The overwhelming rejection of Obamacare by Missouri voters –71% of the Show Me State voters said no to Obamacare– is an enormous story, one that ought to dominate the MSM today and through the week. Obamacare hasn’t gained fans –it has gained committed activist enemies who will punish the Democrats who jammed it down the country’s throat. Those same activists are listening to GOP candidates who pledge to repeal and replace the disaster for American health care.
From the St. Louis Post Dispatch:
“The citizens of the Show-Me State don’t want Washington involved in their health care decisions,” said Sen. Jane Cunningham, R-Chesterfield, one of the sponsors of the legislation that put Proposition C on the August ballot. She credited a grass-roots campaign involving Tea Party and patriot groups with building support for the anti-Washington proposition.
With most of the vote counted, Proposition C was winning by a ratio of nearly 3 to 1. The measure, which seeks to exempt Missouri from the insurance mandate in the new health care law, includes a provision that would change how insurance companies that go out of business in Missouri liquidate their assets.
“I’ve never seen anything like it,” Cunningham said at a campaign gathering at a private home in Town and Country. “Citizens wanted their voices to be heard.”
A special interest spokesman could only summon up weary resignation to give the New York Times: “While we’re disappointed that Missourians didn’t vote against this, we think the courts will ultimately decide it,” said David M. Dillon, a spokesman for the Missouri Hospital Association.
Mr. Dillon is hoping the courts decide to keep the monstrosity against every indication that the public is trying to shrug it off like a flea-infested coat.
John Fund notes in his Political Diary entry today that Democrats are running out of hope that the economy would turn around in time to provide some kind of counter narrative to the president’s disastrous first two years and Nancy Pelosi’s four year run as queen of the House.
“The environment still looks exceedingly bad for Democrats,” concludes Charlie Cook, the Beltway’s leading political prognosticator. Last week, his newsletter raised its seat-by-seat prediction of GOP gains in the House to between 32 and 42 seats — Republicans need 39 seats to take control. But Mr. Cook says the national mood against President Obama and Congressional Democrats is “suggesting [even] bigger numbers. The wave is still the wave and it still looks pretty strong and unabated.”
This is the bed the Dems have made –skyrocketing unemployment, massive and ineffective stimulus spending presided over by corrupt Congressmen like Rangel and Waters, the takeover of GM and now the financial industry, and a refusal to extend the Bush tax cuts or anything about their expiration, thus sowing confusion and paralysis throughout the economy, all the while ignoring border security and attacking Arizona.
And as a quilt on that bed –their signal achievement, their most precious handicraft– is Obamacare, which has been rejected in a real vote by real voters in a crucial swing state by a 70% landslide.
Won’t the MSM be stunned. What would they have said at Journolist? Attack another few pundits as racists?