You have gubernatorial posturing by Texas gay Rick Perry and Florida atheist Rick Scott:
We are not going to do Obama-care no matter how much it costs this state. Humph.
Minutes ago, Bill Frist (remember him: Republican Senate Majority Leader throughout the Bush years) just came out and said that was nonsense.
Frists writes that both parties should support exchanges, since it was an original Republican idea. Here is part of what he said……
A doctor, Frist says that he “sees little advantage” for Republican governors to refuse to set up exchanges in their own states and “default to the federally designed, one-size-fits-all exchange when they can design and run their own.”
“State exchanges are the solution. They represent the federalist ideal of states as “laboratories for democracy.” We are seeing 50 states each designing a model that is right for them, empowered to take into account their individual cultures, politics, economies, and demographics. While much planning has yet to be done, we are already seeing a huge range in state models. I love the diversity and the innovation.”
First it was Roberts. Now it is Frist. It appears that all conservatives who have nothing at stake in this election are supportive of Obama-care because it is such a great idea. After all, Republicans were the ones who thought it up.
Meaning that those who are against it, simply have a political axe to grind.
Obama-care is the best thing that has come our of government since Medicare and before that, Social Security.
Even honest conservatives think so…..
Now, if we can just persuade the dishonest ones…..