It’s Getting to be a Real Whine and Cheese Party, Isn’t It?

Specifically, now we have Arizona Senate candidate Martha McSally complaining that her vote to end protections for people with existing conditions was a vote to end protections for people with existing conditions:

Soon after she assumed office to represent Arizona’s Tucson-based district in the House of Representatives, Martha McSally voted for a Republican-backed measure to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

McSally’s “aye” vote for H.R. 596 was recorded on the evening of Feb. 3, 2015, and came as her party was intent on undoing, tweaking or rolling back the controversial 2010 health care law implemented by President Barack Obama and Democrats.

A year later, McSally voted again to repeal the law.


And in May 2017, McSally voted for the GOP’s American Health Care Act, which revived their hopes of repealing central portions of the Affordable Care Act, often referred to as “Obamacare.” That legislation, if passed, would have reduced the federal deficit but resulted in 23 million more uninsured Americans through 2026, a Congressional Budget Office analysis found, though McSally’s campaign says that estimate was based on “bad projections” about the Affordable Care Act that never materialized.

McSally urged her colleagues, gathered on the day of that 2017 vote in a private meeting, that it was time to get this “f—ing thing” done, according to the Associated Press. 


McSally told The Arizona Republic on Saturday that she’s being “character assassinated” by her critics on health care.  


“Well, Sean, I did vote to repeal and replace Obamacare on that House bill — I’m getting my ass kicked for it right now because it’s being misconstrued by the Democrats,” she said. “They’re trying to, you know, invoke fear in people who have family members or loved ones with pre-existing conditions.”


Everywhere she goes, [McSally’s Democratic opponent Kyrsten] Sinema said, people “are concerned about Martha’s attempts to roll back protections for people with pre-existing health conditions, which she has done several times.”

(emphasis mine)

It’s a well deserved ass kicking, stop whining.

You deserve every bit of opprobrium that you have earned for trying to take people’s (still pretty dysfunctional) healthcare away.

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