Happy Birthday Barack Obama: Missouri Votes No to Obamacare … Show Me State Says Yes to Proposition C and No Mandatory Insurance
Happy Birthday Barack Obama …
Missouri, the Show Me State, provided an early 49th birthday gift to President Obama last night by voting overwhelmingly against Obamacare and the mandatory purchase of insurance. Missourians voted by a 3 to 1 margin in favor of Proposition C and provided a clear shot across the bow to Barack Obama and the Democrats who voted for Obamacare and the government take over of health care. Once again we see that Barck Obama will be on the ballot in 2010.
The referendum was the first chance for voters to express a view on the overhaul, although turnout in the state was low and Republican voters significantly outnumbered Democrats.
With all precincts reporting, 71% of voters supported Proposition C, establishing a state law that says Missouri cannot compel people to pay a penalty or fine if they fail to carry health coverage. Twenty-nine percent voted against the proposition.
The state law runs counter to the federal health law President Barack Obama signed in March, which calls on most Americans to carry coverage or pay a fine.
Some state attorneys general have challenged the insurance mandate as unconstitutional. Defenders of the law say the mandate falls within Congress’s power to regulate interstate commerce and levy taxes.
Didn’t Obama, Pelosi and Reid say that Americans would learn to love Obamacare after it was passed?
How will Proposition C affect the US Senate race in Missouri with Republican Roy Blunt and Democrat Robin Carnahan, both who won easy primary wins last night? Carnahan already finds herself behind in the polls, how will she address Obamacare leading up to the midterm election? It would be kind of hard to distance yourself from an unpopular piece of legislation when one supported it.
The Belmont Club provides us with some of the spin that the MSM is already trying to use in rationalizing how over 70% of a state was against what is considered one of Obama’s greatest successes. The fact of the matter is, Missouri is a “bellwether” state and is a very good indication of the countries mood. It is most certain that if ever state in America had a similar proposition on the ballot during this years primaries, the results would be similar. There is a reason why so manyAmerican think that Obamacare is bad for the United States and want to repeal the healthcare law.
By a 71.1% to 28.9% margin, Missouri voters overwhelmingly voted down Obamacare and the mandatory purchase of insurance. However, the NY Times is trivializing “We the People’s” vote by saying ” the referendum seemed not to capture the general population’s attention.” Really? For a state that Obama lost 50% to 49%and only 3903 votes, it can hardly be considered good news that The One’s signature piece of legislation just got hammered in a referendum by 43%.
Spin as the MSM might, this a a damning political loss for Barack Obama, Democrats and Obamacare. The Left can make the excuse and continual to live in denial; however, in Missouri according to a recent Rasmussen poll, only 44% approve of the job Obama is doing as president, while 56% disapprove.
The Gateway Pundit has much, much more. By the way, welcome back Jim!
Posted August 4, 2010 by Scared Monkeys
2010 Elections, Barack Obama, Healthcare, Media Bias, Obamacare, Obamanation, Politics, Polls, Senate Elections, We the People | 11 comments
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Lets see the Democrats scurry like rats away from Obamacare in the 2010 midterms.
I guess it took the “show Me State” to show you Mr. President that we do NOT like your Obamacare package and why do you continuously try to shove a package to us when your Czars don’t even know what is in it nor do you? We are not just a bunch of Hillbillies you think that Government can just toss us around in your “Big Bubble!” you call Obamacare! The only thing you have CHANGED is our pocketbooks!
every state should do this along with mirroring
the Arizona law. this would break the backbone of the commiecrats and the libbies. Americans had better vote against all democrats in November if
they value their freedom and the well being of their families.
these people are actually worse than comminists.
The Democrats all want to run away so they can get elected but after that they will continue to do more destruction as before.
I read an article on CNN that said the Democrats want to take Biden off the election ticket in 2012 and put Hillary on instead. I can’t imagine Hillary and Obama side by side, that would be a war zone. Unless he sat in the corner facing the wall with his big mouth shut!!! And Hillary would do all the thinking and the decision making. Of course, Obama would take credit for it.
I think we all know what the Clintons think of Obama!!!
He will celebrate a belated birthday when the law is overturned by the Supreme Court….
I guess it took the “show Me State” to show you Mr. President that we do NOT like your Obamacare package and why do you continuously try to shove a package to us when your Czars don’t even know what is in it nor do you? We are not just a bunch of Hillbillies you think thatGovernment can just toss us around in your “Big Bubble!” you call Obamacare! The only thing you have CHANGED is our pocketbooks!-The same thing is true i agree to it
happy birthday Mr president.REMAIN ON TOP
How many birthdays and unwanted changes must we be subjected to before we get this man out of Washington??? Why can’t he spend a day on the Arizona border and watch the illegals come in with their AK47′s!!!! Wouldn’t change him, but would make me feel better.
Aw wolfgang, this guy may not understand what he was looking at on the border. You give him way too much credit for doing the right thing.
He is not about taking his responsibilities as POTUS, instead he wants to be like Hugo Chavez, the dictator.
“We the people” had better wake up and use our voting power to remove the Democrats from every political office that we can in November. And, we had better be prepared to stand and watch every facet of the election process to prevent the elections from being stolen.
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