The Supreme Court has not issued a decision and already at least one person is out hustling money…former Representative Patrick Kennedy! (see below plus click on the link.) Former Rep Kennedy claims he is doing this to defend the law. Huh? Is this legitimate? or a hustle for cash? Think about this…
Why doesn’t he wait to see what the Court does? Maybe the Court will uphold the new health care law in which case why does Rep Kennedy need to solicit this money to defend the law? He will have won! No defending needed…no cash needed. What would he use the money for?
And now think about this — if the new health care law is declared unconstitutional, there is NOTHING to ‘defend’ (see below) since it is over. The Supreme Court gets the last word. No defending needed. It is over.
I don’t get this one….it is years too late…..it feels more like a hustle since the Court has not even ruled.
I realize that this posting is a tad bit sensitive since his Father was a great proponent of health care reform…but I am stripping away the emotional part of this discussion and just looking at the timing of former Rep Patrick Kennedy’s fundraising.
Note also the DCCC and Dem Senatorial Campaign Committee are likewise using tomorrow’s decision to raise money. I don’t know if the Republicans are likewise doing this — I only saw this one about the Democrats. If you find the Republicans are, too, please post that info in the comment section of this blog post.
Read and post your comment…
“…Invoking the memory of his late father, Ted Kennedy, former Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-R.I.) is soliciting contributions for a fund to defend the law — no matter how the Supreme Court rules Thursday.
In an email appeal Wednesday morning from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, Kennedy asked for donations of $3 or more to the “Health Care Rapid Response Fund.”…..
….The [Democrat Senatorial Campaign Committee] [and DCCC] sent out a similar pitch. In an email appeal late Wednesday afternoon asking for $25 donations, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee wrote, “No matter what happens, Republicans will never stop trying to tear this landmark law to pieces — along with the rest of President Obama’s agenda.”