Top Louisiana Democrat: Race the Motivating Factor in Opposition to ObamaCare

Not the costs or the bureaucracy?


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Someone should tell State Senator Karen Peterson that Obamacare passed more than three years ago and there's plenty of reasons to oppose it that have nothing to do with not liking Barack Obama.

From Fox News:

State Sen. Karen Carter Peterson, who is also chairwoman of the state Democratic Party, repeatedly invoked race as she railed against ObamaCare critics. 

"I have talked to so many members both in the House and the Senate, and you know what? You ready? You ready? What it comes down to? It's not about how many federal dollars we can receive, it's not about that. You ready? It's about race," she said. "I know nobody wants to talk about that. It's about the race of this African-American president."

She tried to argue that because former House Speaker Newt Gingrich—who is white—offered a "similar" overhaul in the past, the criticism this time "comes down to the race of the president of the United States which causes people to disconnect and step away from the substance of the bill." 

It was Nancy Pelosi, noted Democrat and white person, who said the Congress had to pass the bill to find out what was in it (and presumably just trust the president until then). Now that the "unintended consequences" Obamacare critics warned about are becoming apparent even to Obamacare backers, support for the already polarizing law is falling. Blaming racism is so 2009, and as idiotic now as it was then.

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