27, 2014 at 9:05 PM

Lanceman on February 27, 2014 at 9:04 PM

Only because I cannot figure out how to log in to unfriend her.

cozmo on February 27, 2014 at 9:07 PM

She ran a stupid ad questioning Kagan’s belief in God, the media came to Kagan’s rescue, and the rest is history.

xblade on February 27, 2014 at 9:01 PM

Dole had the worst record in the Senate for attendance. She is credited only with helping the Lumbee Indian Tribe receive national recognition. She was regarded as Establishment GOP in NC and not Conservative. Saying she lost over the single ad is being a little simplistic.

hawkdriver on February 27, 2014 at 9:08 PM

cozmo on February 27, 2014 at 9:07 PM

Lolz!

Bmore on February 27, 2014 at 9:08 PM

Bmore on February 27, 2014 at 9:05 PM

Please stop. One must be in the right mood (intoxicated) to experience that kind of weapons grade stupid.

cozmo on February 27, 2014 at 9:08 PM

Please stop. One must be in the right mood (intoxicated) to experience that kind of weapons grade stupid.

cozmo on February 27, 2014 at 9:08 PM

Next time I see it, I will fvck with it.

Lanceman on February 27, 2014 at 9:10 PM

Okay.

Bmore on February 27, 2014 at 9:13 PM

Checked out Teahadis. Looks like it starts showing up 5 days ago or so.

Bmore on February 27, 2014 at 9:15 PM

Okay.

Bmore on February 27, 2014 at 9:13 PM

Kennin was never that long-winded.

Lanceman on February 27, 2014 at 9:15 PM

On topic. Replace her please NC. You have a beautiful State. She is a wart.

Bmore on February 27, 2014 at 9:16 PM

Checked out Teahadis. Looks like it starts showing up 5 days ago or so.

Bmore on February 27, 2014 at 9:15 PM

That’s another thing. Kennin was capitulus and simplesemen. When he was banned as Kennin, he was on his hind legs in the headlines FB comments trying to get people pay attention to him.

Lanceman on February 27, 2014 at 9:16 PM

Lanceman on February 27, 2014 at 9:15 PM

Plus he liked the back and forth.

Bmore on February 27, 2014 at 9:16 PM

It would not be like him to wait so long to start commenting once he got back in. He would have been there that day.

Lanceman on February 27, 2014 at 9:17 PM

Not one of the 3 TV stations in Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill (The Triangle) have any mention of this. The lead stories on their websites:

WRAL (CBS): Something about an American Idol constestant
WTVD (ABC: Someone was shot in Fayetteville, NC (shocka!)
WNCN (NBC): Possible Wintry mix Saturday

Even drilling down into the websites reveals nothing.

SouthernGent on February 27, 2014 at 9:17 PM

i just started a Facebook page in support of Hagan’s reelection. Five minutes and I’ve gotten a helleva response.

hawkdriver on February 27, 2014 at 9:20 PM

She was regarded as Establishment GOP in NC and not Conservative.

hawkdriver on February 27, 2014 at 9:08 PM

Now that Brannon’s star has turned to dust, this is the same scenario Tillis will be facing, too. I’m not fond of the man. He’s a second Burr (maybe even worse). But I’d rather by far to fight to get him in there than have Hagan re-elected.

lineholder on February 27, 2014 at 9:24 PM

lineholder on February 27, 2014 at 9:24 PM

That’s funny because I actually thought when I voted for Burr, that he was a Republican. I felt so stupid. I’m not sure how I missed the fact he was actually a Democrat. Doesn’t matter. I voted for Burr and he voted to repeal DADT and that should get me a few progressive points for the GOP. After I help Hagan win reelection, I might actually move back to the GOP as a party member. Helping liberals push liberal issues is what they want out of their members. No sure I feel qualified until I help push some social agenda through.

Hagan is for amnesty. Our Republican SOTH is for amnesty. I feel him wanting me to help Kay to win.

Oh yeah, help end Citizen’s United. Kay writes me about that all the time.

hawkdriver on February 27, 2014 at 9:32 PM

“And I have sponsored legislation to make that permanent.”

Well, yes. But where is the text of that sponsored law? Is it law yet? Is Reid going to allow it to come to the Senate floor for a vote?

Inquiring minds want to know.

majorzot on February 27, 2014 at 9:34 PM

Oh yeah, help end Citizen’s United. Kay writes me about that all the time.

hawkdriver on February 27, 2014 at 9:32 PM

Heh. I’m going to assume that your being facetious (please correct me if I’m wrong, okay?) But there’s no way I’d go on her mailing list. Not even to infiltrate.

