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"It's the vote heard 'round the world'"

Except at the White House:

Missouri voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly rejected a federal mandate to purchase health insurance, rebuking President Barack Obama's administration and giving Republicans their first political victory in a national campaign to overturn the controversial health care law passed by Congress in March.

"The citizens of the Show-Me State don't want Washington involved in their health care decisions," said Sen. Jane Cunningham, R-Chesterfield, one of the sponsors of the legislation that put Proposition C on the August ballot. She credited a grass-roots campaign involving Tea Party and patriot groups with building support for the anti-Washington proposition.

With most of the vote counted, Proposition C was winning by a ratio of nearly 3 to 1. The measure, which seeks to exempt Missouri from the insurance mandate in the new health care law, includes a provision that would change how insurance companies that go out of business in Missouri liquidate their assets.

"I've never seen anything like it," Cunningham said at a campaign gathering at a private home in Town and Country. "Citizens wanted their voices to be heard."

About 30 Proposition C supporters whooped it up loudly at 9 p.m. when the returns flashed on the television showing the measure passing with more than 70 percent of the vote.

"It's the vote heard 'round the world," said Dwight Janson, 53, from Glendale, clad in an American flag-patterned shirt. Janson said he went to one of the first Tea Party gatherings last year and hopped on the Proposition C bandwagon because he wanted to make a difference.

"I was tired of sitting on the sidelines bouncing my gums," he said.

Missouri was the first of four states to seek to opt out of the insurance purchase mandate portion of the health care law that had been pushed by Obama. And while many legal scholars question whether the vote will be binding, the overwhelming approval gives the national GOP momentum as Arizona, Florida and Oklahoma hold similar votes during midterm elections in November.

Lots of people can apparently see November from their backyards.


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The White House will soon l... (Below threshold)

The White House will soon learn that a lot of people have a proverbial woodshed in their backyard.

The White House is not the ... (Below threshold)

The White House is not the only entity holding their fingers in their ears and hollering NeeNer-NeeNer-NeeNer at the top of their lungs to avoid hearing anything negative about their chosen liberal narrative. Newsweek's Browner & Daniels has put together a story that tells only one tale - Tea Party candidates got tossed last night. Not one mention of Proposition C.

Not. One.

So long as MSM continues to carry the Administrations' water, it doesn't matter what the White House pays attention to but what MSM is, by and large, reporting. So long as their reporting keeps the buzz at a minimum, they can feel they are still safe.

On the Kansas City Star'... (Below threshold)

On the Kansas City Star's website, news articles telling of a strong primary election turnout were accompanied by an editorial pooh-poohing Prop. C's victory by ... dissing the turnout.

Although it's virtually a c... (Below threshold)

Although it's virtually a certainty that some Carter/Clinton/Hussein appointee on the bench will simply ignore the will of the people and overrule the vote, in so doing, voters will once again see and understand the breathtaking arrogance of the left. People have to be MAD to revolt and leftists are creating that level of anger.

Now come the taunts from th... (Below threshold)

Now come the taunts from the left that some Missourian's voted for the prop because they were racist. 3.2.1...go ww

"Lots of people can apparen... (Below threshold)

"Lots of people can apparently see November from their backyards."

As mentioned, the $1 news rag, NewSpeak, has lived up to it's lowest expectations. I still think the guy could have gotten it for one cent.

"The citizens o... (Below threshold)

"The citizens of the Show-Me State don't want Washington involved in their health care decisions," said Sen. Jane Cunningham"

To be honest. 60%-70% of us dont want big ear'd politician's making decision's that decide any course for our live's.

The other 30% can move to Cuba or China.

We 65% are very capable of deciding what's best for ourselve's and Barry, that dont include YOU!

In other news, Prop 8 was o... (Below threshold)

In other news, Prop 8 was overturned by a federal judge in California. Go figure.

And what you'll not see in the MFM.

"The biggest open secret in the landmark trial over same-sex marriage being heard in San Francisco is that the federal judge who will decide the case, Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker, is himself gay."


What a surprise!... (Below threshold)

What a surprise!

