Arizona Governor Jan Brewer earned much conservative praise for her finger-pointing duels with President Obama. So Republicans from coast to coast were stunned to find her transformed into a passionate Obamacare booster.
Earlier this month, Brewer challenged the authority of her GOP-led state legislature and rammed through a vast expansion of the Medicaid program through Obamacare. A “Brewer Coalition” of every Democrat and a handful of Republicans engineered a 3:40 a.m. house vote, refusing to answer any questions about the controversial measure. The legislation was rushed through the state senate and proudly signed by the governor.
Now Brewer and her liberal allies are finding the fingers pointed back at them. Grassroots conservatives are fighting back with primaries, rallies, and now a possible repeal.
One group filed paperwork this week for a ballot referendum to reverse the Obrewercare expansion. They’ll kick off the “People’s Veto” with a rally at the State Capitol this Saturday at 10 a.m. They need to gather 100,000 signatures within the next 82 days, but organizers are confident it can be done.
Apparently Brewer agrees that it can be done. Within hours of filing the People’s Veto, the governor’s allies began attacking the URAPC, formed an opposition committee headed by former DC lobbyists, and scheduled a counter rally at the capitol.
It’s shaping up to be a long, hot summer in Arizona — even hotter than usual. With the help of conservatives inside and outside the state, fiscal sanity will carry the day.
I’m beginning to lose faith in the sound judgment of America’s celebrities.
Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr. is a rap artist whom the kids call “Lil Wayne” or “Weezy.” (I am unsure of his height, but apparently he quite lil and might have asthma.)
He recently recorded a hip-hop tour de force titled, “God Bless Amerika.” His love of understatement precluded the use of three K’s.
While filming a music video, he stomped about on a U.S. flag while singing, “My country ’tis of thee / sweet land of kill ‘em all and let ‘em die / God bless Amerika / This so godless Amerika… the stars on the flag are never shining.”
Which doesn’t even rhyme.
As you have probably guessed, I am a hip-hop aficionado who prefers his beats dope and his flow fresh. However, l’oeuvre Weezy appears to be that of a sucka MC. It puts me in a mind to wax a chump like a candle.
Here’s the video of DJ Bill Ayers in action:
Speaking of chumps, Lil Wayne feigned shock at the accusations of improper flag protocol. On Twitter he pled with patriots everywhere, “I didn’t step on the flag on purpose! It’s a scene in a video where the flag drops behind me and after it drop it’s just there as I perform.”
If America can’t trust Weezy, who can we trust?
Since Jim Treacher is away, I decided to sneak aboard the DC Trawler. You might know me as ExJon on Twitter, read my blog posts, or enjoyed my antics in your local police blotter. For the rest of you, a brief bio is in order. Ahem:
Feared by men and adored by women, Jon Gabriel is famed for his humility. When he’s not writing about politics at FreedomWorks.org and Ricochet.com, he’s a marketing and graphic design consultant. (Hire him!)
Thanks to Jim and the lax security for allowing me aboard!