She ranks right down there with my representative Watts in my opinion.

lineholder on February 27, 2014 at 9:39 PM

hawkdriver on February 27, 2014 at 9:32 PM

I should have said former representative Watts. I can’t believe someone known for such heavy focus on special interests in now the head of Federal Housing Finance.

lineholder on February 27, 2014 at 9:43 PM

lineholder on February 27, 2014 at 9:39 PM

Sorry, my fellow Tarheel, it would seem as though I am what is holding the GOPe and Conservatism back. (Even though I’m actually a Conservative Party member) I have not expressed the appropriate level of enthusiasm for the progressive social issues that the GOP thinks is a real winner for 2014. Such as being …

Amnesty
Abortion
Same Sex Marriage
Amnesty
Supporting obamacare or ACA
Amnesty

So, the fastest way to get all of this done is to quit voting for candidates who claim to not support this crap but ultimately vote for it. Ultimately takes too long. I’m voting Hagan.

Please when you can visit a “End Citizen’s United” site and contribute what you can to help defeat the evil Koch Bros.

hawkdriver on February 27, 2014 at 9:48 PM

hawkdriver on February 27, 2014 at 9:48 PM

I get it. You’re in a “let it burn” mood? I get that way sometimes. ;-)

lineholder on February 27, 2014 at 9:54 PM

but more importantly, how did Elizabeth Dole lose to this b!tch?

Lanceman on February 27, 2014 at 8:30 PM

Dole was a GOP version of Hagan. Absolutely no constituent services; could care less what her constituents thought about anything; voted straight party line. If the GOP go for Tillman, she might win again because he is just as corrupt. I will vote for Greg Brannon or I will not vote at all.

Puma for Life on February 27, 2014 at 9:55 PM

hawkdriver on February 27, 2014 at 9:48 PM

I get it. You’re in a “let it burn” mood? I get that way sometimes. ;-)

lineholder on February 27, 2014 at 9:54 PM

Umm, “Let it burn” seems to connote sitting on the sidelines and watching something happen. I’m not sure actively working with Senator Hagan to help support a progressive social agenda is “Letting it Burn”.

Do you think “Let it burn” is the GOP platform? I mean, they’re doing the same thing.

hawkdriver on February 27, 2014 at 10:03 PM

WRAL (CBS): Something about an American Idol constestant

SouthernGent on February 27, 2014 at 9:17 PM

Current or former? Not talking about Clay Aiken, are they? Former American Idol contestant who is running against Renee Ellmers?

I’d love to know what they are saying about him up that way. Really hoping the people in that district keep Ellmers.

lineholder on February 27, 2014 at 10:12 PM

Do you think “Let it burn” is the GOP platform? I mean, they’re doing the same thing.

hawkdriver on February 27, 2014 at 10:03 PM

Pretty much. They want to manage American’s decline as much as the Liberals do.

You know, I really resent them for thinking so little of this nation’s future.

lineholder on February 27, 2014 at 10:14 PM

lineholder on February 27, 2014 at 10:14 PM

hawkcontractor@gmail.com

Use a throwaway address if you have one.

hawkdriver on February 27, 2014 at 10:29 PM

Hagan is horrible, but let’s not forget how she got the seat…Liz Dole became a “fat cat” she did nothing. I was never more disappointment with a politician as I was with Dole.

A record of little achievement, and her big campaign push to win the seat? Saying Hagan was part of a satanic cult, Hagan, as horrible of a senator, she had been a Sunday school teacher for years, and had nothing in her record pointing to anything but a faithful Christian.

It was one of the most depressing campaigns, I didn’t vote for either, quite frankly, that was one time that perhaps it was worth having a Republican get beat, just to sweep the floor of Republican’s who think they deserve, because of tenure, their senate seat.

right2bright on February 27, 2014 at 10:32 PM

Use a throwaway address if you have one.

hawkdriver on February 27, 2014 at 10:29 PM

Done

lineholder on February 27, 2014 at 10:38 PM

I would take an enemy that tells me she is my enemy rather than a liberal Republican establishment that tells me they are my friend and then stabs me in the back. Toll Road Tillis trying to get the Republican nod. LiberTea Brannon still has a shot to knock him out.

livermush on February 27, 2014 at 11:20 PM

, that was one time that perhaps it was worth having a Republican get beat, just to sweep the floor of Republican’s who think they deserve, because of tenure, their senate seat.

right2bright on February 27, 2014 at 10:32 PM

Bite your tongue.

The time to sweep out such Republicans is in PRIMARIES, not the general election.

Without Kay Hagan, Democrats would not have had the 60th vote for cloture in the Senate for Obamacare, and it would not have passed the Senate on December 24, 2009.

If Dole had won and stood with other Republicans, Obamacare never would have made it out of the Senate.

ITguy on February 27, 2014 at 11:22 PM

Enough of her already. Bye-Bye

ncsully on February 27, 2014 at 11:48 PM

The time to sweep out such Republicans is in PRIMARIES, not the general election.

Without Kay Hagan, Democrats would not have had the 60th vote for cloture in the Senate for Obamacare, and it would not have passed the Senate on December 24, 2009.

If Dole had won and stood with other Republicans, Obamacare never would have made it out of the Senate.

ITguy on February 27, 2014 at 11:22 PM

No, she was only the 59th after Scott Brown won the special election to replace Ted Kennedy after he moved on to his reward in Hades.

But control of the Senate would be in closer reach, and only a few more seats would have given us some clout against Reid’s tyranny.

