Call it the Bayh buy. Congressman Brad Ellsworth, who is seeking the senate seat being vacated by Evan Bayh, cast a vote for the disaster that is the recently passed health care bill. Ellsworth, who hails from a fairly conservative district and fancies himself a fiscally responsible “blue dog” democrat, stands to pay dearly for his vote. Bayh tried to balance it out by paying him $1 million for his troubles.
Million Dollar Vote of Confidence?
Bayh called the “donation” a “million dollar vote of confidence.” Unfortunately for Ellsworth, not even a million dollars is going to convince Hoosiers that this bill is anything but an unconstitutional destruction of private insurance, not to mention, liberty.
Mr. Ellsworth, we have a Message for You
Recent polls show Ellsworth trailing any of the three republican front-runners by anywhere from 10 to 20 percentage points, depending upon who you ask. Those numbers are from right before this vote on health care. This health care bill will do the same thing to the Ellsworth deficit that it is going to do to the national deficit – explode it drastically. Ellsworth will be 25 points in the hole by May.
I Was Wrong
After Evan Bayh announced his retirement, your humble conservative examiner wrote an article painting him as the victim of a liberal kamikaze Congress, content to destroy their political careers in order to advance their political agenda before the adults take Congress back this November.
I could not have been more wrong. With Bayh supporting this bill and encouraging Ellsworth to do the same, it is quite clear that he is part of the kamikaze Congress. The Evan Bayh that governed the state of Indiana from the center, cut taxes and served the will of the people is dead. Dead and gone.
The old Evan Bayh has been replaced by a coward. A coward who, like his suicide bomber Congressional democratic colleagues wants to see liberalism ruin America as we know it. The difference between Bayh and the rest of the traitors in Congress is that he does not even have the intestinal fortitude to own up to who he is and what he stands for. He is pushing a liberal bill down the throat of his constituents who overwhelmingly oppose it all the while hiding behind a moderate façade and blaming virtually everyone else for a lack of bipartisan politics.
The Bottom Line
Ellsworth is sunk. The republicans could nominate anyone shy of Satan and Ellsworth would lose, big time. He would even lose his house seat if he were running for that. His ole buddy Baron Hill will be joining him in the unemployment office after this November. Baring a seismic shift in the political landscape, Bayh is done too. At least in Indiana.
Americans, and Hoosiers specifically, are mad as hell. They will not forget this betrayal and they will not forgive the Benedict Arnolds who are responsible.
Bayh just ruined his legacy, and Ellsworth ensured that he never gets a chance to have one.
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