by Max Brantley
Gilbert Baker, Republican senatorial candidate, joins those goose-stepping with the 'baggers and the Club for Growth . He pledges, if elected, to undo whatever health legislation passes -- no matter how many millions of sick and poor people it helps.
More broadly, it means Baker is ready to join the Party of No. It will only get worse.
BAKER NEWS RELEASE
United States Senate Candidate Senator Gilbert Baker announced today he has signed the Club for Growth Repeal It! Pledge, vowing to repeal and replace any federal takeover of health care enacted this year.
“I will always be a check and balance on ObamaCare and the administration’s big government policies,” Sen. Baker said. “If the Obama – Reid – Lincoln health care takeover passes, I’m prepared to join the fight to repeal it.”
By signing the pledge, Sen. Baker agrees to the following:
“I hereby pledge to the people of my state, Arkansas, upon my election to the U.S. Senate, to sponsor and support legislation to repeal any federal health care takeover passed in 2010, and replace it with real reforms that lower health care costs without growing government.”
“Repeal It! re-enforces my commitment to say ‘No’ to ObamaCare,” said Sen. Baker.
According to the CFG news release, CFG President Chris Chocola said, “Economic conservatives have worked for a year to prevent ObamaCare’s passage, but now citizens, candidates, and lawmakers also have to prepare for the next potential phase in this fight.”