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Mark Begich Has ‘Issues’ With Obamacare After Voting for it

Senator Mark Begich (D) laughed off grassroots attempts to defund Obamacare:

From the Huffington Post:

While pushing an effort to defund Obamacare or risk a government shutdown, congressional Republicans have insisted they might have some unlikely allies on their side: Senate Democrats up for reelection in red states.

But at least two of those Democrats, Sens. Mark Begich (Alaska) and Mark Pryor (Ark.), laughed off the suggestion Thursday that they would vote for a continuing resolution that permanently strips the Affordable Care Act of its funding.

"We’re not going through another [vote to repeal Obamacare], 43rd or 44th — no," Begich told reporters on Capitol Hill. "Do I have issues with Obamacare? Yes. We’ve proposed multiple amendments and ideas to fix it, to make it better and take out things that aren’t working … but we’re not going through this process."

When The Huffington Post asked Begich to respond to the idea that Democrats facing tough reelection battles in conservative states might favor House Republicans’ strategy, which ties Obamacare funding to a continuing resolution to keep the government running past Sept. 30, Begich laughed and shook his head.

"No — I think those guys over there should focus on what the American people want, and that is a budget done," he said. "Quit playing with the continuing resolution, putting the debt at risk, and causing this great economy that’s moved in the right direction to falter again."

Of course, Begich mentions nothing of the number of individuals across the nation losing their insurance or their full time employment status as a result of this disaster.  He only mentions he has "issues" with it even though he voted for it as a freshman Senator who obviously had no idea what he was doing in 2009.  Now he wants us to believe he’s even remotely serious about a "budget" that he claims Americans want after he votes alongside with Harry Reid and Chuck Schumer 90% of the time.

Begich’s opponent next year can remind Americans that when someone admits to having "issues" with something they are directly responsible for, that it’s probably a good idea to send them packing before they can wreak further havoc on our budget that they pretend to care about.

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  • MarkRNY

    Do you see this? Beg/Itch knows his vote to fund puts him at risk. How many more like him? And this is a slam dunk in the Senate? Why Rove and your flaming idiot O’Reilly?–if the PRESSURE’s brought to bear (as in Grizzly), why?!

    I’m beginning to hope Sarah runs for Senate. It’s wall to wall Cruz/Rand now. Imagine if The Cuda was in there? The Defund fight would be won already and her name would be all over the place as a potential candidate for POTUS.

    • Vicki

      From your lips to God’s ear.

    • suedixon

      mary landrieu, louisiana up for re-election as is mark warner, from my state and i learned last night several are considering a run against him. warner not a shoe in for re-election if he does not defund obama care.

      • cats1cowboy

        Landrieu took a bribe for her vote on 0bummerscare

    • kennjac

      Sarah is not running for any office.

  • Vicki

    Mark Pryor is my senator. I think he’s toast no matter what he does. But taking a stand to defund it would probably be about the only thing that would save his sorry butt.

  • socon

    Of course Begich is laughing–he’s made sure senators like him are exempted from ObamaCare.

    No Death Panels for Begich.

  • dave7777

    They should concentrate on what the American people want. Yeah. only 7% want Obamacare to go into effect. Do what awe want…..kill the beast.

  • OldPat

    Marie said, Let them eat cake. I’ll have a piece as well."
    Like Marie, Marky boy wants to have his cake and eat it too.
    I wonder if Alaskan voters will have the good sense
    to Antoinette his head next time around?

    Is Begich treading thin ice?
    Should he be worried about his feet, his neck or somewhere in between?
    Mark, you have no need for a virginity belt to protect your neck.
    The corruption has spread a lot lower than that.

  • petedoc810

    Should’ve read the Bill, Begich. But I guess you were too busy fighting for lip space on the Dem leadership’s behinds. Unintended consequences — a basic Democrat Party principle.

  • dmac8889

    What a phony and a fraud.

  • Lemuel Vargas

    Well, we should primary him on his next reelection term w/c is next year. Too bad my residence is NJ instead of AK..

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