Paul Jacob


I wanted to personally thank you for your “no” vote yesterday on the amendment to HCR 18 regarding Obamacare. Your support is impressive considering you are a Republican in a state I could not even win.
The fact that you stood against every one of your Republican colleagues to support Democrats really impressed me. I truly hope you will be as willing to stand against your party in your future elected positions.

Only thing is, the letter is a fake.

It takes chutzpah to “forge ahead” against a consistent conservative like Emery and call yourself a “consistent conservative” . . . with a forgery. And a half-truth. And the pretense that Emery isn’t every bit as much against nationalized health care as anyone can be.

Indeed, by supporting the pig-in-a-poke provision of the resolution that Emery opposed, Largent implies that he would likely support a Republican version of Obamacare.

You know, like “Romneycare.”

There is no Olympic medal for either chutzpah or political dishonesty.

Let’s hope Show-Me State voters show Largent the agony of defeat.

Paul Jacob

Paul Jacob is President of Citizens in Charge Foundation and Citizens in Charge. His daily Common Sense commentary appears on the Web and via e-mail.