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R.I.N.O. Schwarzenegger Now Opposes ObamaCare For Bankrupting States

January 6, 2010

As ABC‘s Jake Tapper points out:

The White House had in the past brought much attention to Schwarzenegger’s previous support for the effort.

So I guess we should all be bringing much attention to the fact that Arnold Schwarzenegger is opposing the effort now.

Here’s the story:

Schwarzenegger Withdraws Support for Democrats’ Health Care Reform

January 06, 2010 2:13 PM

In his annual “State of the State” message today, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger withdrew his support for the health care reform measures Democrats are attempting to finish up in Washington, DC.

While I enthusiastically support health care reform, it is not reform to push more costs onto states that are already struggling while other states get sweetheart deals,” the governor said.

The White House had in the past brought much attention to Schwarzenegger’s previous support for the effort.

Health care reform, which started as noble and needed legislation, has become a trough of bribes, deals and loopholes,” Schwarzenegger said. “You’ve heard of the bridge to nowhere.  This is health care to nowhere.

He called for California’s congressional delegation to “either vote against this bill that is a disaster for California or get in there and fight for the same sweetheart deal Senator Nelson of Nebraska got for the Cornhusker State. He got the corn; we got the husk.”

In the Senate bill, Sen. Ben Nelson, D-Neb., secured a deal for the federal government to pick up his state’s share of the Medicaid expansion the bill legislates.

In his weekly address on October 10, 2009, President Obama heralded the “unprecedented consensus that has come together behind” health care reform, noting that Schwarzenegger and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg “came out in support of reform,” among others, saying “these distinguished leaders understand that health insurance reform isn’t a Democratic issue or a Republican issue, but an American issue that demands a solution.”

And even Ben Nelson is now using the word “mistake” alongside health care.  Or at least you’d get that idea from the Politico article entitled, “Health care Before Economy Was ‘Mistake’“:

In an interview with the Fremont Tribune, Nelson took a shot at President Barack Obama’s priorities, saying the White House should not have put health care ahead of dealing more directly with jobs and the economy.

“I think it was a mistake to take health care on as opposed to continuing to spend the time on the economy,” Nelson said.

My problem with both men is that they wait until it’s too damn late to come out against a wildly unpopular bill.  Both men seem to believe that one can eat his cake, and have it too.

I am sick to my guts of these “I supported that bill until I opposed it” slimebags in government.

Ben Nelson has the character of a cockroach, which still puts him well ahead of most Democrats.  After voting to destroy our health care system and empower Democrats to destroy Medicare, Nelson started to sing a different tune when his poll numbers started going down to mole man territory.  But Nebraskans can count on Nelson to sell them out the next chance he gets.  After all, he’s a Democrat.  And all you have to do to see that that is what Democrats do is wake up and take a look around.

Arnold Schwarzenegger is reliably conservative like I am reliably liberal.  He has supported gay marriage, abortion, stem cell research (he threw away $6 billion in tax dollars to fund stem cell research that turned out to be a giant black hold boondoggle that produced NOTHING), and global warming.  And health care.  At least until he looked at the polls and suddenly realized that he was on the wrong side.

Hopefully people are smart enough not to believe him when he pretends to be a conservative again.

Schwarzenegger is right about one thing: ObamaCare WILL bankrupt the states.   Just like it will bankrupt Medicare.  That’s how these dishonest Democrat demagogues played make-believe so their bill would sail under the CBO radar and fraudulently appear to be “deficit neutral.”  I just wish Schwarzenegger had cared about that before it was nearly too late to do anything about it.

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