Gov. Jan Brewer plays role of Nurse Ratched

In the award-winning film,“One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” Nurse Mildred Ratched was the tyrannical authority wielding power at a mental institution.  It was her way or the highway as she attempted to reign terror on those under her control.

In taking her ObamaCare Medicaid expansion show on the road, Gov. Jan Brewer is conjuring up memories of the old madhouse flick. We recently provided an overview of her imitation of Obama, as she used medical students posing as medical professionals, to pitch the unsaleable. Tuesday, she used a small flock of acquiescing legislative RINOs doing a first-class imitation of sheep.

Brewer is inundating our mailboxes with letters and slick brochures — her smiling face on both sides of the glossy flyer — telling us about her commitment to saving us money, as she pitches the indefensible scheme on which she has hung her hat. Last week, it was our email boxes that were getting her messages of desperation. Brewer’s team has even hired a lobbyist to push her newfound love of socialism through Arizona’s health care delivery system.

At her pitch to the legislature, Brewer was surrounded by a bevy of squishy Republican lawmakers. They are bewilderingly willing to put their political futures on the line by endorsing this costly scheme, incorporating nonexistent federal dollars the Obama administration will levy higher taxes to underwrite. The risky players included Reps. Paul Boyer (LD-20), Heather Carter (LD-15), Douglas Coleman (LD-16), and Kate Brophy McGee (LD-28), teamed up with  Sens. Steve Pierce (LD-1) and Bob Worsley (LD-25). After emceeing the capitol charade, Mike Broomhead hosted Brewer/Ratched as a guest on his KFYI radio program. The call-in line was wisely turned off.

Today the liberal daily editorially heaps praise on the unconscionable federal expansion brew concocted by Brewer. Not surprisingly, the lefties on the editorial board call it “forward thinking.”  Conservatives recognize it as a further government encroachment into our lives, limited choices, restricted care and a rationale for increased taxation.


23 Responses to Gov. Jan Brewer plays role of Nurse Ratched

  1. GOP PC says:

    Good job, SRAZ! This comparison couldn’t be better. And referring to RINOs as imitating sheep is right on, too! I hope some of them see this and know we are on to their treachery. One of those named in the post is a rep in my district. I won’t forget when the next election rolls around. What good is having an “R” after your name when you act like a “D?” I’m way past tired of being taken for a chump.

  2. Delilah says:

    I got her letter yesterday, in the trash it went.

    • Orion says:

      We did the same here. Didn’t even bother to open the envelope when we saw her name on the envelope. She’s lost us.

      And to think we rejoiced when Janet Napolitano took an early exit to join Obama’s adminstration and Secretary of State Brewer became governor.If Nappie was still in the governor’s seat, she would be doing the exact same thing supposed Republican Brewer is doing.

  3. Westnash says:

    I agree, SRAZ. Hopefully some will lay out the options that she has instead and introduce a model system that covers the basic but not Cadillac needs of the population and is affordable. It will take work and I expect the AZ politicians are more into collusion than in solutions.

    • eubykdisop says:

      Oh please, Westnash, don’t try to convince us that you don’t love the fact that Brewer is following the agenda of your hero, B. Hussein Obama, LOL!

      Like all Obama Liberals, you want to weaken our military…

      “Westnash says:
      February 14, 2013 at 10:17 am
      I would propose an immediate 10% cut in all military expenditures including salaries. All of us can get by on 9 out of 10…..the govt. can as well…it is nothing but would make a huge dent in the problem.”

      Like all Obama Liberals, you support gun control…

      “Westnash says:
      January 8, 2013 at 8:00 am
      There will be some changes in gun regulations at some point in 2013 and the Republicans who only tow the NRA line of “no” will lose. Wouldn’t you rather outsmart your opponent than trying unsuccessfully in throwing up a wall, that is crumbling down around you.”

