It Don't Get More Stupider

Monday, February 1, 2010

It don't get more stupider than this:
The Democrat-controlled Virginia Senate has passed a bill on a 23 to 17 vote making it illegal to require an individual to purchase health insurance, a direct challenge to the party's efforts in Washington to reform health care.
Of course, federal law would trump Virginia state law on this one, so this is all for show and nothing more. What's really incredible to me is that several Democrats actually voted for this idiocy. Other than total political pandering to the "tea partiers," what were they thinking?!?

P.S. Once again, I'll remind everyone that the individual mandate was a Republican idea, back in 1993, proposed by that famous "Socialist" Bob Dole (ha) as an alternative to the employer mandate. Just like the Republicans came up with the idea of "death panels," aka "end of life counseling." In other words, Republicans are consistently for stuff before they are (violently) against it.