State Sen. Jane English is out with a new mailer touting her anti-Obamacare bonafides.
English is running for re-election: her opponent in the Senate District 34 primary is Rep. Donnie Copeland.
Here is the mailer in question:
Two things jump out at me about this mailer:
- English apparently thinks voters might believe that there haven’t been any votes on the Obamacare Medicaid expansion since 2013. There were votes in 2014 and 2015 at the legislature on whether to fund the “private option” Medicaid expansion; English voted in favor of its funding. Amazing how that got left out of the mailer!
- English says she wants more “employer based insurance rather than government subsidized” health insurance. Voting to fund the “private option” Medicaid Expansion, which is government-subsidized and created, and claiming to not like “government subsidized” health insurance is kind of like eating an entire chocolate cake while claiming to be worried about your waistline.
The idea that you can vote to fund Medicaid expansion while claiming that you “said NO to Obamacare” is a little too rich (like a large slice of chocolate cake) to be taken seriously.