Democrat candidate Elizabeth Colbert Busch calls Obamacare ‘extremely problematic’

Mark Sanford and Elizabeth Colbert Busch faced off tonight in their first and only debate before South Carolina’s 1st district special election, and Democrat Colbert Busch appeared to distance herself from the Affordable Care Act, calling it expensive and “extremely problematic” — a quote which certainly got the attention of the press.

Just last week, the South Carolina General Assembly voted 65–34 to pass the Freedom of Health Care Protection Act, which empowers the state attorney general to take legal action if he or she “has reasonable cause to believe that a person or business is being harmed by implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.” The bill also gives “a dollar-for-dollar tax deduction to anyone assessed a federal tax penalty for failure to conform to the ObamaCare mandates.”

In that environment, is it any surprise that Colbert Busch seeks to put a little distance between herself and Obamacare?

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  • CACorey

    Sanford ruined her in tonight’s debate. She had no answer, offensive or defensive, as to why outside groups that are funneling so much into her campaign are so at odds with her inconsistent statements and positions. She also had no answer as to why so many of those statements and positions were scrubbed from her social media accounts and campaign websites before she changed them. I didn’t hear many deep digs at Gov. Sanford’s record, but the damage has been done, by himself. She still can win in SC01, which is why she probably will, and why she’ll be bounced out in Nov. 2014

    • angeleyez

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      Why was her husband featured on “AMERICA’S MOST WANTED” ?

    • angeleyez

      .
      Why was her husband featured on “AMERICA’S MOST WANTED” ?

  • http://pinterest.com/j0s1395/ Josephine (D)

    Crossing party lines is forbidden by the left, you see. It’s best to just lie and hope people vote for you.

  • NY Republican

    So she can lie to get votes she’ll fit right in with the rest of the democrats and John McCain and Lindsey Ghramnesty

    • angeleyez

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      Isn’t she a liar ?

    • angeleyez

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      Isn’t she a liar ?

  • tops116

    When Democrats say they find Obamacare problematic, it’s because they’re worried about November 2014. Just ask Max Baucus and Jay Rockefeller. Maybe Carl Levin, too.

  • http://www.vatican.va/ Rulz

    Do you really want me to believe that she’ll vote against it?

    Sanford is still the better candidate.

  • http://www.vatican.va/ Rulz

    Do you really want me to believe that she’ll vote against it?

    Sanford is still the better candidate.

  • J.N. Ashby

    Here’s a problem with it: It makes health care more expensive, especially for the middle class (always comes at the expense of the middle class), so does the mere existence of the FDA though, and that’s probably worse.

  • J.N. Ashby

    Here’s a problem with it: It makes health care more expensive, especially for the middle class (always comes at the expense of the middle class), so does the mere existence of the FDA though, and that’s probably worse.

  • Roto

    Hindenburg landing = #ExtremelyProblematic
    Titanic’s last voyage = #ExtremelyProblematic
    1929 Wall Street Crash = #ExtremelyProblematic
    Lincoln’s night at Ford’s Theatre = #ExtremelyProblematic

    • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

      That would be the first AND last voyage of the Titanic^^

      • Roto

        It had sea trials and 3 ports of call before NYC…

        • Jim Denney

          If not limited to 140 characters, I would add #LessThanOptimal.
          Democrats of course, are not limited by character.

    • J.N. Ashby

      I say that Holocaust thing was a bit of a kerfuffle too, no?

  • Roto

    Hindenburg landing = #ExtremelyProblematic
    Titanic’s last voyage = #ExtremelyProblematic
    1929 Wall Street Crash = #ExtremelyProblematic
    Lincoln’s night at Ford’s Theatre = #ExtremelyProblematic

  • TocksNedlog

    Can’t wait to see how her brother tries to spin this on his show!

  • TocksNedlog

    Can’t wait to see how her brother tries to spin this on his show!

  • maplebob23

    There is no choice in the Democrat Party. Newcomers either obey their Fearless Leaders without question or plan on being a one-termer.

  • maplebob23

    There is no choice in the Democrat Party. Newcomers either obey their Fearless Leaders without question or plan on being a one-termer.

  • Marvin Nelson

    Of course, I believe every word she says about “listening to the constituents.” She’s a Democrat so she can’t lie. I also believe that I have been visited by an emissary from Alpha Centauri.

  • tjp77

    Gee, think its possible that she’s saying whatever she thinks people want to hear just to get elected? Nah!

  • https://twitter.com/Captain_Cy_kun Cy

    Oh man, this is great! I bet she’ll rebel against the Washington Democrats just like all those Blue Dogs-….oh wait. *yawn* Heard it before.

  • Arnold Prairiemain

    The news media ignores this and related stories but if I were a Democrat I’d fear 2014. They cannot lay the blame for this unmitigated disaster called “ObamaCare” on anyone but themselves because when it was rammed through Dems controlled Congress, Pelosi was Speaker, and Obama had “won” the WH. The only reason this one-time ObamaCare supporter makes this comment now is because she knows what it is going to mean in 2014. Don’t worry, babe, you can always get a job on MSNBC.

  • don

    This will be a case of the power of the lame stream media over the facts and the ideology of the people. Sanford is a flawed candidate to be sure, but would anyone in their right mind or otherwise really do anything to put Nancy Pelosi in charge of anything? Of course the country did reelected Obama, but I doubt if the votes would stand the scrutiny of an independent review.

  • Junie3

    She wouldn’t lie to get elected would she?

    • therantinggeek

      Her? Naaah… #sarcasm

  • MARK-CHRISTIAN SORRELL

    I really don’t get it. For my part I could care less about what DizzyLizzy thinks. Just tell me how to get the “media” out of politics. As long as the media is behind obama, 2016 will not be the end of his reign of terror. It will go on and on and at every major intersection of every major city will have a major display of obamabilia hawked at the feet of a bronzed likeness of his ‘worshipfulness’.

  • bo1921

    Her Party is 100% responsible for the “problematic” affordable healthcare act. Did she speak out against it when it was being rammed down the country’s throat? Now she wants to be on the side that is skeptical of it? Hopefully, she won’t be allowed to get away with this duplicity.

  • bossmanham

    Don’t be fooled. All dems are terrible for the country.

    Also, she’ll try to take our guns and make baby murder more prevalent.

  • jetch

    every time someone gives the positives about Obama, it’s always the same 3 or 4 things that most conservatives would agree with, like pre-existing conditions. yet, the law is thousands of pages of stuff other than pre-existing conditions, that is the problem. how about this, let the dems name the top 5 things they want, we repeal Obamacare and work on legislation to cover those 5 things? yeah, I know it’s never gonna happen, but its the kind of compromise we should be getting in congress.

  • http://twitter.com/HotRodFan899 Gary Freeman

    Some of the Dems think Obamacare is a problem, yet they wouldn’t vote for a repeal of it. The only reason why any Dem will be against Obamacare is because they’re afraid of what it will do to their re-election.

  • Chip

    If we elected people based solely on who their brother was, Billy Carter could have been in the senate.

  • Steve_J

    Turn the birthing of Obamacare over to Dr. Gosnell, that should take care of it.

  • RedSoloCup

    Butch can kiss her potential career goodbye…

  • WWMD

    So is that hair

  • JustLikeAnimals

    There is no such person as “Elizabeth Colbert Busch”. It’s really Stephen Colbert in drag. That explains everything.