MoveOn Members Blast Blue Dogs Sinema & Kirkpatirck for Obamacare Vote (video)

6 members have launched petitions against 14 Democrats– including Arizona’s Congresswomen Kyrsten Sinema and Ann Kirkpatrick– for siding with Republicans in their vote to delay implementation of the Affordable Care Act from 2014 to 2015.

According to The Hill, these members were targeted with petitions: Reps. Raul Ruiz (D-Calif.) Scott Peters (D-Calif.), Brad Schneider (D-Ill.), Gary Peters (D-Mich.), Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.), Julia Brownley (D-Calif.), Sean Maloney (D-N.Y.), Elizabeth Esty (D-Conn.), Dan Maffei (D-N.Y.), Ann Kirkpatrick (D-Ariz.), Bill Enyart (D-Ill.), Bill Owens (D-N.Y.), Cheri Bustos (D-Ill.) and Collin Peterson (D-Minn.).

Video and more background after the jump.

From The Hill

The GOP held a vote to delay the individual mandate after the Obama administration announced that it would not require larger employers to offer health insurance until 2015, one year later than originally planned.

Republicans argued individuals deserve one year of relief from the requirement to carry health insurance since larger employers were given flexibility under their own mandate.

The bill to delay the individual mandate passed 251-174 on July 17, with 22 Democrats voting yes.

Dems who opposed the measure said it would seriously raise healthcare premiums and imperil the Affordable Care Act.

Both Sinema and Kirkpatrick are members of the bipartisan group of freshman– theUnited Solutions Caucus.



  1. Regarding Barber vs McSally– when they ran against each other last time, the only real difference between them was reproductive choice. He’s for it. She’s agin’ it. Sinema also is strong on choice and was very vocal during the height of the War on Women B.S. in 2012. Perhaps they believe that women will go along with all of the bad “centrist” votes in order to keep 2 pro-choice representatives.

  2. Yes, Barber voted with Kirkpatrick and Sinema. I was surprised that he also was not targeted, but The Hill story said “MoveOn members” started the petition– so his time may come.

  3. TS:
    What is the make up of Sinema’s district? And why the need to pander, and vote, with the GOP(who are bat guano insane)? And the United Solutions Caucus? Is that the one that includes domestic terrorist Steve Stockman?

  4. Actually, we had yet another trifecta among our freshmen Reps. Although he’s not the target of MoveOn petitions (yet), Barber voted with the United Solutions crowd as well.

    I wonder when we’ll be getting our mailers touting their “independence.” Oh wait, those only go to the Republican and Independent voters. Progressives get the ones about the social issues.

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