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Good for Bob Etheridge

From an article this morning in Politico about lawmakers who lost their seats in Congress in 2010 — at least in part as a result of their votes in support of the Affordable Care Act:

“Former Rep. Bob Etheridge has little doubt that his health care vote cost him his reelection in 2010.

But now, as he tends cattle on his North Carolina farm and awaits an epic Supreme Court ruling on the most consequential legislative vote of his Capitol Hill career, he’s got no regrets: ‘I wouldn’t have lost if I hadn’t voted for it, but there’s a time when you gotta do the right thing. And I did the right thing….’

Etheridge said if the law is invalidated, it would ‘define the Roberts court.’

‘Whatever the Supreme Court may do on Thursday, people are still going to get sick. But if they don’t have access to health care, they aren’t going to get well. You don’t have to be very bright to figure that out,’ he said.”

You can read the entire article by clicking here.

6 Comments


  1. Frank Burns

    June 27, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    Such a noble man! Probably the biggest thing that got him kicked out of office was his run in with that kid in Washington, DC which was caught on video. Etheridge didn’t come out too well, it appeared as if he had too many cocktails at lunch.

  2. Alex

    June 27, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    Etheridge was a big spending liberal masquerading as a “conservative”. That’s what got him fired.

  3. david esmay

    June 27, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    He voted on the right side of history, and nobody can outspend or out-borrow con.

  4. Doug

    June 27, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    Sentence construction often a symptom of attention disorder !

  5. Doug

    June 28, 2012 at 9:55 am

    Bob was nothing but a good ole boy politician who was rewarded by the party, and was generally in over his head with both the education job and Congress. He needs to retire on the farm, and we can admire him fondly for doing his best.

  6. Jeff S

    July 2, 2012 at 10:34 am

    Bob is giving too much credit to the Republican voters. They voted in the idiot Ellmers on the wave of white hate and fear in 2010. They didn’t care about voting records.

    Not sure how much the Republican youtube stunt hurt him. I’ll give him credit for spotting the obvious Republican plant at least, even if he handled it badly.

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