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.