Skip to comments.Obamacare causing problems for Republican in Louisiana (LA Senate, Go Maness!!)
Posted on 09/08/2013 6:55:00 AM PDT by cotton1706
Louisiana Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy might be feeling some empathy for Mitt Romney after a challenger has compared his past health care bills to Obamacare.
On Wednesday, Rob Maness, who is running against Cassidy in the 2014 Senate race, coined the term Cassidycare, attacking the congressman for bills he proposed as a state senator that bear similarities to some of the components of the Affordable Care Act. The two are challenging Sen. Mary Landrieu, a Democrat who has represented the Bayou State since 1997.
Mary Landrieu was the deciding vote on Obamacare through the Senate but Mr. Bill Cassidy, who calls himself a Republican, authored an almost identical piece of legislation on the Louisiana State Senate. Obamacare, Cassidycare, Landrieucare, whatever you call it, it adds up to the same thing: taking away control of your health care and damaging our economy; destroying your jobs, Maness said at a Tea Party Express event in New Orleans.
Maness is referring to two bills Cassidy introduced in 2007 and 2008. The first would have created a healthcare exchange run by the state where people who did not have health insurance through their employer or Medicare or Medicaid could purchase insurance, similar to the health exchanges set up under the Affordable Care Act. The second would require small business (those with fewer than 50 employees) to provide insurance that covered treatment for mental illness, alcoholism, and drug abuse, which is similar to the requirements for small businesses
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Maness has a lot of work to do if he wants to win the primary. I’d like to see some primary polling from this race.
67% ain’t gona win no prize as a conservative....he has rino written all over him!!!
I don’t think Dr. Cassidy is that effective in his media interviews, and he is not all that conservative. So far, he may even support Syria intervention, but I am not sure of that. Baton Rouge is more liberal than it once was, and he can be hesitant.
I agree. I’m not happy with how this race has shaped up. In fact, a lot of races are looking worse now.
Cotton’s idiotic decision to throw in with Boehner may cost him the Arkansas senate seat he was likely to win just a week ago.
Corey Stapleton has stepped aside in Montana, leaving us with the Denny Rehberg-esue Steve Daines!
The whole Georgia debacle is turning into a real mess.
The only state I like the look of right now would be North Carolina, where Greg Brannon still seems to be leading RINO Thom Tillis to unseat Kay Hagan, who has backed the Syrian war.
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