Skip to comments.North Carolina Democrat Will Vote To Repeal Obamacare, Will Not Endorse Obama (Rat jumping ship)
Posted on 07/03/2012 11:28:43 AM PDT by ak267
orth Carolina Democrat Larry Kissell represents the states 8th Congressional district, one of the more closely-watched swing districts. He was one of 17 Democrats who voted to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in criminal contempt of Congress. And now, according to the Charlotte Observer, Kissell will join Republicans in voting to repeal Obamacare.
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Yes, but if he is reelected, will he do the same in January?
In March 2010, Kissell voted against the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, saying, "I kept my word." In January 2011, Kissell voted against repealing the law. His vote angered some constituents in his district, the Washington Post noted that a year after his election, "the euphoria has given way to second thoughts at best and outright rebellion at worst." Michael Lawson, an African American democratic leader from his constituency, stated the people believed they would receive one outcome and got another with his vote on health care.
He chose poorly. He must and will go.
Good point. Was he in Congress and voted for Obamacare in the first place?
The amount of bowing congressmen-running-for-reelection do is in direct proportion to their fear they might lose reelection. Lose they should no matter how much prostration. Pathetic. Spineless. Without integrity.
There are 23(?) senate democrats up for reelection, too - many in tight races. Their state voters need to know - Do they still support the ObomaTax bill now that they know what's in it?
"Do you feel lucky? Well, do ya punk?"
If only Speaker Boehner’s constituents would put some pressure on him.
Aw geeze. That would just make him cry - again.
This is good so far as it goes, but he is still voting for Pelosi as floor leader of his caucus (would vote for her for Speaker). And as the first commenter noted, there is no guarantee that he’ll remain “conservative” if he survives November.
A day late & a dollar short.
I was for Obamacare before I was against Obamacare.
My question is: How did he vote on ObamaCare the first time?
Was he in Congress and voted for Obamacare in the first place?
I don’t know but Mary Landrieu was in the Senate and voted for obamacare. Please let that fact be her final Waterloo! So looking forward to that.
Yea, I'm throwing the BS flag too. Everything said right now is just to get elected. Come January, there will be some lingering concern forcing them to side with Obama.
North Carolina is going to go Solid Republican, why it ever started to flirt democratic with Edwards, and Obama is beyond me.
Things may get just real interesting when the repeal vote comes up in the House next week. When this monstrosity was rammed through (using every dirty, dishonest, corrupt method in the book), the historic sweep in 2010 hadn’t happened yet. And remember, not a few of those Congresspeople are gone, replaced by republicans.
How many people look at one another & say Whaaat? when these “polls” come out showing that 0 isn’t horribly unpopular or that opposition to 0Tax is weakening?
democrats lost a *lot* of people over 0Tax. Many people were standing down because they really expected the SCOTUS to overturn it.
The Rats better jump ship. If they don’t, they’re going down with it.
If 0Tax goes through, we are going to see unemployment increases, bankruptcies, & mortgage defaults the likes of which we haven’t even imagined yet.
This is such an easy vote for him. He knows that it will never get a vote in the Senate because Reid will not allow a vote on it. This is pure “politics” and nothing more. He needs to look like he’s against ObamaTax before the election, then after the election, if he wins, he’ll go back to supporting ObamaTax.
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