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Sunday and an open line in the spirit of Asa's Medicaid Charade

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Here's an open line. If you write in that it has been a terrible day, I'll veto it, because I know you don't mean it. 

Wonder how many calls Blake Johnson got this weekend from the conservative forces that powered his election with Obama-themed hit pieces on his opponent? Will he really cave? Asa did give him the drug-testing of welfare people that was his top agenda item, so there is that to keep him in place. Will Bart Hester, too, hold firm on his cave-in — persuaded by some of the financial titans he hopes to tap for future steps up the political ladder or succumb to Kochhead pressure.

Both could simply do right by the people of Arkansas. But apparently the Democratic Party is counted on for that. And, yes, 14 or so Republicans who've been on board the Obamacare Medicaid expansion from the outset, at some personal risk.


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