When Republicans Go Liberal

In a bizarre development in the State Senate, Republicans are fighting recent cuts to TennCare while Democrats are vowing to keep them in place. Republicans Jim Bryson and Diane Black are pushing to divert even more money to TennCare. Democratic Senate Leader Jim Kyle says that the Republicans are trying to “put more money into a health-care system that has failed us.”

A broken clock is right twice a day, goes the adage, and here we see proof. Suddenly, Democrats are pushing to remove people from the TennCare rolls. Republicans have betrayed their conservative principles and seemingly embraced socialized medicine. Some prominent conservatives in this state have also done the same. It’s a shame to see this happen for purely partisan reasons. If they want to criticize Bredesen for breaking his vow to scrap TennCare altogether, then I will support them 100%. However, they simply want to pour even more money of our money down the TennCare hole and expand the welfare state, just so they can look like heros. Despicable. As much as I hate to admit it, I’m going to have to cast my lot with the Democrats on this one.

I’m starting to wonder if it’s even worth running a Republican for governor in 2006…

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