Congressman Walt Minnick has issued a press release saying that he will not vote for the House health care bill. You know, the one that the AMA and the AARP just announced that they support? The one that is still struggling to get the necessary 218 votes? The one that will cover the most Americans, that will reduce the deficit, that has the best changes to lower health care costs? Yeah, that one.
Well, for me, that's the last straw. Walt, please switch parties. Now, so a Democrat can prepare for the election a year from now. Oh, but wait, that might mean you were actually willing to do something to help Democrats. I guess it's better from your perspective to do all you can to stop Democrats from getting anything done.
Walt, please, just be honest and switch parties. You masquerading as a Democrat is embarrassing and dishonest.
Idaho Democrats should not support Walt, and if he gets primaried (assuming he doesn't switch parties), we should get behind his opponent.
There are too many Blue Dog Democrats, and they're screwing up the progressive cause. Congressional Democrats won't be losing a vote, obviously, because Walt never votes with them, and they have a large enough majority without him.
See, having any ol' Democrat is not better than any Republican. Minnick gives the Republicans cover by hiding their absolute total lack of any effort toward bipartisanship, and by lending a fake bipartisanship to Republican initiatives.
Walt, please switch parties and get it over with.