Former Mayor Laments Defending Obamacare: “I Have Now Learned That I Was Wrong. Very Wrong.”

Sue-KlinkhamerSue Klinkhamer has a problem.

It’s called Obamacare.

And the irony of her situation is not lost on her. In a recent email addressed to her former boss, Illinois Congressman Bill Foster, and other Democratic colleagues, she wrote:

“I spent two years defending Obamacare. I had constituents scream at me, spit at me and call me names that I can’t put in print. The congressman was not re-elected in 2010 mainly because of the anti-Obamacare anger. When the congressman was not re-elected, I also (along with the rest of our staff) lost my job. I was upset that because of the health care issue, I didn’t have a job anymore but still defended Obamacare because it would make health care available to everyone at, what I assumed, would be an affordable price. I have now learned that I was wrong. Very wrong.”

For Klinkhamer, 60, President Obama’s oft-repeated words ring in her ears: “If you like your health plan, you will keep it.”

Well, possibly not.

Former Mayor Laments Defending Obamacare: “I Have Now Learned That I Was Wrong. Very Wrong.” [continued]


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  • Frank_O

    Former Mayor Laments Defending Obamacare: “I Have Now Learned That I Was Wrong. Very Wrong.”
    -She lost her job not because she was a mayor at the time defending ObamaCare, but because she was on the staff of former Congressman Bill Foster who lost re-election because he supported ObamaCare & I’m sure he FORCED his staff to defend ObamaCare. I bet she knew ObamaCare was bad all along, but she couldn’t say anything negative about it since she was working for Bill Foster. Only when she lost her job was she sorry for defending ObamaCare. She did not just suddenly learn how bad ObamaCare was when it rolled out this month.

  • stew redmen

    She lost her job because she didn’t do the right thing, and the right thing to do in any public official
    job is to look out for the liberties and freedoms of the individual over everything else, [even at the expense of her job] the majority/collective can take care of itself, they need no help from the “leader” in our self lead republic.

    I wish her bad things, like I do all the useful idiots that pushed this hell upon us [and the yet to be born] in this land.
    It’s too late to say your sorry now

  • Anothercoilgun

    Good ridden.


    • Adam_Rodriguez

      RiddAnCE. Just a grammar tip.
      And yes good riddance.

  • Mike in MI

    The root of our health care crisis is costs spiraling upward. The cause is Medicare and Medicaid, which not coincidentally, are bankrupting us.

  • hellbentgerbils

    he lies… well, his minions do too.

  • LetsTryLibertyAgain

    “We have to pass it so you can see what’s in it.”
    – Nancy Pelosi, on Obamacare

    Well, they passed it, with a lot of procedural trickery and outright bribes paid with our tax dollars, and now we see what’s in it. Big surprise! It’s not good!

    None of this would happen if:

    1) Congress wrote the bills instead of lobbyists writing the bills.

    2) Congress read the bills before voting on them.

    3) Every bill had a brief clause explaining exactly what part of our Constitution authorizes it (and “general welfare” isn’t specific enough).

    4) The bills were MUCH simpler. No more 2200 pages of pork, that was amended to 2700 pages by someone after the bill was passed into law. Obamacare had sections completely unrelated to healthcare. It required PayPal to submit 1099 reports to the IRS on its customers. It required businesses to report on suppliers who provided more than $600 per year in goods or services (later removed as completely unworkable).