Healthcare Law Politics

Democrat Says Reading Obamacare Not My Responsibility

The Democrat Party likes to pretend that it’s only Republicans who go around saying “off the wall” things. They usually point to conservative pro-life Republicans and their comments on abortion, or traditional marriage, as being controversial or illogical. The truth is that when these Republicans state their opinions on social issues, many people agree, but the comment is just politically incorrect.

But Democrats shouldn’t be so quick to cast stones, seeing as they live in a glass house.

Democrats are just as likely to say ridiculous and inane things, and thankfully we have Ms. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) to prove it for us. In a recent off-the-cuff interview with CNS News, Rep. Johnson said that she didn’t believe it was her responsibility to read the Obamacare legislation. Seriously. I have proof.

CNSNews: “The administration published 10,535 pages of final Obamacare regulations. Have you read all those regulations?”

Johnson: “No, I have not.

CNSNews: “How many have you read?”

Johnson: “I’ve read the entire law.”

CNSNews: “Entire law? Well, what about those final regulations?”

Johnson: “I have not read the final regulations, don’t plan on doing it. I haven’t had the time to do it. I don’t think that that’s my responsibility to do it.”

rrogantI’m sorry? Let me see if I can understand this. Representative Johnson was elected by the people in her district in Texas to represent them in the legislature. The duty of the legislature is to pass legislation, and to do that, members of the legislature vote on suggested bills. The premise is that the legislators learn what the bills says and then vote on them in an educated manner. So, the most basic responsibility of a lawmaker would then be to read the laws being voted on.

So Ms. Johnson… Yes, it is your responsibility to read the laws that you plan on forcing on the rest of us.

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Onan Coca

Onan is the Editor-in-Chief at Liberty Alliance media group. He's also the managing editor at Eaglerising.com, Constitution.com and the managing partner at iPatriot.com. You can read more of his writing at Eagle Rising.
Onan is a graduate of Liberty University (2003) and earned his M.Ed. at Western Governors University in 2012. Onan lives in Atlanta with his wife and their three wonderful children.

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