Sebelius Compares Opposition To Obamacare To Opposition To Civil Rights


Can you imagine if a Republican administration did even half of the things done by the Obama administration? The media would never let up and the president would have been impeached long ago. If a Republican uses rhetoric that’s only mildly inflammatory he or she is denounced, mocked and forced to apologize or at least clarify. But people like HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius constantly get away with saying crap like this:

Addressing the annual NAACP convention in Orlando, Fla., Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said that opponents of Obamacare are the same kind of people who opposed civil rights legislation in the 1960s.

Her comments on Tuesday came one day before the Republican-led House votes to delay key provisions of the law.

“The Affordable Care Act is the most powerful law for reducing health disparities since Medicare and Medicaid were created in 1965, the same year the Voting Rights Act was also enacted,” Sebelius said. “That significance hits especially close to home. My father was a congressman from Cincinnati who voted for each of those critical civil rights laws, and who represented a district near where the late Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth lived and preached.

“The same arguments against change, the same fear and misinformation that opponents used then are the same ones opponents are spreading now. ‘This won’t work,’ ‘Slow down,’ ‘Let’s wait,’ they say. (Read More)

This was said at the NAACP convention, and we’re supposed to believe her words weren’t meant to further inflame racial tensions, which are already red hot thanks to her cohorts in the White House and the Department of Justice.

I hope she goes back to tell them that today the House voted on delaying both the employer mandate and the individual mandate in Obamacare. Both passed with bipartisan support. The measure to delay the employer mandate picked up 35 Democrat votes, while the individual mandate delay received votes from 22 Democrats. I doubt she’ll take the thirteen who voted in favor of employers and against individuals to task. By the way, those Democrats are:

Congressman Ami Bera (CA-07)

Congressman Bruce Braley (IA-01)

Congressman John Carney (DE-AL)

Congressman Gerry Connelly (VA-11)

Congressman John Delaney (MD-06)

Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01)

Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth (IL-08)

Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11)

Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04)

Congressman Derek Kilmer (WA-06)

Congressman Ron Kind (WI-03)

Congressman Daniel Lipinski (IL-03)

Congressman Kurt Schrader (OR-05)