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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The repealers

Posted By on Tue, Mar 23, 2010 at 9:50 AM

I'm with the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. I don't see the wisdom in the fervent Republican battle cry for repeal of health care reform.

The Repealers want higher insurance premiums, less coverage and more clout for insurance companies against sick people and they want it NOW. Do you?

The DSCC says, almost gleefully, that the senate candidates for the Party of No are now almost universally repealers. (Many, of course, are also birthers, death panelers and members of other sci-fi-worthy political niches.)

Commentary is running against the Repealers. Such as Dana Milbank, who says Repubs are channeling Alf Landon. And Jonathan Alter.

I also don't think most Americans want to be associated with the racial and sexual taunts, misinformation and simple meanness issuing forth from the Tea Party assemblies and fellow travelers.

Here's the DSCC report on Arkansas Repealer candidates:

Arkansas – Gilbert Baker, Curtis Coleman, Jim Holt, John Boozman

If successful: 481,000 Arkansas residents lose health care; donut hole reappears for 89,800 seniors; 36,200 small businesses lose tax credit; appalling insurance practices reinstated.

*won’t answer: Kim Hendren

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