From the BusinessInsider.com:
Nov. 13, 2013, 10:35 AM
Another non-red state Democrat — this time Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) has signed on to become a co-sponsor on legislation from Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) that would require insurance companies to continue offering their existing health care plans.
Really? Can we believe this?
Merkley joins Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) as surprise, bright-blue state Democrats that have become co-sponsors of the bill over the past day. Together, they amount to the most high-profile non-red state Democrats to buck party lines on the Affordable Care Act.
Feinstein? Actually turning against the Demorats?
Among other things, the “Keeping the Affordable Care Act Promise Act” would ”grandfather” in all health insurance plans that existed as of Dec. 31, 2013, not March 23, 2010, and force insurance companies to continue to offer a number of plans that they have been forced to cancel under the Affordable Care Act.
Landrieu’s bill goes even further than one proposed in the House by Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.), which would allow insurers to grandfather in plans that existed as of Jan. 1, 2013. The Landrieu bill would force insurance companies to grandfather in those plans.
A very telling paragraph in the story:
The other co-sponsors of the bill are red-state Democratic Sens. Kay Hagan (D-N.C.), Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), and Mark Pryor (D-Ark.). Like those three (but not Feinstein) Merkley is up for re-election next year.
Ah. There we go. The re-election cat is stuck in the toilet.
It’s political. It’s about a re-election. It’s about not sounding as stupid as the rest of the Demorats sounded whilst embracing Obamacare in a wondrously-cuddly fashion.
It’s about not sounding as STUPID as Nancy Pelosi sounded whilst bleating this bit of lying trauma:
Because, frankly, in the history of America, no other single individual has a verified quote that can be immured as that idiotic. And that’s a lot of history, ladies and gentlemen.
The White House and Senate Democratic leadership have not offered specific comment on Landrieu’s bill.
But let’s briefly examine the proposed bill for a moment, shall we?
Please allow me to posit the obvious, following The Logical Extension.
If people can keep their current policies, and the doctors they like, then what’s the point of having ANY portion of ObamaCare continue at all?
Let’s throw aside the curtains and remove the shadows.
Obama and his Leftists want to totally tank this country and then start over. They want to ruin its economy, its standing, its power, and transfer that power to themselves beginning with — the government.
I ask: is the worm beginning to turn?