Barrow supports Obamacare

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President Obama said, “We’re going to do everything we can, wherever we can, with or without Congress.” This statement flies in the face of checks and balances, and separation of powers. Is this why U.S. Rep. John Barrow – or, depending on where his ads run, “John Barrah” – supports funding Obamacare?

Some contend that Barrow voted against Obamacare. Correct. Barrow boasts that he has voted with Republicans dozens of times regarding the individual mandate. Correct. That said, understand that it will not be implemented if it is not funded, and Barrow voted with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi against the Republican measure to not fund Obamacare.

Common sense dictates that one cannot be “against” something, yet vote to fund it as Mr. Barrow has done. He can claim that he voted “against” Obamacare and that he voted “for” Obamacare – and he will be correct. Slick. Disingenuous, but slick. Worse, he thinks so little of us that he continues to engage in town hall rhetoric and cameos on par with Bill Clinton. Barrow is all about Barrow’s political career when it should be about public service. He should stand for something, whatever it is. If you’re against it, why vote to fund it?

Regarding Obamacare that Mr. Barrow supports (regardless of what he says), what about its near-billion-dollar website designed by friends of the Obamas that still doesn’t work even after years of preparation and warnings to the White House months in advance that it was flawed? If there’s no funding, there’s no website debacle and no loss of coverage and massive premium increases for tens of millions of working Americans, correct?

No matter what Barrow says and spins, he voted to fund Obamacare and thus its fallout. Never forget it. And, 11 months from now, remind him at the polls and support congressional candidates Rick Allen or John Stone, as both are decent, honorable Americans. Barrow fears you will, as he is now speaking gung-ho against it.

You know, Barrow looked pretty tough and rugged in his 2012 TV commercial holding a gun, but when it came to standing up to Pelosi, not so much.

Lee Benedict

Martinez

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southern2
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southern2 12/05/13 - 12:06 am
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John Barrah speaks with a

John Barrah speaks with a forked tongue.

I'm looking forward to 2014.

bubbasauce
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bubbasauce 12/05/13 - 02:41 am
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Yes Barrow and all his other

Yes Barrow and all his other Democratic buddies hopefully will bite the dust next year! Time to pull the plug on these anti Americans ! They are killing this great Country.

robert2410
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robert2410 12/05/13 - 06:40 am
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Barrow is a tool, nothing
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Barrow is a tool, nothing more. He should be ashamed for not being more of a man but that seems to be an epidemic among democrats and liberals nowadays

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deestafford 12/05/13 - 09:55 am
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Let's assume for a moment

Let's assume for a moment that John Barrow is the person he wants people to think he is on his TV spots and his heart is in the right place. Let's further assume that he believes in the intent of the Founders. (These assumptions could be stretching it some, especially the last one.)

He is still part of the force that is against self reliance, smaller government, and less taxes. No matter whom he may be, when one is wallowing in the mud with the hogs one gets the same mud on him that the hogs do. Barrow has the Democratic big government, we-know-what-is-best-for-the-stupid-people mud all over him.

If he truly believed what he portrays he would switch to the Republican party; however, he won't because he loves the feeling of the Democratic mud too much.

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RMSHEFF 12/05/13 - 09:57 am
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When Nancy Pelosi needs

When Nancy Pelosi needs John, he comes running. He is a loyal democrat.

soapy_725
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soapy_725 12/05/13 - 09:58 am
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But he served lunch at the Master's Table. Photo Op.
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But he served lunch at the Master's Table. Photo Op.

soapy_725
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soapy_725 12/05/13 - 09:59 am
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soapy_725
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soapy_725 12/05/13 - 10:01 am
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The poor & hungry keep Mr Barow fat & sassy. Comsemate
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The poor & hungry keep Mr Barrow fat & sassy. Consummate Career Politician.

soapy_725
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soapy_725 12/05/13 - 10:02 am
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Consummate Career Politician. Born to Govern the masses.
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Consummate Career Politician. Born to Govern the masses.

Bizkit
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Bizkit 12/05/13 - 10:30 am
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Just like Barrow will be

Just like Barrow will be holding his Daddy's gun while he votes for gun control too. Typical Dem dependent on ignorant and easily manipulated voters.

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Jon Lester 12/05/13 - 11:01 am
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He will win again, because his most likely opponent

is making a fool of himself by grandstanding on the phony Christmas card scandal in Brooklet.

dichotomy
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dichotomy 12/05/13 - 12:30 pm
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Barrow continues to support

Barrow continues to support the largest Socialist program ever forced on the American taxpayer. A program that is doubling costs on the middle class, reducing the quality of care, reducing the number of doctors and hospitals, and still leaves about the same number of people uninsured after doing all of this damage. Barrow is a Socialist Democrat......the operative word being Socialist.

jimmymac
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jimmymac 12/05/13 - 01:24 pm
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BARROW
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Barrow reminds me of Kerry's position of I was for it before I was against it. You can't have it both ways John. Get off the fence and stand up like a man. We all know you're a lock step democrat who cares more about your party than your country.

nocnoc
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nocnoc 12/05/13 - 02:18 pm
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The only way to explain it is,

US Congressmen must have mental problems like split personalities.

Red Headed Step Child
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Red Headed Step Child 12/05/13 - 03:30 pm
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Huh.

And this is news? I'm for sticking with your convictions whatever they may be, but trying to play to the crowd you're in front of catches up with you. Kinda loses some integrity points, assuming integrity is there. Blue Dog Democrat? Whatever.

If he is voting the way his constituents want him to, then he's doing his job. I'd wager that most politicians either have no clue what their constituents want, or don't care. They do whatever their party wants them to do.

teaparty
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teaparty 12/05/13 - 04:34 pm
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"When Nancy Pelosi needs
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"When Nancy Pelosi needs John, he comes running. He is a loyal democrat."
Reminds me of Rep. Clyburn in SC only Barrow sounds a little smarter.

jmo
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jmo 12/05/13 - 07:47 pm
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Another reason.....

to vote against John Barrow.

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Truth Matters 12/06/13 - 12:57 am
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Given that Barrow has been

Given that Barrow has been drawn out of a district by Reps no less than 3 times, he deserves re-election just for payback.

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