Congresswoman Kathy Dahlkemper kept her word and voted to bring socialized medicine to the United States. She campaigned on it, she gave speeches on it, she preached about it...and now it's about to become law.
Dahlkemper is considered to be one of the most likely Dems in the country to lose re-election, and she has apparently realized it, as well. There's no way that she didn't realize that the majority of the American public disapprove of this bill.
Instead of sticking to her "pro-life principles" she decided to go for a scorched-earth campaign for her final months in office.
The sad thing is that she actually thinks an executive order is binding.
Hat tip to The Herald (Sharon, PA):
The freshman Democrat from Erie, whose third district encompasses most of Mercer County, said she decided to vote for the proposal after she and other pro-life Democrats secured the promise of an executive order barring federal funds from paying for elective abortions.
“I am proud to support this whole-life legislation that preserves the sanctity of life from conception to natural death. This legislation will help pregnant women choose life by providing affordable care during their maternity and for their children before and after they are born. With the president’s executive order, we can rest assured that no federal funds will be used for abortions,” Mrs. Dahlkemper said in a statement.
Is she really this naive to think that 1.) Obama will issue that order, 2.) Obama will never rescind his order, or 3.) the next pro-choice president will never rescind that order? I know it's probably Civics 102, but executive orders are not statutes! Dahlkemper is either foolish enough to think it is, or callous enough to know better, but use it as a "shield" to protect her vote. Either way, she clearly needs to go.
Instead of a blue-dog Democrat, we now know for sure that Dahlkemper is a full-blown statist who wants to see a Canadian/British/Soviet-style takeover of 20% of the US economy. There's no way a "moderate" could vote for that kind of shredding of the Constitution.
Vote her out. It doesn't matter which candidate wins the primary. All are vastly superior to Dahlkemper and her socialist agenda.