GLENN: This is just unbelievable news. Missouri voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly rejected a key provision of Barack Obama's health care law, sending a clear message of discontent to Washington and Democrats, less than 100 days before the midterm elections. With 70% of the vote counted, nearly three quarters of voters threw out their support behind the ballot measure Proposition C that would prohibit the government from requiring people to have health insurance or from penalizing them for not having it.
What does that mean? It means the law is not only unconstitutional and that's why they've changed it now to a tax and not a health care program, which the President said it's not a tax, it's definitely not a tax. Now they're finding that it is a tax because you cannot require people to buy something to be in compliance as a citizen of the United States. It can't be done. It's unconstitutional. Never happened before. Never, nothing, anything like it is. It is so far out of the realm of America that it's incomprehensible. Well, not only it is unconstitutional, the people hear say, We're not going to do it. What was it? 73%?
Tuesday's vote was seen as a largely symbolic vote because Federal law generally trumps state law but it is also seen as a sign of growing polar disillusionment with the Federal policy and a show of strength by Conservatives by the Tea Party movement.
Is that really what it is? Is Missouri made up of 73% conservatives and Tea Party members? Wow.
PAT: Yeah. I mean, everybody knows that.
GLENN: Oh, wait a minute. Hang on just a second. It was Missouri that was listed as the state with all the potential terrorists of the Tea Party movement, right?
STU: That's right. Maybe that's just all the snake flag people.
GLENN: Malicious, yeah, Ron Paul supporters, that's all it is.
PAT: It was also Missouri who was so Democrat at one point that they voted for a dead Democrat over the Republican. Remember that? The democratic died in a plane crash or something
PAT: And they voted for him, anyway, and I think his wife served out his term.
STU: Yeah. That was against John Ashcroft.
PAT: John Ashcroft, beaten by a dead man.
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