Today the Senate may vote on an Amendment proposed by Mitch McConnell which is a copy of the ObamaCare Repeal Act passed by the House on Monday January 21, 2011.
Senators are faced with voting to support the original bill they passed in 2009 or voting to repeal it.
Senators like Claire McCaskill sealed their fate in 2009 when she voted to pass ObamaCare in the face of immense pressure from her constiuency.
Now, it’s a real conundrum:
If she votes to repeal, Missourians know she has no principles. In 2009, in the face of heated debates and angry town halls, she proceeded to ignore the outcry from Missourians and vote to pass ObamaCare. She released video of herself reading the bill to prove her support and condescended on her constituents at the town halls.
She voted based on her principle that it was the best thing for Missourians, and she knew best. Right?!?!
In the meantime, Missouri passed Proposition C with a 71-29 margin and lawsuits are starting to mount that will find the bill unconstitutional (which she knew was the case in the first place).
Changing her vote know would show that the only principle she’s worried about is doing whatever it takes to get re-elected.
If she votes to suppress the repeal, she has her principles on this matter, but she is voting again for an obviously unconstitutional law and breaking her oath to defend the Constitution.
Either way, McCaskill is done in Missouri. Voting continually to support the radical agenda of a President for whom Missouri voted against was one thing, but voting for a clearly unconstitutional measure is another.
Senator, if you’re true to the typical politician that you seem to be, enjoy your next career as a lobbyist.