      Like all Obama Liberals, you want open borders…

      “Westnash says:
      February 18, 2013 at 3:35 pm
      What I worry that the Secure Our Borders bunch really wants is to spend Billions more in hiring and fences which do nothing but increase the size of Govt.”

      Like all Obama Liberals, you have disdain for Sheriff Joe Arpaio…

      “Westnash says:
      March 1, 2013 at 9:06 am
      Interesting that when you have someone like Joe who continues to hang on…you have a real vacuum behind them. Their ego just wont let them develop a successor. Joe should retire soon and develop a strong successor…but I am afraid hubris has set in long ago.”

      As poster “Observer” wrote to me about you…

      “Observer says:
      March 3, 2013 at 9:26 pm
      Bravo, euby! You had this guy nailed as a liberal early on. How right you were…despite all of his protestations to the contrary.”

      Your cover is blown, Westy, LOL!

  4. Ajo Joe says:

    I’m old enough to remember when Jan Brewer was viewed as a conservative. Times change, don’t they? By the way, the analogy with Nurse Ratched is priceless.

  5. Chuck says:

    Before I get to my comment, I have to say that the ongoing slugfests between Westnash and euby are becoming wearisome and a distraction from this excellent blog site. When I see their lengthy jabs at one another, I don’t even read them…but they do get out of hand, taking up far too much space here..

    Now to my comment:
    Jan Brewer is a terrible disappointment. It’s always worse to have this type of action from a Republican than any Democrat. I can’t wait for her to be out of office.

    • eubykdisop says:

      Hey, Chuck, chuck it, LOL!

      Chuck wrote: ” When I see their lengthy jabs at one another, I don’t even read them…” Then what are you whining about, Chucky boy?

      Chuck wrote: “…but they do get out of hand, taking up far too much space here..” Yeah, Chucky, with sequester and all, the cutbacks are causing severe rationing of internet space, LOL!

      Gee, Chuck, funny that I haven’t seen you coming out and standing up for Conservative principles in the face of posts by Liberals. Looks like you’re one of those who stands on the sidelines, scoring the length of posts while ignoring content.

      I have more respect for Westnash than I do for you. Even though we are on opposite sides of the political fence, at least Westnash has the guts to stand up for what he believes, no matter how misguided it may be.

      How did this post score on your “taking up space” scorecard, Chuck? That’s the really important thing that everyone at a Conservative Republican blog wants to know! Your post used 92 words, not counting punctuation!

      • Westnash says:

        Chuck, I agree with you and wish others would complain to SRAZ as well. I grew tired of the delusional personal attacks and just struck back. The rules should always be that the comments on a blog should be about the thread subject and all posters should respect that. Hopefully SRAZ will agree.

      • eubykdisop says:

        The last refuge of exposed Liberals is whining, LOL!

        For my part, Westy, I agree with Observer who wrote this to me about you:

        “Observer says:
        March 3, 2013 at 9:26 pm
        Bravo, euby! You had this guy nailed as a liberal early on. How right you were…despite all of his protestations to the contrary.”

        So you see, Westy, I am effectively exposing you for the Liberal you are and that is what you are so upset about. You thought you could come to a Conservative Republican blog, spread Liberal propaganda and sow dissension among Conservatives. You have failed in that and I will see to it that you continue to fail.

  6. 1776 says:

    LD28 debated the issue Tuesday night. At this point the “anti” side has only general arguments in favor of open markets, competition, transparency and against socialist policies and systems, i.e. the traditional American way of solving problems. We don’t yet have a concise, detailed story on our historical path to this place and any imaginative options we might have, given the laws already on the books vs. the Constitution, etc. The “pro” side has a lot of detail on costs, the constraints on their range of action, how the system works, etc.etc. Basically the “pro” argument bottom line is that socialized medicine is here to stay and they have no other option but to go along and this is the best they can do. We may have thought we were electing strong, intelligent, imaginative, deeply committed and principled conservative leadership last time around but it doesn’t look like we made real progress at the top. After all the pounding from the “pro” side, the group was about evenly divided, pro and con, on Jan’s plan.

