ObamaCare: What Did Mary Landrieu “Purchase”?

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Nancy Pelosi  and Senator Mary Landrieu need to compare notes. Landrieu, quite possibly the most under-informed member of the United States Senate that is filled with intellectual wunderkinds like Senator Patty Murray [1].  But Murray may be a Rhodes Scholar compared to Landrieu. When asked if ObamaCare was Constitutional, Landrieu told a reporter  “[w]ell, we’re very lucky as members of the Senate to have constitutional lawyers on our staff, so I’ll let them answer that” [2]. Gee, I thought the actual Senator took the oath to protect and defend the Constitution? The only oath the anonymous lawyer took was “ ‘til death do us Morris Bart.”

Now with the nightly comedy show that is news on ObamaCare, Landrieu is being asked more questions about her favorite “purchase” and has even offered pearls of wisdom that would make Benny from L.A. Law blush. “The website isn’t working how it should, which is unacceptable and it needs to be fixed as quickly as possible” [3]. That’s mighty dubious for someone who provided the winning vote for the law to escape the Senate in 2010, maybe we can get those cold fusion generators fixed as quickly as possible too.

To date, 387 Louisiana citizens have signed up for ObamaCare [4] while 80,000 were scheduled to lose the insurance, Landrieu and Murray et al said they needed to buy in the first place. Ironically all those who are to lose their plans blame Obama, who did not author this travesty, Landrieu & her constitutional lawyers did. Today, President Obama strode to his throne and ordered that a 1 year reprieve on policy cancellations be issued by the peasants’ insurance commissioners, sparing Landrieu the full wrath of the Who Dat [r]epublic next November. Pelosi famously said ObamaCare needed to be passed so we could “see what’s in it” but as Mary Landrieu might have learned, the Constitution and a functioning website were not.

[1] See September 30, 2004 Times, Seattle by Brunner, Jim. http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2002049971_murray30m.html
In the days after 9/11 Murray is quoted saying, about bin Laden  “He’s been out in these countries for decades, building schools, building day-care facilities, building health-care facilities…. He’s made their lives better.”

[4] Ibid