Why did Obamacare Pass? Rick Santorum


How quickly we forget the tides and fortunes of past elections.

The year – 2004.  The players notorious RINO Arlen Specter vs. conservative Pat Toomey.

“Conservative” (RINO, in fact) Rick Santorum closed ranks behind Specter, resulting in Specter’s win v. conservative Pat Toomey.

Right after Obama won in 2008, particularly when facing a House becoming more conservative in light of the Teaparty and the fight against Obamacare and with the senate lacking a filibuster proof majority, Specter changes parties from R to D, giving the Dems their filibuster 60 seat majority in the Senate. – Thanks to RINO Rick Santorum.

In 2010, Toomey beat Specter after the damage (and bailouts and Obamacare) was done. –      ******No thanks to RINO Rick.

 


Comments

  1. How easily the wool is pulled over Tea Partiers’ eyes by the likes of Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich. Real constitutional conservatism (ya know, the school of conservatism where the ACTUAL Constitution matters, not some imagined one) is outside the mental fortitude of the fickle fools who populate much of the Republican Party.

  2. Sgt.Joe Friday says:

    The Obama health care law was passed by the Senate using “reconciliation,” which meant that only a simple majority was needed. The Republican party used reconciliation to pass both of George W. Bush’s tax cuts as well. It’s been used dozens of times. At the time the health care law passed, Democrats held a 59-41 advantage in the Senate. Arlen Specter’s vote was irrelevant to the passage of the law. Please at least make some effort at getting your facts correct before placing blame where it does not belong.

  3. Oberserve says:

    I think it’s a manifestation of the “lesser evil” theme: “if we don’t vote for politician X, we’ll get something worse.”

    The only think knowingly, consciously choosing evil gets you is evil. For now, I’m committing to NOT knowingly, consciously select evil – even if there is no good choice, and putting the results in God’s hands.

    For now, I will only knowingly, consiously vote for good or lodge a protest vote, even if it results in what the minor “lesser evil” devils try to persuade will result in a greater evil. I don’t think God rewards those who knowingly choose evil (except with evil).

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