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  •  Resented having to vote for McAllister (4+ / 0-)

    But lesser of two evils... Looks like the "Duck" endorsements paid off, though. SMH.

    Wonder if Piyush will congratulate McAllister after trouncing his boy Riser? Da Guvnah is a petty little man.

    •  How does McAllister compare to Riser? (0+ / 0-)

      "You are not machines! You are not cattle! You are men! You have the love of humanity in your hearts. You don't hate! Only the unloved hate — the unloved and the unnatural!" -Charlie Chaplin

      by KingofSpades on Sat Nov 16, 2013 at 07:57:04 PM PST

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      •  McAllister wants to expand Medicaid... (7+ / 0-)

        under Obamacare.  That was basically the key difference between the two.

        While some thought the all-Republican runoff would be marked by each candidate running to the far right of every issue, McAllister took leave of the usual party line during a debate last week by coming out in support of optional Medicaid expansion offered under the Affordable Care Act.

        McAllister said he disagreed with Gov. Bobby Jindal's decision not to accept the expansion because of the economic make-up of the 5th District.

        According to census data, the district is one of the poorest in the nation with nearly 25 percent of its more than 750,000 people living below the poverty line in 2010 and 21 percent without health insurance.

        Riser blasted McAllister for the admission, issuing an ad stating "a vote for Vance McAllister is a vote for Obamacare." He also claimed McAllister flip-flopped on the issue by telling Democrats he supported the health care law and Republicans that he did not.

        So, since McAllister won in a 20-point rout, that means the people WANT Obamacare, right Mr. Riser??

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