If Ted Cruz doesn’t run for president in 2016, there’s always this other crazy guy from Texas
Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who is rumored to be considering another bid for the Republican presidential nomination, said THIS during a campaign speech today for a fellow GOP politician in New Jersey:
If this health care law is forced upon this country, the young men and women in this audience are the ones who are really going to pay the price. And that, I will suggest to you, reaches to the point of being a felony toward them and their future. That is a criminal act, from my perspective, to put that type of burden on them, to mortgage their future like that. America cannot stand that. America cannot accept that.
I would point out to Gov. Perry what I’ve been pointing out to others over the past few days:
In 2008, Barack Obama ran for president on a platform that included health-care reform. He defeated his Republican rival by an electoral-vote margin of 36 percentage points.
The following year, Obamacare was adopted by a majority vote in both houses of Congress, and the U.S. Supreme Court later upheld the constitutionality of the measure.
In 2012, Obama’s campaign for a second term as president was based in part on passage of his health-care-reform initiative, while his Republican rival’s campaign was based in part on promising repeal of Obamacare. The president won re-election by an electoral-vote margin of 24 percentage points.
So, the current wave of Republican rhetoric that Obamacare is an unconstitutional scheme that’s been shoved down the throats of the American is totally dishonest.