HOT BLAST: Georgia's leading Obamacare 'obstructionist'
Aug 29, 2013 | 2539 views |  0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Jay Bookman of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports on what the Georgia insurance commissioner is doing to apply the brakes to Obamacare:

"Let me tell you what we’re doing (about ObamaCare)," Georgia Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens bragged to a crowd of fellow Republicans in Floyd County earlier this month: "Everything in our power to be an obstructionist." 

Bookman suggests the reasons for this opposition to health-care reform are obsession and fear. Of the fear part, he writes:

By making opposition to ObamaCare the central organizing principle of the party in recent years, GOP leaders have taken an enormous gamble. Already in deep demographic trouble, they understand that even a marginally successful ObamaCare would knock the ideological underpinnings from the party as well. On the other hand, to the degree that ObamaCare is deemed a failure, they can claim vindication for that ideology. 
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