The Arizona Republic might want to rethink this strategy

Posted by AzBlueMeanie:

The Arizona Republic has an editorial opinion today giving their direction to the Arizona House of Representatives on Governor Jan Brewer's Medicaid (AHCCCS) restoration plan, which could have just as easily been summed up in three words with a Nike ad: "Just do it." Our View: No time to punt on Medicaid.

This editorial opinion is entirely devoid of any discussion of the legitimate legal questions raised by Republic columnist Robert Robb in his column on Sunday. Senate passes Medicaid expansion. Or did it? Do you people not speak to one another?

The author's attitude appears to be "don't bother me with the facts," Governor Brewer says her lawyers say this will stand up in court, so that's good enough for me.

Only Governor Brewer and her lawyers have a miserable track record in court. She just lost again today in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Arizona's 20-week abortion ban bill. Ariz.'s 20-week abortion ban struck down.

The Arizona Republic might want to rethink this strategy.

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