Slowly they turned: Missouri’s Democrat attorney general joins lawsuit against ObamaCare

by editor on April 14, 2011

71% of the state voted against implementing ObamaCare last year. And the attorney general is running for reelection next year. Far be it from us to suggest that he jumped ship to preserve his own career, but…

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Republican turned Democrat Chris Koster felt a little ill as he watched the election results in November

The New York Times ruefully reports the story:

Missouri’s Democratic attorney general broke with his party on Monday and urged a federal judge to invalidate the central provision of the new health care law.

The filing of the brief by Attorney General Chris Koster, a onetime Republican state legislator who switched to the Democratic Party in 2007, underscores the act’s political tenuousness in a critical Midwestern swing state.

Mr. Koster’s action followed months of pressure from state Republicans that he join attorneys general from other states who are challenging the constitutionality of the law.

Rather than join the litigation, however, Mr. Koster chose to file a “friend of the court” brief in the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, in Atlanta, which is reviewing one of five challenges to the act that have moved into the midlevel appellate courts.

Koster felt the earthquake in November, now he’s simply trying to get out of the way before the tsunami hits.

Source: New York Times

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hisham

He looks like he’s in pain! Is he in this apparent pain because he just jumped ship on his party or did he just bite his tongue? Either way, I doubt the sensation will be long lasting, he’ll be back to his waskly ways right after he’s reelected!

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whiskeyriver

I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt. Maybe he understands how much this Obamanation is going to cost his state and is trying to do the right thing for Missouri residents. We can only hope.

perlcat
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I think he’s nothing but a weasel, but if this particular weasel has enough intelligence to preserve himself, he’s at least an improvement over the washington weasels.

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whiskeyriver

You know why they call Missouri the “Show Me State”? Most of them are too damn dumb to figure things out for themselves so someone has to show them how to do things right. Hopefully somebody has shown Koster the error of his ways and he will hang tough on this.

perlcat
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rats, sinking ships. The math is inevitable.