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MO Voters Trounce Obama-Care Mandate

From a perturbed Associated Press:

Mo. voters reject key provision of health care law

By David A. Lieb, Associated Press Writer Wed Aug 4, 2010

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly rejected a key provision of President Barack Obama’s health care law, sending a clear message of discontent to Washington and Democrats less than 100 days before the midterm elections.

About 71 percent of Missouri voters backed a ballot measure, Proposition C, that would prohibit the government from requiring people to have health insurance or from penalizing them for not having it.

71% is what is known as a landslide.

The Missouri law conflicts with a federal requirement that most people have health insurance or face penalties starting in 2014.

Tuesday’s vote was seen as largely symbolic because federal law generally trumps state law.

Tell that to the sanctuary cities.

But it was also seen as a sign of growing voter disillusionment with federal policies and a show of strength by conservatives and the tea party movement.

"To us, it symbolized everything," said Annette Read, a tea party participant from suburban St. Louis who quit her online retail job to lead a yearlong campaign for the Missouri ballot measure. "The entire frustration in the country … how our government has misspent, how they haven’t listened to the people, this measure in general encompassed all of that." …

The health care referendum was helped by a high Republican turnout. In Missouri’s open primaries, voters do not have to register their party affiliation. But far more people picked Republican ballots than Democratic ones Tuesday…

What a relief. This was just Republicans ‘acting out.’

You see, most Americans love the idea of being forced to buy health insurance by Barack Obama and Nancy Pelosi.

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, August 4th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

12 Responses to “MO Voters Trounce Obama-Care Mandate”

  1. JohnTheBuilder says:

    I can’t wait to see the “acting out” in November.

  2. proreason says:

    I wonder how many children Annette Read has, and how healthy they are.

  3. Liberals Demise says:

    “This just can’t be. The people wanted this and by golly……..they are going to take it or I’ll hold my breath and stomp my feet” screamed an enraged Barry …… right before he passed out.

  4. wstuga says:

    It is clear that Missouri is racist. Why else would they turn their noses at such benevolent gratitude from the omnipotent one? Don’t tell me it has anything to do with mounting deficits, or lack of choice of medicine, or decreased innovation from our pharmaceutical and health technology firms (those greedy capitalist won’t give anything away, except for their patient assistance programs), or the worry about increased waiting times and poor care. No none of this entered the minds of Missourians. It is clear that they are racists.

    That is all.

  5. proreason says:

    Important, and hopeful AT article: “The Autumn of the Left”

    “…The institutional stranglehold that the left has on American society is almost Orwellian in its breadth and intensity. Why would anyone in America willingly call himself a “conservative” when the left has so insidiously smeared conservatives with the failed leftist malignancies of National Socialism and Fascism? Conservatives, to the omnipresent organs of leftism, are like Dalits in India: untouchables, loathsome and despised. So the upper-caste leftists think nothing of privately joking about Rush Limbaugh in agony or gratuitously smearing Fred Barnes or Karl Rove as racists. Leftists are simply terrorists. Many closet conservatives, I suggest, are too frightened to be open and honest about what they believe.

    What would that mean, if it is true? It would mean that the number of Americans who embrace the stupendous folly, the conspicuous malice, the selfish childishness, the sneering mendacity which struts around us wearing the label of “liberal” or “progressive” is even smaller than we have suspected. Maybe no one, anymore, is fooled by its bogus promises. Maybe the left in America today is like the Communist Party in the last decades of the Soviet Union. We know from many books and interviews that no one in the Soviet Union, except very young children or certifiable lunatics, believed in Marxism at all. They professed the soulless dogma of Marxism out of fear, out of lust for power, and out of habit.

    Maybe the left in America today is no more truly serious today than the Communist Party members of the Soviet Union were thirty years ago. If that is so — and I think, in part, it is — then these poll results are truly powerful. It means that all the firebrands, the scourges, the torments which the left uses to keep us in chains and in fear are losing their sting. The Tea Party members simply accept, as a matter of course, that they will all be called fascists, racists, and morons — and no one cares anymore.

    If that is true, then although we seem to be in the middle of hot battle, we are really near the ridge of great victory. The left in America, like the Communist Party in the Soviet Union, seemed immortal. Then it was all blown away, collapsing before little more than a soft autumn wind. Gallup, no haven for conservatives, tells us that conservatives outnumber liberals in every state but Rhode Island. Battleground, whose polling is conducted by a bipartisan team, tells us that sixty percent of Americans, year in and year out, call ourselves “conservative.” Smile: We are winning.

    Well, I’m nott convinced that the adults are winning, but this is certainly an uplifting perspective, and it’s enlightening to hear that the leftist criminal ruling class as similar to the about-to-fall toothless communists of the old USSR. We certainly know, at the very least, that our own little commissars share nearly everything in common with the Russian communists of the 70’s.

  6. jimreport says:

    The Missites don’t understand the complexities of governing. And this vote proves it.

    Botox said so.

  7. Right of the People says:

    I imagine the Bamster believes that some people can’t be trusted to vote correctly for their own good. I also imagine he is getting ready for his end game if things don’t go his way the fall, which they most assuredly won’t if I read the populace correctly.

    It’s going to get bumpy folks, lock and load and get ready.

  8. JohnMG says:

    …..”In Missouri’s open primaries, voters do not have to register their party affiliation….”

    Not exactly true.

    Yes, a voter must ask for either a Republican or Democrat ballot in order to get one at all. This precludes splitting a ticket in order to select someone from the other side of the aisle whom you might prefer. If you claim a Democrat ballot, all you may vote for are democrats, and vice-versa. This, in effect, is a defacto declaration of party affiliation.

    Don’t believe me? I once claimed a democrat ticket in order to vote for Howard Dean in a presidential primary hoping to get that dweeb on the national ticket. For the next 9 months I got all sorts of left-wing bullshit in the mail, asking for contributions, etc. Try and tell me these poll watchers don’t pass this information on to the state party chairmen.

    But I did get a small bit of revenge. I started removing anything that would identify me as the envelope-stuffer, then began cramming any and everything I could imagine into their postage-paid envelope and sent it back to them. It took a while, but the crap quit coming.

    As for the ballot measure, it serves to keep us Show-Me Staters stirred up until November. WE THE PEOPLE are pissed. I don’t think the Moron knows what he’s f-in’ with.

    • JohnMG says:

      P.S. David Lieb would have to be one of the most unreliable (dare I say) journalists, and his articles would have to be the least accurate in which to place much credence. His characterization of the Missouri primary process was a deliberate attempt at obfuscation. Every time I see this twinkie’s picture next to his by-line in our local bi-weekly, I have the urge to hunt him down and kick his scrawny little weasel ass.

      What a turd!

    • proreason says:

      You’re back.

      And you’re still mad.

      That’s good.

    • JohnMG says:

      Been away on a working vacation–away from a computer.

      But I haven’t mellowed any. Not where this pecker-head is concerned. ‘Bamy has me feeling almost a certain amity toward Billy-Jeff, which I NEVER thought could be achieved. These vermin keep getting worser ‘n’ worser!

      And thanks for the compliment, Pro. ;-}

  9. BigOil says:

    The elections last November in New Jersey and Virginia were the first shots across the bow.

    Scott Brown and Missouri Prop. C were targets of opportunity.

    On November 4, the order will be given to fire at will.

    Governing against the will of 70% of the people will not end well for the Democrats.

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