A GOP Senator and fan of Alaskan Blogger Sarah Palin has stated his intention today to stop any reform of health care under any circumstance whatsoever. Joe Liebermann (R-Sole)was quoted today as saying, “There’s nothing I enjoy more than watching poor people struggling for their last breath, alone and in fear.”
As much as I would like to find an at least ethically defensible reason for the conservative Senator’s views, I can’t do it. Allowing people to buy in to Medicaid is something he himself has lobbied for as recently as 2006, and killing the public option in favor of Medicaid was his Great Achievement of the Year so he should have been simply taken credit for it and gone back to his bold search for his missing chin.
Is it nothing more than an endless search for the next position shift to keep himself in the spotlight? Is he positioning himself for the VP candidate slot next to Sarah Palin on the 2012 Tea Party presidential ticket? Is he trying to get a date with her?
What are your thoughts? Is there anything other than obstructionism for its own sake being The Jowled One’s zig-zagging positions?