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Adler’s “no” Vote on the Health Care Heist

March 26, 2010

John Adler

As it relates to John Adler’s “no” vote on the health care monstrosity we, as Republicans, make a mistake when we criticize his stated position on the side we prefer.  It makes us seem petty and unfair.  It’s disingenuous to hit any politician on both sides of the head, regardless of their action.

However, we do have the right to question how hard the Congressman worked in swaying other Democrats, as well as his relative silence in critiquing the Obama Administration.  Let’s give him the benefit of the doubt and believe that he had the good sense to vote against the  bill with sincerity and because he had questions about the fiscal aspects of it.  If so, he has the obligation to speak loud and long about the harmful impact it will have on our deficit, the debt, the way it will harm economic growth, and the heavy load that future generations will have in carrying the load thrust upon them.

A true leader will stand strong and argue his position with members of his own party if he wants his constituents to believe that he “walks the talk.” Adler failed his constituents by his idle “no” vote.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Cindy Rau-Hatton permalink
    March 26, 2010 12:30 pm

    Nancy Pelosi knew exactly how many votes she needed and which Congessman could get a “pass” on the healthcare vote. Adler is vulnerable in November and “quietly” votes no. This “historic vote” effects every American. He should have shouted his “NO” vote from the rooftops and debated on principle. Instead he takes the easy way out. A true sign of a politician, not a public servant.

    • March 26, 2010 2:58 pm

      Cindy:

      It’s nice of you to pay attention and to contact me.

      Obviously, we agree. This would be a great opportunity for the GOP candidate to confront him with.

      Stew

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