Missouri primary voters yesterday affirmed a ballot proposition to exempt the entire state from the individual insurance mandate which is the cornerstone of the ObamaCare program. It wasn’t even close with Prop C passing 71% to 29%.
Report from AP:
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – Missouri voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly rejected a key provision of President Barack Obama’s health care law, sending a clear message of discontent to Washington and Democrats less than 100 days before the midterm elections.
About 71 percent of Missouri voters backed a ballot measure, Proposition C, that would prohibit the government from requiring people to have health insurance or from penalizing them for not having it.
The Missouri law conflicts with a federal requirement that most people have health insurance or face penalties starting in 2014.
Tuesday’s vote was seen as largely symbolic because federal law generally trumps state law. But it was also seen as a sign of growing voter disillusionment with federal policies and a show of strength by conservatives and the tea party movement.
“To us, it symbolized everything,” said Annette Read, a tea party participant from suburban St. Louis who quit her online retail job to lead a yearlong campaign for the Missouri ballot measure. “The entire frustration in the country … how our government has misspent, how they haven’t listened to the people, this measure in general encompassed all of that.”
Missouri’s ballot also featured primaries for U.S. Senate, Congress and numerous state legislative seats. But at many polling places, voters said they were most passionate about the health insurance referendum.
Missouri voters turned out in droves to vote in favor of Prop C which was a vote against ObamaCare. This was a Republican and Democrat primary day meaning that even a large chunk of Democrat voters said no to the ObamaCare mandate.
At this point, how much more solid evidence do we need that America does not support ObamaCare?
First we had Virginia and New Jersey where both Bob McDonnell and Chris Christie ran on the platform of opposing ObamaCare and the statement that they would exempt their respective states if given the option.
Follow that with Massachusetts where Scott Brown ran on a platform of being the “No” vote to filibuster ObamaCare and kill the bill.
No we have Missouri where a part of the ObamaCare legislation was on the ballot and voters soundly rejected it. This gives me such hope and excitement to see the wave continue in November. America has not forgotten and nothing the Obama administration has done is going to soften the disdain Americans have for ObamaCare.
Freedom-loving Americans rejoice! The wave is in favor of freedom and coming as a tsunami to clean Congress in 2010.