Why did Isakson, Chambliss vote to fund Obamacare?
March 24, 2013 12:00 AM | 1584 views | 6 6 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
DEAR EDITOR:

It saddens me that Georgia’s two Republican senators have voted to fund Obamacare and, according to Red State blogger Erick Erickson, are being disingenuous with constituents about their votes.

Apparently, both first voted for Senator Ted Cruz’s amendment last week which would have defunded Obamacare. All Republicans voted for that, but it still failed to pass. Shortly thereafter, the senators voted yes on a continuing resolution which funds Obamacare. While the majority of senate Republicans voted NO on this funding legislation, Senator’s Chambliss and Cobb’s own Johnny Isakson and some others voted yes.

Their votes are completely out of touch with conservatives and even moderates in Georgia, and I would like to hear both senators defend their action.

Laura Armstrong

Acworth
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Sky is falling
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March 24, 2013
Sorry, you lost the election. The senators did what they had to do to keep the government running. Only the irresponsible would not be for that.
Harry Hagan
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March 24, 2013
Exactly right, Laura. Don't these pols have children and grandchildren who have to live in the country they're consigning to the junk heap? Do these pols think their whole line can escape the results of their dirty work? Are they all elites, now and forever? How unutterably sad.
Pat H
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March 24, 2013
Thanks for this letter, we miss your columns.

Why did Chambliss and Isakson work on amnesty with Bush and McCain and then denied they did so?

Perhaps if we threw them out of office then we would have proper representation today.
misterbill
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March 24, 2013
The same two Senators were for amnesty before they became "against" it and if you look at Isakson's letters/comments lately, he is now saying it is inevitable, an excuse for him to vote present and let the other Dems in Gops clothing do the work for him.
anonymous
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March 24, 2013
Ms. Armstrong, you know how important it is that the GOP "rebrand" the republican name.

Senators Isakason and Chambliss are on the cutting edge of this effort and saw the opportunity to "reach across the aisle in the spirit of bipartisanship" one more time. There is no telling how many obama voters will be moved to join conservative efforts to reel in big government spending and big government intrusion into the daily lives of people/business.

Mere freedom loving, big government despising, taxpaying voters will never be able to comprehend the benefits that the wisdom of these two esteemed men - with so many years of experience in Washington DC -has bestowed on our community.

Be proud. The NEW GOP is alive and bolting FORWARD, all over itself...again.
Laura Armstrong
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March 26, 2013
Rebrandings are usually announced and transparent, if memory serves. This was and continues to be under the radar of almost everybody, whether on purpose or by sheer laziness on the part of reporters, except of course for Erick Erickson, who should be our next U.S. Senator.

Local Cobb Republicans, is this really what you voted for, or are you so much under the spell of these two men that they can get away with anything now? Where is courageous leadership on this one? Who will call them out? So far, all I'm seeing is a bunch of rinos who don't know that guys like Charles Gregory and Ivutin are making fairly tolerable arguments to many former republicans and many maybe woulda-been republicans. Better watch that....
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