GarandFan, do you have a so... (Below threshold)

GarandFan, do you have a source for that quote? I'd love to be able to use that if it can be backed up...

n/m, found plenty of it on ... (Below threshold)

n/m, found plenty of it on Bing, including the SF newsrag.

I bet they fail to wake up ... (Below threshold)
Ken D.:

I bet they fail to wake up and smell the coffee.

that guy at the end really ... (Below threshold)
Mike Lorrey:

that guy at the end really said "bouncing my guns" not "gums"

Cadrys 9:07It was ... (Below threshold)
Sir Toby Belch:

Cadrys 9:07

It was confirmed by spittilizer Chris Matthews
on his show tonite......after his gnashing of
teeth concerning the question of Bammy's
birth certificate. He keeps holding the
"official birth certificate" up to the camera.
I can't read it. He's, apparently, the ONLY
person in the USA that has a copy of it.

Re: the Missouri vote... (Below threshold)
Sir Toby Belch:

Re: the Missouri vote

The Obama-smitten MSM is bringing in the heavy
artillery.....and little Frankie Rich with
his little popgun.

"It was confirm... (Below threshold)

"It was confirmed by spittilizer Chris Matthews
on his show tonite......after his gnashing of
teeth concerning the question of Bammy's
birth certificate. He keeps holding the
"official birth certificate" up to the camera.
I can't read it. He's, apparently, the ONLY
person in the USA that has a copy of it."

Yes, chrissy found the original document inside of a Wonka Bar.

And the judge who allowed V... (Below threshold)

And the judge who allowed Virginia's ObamaCare challenge to go forward has financial ties to the Republican attorney general who brought the case.



What a surprise!

An entire "battleground sta... (Below threshold)
Jim Addison:

An entire "battleground state" moons Obama, but the legacy media hardly notices.

When your only product for sale is fast and accurate reporting, could you design a more direct path to bankruptcy than the current media has charted?

It goes beyond clueless - they haven't a scent of a hint of how to go about looking for clue.

I trust Newsweek will serve us well by burning through millions of Mr. Harman's money which he might otherwise have spent supporting other leftist causes or candidates. Thanks, Jon Meacham: in the end, you will only be remembered for this service.

Last time I saw a copy of N... (Below threshold)

Last time I saw a copy of NewsWeek at the checkout - it was probably about 30 pages thick, if that much. At $4.95 a copy, it's out of impulse buy territory and has less entertainment and educational value than a copy of "People".

(And Scientific American's getting pretty darn skinny too. A decade back it was pretty thick with a lot of articles - now, not so much. Same with Reader's Digest, and TIME. The old standards aren't what they used to be...)

If they'd been busy reporting ALL the news, instead of selecting what fit their agenda, they'd be in a better situation. But ideology versus survival usually means that when the ideology wins, it's a Phyrric victory and they don't have long to enjoy it...

Obama will reward them with... (Below threshold)
Don L:

Obama will reward them with the gift of extra death panels for Missourians. The Chicago modern day substitute for the old cement shoes.

John, I also heard the Atto... (Below threshold)

John, I also heard the Attorney General of Virginia goes to the same grocery store as the judge. You are dense man. Do you not know that Federal Judges are appointed by the president with ties to the party of the president? Do you really not understand this? The Federal Judge that heard the Arizona case was appointed by Clinton. Will go to the 9th circuit of judges mostly appointed by democrats and then to the Supreme Court where there is a conservative lean. So, with that in mind, I predict the 9th circuit approves the judges ruling and the Supreme Court will overturn it. Any bets? ww

Between this ill advised op... (Below threshold)

Between this ill advised opinion, the Missouri Rejection of Obamacare and the Arizona Usurpation, things are going to get white hot this November for the dem marshmallows. With respect to Prop C, more people voted on that issue than for all the republican and democrat senatorial candidates combined. Looks like the democraps are not getting their wish that the anger over this law and how it was passed would fade by election day. Boo hoo. Read it and weep. Prepare to be on the ash heap of history this November, democrat incumbants.






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