After losing votes for days, it looks like the Obama administration has made up ground arm-twisting votes for the government takeover of our health care system. The same day as the liberal Denver Post opined strongly against the legislation, the Post‘s Michael Riley reports that Colorado Congresswoman Betsy Markey — formerly a No vote — has bowed to Democratic leadership and decided to vote Yes (H/T Complete Colorado).
I expect a large voter revolt to ensue. We already know from a recent poll that 58 percent of Markey’s constituents oppose the Obama Care monstrosity. Maybe she doesn’t care about that, you say? Maybe she expects some sort of federal appointment after Cory Gardner unseats her in November?
Well, thankfully we have Tom Coburn — one of the few decent principled conservatives in the United States Senate — showing some backbone and political teeth for the cause of liberty and good government (H/T Aaron Gardner, Red State):
I have contacted my Congressman this week to give him an earful of objections to Obama Care and the latest shenanigans to force it through. Have you contacted Betsy Markey’s office yet?