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Virginia flips Obama and Obamacare off

That would be my state of Virginia:

Virginia's Democratic-controlled state Senate passed measures Monday that would make it illegal to require individuals to purchase health insurance, a direct challenge to the party's efforts in Washington to reform health care.

The bills, a top priority of Virginia's "tea party" movement, were approved 23 to 17 as five Democrats who represent swing areas of the state joined all 18 Republicans in the chamber in backing the legislation.

The votes came less than a week after President Obama implored Democrats in Washington not to abandon their health-care efforts, urging them in his State of the Union address not to "run for the hills" on the issue.

But the action in Virginia, a state that backed Obama in 2008, could indicate that the president is failing to reassure members of his own party that current reform efforts remain worthwhile. The votes also suggest that Democrats on the state level fear that supporting health-care reform could be politically damaging, and their action could put pressure on members of the state's congressional delegation who have been behind the effort.

That's interesting isn't it... politicians listening to their constituents and voting accordingly...

Damn... how novel.

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Comments (17)

Since when did the law stop... (Below threshold)
jim m:

Since when did the law stop Obama, Pelosi and Reid? Laws are for little people.

Barry and Company ain't gon... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

Barry and Company ain't gonna be happy. And there are 33 other states contemplating passing a similar law. Talk about FUCK YOU FEDERAL GOVERNMENT!

You know, I'm almost starti... (Below threshold)
Jay Guevara:

You know, I'm almost starting to feel sorry for Obama. His party controls both houses of Congress, the press, academia, the financial industry, the automotive industry, the major population centers, and Hollywood.

You'd think he'd be on top of the world, yet he keeps getting kicked in the nuts, both here and overseas. And he's just leaving the honeymoon phase, the good part. He's got three years to go. This is like getting your ass kicked in round one of a scheduled 15-round fight.

"You know, I'm almost start... (Below threshold)
justpassingthrough:

"You know, I'm almost starting to feel sorry for Obama."
3. Posted by Jay Guevara | February 2, 2010 7:28 PM |

Don't.

Don't feel bad for him, be ... (Below threshold)
jim m:

Don't feel bad for him, be thankful he can't lead.

Hey, I said "almost!"... (Below threshold)
Jay Guevara:

Hey, I said "almost!"

I'm damned thankful he can't lead. If he had enough leadership ability to lead sailors to a whorehouse, we'd be in even worse trouble than we are now.

I can see the revisionist h... (Below threshold)
DaveD:

I can see the revisionist history books now. 'President Obama was a true leader in convincing the average American it was time to play a more active role in representative government. The enthusiastic attention Americans paid to the Democrat-led politics of the Obama era was unprecedented'.

Well, when a Republican gub... (Below threshold)
Caesar Augustus:

Well, when a Republican gubernatorial candidate wins virtually every county in a particular state, mostly by ridiculous margins, and then only two months later a Republican wins a major election by campaining directly against socialized medicine, in Massachusetts of all places, even Democrats will emerge from their stupors and will begin to pay serious attention.

Just a passing fad.... (Below threshold)
Will:

Just a passing fad.

Liberal overreach meets pol... (Below threshold)
LiberalNitemare:

Liberal overreach meets political self interest.

Thank God for midterm elections!

Wonder how Nancy Pelosi wil... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

Wonder how Nancy Pelosi will spin this tomorrow. About how 'desperately' all the people of the country long for her health care 'reform'.

Speaking of which, how do you like those Canadian politicians saying their system is soooo much better than ours:

Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Danny Williams is set to undergo heart surgery this week in the United States.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/newfoundland-labrador/story/2010/02/01/nl-williams-heart-201.html#ixzz0eRAJP5ze

It will be interesting to w... (Below threshold)
wolfwalker:

It will be interesting to watch this unfold.

Will the bill pass the state House of Delegates? Will it be signed into law by the governor? And what will happen if it's ever tested in court against a federal insurance mandate? The Supreme Court disposed of the nullification doctrine a hundred and sixty years ago... will it allow a revival?

"Virginia flips Obama an... (Below threshold)
914:

"Virginia flips Obama and Obamacare off"

I flip the M F r off too!

If Obama and crew's brains ... (Below threshold)
Stan25:

If Obama and crew's brains were gasoline, they would not have enough to power a pissant's motorcycle to run on the inside of a cheerios circle

If you were a real Virginia... (Below threshold)

If you were a real Virginian, you know it's not a state. It's a Commonwealth.

That's a nice little highwa... (Below threshold)
bobdog:

That's a nice little highway system you got there, Guvner, although it seems to need a lot of repair, and your bridges don't look real good.

Be a helluva shame if something should happen to your federal highway funds...

Get my drift, Guvner? Don't think we're not keeping score, brother.

If you were a real Virgi... (Below threshold)
Barack Obama:

If you were a real Virginian, you know it's not a state. It's a Commonwealth.

Commonwealth? Rahm, Nancy, Harry, get cracking on taxing it!




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