I hear echoes of all Republicans who railed against the stimulus bill and said it didn’t create any jobs while applying for grants under the bill on the grounds that they would create jobs in their state in this story about an Oregon Senate candidate who ran against Obamacare and now wants to administer that state’s program to implement it.
e losing Republican nominee for a U.S. Senate seat representing Oregon — who ran on a platform of repealing the Affordable Care Act — contacted the governor of the state seeking an appointment to the state agency tasked with implementing the program, according to OregonLive.
Dr. Monica Wehby, who lost in her bid to unseat Sen. Jeff Merkley, contacted Gov. John Kitzhaber on his cell following the election and offered her expertise and interest in health care reform to the newly re-elected Democratic governorAccording to multiple sources, Wehby asked about the job opening as director of the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) which administers the ACA — also known as Obamacare — despite running on a platform seeking to dismantle it.
During her campaign, Wehby used the campaign slogan, “Keep Your Doctor. Change Your Senator,” and in 2009 was featured in in a commercial broadcast nationwide warning voters about the plan’s dangers…
“Honestly, I’m looking at all sorts of options. I want to stay involved,” she said, while stressing that healthcare shouldn’t be a partisan issue. Addressing the opening at the OHA, she said, “Clearly that’s where the health care decisions are being made.”
While they’re at it, they should appoint an arsonist to run the fire department.