Despite the rants of the self-righteous, it’s always better not to have a Democrat in a seat. See for instance Coons of Delaware, who has voted 100% with Obama. Castle would have been with the GOP 53% of the time, and his record on “leadership” key votes was 100%. But because Castle was a RINO, we have Coons.

It would help if people could could. I blame public education.

Adjoran on February 28, 2014 at 1:01 AM

Re: above post, Reid used “reconciliation” with the House bill, as if it were a budget and revenue bill, to avoid the filibuster.

Adjoran on February 28, 2014 at 1:02 AM

She will be packing soon.

Amazingoly on February 28, 2014 at 7:12 AM

Despite the rants of the self-righteous, it’s always better not to have a Democrat in a seat. See for instance Coons of Delaware, who has voted 100% with Obama. Castle would have been with the GOP 53% of the time, and his record on “leadership” key votes was 100%. But because Castle was a RINO, we have Coons.

Yep, so in the case of having to have that seat filled, the GOP dumped on OD to show the upstarts who was in charge. Nice self-fulfilling prophesy. Castle voted to refer the articles of impeachment on then President George Bush to the judiciary. To date, no one has been able to explain to me why the was necessary. And if it was necessary, why didn’t all of the GOP vote for it. Castle wound have been no better than Coons on the majority of issues.

It would help if people could could. I blame public education.

Adjoran on February 28, 2014 at 1:01 AM

Me too.

hawkdriver on February 28, 2014 at 7:44 AM

why “that” was necessary …

hawkdriver on February 28, 2014 at 7:45 AM

but more importantly, how did Elizabeth Dole lose to this b!tch?
Lanceman on February 27, 2014 at 8:30 PM

Oh I don’t know. Could it be her Rinocity?

Brock Robamney on February 28, 2014 at 8:29 AM

No, she was only the 59th after Scott Brown won the special election to replace Ted Kennedy after he moved on to his reward in Hades.

Adjoran on February 28, 2014 at 1:01 AM

No, she was part of the 60 Democrats who voted for cloture.

Here’s just some of the deceitful wrangling that the Democrats went through to pass Obamacare…

First, they stole an election in Minnesota.

The Dems didn’t really start moving on Obamacare in Congress until Al Franken was seated and gave them the 60 votes they needed to break a filibuster in the Senate.

Then Teddy Kennedy died and Dems lost their 60th Senate vote…

… and the MA rules had been changed in 2004 (at Teddy Kennedy’s insistance) so that only a vote of the people (not a Governor’s appointment by then-Governor Mitt Romney) could have filled John Kerry’s Senate seat had he won the Presidential election.

The Democrats didn’t want to follow their own rules and wait for the January election, so they CHANGED THE RULES to allow the now-Democrat MA Governor to appoint one of Teddy Kennedy’s staff (Paul Kirk) to that seat until the January special election. Paul Kirk gave Democrats the 60th vote in the Senate on Christmas eve 2009.

When they lost that seat in January 2010 to Scott Brown, they again lost the 60th Senate seat. So, they could no longer break filibusters. And the House did not want to pass the Senate bill. For a while, it looked like a stalemate, and looked like Obamacare would die.

But the Dems finally agreed amongst themselves to couple two actions together:

1) Pass the Senate bill in the House (with weak promises not to fund abortions with taxpayer money), then

2) Pass a new bill in the House with “Fixes”, including the takeover of the student loan industry, and then pass that new bill through the Senate using the Reconciliation process, requiring only 51 votes. (A reconciliation process named after Senator Robert Byrd, who made it absolutely clear in 2001 that the reconciliation process should NEVER be used to pass something as massive as a huge health care bill!)

All of that was necessary for Democrats to pass Obamacare, against the wishes of the majority of Americans and against the will of every single Republican in Congress.

The whole process, from start to finish, epitomizes the very, very worst of politics in this country, especially the corrupt practices of the Democrat Party.

But returning to my original point… without Kay Hagan, Democrats never would have had 60 votes for cloture on Obamacare.

ITguy on February 28, 2014 at 8:58 AM

Without Kay Hagan, Democrats would not have had 60 votes for cloture on “The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act” (Obamacare).

http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=111&session=1&vote=00395

Each and every Democrat Senator who won in November 2008 and is up for re-election in November 2014 bears the burden of Obamacare, because without their vote for cloture, Obamacare never would have made it out of the Senate.

ITguy on February 28, 2014 at 9:09 AM

Common discussion theme at Democrat caucus breakfast:

“I thought all this bad stuff wasn’t supposed to happen until I retired from office. I’ve got to stay here for another term or two because I’ve only got like…10-12 million stashed away. I need at least another 5. This is awful.”

BobMbx on February 28, 2014 at 10:21 AM

Coincidentally, I received an offer to direct a medical program in ‘the Southeast’ from a headhunter this week.
When queried, they indicated that it’s in North Carolina.

As long as they’re putting people like Kay Hagan in the saddle: No, thanks.
Check back with me in 2015 after you correct this error, NC.

orangemtl on February 28, 2014 at 12:57 PM