    • Louise Ann says:

      From my point of view and at this moment in time, the only issue is that Federal Money is Not Free, there is no money, there are not enough taxes in the country to support any of these benefits – without regard to the delivery system. I don’t understand why Any responsible Governor would propose such a thing. If the Feds want to CUT SPENDING on something else and direct funds in this manner – that is different. But, expanding Medicaid is all about spending more Taxpayer money. I suggest if anyone wishes a better vision of the current fiscal trouble.

  7. truth or consequences says:

    From what I heard, the “con” side won but left wing LD 28 Chair, Scott O’Connor, was afraid to count the votes because it was obvious the con hands exceeded the pro hands. I heard PCs got fed up and left because O’Connor, instead of being the moderator, was the strongest advocate of his 5 vs 1 sided “debate.” He would not stop talking and kept interrupting his pro guests to get his thoughts in.

    • GOP PC says:

      I’m a PC in LD 28, and I can attest this account is factual. Chairman Scott O’Connor manipulates outcomes to mirror the way he wants them to appear rather than the way they actually are. That’s why he wouldn’t allow an actual vote count. The guy is haughty and far less than forthright. Conservative Rob Haney was without a doubt the best chairman in all of the years “ve been a PC.

  8. Hagar says:

    So Rep. Doug Coleman (LD16) was one of the useful idiot RINOs who gave Brewer window dressing, even though at the last LD16 Republican meeting a resolution opposing Brewer’s expansion of Medicaid was passed unanimously. So much for listening to constituents.

  9. 1776 says:

    When you help a neighbor who is in need, it’s charity. If the need is so great that a coalition of neighbors puts together the assistance, that’s charity too.

    When the government takes tax revenue to help out your neighbor who is in need it is theft.

    The difference is that neighbor helping neighbor is personal. The neighbor who is helped knows someone sacrificed to help him. The sacrifice is voluntary. More often than not, there is gratitude Usually the need is not a habitual thing.

    When government taxes Peter to “help” Paul it is an anonymous transaction. There is no recognized sacrifice and the actual sacrifice is not voluntary, it is coerced. There is seldom gratitude because in Paul’s eyes, once government is the provider, satisfying his need becomes an entitlement. In Peter’s eyes his sacrifice, having been coerced, entitles him to the property of others, the same as Paul.

    Government becomes complicit in the moral decay of the society. In the name of “Compassion” it mediates the devolution of society into one of predator against predator. Once the process has been underway for awhile the political class redefines morality to encompass its destructive policies and to reject the cessation of such policies as immoral.

    We are watching a cynical political machine guide an uncritical and unthinking public down a road to its own eventual destruction.

  10. AZNativeGrandma says:

    I am so sick of people thinking they can trust OBAMA and the LEFT. When the government is bankrupt, just who the HECK is going to pay for all this crap? They already are bankrupt, they just keep borrowing from the future and China…when this blows, it will be MONUMENTAL and people better be prepared. The riots in Greece will look like a walk in the park, compared to what is coming. WHEN will the GROWN UPS show up to do the RIGHT THING and quit SPENDING MONEY WE DON’T HAVE. The healthcare system was ONCE the best in the world. SINCE GOVERNMENT got involved, it’s deteriorated and now with OBAMACARE, it is collapsing. MISSION ACCOMPLISHED for BO and the MARXISTS….Single Payer system is on it’s way and all of the baby boomers thinking they will get their free viagra and hip or knee surgery better go invest in popsicle sticks and a wheelchair!

  11. 1776 says:

    A correction to the March 13, 6:21pm comment where I said “We don’t yet have a concise, detailed story…” We do have a strong opposing voice available here:

  12. 1776 says:

    The cornerstone in Gov. Brewer’s defense of her Medicaid Expansion proposal is crumbling. The “circuit-breaker”, may be a bait-and-switch fraud. “Roach Motel” is how a 3/16/2013 WSJ op-ed characterizes it: