- Jul 29, 2009
- Reaction score
- Southwestern U.S.
- Political Leaning
Some things never change... Maybe if 90% of the voters rejected Obamacare instead of 71%, they would have covered it.
Networks Ignore Missouri Voters' Rejection of ObamaCare, Instead Celebrate Obama's Birthday | NewsBusters.orgNetworks Ignore Missouri Voters' Rejection of ObamaCare, Instead Celebrate Obama's Birthday
In the first voter referendum on ObamaCare, Missourians on Tuesday overwhelmingly (by 71 to 29 percent) backed Proposition C which called upon the state to enact a statute to “deny the government authority to penalize citizens for refusing to purchase private health insurance,” an outcome the St. Louis Post-Dispatch described as “rebuking President Barack Obama's administration.” On Wednesday night, however, the ABC, CBS and NBC evening newscasts skipped the bad news for President Obama – yet all found time to celebrate his 49th birthday.
(The Missouri repudiation of a central tenet of ObamaCare came a day after another setback for ObamaCare which the newscasts also ignored: A federal district judge in Richmond rejected the Obama administration’s quest to block Virginia’s lawsuit challenging Congress’ jurisdiction to mandate individuals buy health insurance.)