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May 21, 2014 - 6:49 pm

It’s awesome but…RUN!

Democratic Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes on Wednesday twice refused to say whether she would have voted for President Barack Obama’s signature health care law.

Asked two times whether she’d have voted for the 2010 overhaul, the Kentucky Democrat who is challenging Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell told The Associated Press: “I, when we are in the United States Senate, will work to fix the Affordable Care Act.”

Grimes added: “I believe the politically motivated response you continue to see from Mitch McConnell in terms of repeal, root and branch, is not in reality or keeping … with what the facts are here in Kentucky.”

The law Republicans call “Obamacare” presents a delicate issue for Grimes, who won the Democratic Senate primary on Tuesday. Kynect, Kentucky’s state-run health insurance exchange made possible by the law, is wildly popular. More than 400,000 people have either signed up for an expanded Medicaid program or purchased private insurance plans with the help of government subsidies. But Obamacare remains unpopular in the state, mostly because President Barack Obama himself is unpopular here.

Look at her, already getting a little help from the MSM. “The law Republicans call Obamacare”? Really? Pretty sure that’s not just a Republican thing. The implication, of course, is to make it seem as if all of the problems are just because the GOP politicians are being super big meanies to the awesome freebie health care.

She could end up being a decent opponent. McConnell will probably win, I just fear the party will have to spend money defending this seat that could be better spent elsewhere.

Like on someone who isn’t awful.

Stephen Kruiser is a professional comedian and writer who has also been a conservative political activist for over two decades. A co-founder of the first Los Angeles Tea Party, Kruiser often speaks to grassroots groups around America and has had the great honor of traveling around the world entertaining U.S. troops.

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of course she supports the government take over of health care, she is a demonrat, they don't think for themselves, they do as the party boss tells them, and now the demonrat bosses want total control of the health care system
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"For months and months, for example, I've been demanding facts -- not shibboleths or epithets -- from the anti-Mitch McConnell brigade." http://newsbusters.org/blogs/ann-coulter/2014/03/12/coulter-column-right-wing-mobs-say-it-aint-so-conservatives
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Some call it being coy, others call it something else.
14 weeks ago
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This is great for McConnell. All he has to do is force her to say on which side she comes down re Obamacar in which case she must either decide, or else she "filibusters".

If Grimes says she supports ObamaCare - then McConnell wins, because most people hate O-Care. If she says 'no' on ObamaCare, then McConnell simply says to the voters, "well in that case, you may as well vote for me and at least you'll rid us of Harry Reid" .. and if she filibusters, McConnell simply condemns her as a replicant of Barack Obama and his "voting present" style of non-leadership, a bystander presidency where he (and she) are never held accountable for anything or even for making a decision.

Win - win - win.
14 weeks ago
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Hey Ali Grimes it isn't just Republicans calling it Obamacare.

In 2012 Obama himself loved to hear his name attached this overhaul pending disaster law:
President Obama is now happy to call it "Obamacare."
"The Affordable Care Act -- also known as Obamacare," Obama said to applause from backers at the University of Denver.

"I actually like the name," he added. "Because I do care -- that's why we fought so hard to make it happen."
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"Wildly popular?" That idiot paper equates participation with satisfaction. If that's the case, more than 300 million people were treated with the American healthcare system. That means the system is "wildly popular", right?
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Standard Red State Democrat answer this year, "Obama? Who's Obama?"
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"Like on someone who isn’t awful."

McConnell is awful. I am officially ambivalent about this race. We the People have already lost either way. gop, PLEASE don't waste any money defending this seat. You're getting a democrat no matter who wins.
14 weeks ago
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Dems love to pose as GOP on comments boards to encourage you to make a vote that will keep Dems from losing so bad in the Senate in the upcoming election. It is only Republicans who are jettisoning their old timers, out of some sense of ideological purity, leaving Democrats in sole possession of the machinations of politics, and Republicans at a distinct political disadvantage. Here are some facts about Mitch McConnel, of which you might like to be aware before you follow the advice to vote Dem because it makes no difference, or will lead to a more ideologically pure Republican party: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/ann-coulter/2014/03/12/coulter-column-right-wing-mobs-say-it-aint-so-conservatives
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>>>>OK. Grimes supports open borders and amnesty. But so does McConnell. She supports Obamacare and “fixing” it. McConnell and the Institutional Republicans have left the idea of repeal, and want to fix it. She opposes any restrictions on abortion, and McConnell would never dream of trying to restrict abortion. Grimes will give Obama a blank check on spending, and if McConnell is given some of that sweet, sweet pork; he will too.

Trading Grimes for McConnell will do no harm and in fact do a lot of good for the conservative cause. Because if the Institutionals are forced to find out that there is in fact a limit to the amount of collaboration with the Left that they can get away with; they might sometimes remember which party they are in. Or at least some of the time not attack conservatives as their first response to events.

Assuming an honest election, Republicans are going to take a several vote majority in the Senate. If that is the case, losing one [McConnell] will not affect majority status and may make it possible to actually do something with the majority. If it is not an honest election, then electoral politics are moot anyway, so we might as well at least get some revenge.

If you are a conservative in Kentucky, vote Grimes. If you are not in Kentucky, send her contributions.<<<<

Subotai Bahadur

14 weeks ago
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That's my thinking, I'd rather let this one go and concentrate on Conservative candidates. Having Mitch in charge of the Senate won't be much different than have Harry Greed in charge.
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Any implicit media endorsement needs to be a kiss of death. That aside, being coy about the ACA is a tell that she's intent on helping govern against our interests. Unfortunately the brainwashed masses will speak with the voice supplied through the MSM.
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